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6 Relationship Quizzes Every Chica Should Take
6 Relationship Quizzes Every Chica Should Take

Do you remember the game M.A.S.H? It was only the hottest game in the school cafeteria. Popular amongst teenage girls, the game “predicted” the future through luck and the process of elimination. Players wrote a list under the assigned categories (your future husband's name, number of children, and the car you’ll drive, to name a few). You’d choose a number and your playmate counted each item off your list until there was one item left under each category. If you were lucky, you got your dream man, job and home. If not, you're living in a shack, chica!


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10 Sexy Gifts For Your Valentine
Cupid's Coming! 10 Sexy Gifts For Every Kind Of Valentine

It’s that time again! Cupid’s coming, and your love is expecting a gift. Whether you’re an online shopper or a shopaholic, deciding what to buy your Valentine can feel so overwhelming it can totally ruin el dia de los enamorados.

Luckily, you don’t have to go at it alone. We've compiled a list of presents perfect for the lovers, the sentimental, the practical, and, yes, the freaky:

MORE: 5 Valentine's Day Hair Ideas That Are Anything-But-Basic


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American Heart Association Well Women VIsits
The Simple Way You Can Protect Yourself Against Heart Disease

Have you scheduled your Well-Woman Visit?

A visit to the doctor when you feel sick makes sense, but what if you are feeling well? Scheduling an annual Well-Woman Visit always makes sense — no matter how you may be feeling. This basic exam can reassure you of good health status and serve as a simple way to detect the onset of major (and minor) issues facing many women, including heart disease.


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5 Things to Know About Carmelita Torres & the Bath Riots
5 Things to Know About Carmelita Torres & the Bath Riots

For decades, the United States deloused Mexicans seeking to cross the border into the country by stripping and bathing them in a toxic, sometimes deadly, gasoline mixture. But on January 28, 1917, exactly 99 years ago, a 17-year-old maid from Juárez named Carmelita Torres refused the procedure, inspiring thousands to join her in an important protest known today as the "Bath Riots."


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This White Guy is an Expert in Writing Books that Degrade Latinas
This Sexist & Racist White Guy Writes Books that Degrade Latinas

Last year, the Latina team received a book called “Why Latinas Get the Guy,” which author Joe Bovino describes as “a no-BS guide to understanding the allure of Latin-American women and spicing up your love life.”

MORE: When is it Okay to Call a Latina "Spicy?" Check Out This Chart!


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TK Reasons to Visit The Retreat Costa Rica
13 Picturesque Reasons to Visit The Retreat in Costa Rica

Winter got you down? Ready to escape to someplace warm, but still keep those new year’s resolutions? How about Costa Rica? With it’s beautiful beaches, lush mountain landscape and near-perfect climate, the popular Central American country is no stranger to visitors. The eco-obsessed, the adventurer travelers, and those looking to relax ... Costa Rica welcomes more than two million tourists a year, but you’ve never experienced it quite like this.


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Meet the Latina Fighting Mass Incarceration Through Music, Taina Asili
Meet the Latina Fighting Mass Incarceration Through Music, Taína Asili

Taína Asili brings the same resistance rooted in the Afro-Caribbean rhythms she fuses to create music that calls for an end to mass incarceration.


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U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Endorses Julian Castro for Vice President
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Endorses Julian Castro for Vice President

The biggest Latino business group in the country just gave U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro a major endorsement.

MORE: Julian Castro Wants Latinos to Make Their Voices Heard Now


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Why You Need to Stop Telling People of Color They "Sound So White"
Why You Need to Stop Telling People of Color They "Sound So White"

How many times have you been told you “sound white” for a Latina?


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El Chapo Penis Enhancement Surgery
El Chapo Reportedly Underwent Male Enhancement Surgery While On The Run

It seems Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán had more than a few worries on his mind while on the run from Mexican authorities.


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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Melanie Cervantes
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Melanie Cervantes

This week’s #WCW Melanie Cervantes carries on a century-long tradition of Latina rebeldes using art to empower marginalized communities and translate their stories of struggle and resistance.

MORE: Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Isa Noyola


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Mexican Students Attending College in New Mexico May Get Tuition Discounts
Mexican Students Attending College in New Mexico May Get Tuition Discounts

Have a prima in Mexico considering obtaining their bachelor’s degree in the U.S.? Recommend her to a college in New Mexico.

MORE: Graduation Gap Continues to Narrow for Latino High School Students


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Everything to Do in New York City This Winter
Everything to Do in New York City This Winter

From the best restaurants in town, to spas, museums, and concerts — here's what to do and where to go in the big manzana this season.


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Johnny Sanchez
Latina's Guide to New Orleans: Where to Eat, Drink, and Play

We rounded up the best of the best when it comes to must-visit restaurants and bars in the Big Easy. Whether you're in the mood for a bloody mary or a southern feast with lots of flavor, we've got you covered. 


