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Maria Molina
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Meteorologist Maria Molina

Maria Molina is a meteorologist for FOX News Channel. Originally from Nicaragua, Maria is one of the youngest weather women on cable. In addition to her busy job at FOX, Molina is working towards her graduate degree at Columbia University, studying climate change. With her hard work ethic, and positive outlook on life, Maria Molina is this week’s Inspiring Latina!

What inspired you to become a meteorologist? 


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Ballet Dancer Jenna Graves
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Ballet Dancer Jenna Graves

Jenna Graves, is a professional dancer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who always dreamed of performing on stage. Jenna just finished dancing for the world-renowned dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2013 season at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (March 13 - 24). This is her second season with Ailey II. Being Puerto Rican, she is the only Latina dancer in the company of 12 dancers. Ms.


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10 Latin Dishes with Shocking Calorie Counts!
10 Latin Dishes with Shocking Calorie Counts!

Let’s face it: we love to eat. The problem is, many of the dishes we chow down on are loaded with lots of fat and lots of calories. Here are 10 dishes and the surprising calories that you never knew you were eating!


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Adela Quezada
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Business Owner Adela Quezada

Adela Quezada is the owner of Juice it Up!, a franchise smoothie and juice bar chain that specializes in blended-to-order real fruit smoothies located in Fontana, California. After experiencing abuse for most of her childhood, Adela ran away from Mexico to the United States when she was just 18. Today, Adela not only has a happy family life but she is also a successful entrepreneur and small business owner. We spoke to Adela about her business and passion for the Latino community,


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5 Heart Disease Facts Every Latina Should Know
5 Heart Disease Facts Every Latina Should Know

In the United States, a woman suffers a heart attack every 90 seconds. February is American Heart Month – a time to think about what you can do to take care of your heart. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United States, and the number one killer of Latinas in the U.S.


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Majoriet Matute
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Philanthropist Marjoriet Matute

Marjoriet Matute is the founder of Devin and Tristan Give Back, a charity that raises awareness for different issues, collects toys and helps with anything else that is needed in communities. The non-profit organization has various collections throughout the year to help support the organizations that need their help. They work hard to support those in need any way they can.


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8 Ways to End a Relationship (Once and For All!)
8 Ways to End a Relationship (Once and For All!)

Ending a relationship can be difficult, to say the least. (Just look at Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber!) And for some of us, it can be ever harder to let go. Half-Mexican Laura Wheeler is a Marriage and Family Therapist who has spent a lot of time counseling on-again-off-again couples. She shares with us how to end a relationship once and for all. (Selena, are you reading this?)


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The 10 Best Apps To Keep You On Track In 2013
The 10 Best Apps To Keep You On Track In 2013

For most of us, the motivation to stick to our New Year’s resolutions is pretty much gone by February 1st.  But don’t give up just yet! With the right app, sticking to that goal becomes a whole lot easier. Here are 10 apps to help you keep your New Year's Resolution.


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Tracy Perez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Beauty Director Tracy Perez

Tracy Perez is the beauty director for Parents and American Baby magazines. She has been working in the editorial industry for twelve years and has always had a passion for writing. Perez  double-majored in Journalism and Spanish at Syracuse University and even wrote for her school and hometown papers while in high school. In addition to the print version of Parents, Tracy works on the tablet edition and blogs for Goodyblog.com.


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Fugitivos de La Ley
Bounty Hunter Monique Covarrubias Talks About Her Role on New Show 'Fugitivos De La Ley'

Beginning this Sunday, Hispanic cable network mun2 will be airing “Fugitivos de la Ley: Los Angeles,” a reality TV series that follows a team of bounty hunters who track down criminals in Los Angeles. The show is raw, real, and very entertaining. Monique Covarrubias has been a Bail and Fugitive Enforcement Agent for 10 years and is a part of the show! She was kind of enough to give Latina readers the inside scoop.

Tell us about Fugitivos de la Ley: Los Angeles?


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