Valerie Tejeda

History Books
The History of Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year the United States honors the contributions that Latinos have made to our nation by celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15 to October 15. This month is intended to recognize the cultures and history of U.S. citizens whose ancestors originated from Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Spain. While this annual celebration began 21 years ago,some of us are unaware of the history behind this important month.


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7 Germy Public Hot Spots

When we’re out running errands, most of us don’t realize the amount of germs we come in contact with on a daily basis. With cold and flu season just beginning, it’s time to get that hand sanitizer ready, especially after coming in contact with these seven things! 


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Heart Disease: Warning Signs & Prevention
Heart Disease: Warning Signs & Prevention

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and is also the leading cause of death for women. Latina women are particularly at risk, as many of us don’t take the time to exercise (yikes!). Dr. Juan J. Rivera is an Internist and Cardiologist in Miami, Florida, who specializes in cardiovascular diseases. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera is very active in the Latino community.


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8 Beauty Uses For Vaseline
8 Beauty Uses For Vaseline

In our struggling American economy, many of us don’t have the bucks to fork out on major beauty products. Luckily, one of the best beauty secrets (and a favorite of many celebrities) is under five dollars! Here are eight easy beauty uses for Vaseline. 


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Stressed Woman
5 Ways Stress Affects Your Health

In today’s world it’s hard to not get stressed out. While a bit of stress isn’t too unhealthy, chronic stress can be damaging to your health. Yoga instructor and health expert Mary Alvarez is constantly teaching her clients the importance of reducing the stress in their lives. “Stress can really weigh you down,” she says. “People don’t realize how much stress is actually affecting their bodies.” Alvarez shares with us five ways stress can hurt our bodies, and how you can help reduce it. 


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What Does Your Decorating Style Say About You?
What Does Your Decorating Style Say About You?

Ever wonder why you are drawn to certain home decorating styles? It may say more about your personality than you think! Vanessa De Vargas – founder of the interior design firm Turquoise – has caught the attention of many with her brilliant eye for design. The Los Angeles-based furniture designer and interior decorator is sharing with us what your home decorating style says about you. 


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The Healthiest Coffee Drinks

The many health benefits of coffee are grabbing headlines these days, which is good news for those of us who can’t live with out our daily caffeine fix! While some coffee drinks can be loaded with sugar and extra calories, a few simple changes can make your drink of choice a lot healthier – so you can order without the guilt.

 


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Woman Sick with A Cold
7 Ways To Prevent a Cold

The beginning of the school year means cold season is about to run its course. Are you in danger of getting sick? We chatted with licensed RN Jackie Garcia to find out how you can protect yourself during cold season. 


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Easy (And Healthy!) Lunch Ideas

Whether you’re making lunch for your little one or you need something for yourself that won’t completely derail your diet, these healthy lunches are perfect for packing. Happy eating. 


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Romantic Couple
5 Simple Ways to Bring Back the Spark!

Ready to spice up your relationship? Sujeiry Gonzalez, known by many as the “Latina Carrie Bradshaw,” is a relationship expert and author of Love Trips: A Collection of Relationship Stumbles. Read on for her easy ways to get back the spark – fast! 


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