Masturbation Month: Little Facts
Masturbation Month: 5 Surprising Facts About Self Love
By Amaris Castillo | 05/20/2013 - 17:39

May is Masturbation Month – and though the month is more than halfway over, you still have a few weeks to get some self-loving time in. Contrary to what many of us have been told about the act, masturbation is awesome and beneficial. No going blind here.

Below are some benefits to self love, that we think you will love:


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Zoraida Sambolin
CNN Anchor Zoraida Sambolin Reveals She Has Breast Cancer, Plans on Getting Mastectomy
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 11:23

CNN’s Early Start co-anchor Zoraida Sambolin has revealed that Angelina Jolie’s recent story encouraged her to come forward about her battle with breast cancer. While on-air yesterday, the 47-year-old journalist said she was diagnosed with breast cancer three weeks ago and plans on having a double mastectomy.


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Sofia Vergara at the 2012 Stand Up 2 Cancer event
I'm a Survivor! 5 Latino Stars Who Beat Cancer
By Sugey Palomares | 05/14/2013 - 09:26

Cancer affects everyone from our neighbors, friends, and family, to celebrities. Actress Angelina Jolie confessed in an op-ed article for The New York Times that she underwent several surgeries because she was at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could.


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Latinas and Skin Cancer: Facts You Should Know
Latinas and Skin Cancer: Facts You Should Know
By Celia Shatzman | 05/10/2013 - 11:59

Think skin cancer is not your problem? Think again.

Despite what you may have heard, it’s not just white people who are at risk for skin cancer. “The most common question I get from patients is, ‘Why did I get skin cancer if I’m brown?” says Puerto Rican dermatologist Maritza Perez, an associate clinical professor at Columbia University in New York. “They’re totally in shock.” That supposed immunity is just one of many popular misconceptions, says Dr. Perez, who helps us separate fact from fiction by debunking five common myths:


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Maria del Pilar Vazquez
Making Us Proud: The Race of Her Life
By Cristina Goyanes | 05/02/2013 - 11:34

The way many Latinas are built — with strong, shapely lower halves — you’d think we’d be natural cyclists. For María del P. Vázquez, that was exactly the case. When the 41-year-old started spin classes seven years ago as a way to cope with a bitter divorce, the mother of three from Caguas, Puerto Rico, discovered a hidden talent and fun hobby that led her to the ride of her life: completing the 2012 Tour de France course as part of an amateur team of Americans called the Rêve (“dream” in French).


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8 Fun Ways to Lose Those Chichos!
8 Fun Ways to Lose Those Chichos!
By Cristina Goyanes | 04/26/2013 - 10:39

Fitness isn’t just about being able to squeeze into skinny jeans and minidresses —you’ve got Spanx for that. Truth is, you want to feel sexy, beautiful, confident and, above all, healthy so you can dance the night away with your girlfriends, kick the ball around with your kids and be up for whatever steamy adventure your partner proposes. Now, if only finding the perfect workout plan was as simple as purchasing shapewear.


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Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada
Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: My Top 10 Favorite Foods To Eat After My Morning Workout!
By Evelyn Lozada | 04/25/2013 - 14:48

The most important meal that I eat is after my workout! Your muscles are literally starving for nutrition post work out! So, the meal you eat after is very important for building muscle and replenishing your energy. And the meal you eat at this time is the most important for building muscle and replenishing energy sources.

Exercise depletes your amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein and it’s important to have chicken (I don’t eat meat, only fish), fish or eggs after a workout.


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Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: "6 Ways To Look Cute At The Gym!"
Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: "6 Ways To Look Cute At The Gym!"
By Evelyn Lozada | 04/17/2013 - 14:22

When I go to the gym, I really don’t think about my appearance. I definitely make certain to smell fresh and I definitely don’t wear make-up! In a few of my photos you see me looking like a straight tomboy! LOL I usually don’t care because I’m so focused on training. However… do we all agree that if you look cute at the gym, it will motivate you more to work out? If you agree, then I came up with 6 ways to look cute at the gym!


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More Advanced HIV Vaccine
Latina HIV Rate Four Times Higher Than White Non-Hispanic Women, A Cure May Be In Sight
By Sugey Palomares | 04/04/2013 - 10:36

Researchers at Duke University believe they have the answer to developing an AIDS vaccine that generates powerful antibodies, which can fight the HIV virus. The new study could help scientists determine which proteins to use in vaccines to induce antibodies that prevent the spread of HIV infection.


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World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day: Are Latinos Disproportionately Affected?
By Sugey Palomares | 04/02/2013 - 10:05

The United Nations has claimed April 2nd Autism Awareness Day to help spread knowledge on the disability, which affects millions of families worldwide. Autism is defined by developmental delays in speech, spastic movements, repetitive behaviors and impaired socialization. Several studies suggest that Latino children are disproportionately affected by autism.


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