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Shakira & Sofia Vergara's Trainer Anna Kaiser Dishes On Their Fitness Secrets
Shakira & Sofia Vergara's Trainer Anna Kaiser Reveals Their Fitness Secrets

Anna Kaiser — the trainer behind Shakira and Sofia Vergara's strong, svelte figures — has one nugget of advice for those looking to get fit in the new year: be consistent. 


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The Horrifying Ways Sex Traffickers Lure Young Latinas
The Horrifying Ways Sex Traffickers Lure Young Latinas

This article originally appeared in Latina magazine's February 2016 issue.

Around the globe, sex traffickers lure a young woman or girl into prostitution every 30 seconds, and in the United States, the victims are disproportionately Latina. Here’s some expert advice on keeping our daughters safe.


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15 Spanish Words That Don't Exist in English
15 Spanish Words That Don't Exist in English

How many times have you tried to explain something to a pal in English and realized that word you use with your familia in español doesn’t really translate to anything your inglés -speaking amiga will understand? Oh, every other day. We feel you.


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Donald Trump Says Ted Cruz Is Not a Natural Born Citizen
Donald Trump Says Ted Cruz Is Not a Natural Born Citizen

The beef continues between once-friendly Republican contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. On Saturday, frontrunner Trump said that Cruz is not a natural born citizen, insinuating that he is not eligible to run for U.S.


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10 Photos Illustrate What it's Like to be a Black Woman in Brazil
10 Photos Illustrate What it's Like to be a Black Woman in Brazil

Despite Brazil’s reputation as a “racial democracy,” anti-blackness thrives in the South American country, just as it does across the region. But for women, whose experiences with racial discrimination are compounded by gender, there’s an added layer of subjugation.


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Latina's Guide to Los Cabos: Where to Eat, Drink, and Play
Latina's Guide to Los Cabos: Where to Eat, Drink, and Play

The southern tip of the Baja peninsula is a paradise unto itself. 


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New Mayor Makes Philadelphia a 'Sanctuary City' Again
New Mayor Makes Philadelphia a 'Sanctuary City' Again

On his first day on the job, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order that restored the municipality’s “sanctuary city” status, suspending collaboration between city police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


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Abuela Speaks English Video
This Video Totally Nails the Struggle of Understanding a Latina Abuela

If you understand what the words "feibu", "gualmar", "vivaporu", and "escotei" mean (pro tip: say them aloud), you probably grew up with a Latina abuelita.


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Teenager Partied In Times Square After Killing Her Mother, Mother's Boyfriend
Brooklyn Teen Partied in Times Square After Killing Her Mother & Mother's Boyfriend

A 15-year-old girl has been charged with the murders of her mother and her mother's boyfriend after police discovered she killed them and left their bodies in her apartment for several days. The teenager even went out partying in Times Square on New Year's Eve as their bodies decomposed in her Brooklyn apartment.

MORE: 3 Suspects Held In Connection With Murder Of Mexican Mayor


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Why This Latina Created a Photo Project on Mental Illness in Communities of Color
Why This Latina Created a Photo Project on Mental Illness in Communities of Color

Dior Vargas is a suicide attempt survivor living with major depressive disorder. In 2014, the Ecuadorian-Puerto Rican, who was named one of 15 women of color who rocked 2015, started the People of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project.


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This Philadelphia Parade is Under Fire for Brown Face and Transphobia
This Philadelphia Parade is Under Fire for Brown Face and Transphobia

The annual Mummers Parade in Philadelphia feels more antiquated than ever, and not just because it is believed to be the oldest folk festival in the U.S. This year, the Jan. 1 procession brought in the new year with racism, homophobia and transphobia.

MORE: 'White History Month' Float Stirs Up Controversy


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Rob Kardashian Diabetes Latinos Facts
What Rob Kardashian's Scary Diagnosis Can Teach Us About Latinos & Diabetes

ICYMI: Rob Kardashian has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after falling ill over the holidays and being "rushed" to the hospital, TMZ reports.


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6 Sex Habits That Are More Common Than You Think
6 Sex Habits That Are More Common Than You Think

I’m not very big on routine, but I do have many habits — especially in bed. For instance, I love to climb on top of my boo and work my hips before he flips me over and takes control. I also give his Johnson some loving before we do the deed. It’s a habit he definitely doesn’t want me to break!

I’m not the only one with certain sex customs, routines and habits. According to Dr. Kat Van Kirk, Adam & Eve’s resident sexologist, there are six common sex habits that many of us share: 


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Mexico's Indigenous "Muxes" Challenge the Gender Binary in a Major Way
Mexico's Indigenous "Muxes" Challenge the Gender Binary in a Major Way

When it comes to defying the gender binary – that limiting classification of gender into two distinct forms of masculine and feminine – Oaxaca, Mexico has a lot to teach the rest of the world.

