10 Signs You Need to Move Out of Your Parents House
10 Signs You Need to Move Out of Your Parents' House
By Amaris Castillo | 07/06/2013 - 12:00

You know when it’s time… time to move out of your parents’ house. Maybe you've been saving up dough before making the big jump – or you're knee-deep in student loan debt and are keeping it safe living rent-free with your parental units. 

That doesn't mean you're not paying the price for that.


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Latino Hood STORY
45 Signs You Live in a Latino Neighborhood
By Amaris Castillo | 06/30/2013 - 10:00

Have you ever lived in a Latino neighborhood? Then, you know it’s filled with plenty of noise, movement and colorful characters. There are some unique telltale signs of having settled in a hood dominated by our Hispanic brethren.

Whether you live in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, or elsewhere, we’re sure you’ll get a kick out of this mega-list. You know you live in a Latino neighborhood if:

1. Latin music blasts on Saturday mornings.

2. You see cars parked on front lawns – multiple cars.


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10 Spanglish Words You May or May Not Be Pronouncing Wrong
10 Spanglish Words You May or May Not Be Pronouncing Wrong
By Amaris Castillo | 06/28/2013 - 10:14

You gotta love Spanglish. If you’re Latino/a but were born here in the U.S., you’re guilty of it. What’s funny is that most of us learn it from our parents; Spanish is in their blood, yet they want to get their message across so you will surely understand.

Those well-versed in Spanglish have the language down pat. Below are some fun words that don’t… sound quite right. But they're great anyway:

Party

Not party, it’s pronounced “parreeeeee!”

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Shocked Latina Mom
The 20 Worst Things You Can Tell Your Latina Mom
By Amaris Castillo | 06/21/2013 - 09:09

If you're Latina, you're with me. There are just some things you can never tell your mami - unless of course you want to throw her into cardiac arrest. Throughout my life, I've been conditioned to learn of the kinds of statements that are better left unspoken in a Latino household - the list seems endless.


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TK Things You Would (Mostly Always) Find In a Latin Bodega
10 Things You Will (Almost Always) Find In a Latin Bodega
By Amaris Castillo | 05/15/2013 - 16:31

Bodega. Colmado. Latin market. Whatever your preferred term is, I'm sure you have probably frequented a Latin grocery store at some point in your life.


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Modern Mami: 10 Ways My Baby Will Be Raised With Latino Culture
Modern Mami: 10 Ways My Baby Will Be Raised With Latino Culture
By Kristina Guerrero | 04/05/2013 - 16:38

I love that we live in a melting pot of cultures; white, black, brown, orange (I live in LA, so I’ve seen ‘orange’ people) — so many different kinds of people and we can’t wait to expose Baby Bean to all of it. But before we introduce him to sushi and Rosh Hashanah, we want him to be proud of his strong Mexican roots. My husband Gibby and I compiled a list of the cultural things we want to pass on to our little Vato L


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Cafe Bustelo Coffee
Dear Dad: My Café Con Leche Will Never Be As Good As Yours
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/09/2012 - 09:27

Growing up, Café con Leche played an important role in my daily life. I can’t recall the first time I had coffee, but I do remember I was very young. Drinking coffee became a daily part of my life and one that I could not bear to go without. 


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Nina Simone and Zoe Saldana
The Nina Simone Bio-Flick Controversy: What Does It Say About Race?
By Sugey Palomares | 09/13/2012 - 15:29

Since the Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Zoe Saldana would be playing the legendary Nina Simone in her upcoming bio-flick, Nina, people have reacted, well, strongly. Social media posts, blogs, and petitions, express concern and often disdain over a light-skinned actress playing the soulful singer.


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Mariachi Band
Mexico's Mariachi Music Receives International Cultural Recognition
By Samantha Leal | 09/05/2012 - 18:00

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, officially awarded Mexican mariachi music as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at a ceremony in Guadalajara, as part of the 19th International Mariachi Meeting, reports Fox News Latino


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Ingrid Hoffman
'Delicioso' Star Ingrid Hoffmann: Easy Super Bowl Recipes Every Latina Should Know
By Sugey Palomares | 02/03/2012 - 16:22

Popular celebrity chef and Latina contributor, Ingrid Hoffmann has made a fruitful career out of making delicious and easy homemade recipes that every Latina should know. “My style of cooking doesn’t require elaborate techniques and hours of slaving in the kitchen,” says Ingrid. “I want my viewers to have fun and live a healthy and balanced lifestyle."


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