Step Away From the Buffet!
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/18/2008 - 17:15

Let’s face it: With Mami’s pernil in the oven and the office party’s open bar calling your name, the holidays are probably not the best time to start a new diet. But there’s plenty you can do to fight off those celebration pounds without depriving yourself:

1. Go to bed. Studies show that being a sleep-deprived zombie can make it harder to tell when you’re full and lead to an increase in hormones that stimulate hunger.

2. When imbibing, avoid mixers—you’ll dodge tons of empty calories. (See above for more drinking tips.)

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Throw a Día De Los Muertos Party!
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 10/24/2008 - 12:24

Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a holiday that has been celebrated for thousands of years. The goal of the celebration is to honor and pray for deceased friends and family members. Although tied to the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, which fall on the same calendar dates (Nov. 1st & 2nd), the origins of the modern holiday can be traced to indigenous observances, most specifically to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl or "The Lady of the Dead".

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Our Favorite Latino Holiday Traditions
By Mariela Rosario | 10/15/2008 - 16:18

Does your family celebrate some unique traditions come Christmas time? Although many of these practices may seem silly, the holidays just wouldn’t feel the same with out them! Check out our round up of our favorite Latino Holiday traditions:

  • In Puerto Rico, children celebrate the festive Dia de los Reyes by placing hay under their beds to feed the hungry camels of the 3 Kings. We all know the real reason kids play along is because they know that there will be a present where the hay used to be the very next morning.

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