MORE: Coming out as Transgender to Your Latino Family: Tips From a Trans Latina Counselor


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Hillary Clinton Wants to be the Beyoncé of the White House
Hillary Clinton Wants to be the Beyoncé of the White House

If presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes it to the White House, she won’t be trying to be the next Obama, Kennedy or Roosevelt. The democratic frontrunner has an unlikely influencer: Beyoncé.


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Latino High School Graduation Rates Increase
Graduation Gap Continues To Narrow For Latino High School Students

Good news on the education front: Latino students are closer to closing the graduation gap with their white, non-Hispanic peers.


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9 Winter Handbag Trends to Shop Right Now
9 Covetable Bags to Add to Your Holiday Wish List Right Now

We rely on our purses every day to tote around our most prized possessions. Here, we’ve found nine of the most major styles for every possible occasion. 


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7 Signs You're Headed For Divorce
7 Signs You're Headed For Divorce

Before meeting my boo, I read the The 5 Love Languages to prepare myself for a long-lasting relationship. I wanted to know what I needed to be a fully committed and self-aware partner. When we do get married, I want it to last 'til death do us part.


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#PrettyOnFleek: TK Gift Sets for the Beauty Guru on Your List
#PrettyOnFleek: 16 Gift Sets for the Beauty Guru on Your List

Searching for the perfect gift for the beauty-obsessed on your list but not sure what to get them? We have a few of the best gift sets that is sure to fulfill their every desire:
RELATED: 11 Glamorous Gifts for the Beauty Lover — All Under $50!


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11 "Latinas Be Like" Memes That Are Too Real
11 "Latinas Be Like" Memes That Are Too Real

If you've ever browsed the #LatinasBeLike hashtag on Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter, then you know the prevailing opinion on the Internet about Latinas: that we're crazy girlfriends who will stab you, run you over, then bandage your wounds and cook you some dinner. Certainly that's not true of all Latinas (c'mon, stereotypes, people), but we can't help but laugh over those among us who do act like they live in a freakin' telenovela.

Below, see 11 "Latinas Be Like" memes that are too real: 


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WATCH: Americans Take the U.S. Citizenship Test And Fail Miserably
WATCH: Americans Take the U.S. Citizenship Test And Fail Miserably

One of the biggest parts of the application process for becoming a U.S. citizen is passing the naturalization test, a prueba covering pivotal history and government facts that only 1-in-3 Americans can pass.


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8 Things to Know About Latinos and Islam
8 Things to Know About Latinos and Islam

Anti-Muslim sentiments are high in the U.S., with leading presidential candidates like Donald Trump calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" and more than half of Americans saying they have an "unfavorable" view of Islam


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TK Things All Women Should Know, As Told By Latina Feminists
10 Feminist Lessons, As Taught By Latinas

Latinas, much like our fellow hermanas of color, are the unsung heroes of feminism. Many of the phrases touted by women’s groups and the concepts discussed everywhere from gender studies courses and feminist websites to grassroots organizations come from the work of U.S. Latina and Latin American thinkers, writers and activists.


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These Latinas Fight for Racial Justice on Their College Campuses
#MizzouSolidarity: 6 College Latinas Fighting for Racial Justice

Last month, hundreds of African-American students at the University of Missouri made national news when they joined forces with teachers to hold protests against the racial injustices they experience on their campus. The demonstrations, which led to the school’s president and chancellor stepping down, also sparked similar movements at universities across the country.


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7 Ways To Spice Up A Long-Distance Relationship
6 Ways To Spice Up A Long-Distance Relationship

Long-distance relationship aren't necessarily doomed to fail. You can have great sex and keep things interesting — even while miles and miles apart. Here are six ways to spice up your love affair while apart: 

MORE: 7 Kinky Christmas Presents To Give Your Love


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Dominican Republic Upholds Its Total Ban on Abortion, Puts Women's Lives at Risk
Dominican Republic Upholds Its Total Ban on Abortion, Puts Women's Lives at Risk

A constitutional court in the Dominican Republic blocked a new law that would have decriminalized abortions in certain cases, reinstating the country’s total ban on the procedure, the New York Times reports.


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Gifts to Buy for Every Type of Guy in Your Life
Gifts to Buy for Every Type of Guy in Your Life

Ah, the ever-elusive, confusing guy gift. Each holiday season, it stares you in the face as you try to find the perfect present for your brother, boyfriend or papi. Cross him off the list early this year with these 16 great gifts — expertly put together for all the different types of guys you might know.


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Inspiring Latina: 'Sesame Street' Icon & Author Sonia Manzano
Inspiring Latina: 'Sesame Street's' Sonia Manzano On Being A Latina Role Model

"I grew up in the '50s when there were absolutely no people of color on television and in books. I was raised on Dick and Jane books, which was the story of little blonde people in the suburbs. I think it took a toll on me, because I felt invincible and I wondered how I was going to contribute to a society that didn’t see me.  What job was I going to have? Where was I going to fit in?"


