Dolores Dice: Everybody Needs Espacio Sometimes
By Mariela Rosario | 06/18/2008 - 17:24


Dear Dolores: I’m 19 years old and my parents are still overprotective. I know I’ve made some mistakes in the past, but they won’t let go. If I go out at all, I have to be home by 9:30 and if I’m not back on time, they go to my friend’s house to get me. It’s embarrassing. So, my question is, why are my parents so overprotective and how can I make them less so?

-Overprotected in Milwaukee

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Dolores Dice: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale
By Mariela Rosario | 06/11/2008 - 16:46


Dear Dolores: I met a guy who lives down the street and we hit it off really well. We hung around with each other from time to time, had a few drinks and got to know each other better. He told me he wanted me to be his queen, but I wanted to wait to see what was going to happen. We began seeing each other more frequently and started to mess around. Now, all of a sudden, I don’t see him at all. He doesn’t even call. What went wrong?

-Micaela in San Antonio

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Dolores Dice: Anniversary Blues
By Mariela Rosario | 05/28/2008 - 17:52


Dear Dolores: I’ve been in a relationship for 15 years and had never cheated on my boyfriend—until recently. I met this guy and went out with him three times and had sex once. I feel so dirty and disgusted, and the guy hasn’t even called me. Should I call him or just let it go and act like it never happened? Oh, and I forgot to mention that I cut his hair and the sex wasn’t that great.

-Confusa on the ‘Net

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SEPTEMBER: Vote For Latina's Cute Couple Of The Month!
By Mariela Rosario | 05/27/2008 - 16:32

Vote for the twosome you think should grace the pages of an upcoming issue of the magazine now, then nominate your favorite adorable couple for next month. Just send an email to with their full names, ages, city of residence, backgrounds, a great snapshot and 50 words on why there are just so darn cute. And, yes, you can nominate yourself! Check out the couples below & click here to vote!

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10 Ways To Tell You're Latina
By Mariela Rosario | 05/15/2008 - 16:43

With all the recent frenzy about who is Latina and who isn't (Fergie, J. Alba , etc.) we decided to create the definitive lists of characteristics that can help you determine whether or not you have what it takes to be Latina.

You know you are Latina:

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Dolores Dice: Desesperada In Love!
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2008 - 13:21


Dear Dolores: I’ve been in a relationship for 10 years. From the beginning I knew he had a girlfriend and that they lived together, but our attraction for each other was so strong that we plunged ahead. Lately he’s changed. We used to see each other every week, but in the last six months we only see each other once a month. I adore him, but I wonder if he loves me. I don’t think I can live without him. ¿Qué hago?

-Desesperada en Houston

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The Best Wedding Dress For Your Body Type
By Mariela Rosario | 05/12/2008 - 14:03
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The Hookup: Out with the Old?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/09/2008 - 12:01

I can’t stop grinning. My head is in the clouds. I keep playing Boyz II Men tunes on my iPod. The truth is, I have a ridiculous crush!

I didn’t see this coming. I never thought I would ever kiss Sam. The first time he asked me out I declined his offer. But he was persistent and asked me out again to the Jay-Z/Mary J. Blige concert. How could I say no to that?

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Dolores Dice: Man Handled!
By Mariela Rosario | 04/24/2008 - 14:31


Dear Dolores: I met this charming guy at work and he cajoled me into giving him my phone number. We’ve texted each other a few times trying to know each other. I have now moved away to go to college and although I come home quite often, he always has an excuse not to meet. Then, sometimes I don’t hear from him for weeks, and then he says he didn’t get my message or that his phone battery went dead. But he still hints that he’s interested in me. I’m so confused and I don’t know what to do.

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Wedding Planning 101 Part 3
By Mariela Rosario | 04/17/2008 - 11:03

Monica de la Torre, was born in New York to Ecuadorian parents and graduated from NYU. She followed her lifelong passion for flowers and design straight into the event planning industry. As a designer for NYC based studio Elegant Affairs, she has planned dozens of weddings, corporate and social events throughout the area.

Below, Monica hooks us up with all the inside info we need to know about the latest trends in wedding planning for 2008!

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