Pregnancy Resources for Latinas
By BabyCenter | 12/15/2008 - 16:07

If you're one of the many Latinas who lack medical insurance, you may wonder how you can obtain adequate prenatal care during your pregnancy. Whether you're thinking of getting pregnant, are now pregnant, or already have a baby, there are ways of finding the help you need.

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Essay Contest: Gimme Shelter
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2008 - 15:12

The visions came in fragments, drifting in during the steel gray intervals of relative calm, between gusts of tears and sorrow. I saw dogs. Dogs in confinement, to be precise; abandoned, with desolate eyes staring from cold cages. I’m not quite sure why I thought of shelter dogs in those empty hours following my mother’s death, but for reasons I couldn’t understand at the time, I began to scour the Internet for local shelters.

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Double Dare: Stuntwoman Crystal Santos Shares the Tricks of the Trade
By Mariela Rosario | 09/23/2008 - 13:48

Name: Crystal Santos
Age: 32
Roots: Mexican
Profession: Stunt Woman
Salary Range: Average: 37,000; Top: 100,000+

How has being Latina affected your career?

I’ve done stunts for Rosario Dawson and Roselyn Sanchez. And being Mexican makes me a commodity, so I’ve been able to act in a couple of films, too, while the typical stunt person only doubles.

Any traits all stunt women share?

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Surviving a Bad Economy
By Mariela Rosario | 09/15/2008 - 13:38

It’s no secret that the economy is taking a downturn. As financial institutions tailspin, homes foreclose, businesses downsize, and gas and grocery prices skyrocket, many of us are starting feel the pinch and some of us may be starting to feel a bit of financial panic. Now more than ever, is a great time to start learn about financial planning. With some expert help, Latina.com put together a survival guide to get you started.

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College 101: Tips On How To Start School Off On The Right Foot
By Mariela Rosario | 08/19/2008 - 10:49

About four years ago I received a big, fat envelope from the college of my dreams. With shaking hands, I cautiously peeled it open to find that New York University was pleased to invite me to join the class of 2008! I proceeded to run around the house, screaming at the top of my lungs. Once I convinced my parents to let me move 3000 miles away, I promptly realized I had no idea what I was in for.

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Susie Castillo Shares Her Story To Inspire Young Latinas
By Mariela Rosario | 07/16/2008 - 12:29

Why did you decide to write a book about confidence for other women?

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Dolores dice...A Few Good Men
By Mariela Rosario | 06/25/2008 - 17:42


Dear Dolores: I’m a single Latina rapidly approaching the big four-O and having a very hard time meeting a good man. Most men in my age bracket come loaded with baggage. They’re either separated or divorced with children. I don’t have a problem with this, as long as the men have a good and healthy relationship with their children and the mothers, but most do not. I hate the bar/club scene. So, how do I find an eligible man?

-Wanda on Long Island, NY

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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...Weighing In On The Issue
By Mariela Rosario | 06/06/2008 - 15:02


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Dolores dice...To Be Or Not To Be
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2008 - 18:16


Dear Dolores: I need your advice. I have been with my live-in boyfriend for two years, but I just found out he has a wife in Mexico. He says he didn’t want to tell me because he was afraid I’d leave him. I love the guy. What do I do?

-Lulu in Texas

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