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Meet the Nicaraguan Teen Teaching Young Girls About Their Reproductive Rights
Meet the Nicaraguan Teen Teaching Young Girls About Their Reproductive Rights

In a climate where women’s rights organizations are rapidly subsiding in poverty-stricken Nicaragua, young but roaring feminist Maria Fernanda Pineda Calero is leading youth in the fight for reproductive rights.


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6 Tips For Raising Spiritual Children
6 Tips For Raising Spiritual Children

I never worried about my children's spirituality until a family member asked me if I planned to baptize my baby daughter.

Um, qué?

As a lapsed Catholic who considers yoga and watching Joel Osteen on Sunday my current spiritual practice, a church baptism didn’t make sense to me. Yet, I do 100% believe in God or Higher Power or One Love or whatever we choose to call it. I wanted my kids to have a belief in something, too. Here are a few of the things I've learned about raising spiritual children:


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Donald Trump Make America Great Again Hats Made Latinos
Oh, The Irony: Latinos Are Making Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" Hats

In an ironic twist of fate, the "Make America Great Again" hats that have become emblematic of Donald Trump's anti-immigrant presidential campaign are manufactured by — wait for it — Latinos. Shocking, we know.


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13 Ways Latino Men Can Combat Machismo in Their Everyday Lives
13 Ways Latino Men Can Combat Machismo in Their Everyday Lives

Most of the hombres in our lives do things every day that preserve machismo. You know, that idea that men are innately macho, aggressive, invulnerable and superior to all things feminine (i.e. women, gay men and trans and gender non-conforming people).


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Kathleen Pagan Thanksgiving Tips
Kathleen Pagan Shares Her Tips For Throwing A Fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner

Kathleen Pagan shares her tips for a fabulous Thanksgiving. 


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Inspiring Latina: Pro Golfer Lizette Salas Has The Best Advice For Female Athletes
Inspiring Latina: Pro Golfer Lizette Salas Has The Best Advice For Female Athletes

Lizette Salas’ love for golf has grown almost as quickly as her career itself. Born to Mexican immigrants in the United States and raised in Azusa, California, Salas, 26, grew up playing golf with her father and other male golfers. It wasn't until her time at The University of Southern California that Salas first played with other female golfers. In her senior year at USC, she realized she had the potential and talent to turn her love of golf into a career in professional sports. 


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The Good Life: The #1 Tip For Learning To Trust Yourself
The Good Life: The #1 Tip For Learning to Trust Yourself

On this week's The Good Life, Executive Editor Robyn Moreno talks about a very important issue for all Latinas: trusting yourself.


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No Mames: Don’t Fall For This New Line of Pubic Hair Care Products
This New Line of Pubic Hair Care Products is Really Just Same Old Woman-Shaming

For 20 years, the beauty industry has convinced women to spend thousands each year on Brazilian wax jobs, but good news, ladies: pubes are back. This should be a huge break for your wallet, right? Nope. Now this same industry wants to fleece you for that, too.

MORE: Is Pubic Hair Making a Comeback?


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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Bianca Laureano
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Bianca Laureano

What do police violence, gender nonconformity, pleasure and sexual education have in common? More than you could imagine, and this week’s #WCW will break it down.

MORE: Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Elizabeth Acevedo


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Carmen Carrera Wants You To Retire These Transphobic Words Today
Carmen Carrera Wants You To Retire These Transphobic Words Today

Transphobic language, words that evoke fear or hatred of transgender people, seeps into our everyday conversations, sometimes without us realizing it and oftentimes without any malicious intent.


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8 Illustrations Show the Resilience of Trans Women of Color
8 Illustrations Show the Resilience of Trans Women of Color

With 22 transgender women murdered this year alone – 19 of whom women of color – Forward Together, a multi-racial organization aimed at creating social change through culture and policy, wanted to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week, culminating on Nov. 20th’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, with an art and activism project. But their observance goes beyond remembrance.


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5 Things Every Woman Should Know Before Buying A Sex Toy
5 Things Every Woman Should Know Before Buying A Sex Toy

The first time I walked into a sex toy shop, my cheeks went copmletely red. I'd never been so embarrassed as I was standing there amongst the anaconda-sized dildos and leather paddles.

Fortunately for people like me, online sex toy shops make purchasing sexy items a lot more convenient and a lot less nerve-racking. But, what are the right sex toys for you? There are so many gadgets available for your pleasure that the process can be overwhelming.


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Travel Lovers Christmas Gifts 2015
13 Christmas Gifts For The Intrepid Jetsetter In Your Life

Explore our holiday gift guide, and discover the most creative presents for the intrepid, adventurous jetsetters on your list: 
MORE: The 13 Most Pinworthy Destinations In Latin America


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Colombia Takes Steps to Fully Legalize Abortion
Colombia Takes Steps to Fully Legalize Abortion

The Colombian government just took a major step for reproductive rights: On Tuesday, Attorney General Eduardo Montealegre said the government will introduce a bill that would fully legalize abortion during the first 12 months of pregnancy,


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This 11-Year-Old Rapper is Empowering Afro-Latinas in Brazil
This 11-Year-Old Rapper is Empowering Afro-Latinas in Brazil

At just 11 years old, MC Soffia is challenging racism and sexism through rap.


