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Plan the Perfect Picnic
Plan the Perfect Picnic for July 4th!
By Grace Bastidas | 07/01/2011 - 14:00

Celebrate Independence Day this weekend by grabbing a basket and heading to the park for a festive Latin-style picnic. 

Pack

Wicker baskets may be classic, but they lack personality. Instead, pick up a handmade palm basket ($137.44, directfrommexico.com), which features flowers and other traditional Mexican designs and can be used as decoration in your home during the colder months.


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Career Woman
Career 101: Connecting with Coworkers
By Latina Staff | 07/01/2011 - 10:00

“No one in the workplace exists in a vacuum,” says Marlene González, president and founder of Life Coaching Group. Yet, according to research, Latinas often resort to isolated behaviors if they feel they don’t fit in. Here are González’s tips for improving your communication and relationships with your co-workers, as you climb the ladder:

Find common ground.


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Low Calorie Cocktail
Say "Cheers" to Low-Calorie Cocktails This July 4th!
By Grace Bastidas | 06/29/2011 - 15:35

Want to enjoy cocktails in the sun this weekend without worrying about piling on the pounds? So do we! Here are two low-calorie drinks from chef Julian Medina’s New York City–based Yerba Buena restaurants that taste delicious but won’t compromise your bikini body.

The Sun-Dia from Yerba Buena Perry

Serves 1 cocktail


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Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
By Pati Jinich | 06/28/2011 - 17:03

We were looking for a sweet summertime treat and we asked our food contributor Pati Jinich for her favorite treat. Her response? The cold, delicious Tres Leches cake! Check out her blog below to learn how to make this traditional Latino desert:


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104 Year-old Puerto Rican Man Receives National Honor
By Adriana Rivera | 06/24/2011 - 11:19

"I like to stay active, move around and run," isn’t necessarily what you would hear from just any 104 year-old.

But then Emilio Navarro, a Puerto Rican native who spent his life working, playing baseball, and working some more, was no ordinary 104 year-old. In fact, he is an honoree of America's Outstanding Oldest Male Worker for 2010.

Why Latin Americans Live Longer—And How You Can Too


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Hackers Arizona
Hackers Protest Arizona SB 1070 By Posting Law Enforcement Phone Numbers on the Internet
By Fox News Latino | 06/24/2011 - 09:35

On Thursday, a group that boasts of successfully hacking Sony and the CIA web page in recent months, claimed to have hacked into the computer files of an Arizona law enforcement agency.

The Lulz Security hacking collective said on its web site that it was releasing "hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement."


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Wine 101: Red, White and You!
Wine 101: Red, White and You!
By Grace Bastidas | 06/20/2011 - 11:34

Whether you’re eating carne asada or arroz con pollo tonight, you’ll probably pair your meal with a little vino, right? According to a recent study, Latinos are drinking 50 percent more wine than we did in 2005. That’s a lot of bottles!


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Pati’s Mexican Table: Tasty Tequila, Cream & Chipotle Shrimp
By Pati Jinich | 06/18/2011 - 09:00

We like to impress with our food, but we don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen. So we asked food contributor Pati Jinich for an easy summer recipe that would wow a crowd.

Growing up, we always used to fight over shrimp—it was a special Sunday dish we all looked forward to. For our family gatherings, my abuelita used to bring the shrimp to the table and hold the platter high above her head so no one could sneak any extras.


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4 Simple Recipes to Beat the Heat!
4 Simple Recipes to Beat the Heat!
By Stacey Rivera | 06/08/2011 - 13:00

The entire country is experiencing record heat this week, leaving us all wondering: Whatever happened to Spring?

But Latin food is perfect for this kind of weather. Here are four simple, heat-busting recipes. ¡Buen Provecho!

Agua de Piña

Fresh Summer Salsa

Light Avocado soup


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On Pati's Mexican Table: Ancho Chile Hamburger with Lime Aioli.
On Pati's Mexican Table: Ancho Chile Hamburger with Lime Aioli
By Pati Jinich | 05/20/2011 - 14:02

We are so excited to be able to get outside and grill again so we asked food contributor Pati Jinich for one of her favorite summer recipes:  


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