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Haunting Wedding Photographs Show The Spirit Of The Bride's Dead Son
Haunting Wedding Photographs Show The Spirit Of The Bride's Dead Son

In my mother’s home town of Tenares, Dominican Republic, there’s an espiritu that haunts people at night. They say the ghost visits those who sleep and pulls on their left leg. But not all spirits are terrifying. In fact, Mami often claims to feel the ghost of her mama whenever she needs comfort, and often looks at old wedding photos as abuela happily stood alongside her.


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10 Latinas Share Why They’re Thankful for Birth Control
11 Latinas Share Why They’re Thankful for Birth Control

From Puerto Rican women being used as guinea pigs for contraceptive testing to these same islanders and their Mexican-American hermanas in California being sterilized against their will, there’s no doubt that Latinas have a complicated history with birth control. But that doesn’t mean many of us aren’t thankful for BC today.


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7 Things To Try When The Sex Is Really, Really Bad
7 Things To Try When The Sex Is Really, Really Bad

I had the worst sex of my life with "Alex." We were just friends, until he seduced me with his saucy salsa moves and kissed me after 10 shots of Patrón. I was drunk, single and really needed to get laid. So we began dating, even though I’d constantly eye him and think, 'Am I even attracted to you?'


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Adrienne Bailon Sounds Off on Donald Trump's 'SNL' Gig
Adrienne Bailon Sounds Off on Donald Trump's 'Saturday Night Live' Gig

Adrienne Bailon is adding her voice to the critics railing against "Saturday Night Live" for having controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump host on Saturday.

 

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5 Reasons Latinos Should Support Black Lives Matter
5 Reasons Latinos Should Support Black Lives Matter

Started as a rallying call by three queer black women following a series of police killings of African American men, Black Lives Matter has transformed into an intersectional global movement fighting for justice, rights and, frankly, a joyous and peaceful future.


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Dear Everyone, You Probably Have Herpes
Dear Everyone, You Probably Have Herpes

Sex education class scared the bejesus out of me as a child. Gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia — it was all too much, too soo. I will never have sex, I thought as a 12 year old. My classmates agreed. We were terrified of “catching" something way worse than cooties: herpes.

PLUS: Pumpkin Spice Lattes And... Herpes? A Study Says STIs Increase Over The Holidays


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White People Talk Reverse Racism, Cultural Appropriation & More in Hilarious Video
White People Talk Reverse Racism, Cultural Appropriation & More in Hilarious Video

White people have some serious questions for those of their same hue about race, culture and language.


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8 Must-Visit Spots For Food, Drink & Fun In Santiago, Chile
8 Must-Visit Spots For Food, Drink & Fun In Santiago, Chile

Planning a trip to South America? Don't forget a stop in Santiago, Chile. Below, read our recommendations for the best places to eat, drink, stay and play in Chile's capital city: 
MORE: 14 Can't Miss Stops In Guatemala


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TK Items to Wear Your Resistance on Your Sleeve
22 Items to Wear Your Resistance on Your Sleeve

From calling out Eurocentric beauty standards and celebrating our pajóns to challenging colonialism and giving diet culture the finger, these shirts make wearing our resistance on our sleeves feel and look oh, so good.
Click through for 22 tees that’ll keep you fighting the white supremacist, transphobic and capitalist patriarchy while on the go. 
MORE: 10 Things You Shouldn't Say to a Latina Feminist


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Watch This Afro-Latina Poet's Inspiring Spoken Word About Her Hair
Watch This Afro-Latina Poet's Inspiring Spoken Word About Her Hair

"Pelo malo" translates to "bad hair," but Afro-Latinas across the Americas know very well that the term is more often used to describe "Afro-textured," "coerced" or "kinky" hair than pelo that’s guilty of a crime.

 

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Spring Valley High School Student Assaulted Police Officer
Video Shows Police Officer Dragging A High School Girl Across Classroom

 

A school officer is under investigation after he grabbed a high school student from her chair, knocked her to the floor and dragged her across the classroom on Monday at Spring Valley High School in Richland County, South Carolina. Classmates captured the disturbing incident on camera, and videos of the arrest have provoked vitriol across South Carolina and on social media, where users have rallied behind the arrested teenager with the hashtag #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh.


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10 Can’t Miss Stops in Guatemala
14 Can’t Miss Stops in Guatemala

Beautiful scenery, colorful and overflowing agriculture, and delicious food are all staples of any trip to Guatemala, Central America’s center of Mayan culture. The country’s landscape, rich history, and interesting combination of religious cultures make it a must-visit destination — here's 14 reasons why:
PLUS: Enter Latina's 2015 Travel Awards to Win a Free Trip to Aruba

 


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This Jilted Bride Responded Perfectly After Being Left At The Altar
This Bride-To-Be Had The Perfect Response After Being Left At The Altar

Aside from an outburst from a tipsy tio or your papa refusing to give you away, a bride’s worst nightmare is getting stood up at the altar. How does a chica cope with such a disastrous moment in her life? She gives back.

PLUS: 5 Signs It's Time to Go to Couples Counseling


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Dominican Consul Calls Junot Díaz "Anti-Dominican," Strips Medal
Dominican Consul Calls Junot Díaz "Anti-Dominican," Strips Medal

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz has once again been called "unpatriotic" for criticizing the Dominican Republic’s immigration policies. But this time, a government official has also stripped the esteemed Dominican-American writer’s Order of Merit medal.


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Donald Trump Blocks Major Network Latino Reporters From Covering Rally
Donald Trump Blocks Major Network Latino Reporters From Covering Rally

Trump dumped Univision from his Florida rally citing a “conflict of interest,” provoking a famed Latino journalist to question "freedom of press?"

MORE: Rep. Gutierrez Calls On Comcast And NBC To "Dump Trump" From SNL


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Marco Rubio Comes to Donald Trump's Defense on 'SNL' Backlash
Marco Rubio Comes to Donald Trump's Defense Amid 'SNL' Backlash

Republican contenders Donald Trump and Marco Rubio haven’t seen eye-to-eye on much during the presidential race, but now Rubio is defending Trump on an issue that Latino politicians, activists and celebs have all spoken out against: Trump’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live.


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‘Invisible In Austin’ Looks At Being Poor In One Of America’s Hippest Cities
‘Invisible In Austin’ Looks at Being Poor in One of America’s Hippest Cities

A new book from a group of social researchers at the University of Texas at Austin examines the personal stories of so-called invisible members of Austin. Invisible In Austin is described on its website as “an examination of the lived experiences of social suffering in Austin, Texas—a thriving, rapidly-growing, highly unequal, and segregated technopolis.


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Education Department Sensitivity Undocumented Students
The Education Department Urges Sensitivity While Teaching Undocumented Youth

In response to the growing number of undocumented immigrants enrolled in public high schools and colleges across the country, the U.S. Department of Education has released a resource guide for teachers of high school and college undocumented students. 

The guide provides an overview of the rights of undocumented students, tips for educators on supporting undocumented youth, and information on federal financial aid, scholarships, and other federally-funded adult education programs. 


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Latina’s Los Angeles Guide: Where to Drink, Eat, Sleep, and Play
Latina’s Guide to Los Angeles: Where to Drink, Eat, Sleep, and Play

When you want to soak in the sun and relax with a great drink and even better comida, LA is the place to be. We've rounded up local favorites, undiscovered gems, and a few mega must-sees for the ultimate travel list — prepare to hit the road.
RELATED: Latina's Guide to NYC — Where to Drink, Eat, Sleep, and Play


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Latina’s 2015 Hairyween Contest
It’s a furry world! In celebration of Halloween, Latina.com presents Hairyween, our first pet costume contest starting on October 20 through November 5. It’s simple: tag pics of your pets in costume with #LatinaPets or upload photos at Latina.com/Hairyween and you might win a $100 spooky gift card along with a chance to see your fur baby in an upcoming issue of Latina. Find out if your pet is the most paw-pular!
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5 Signs It's Time to Go to Couples Counseling
5 Signs It's Time to Go to Couples Counseling

For many people — like me — ‘couples counseling’ was a curse word growing up. “We don’t lie on a sofa and talk about our feelings,” my dad would tell me. “It’s nobody’s problema." 

That mentality couldn't be more wrong. Counseling can be an effective way to dissect one's innermost feelings and become more self-aware. 

Is it time for you and your significant other to see a therapist? Here are some signs you need couples counseling: 


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Clinton Enters "Latinos for Hillary" Event in Texas with Selena's 'Bidi Bidi Bom Bom'
Clinton Enters 'Latinos for Hillary' Event in Texas with Selena's "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom"

The "Hillary for America" campaign found the perfect formula to gain Texas Latinos’ attention: Add some tunes from the "Queen of Tejano" to your event mixtape.


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WATCH: #ThatsNotLove Campaign Reveals the Subtle Signs of Abusive Relationships
WATCH: #ThatsNotLove Campaign Reveals the Subtle Signs of Abusive Relationships

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the #ThatsNotLove campaign created a video that aims to make viewers mindful of the different ways abuse shows up in relationships.


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Dia De Los Muertos Party
How To Throw a Día De Los Muertos Fiesta

On November 1, we celebrate Día de los Muertos, a day to remember, honor and celebrate our deceased family, friends and loved ones. As with any proper Mexican celebration, plenty of vibrant decorations, mouthwatering snacks and strong libations are necessary — both to commemorate the dead and delight the living. 

Here are the 7 things you'll need to throw a proper Día de los Muertos celebration: 


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10 Photos That Illustrate the Blaxican Experience in L.A.
10 Photos That Illustrate the Blaxican Experience in L.A.

As Latinos, we often discuss the issues that come with living at the center of two culturas: The Latin American one in our homes, and the U.S. one we discover in our escuelas.
MORE: 12 Events Celebrating Afro-Latinos
Now imagine being Latino and African American, unraveling what it means to belong to two marginalized identities in the racist and xenophobic melting pot of los estados unidos.


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No Pill, No Prob: TK Other Birth Control Options
No Pill, No Prob: 9 Other Birth Control Options

The pill isn't for everyone. Some women have adverse reactions to the hormones present in oral contraceptives; other women simply don't want to take a pill at the same time every. single. day. Luckily, we have options for contraception beyond the birth control pill. 


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Majority of NYPD's Newest Officers are Latino— The Highest Proportion in History
Majority of NYPD's Newest Officers are Latino— The Highest Proportion in History

The new class of officers for the New York Police Department is nearly one-third Hispanic – 32 percent, the highest proportion of Latino officers in a single class in city history.

The NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton swore in 678 new recruits on Thursday at the department’s new state-of-the-art academy in College Point, Queens, the New York Daily News reported.


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Salma Hayek Joins Clinton's 'Latinos for Hillary' Campaign
Salma Hayek Joins Clinton's 'Latinos for Hillary' Campaign

It’s official: Salma Hayek is #TeamHillary. The Mexican actress joined the former Secretary of State's "Latinos for Hillary" initiative on Tuesday.

MORE: Clinton Campaign Launches 'Latinos for Hillary' During Hispanic Heritage Month


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Julian Castro Wants Latinos to Make Their Voices Heard Now
Julian Castro Wants Latinos to Make Their Voices Heard Now

Julian Castro says Latinos shouldn’t wait till Election Day to roll around to join the political conversation. In an interview for Fox News Latino, the Mexican-American Housing Secretary said now is the best time for their voices to be heard.


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Planned Parenthood: This Is Not A White, Feminist Issue
Why the Threat of Defunding Planned Parenthood is a Latina Feminist Issue

Across the country, Latinas experience higher rates of reproductive cancers, unintended births and sexually transmitted infections than most other groups in the U.S. This is, in part, due to the high number of uninsured Latinos nationwide.


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 Dove's Self-Esteem Project Encourages Girls to Rethink their Insecurities
Dove's Self-Esteem Project Encourages Girls to Rethink their Insecurities

Comparison is the thief of joy, and Dove’s latest campaign encourages girls to embrace themselves as they are – and lead happier lives with confidence. 

MORE: Denise Bidot Opens Up About Body Image Pressures in the Latina Community


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TK Afro-Latino Maroons to Remember this Hispanic Heritage Month – and Beyond
9 Afro-Latino Maroons to Remember this Hispanic Heritage Month – and Always

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re celebrating the resistance of Afro-Latino maroons, those Africans who were enslaved across Latin America and the Caribbean who self-liberated and founded palenques, societies, across the land.


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10 Things to Know About the Trans Latina 'Stonewall' Erased
10 Things to Know About the Trans Latina 'Stonewall' Erased

"Stonewall," the film about the historic 1969 Stonewall riots and the early "gay" (LGBT) liberation movement, has been called a "disaster," and not just because it has completely tanked at the box office.


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8 Reasons You Should Be Drinking More Java
8 Reasons You Should Be Drinking More Java

Happy National Coffee Day, caffeine lovers! In celebration of all things java, we're bringing you 8 scientifically proven reasons you should be drinking more cafecito

MORE: Celebrate National Coffee Day With These Latin-Inspired Recipes


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Latinos May Soon No Longer Be the U.S.' Largest Immigrant Group
Latinos Will No Longer Be the U.S.' Largest Immigrant Group

The face of U.S. immigration will soon change. According to a new study out of the Pew Research Center, Asians – not Latinos – will be the largest foreign-born group in the U.S. by 2065.

MORE: White House Announces Campaign Promoting Citizenship for Immigrants


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Cuddling Positions Relationship Signs
5 Cuddling Positions and What They Say About Your Relationship

When I’m ready to snooze, I lay on my stomach. But I don’t stay in that position for long. I switch to my side, then lay on my back, which is how I fall asleep like a bebe. 
Where does Boo fit into all this movement? He’s by my side, tossing and turning like he does every night. We do cuddle before bed, but it’s tough being the little spoon when he’s wrestling with sleep. Plus, my delicate sleep-position process can't be disturbed!


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10 Wedding Trends For The Modern Bride
10 Wedding Trends For The Modern Bride

A wedding should be a magical affair, reflecting the couple's style sensibilities (whatever they may be) and celebrating their love and commitment. Modern brides know that Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr can often take the place of a traditional wedding planner, so we've scoured the sites for the scoop on the hottest wedding trends of the year. Click through to see 10 beautiful trends you'll want to incorporate in your own boda


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#ShoutYourAbortion: Latinas Use Hashtag to Talk About Their Abortions, End Stigma
#ShoutYourAbortion: Latinxs Talk About Their Abortions, Hope to End Stigma

Hoping to end stigma around abortion, many Twitter users opened up about their personal experiences with the procedure over the weekend.

RELATED: Latinas Share Contraception Stories with #BirthContolHelpedMe


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Pass the Tissues! A Man Sings a Song to His Dying Wife
Pass the Tissues! Watch As This 92-Year-Old Man Sings To His Dying Wife

Recently, my boo and I watched an elderly couple cross the street hand in hand. “That’s going to be you and me, “ he said. I nodded, thrilled that he wants to be with me until we are gray and wrinkled — and pooping in our pants. It happens.

PLUS: This is (Literally!) the Most Magical First Dance We've Ever Seen


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Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Questions on Facebook Flirting
Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Questions on Facebook Flirting

How do I confront my man about a mutual friend flirting with him on Facebook? Ask Sujeiry has the answer to that and more!


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5 Ways to Survive a Summer Breakup
5 Ways to Survive a Summer Breakup

I remember rocking to my very first love song when I was just a preteen. It was 1988, and freestyle was the genre for young Latinos. That summer I spent hours recording mixtapes right off of Hot97. My favorite song was “Spring Love” by Stevie B.


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Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Questions on Ghosting
Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Qs on When a Guy Goes Ghost

Why did the guy I was dating stop calling and texting? Today's Ask Sujeiry has the answer to that and more.


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8.3-Magniture Earthquake Triggers Evacuation, Tsunami Warning In Chile
8.3-Magniture Earthquake Triggers Evacuation, Tsunami Warning In Chile

An 8.3-magnitude earthquake killed at least eight people and forced more than one million people to evacuate from northern Chile, BBC reports.

The earthquake, which lasted for three minutes, struck off the coast of Coquimbo, about 29 miles west of Illapel in northern Chile. The strength of the quake caused buildings to sway as far as the capital, Santiago, and in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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Immigrants' Rights Activist Angy Rivera Talks Documentary, 'No Le Digas a Nadie'
Immigrants' Rights Activist Angy Rivera Talks Documentary, 'No Le Digas a Nadie'

Growing up, Angy Rivera didn’t discuss her immigration status. "No le digas a nadie" ("don’t tell anyone"), her mother would instruct her. But next week, millions of people tuning into PBS will learn that Rivera, who moved to the U.S. from Colombia when she was just three years old, is undocumented.


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This GIF Shows How Miss America Winners' Bodies Have Changed Throughout the Years
Here's How Miss America Winners' Bodies Have Changed Throughout the Years

Ninety-four years ago, Washington, D.C.’s Margaret Gorman won the first Miss America pageant, then called "The Most Beautiful Bathing Girl in America."

HERE: New Chart Shows Women's Clothing Sizes are a Complete Joke


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Everyday Masters: Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar Knows The Power Of The Latino Vote
Everyday Masters: Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar On the Power Of Latino Youth

Latinos are one of the youngest, fastest growing segments in America — yet they remain on the fringes of our politics.


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32 Latinas Reveal The Craziest Superstition They Heard Growing Up
32 Latinas Reveal The Craziest Superstition They Heard Growing Up

What's the craziest superstition you grew up hearing from your abuela or tia? We asked you to submit your responses anonymously via Whisper, and you sent us the crazy, terrifying, bizarre, hilarious superstitions you still believe today thanks to your familia. See them below: 


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Students in California May Soon Learn About 1930s Mass Deportation of Mexicans
Students in California May Soon Learn About 1930s Mass Deportation of Mexicans

The California Senate and Assembly passed a bill that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, would encourage California school courses and textbooks to teach students about the "Mexican Repatriation," the mass deportation of Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans in the 1930s.


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Immigrant Remittances Map
Here's Where Immigrants In The U.S. Are Sending Their Remittances

Donald Trump has several controversial ideas for curbing undocumented immigration to the United States should he become the next president.


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It's Real! Meet the Hombre with a 19-Inch Penis
It's Real: Meet The Mexican Hombre With A 19-Inch Penis

Most men wish they had an enormous penis. They believe that having a life-sized anaconda inside their chonies will help them get lucky with women. Makes sense; women often claim to love a big Johnson. Well, be careful what you wish for, ladies and gentlemen. 52-year-old Roberto Esquivel Cabrera has a two-pound, 19-inch penis — and he says it’s ruining his vida!


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Donald Trump Leads All Democratic Candidates in Latest Poll
Donald Trump Leads All Democratic Candidates in Latest Poll

It’s not news that controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump heads the crowded Republican field, but a new poll found that he also leads the Democratic Party’s biggest contenders.

MORE: Donald Trump Secures Top Spot Among Republicans in Latest Polls


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Immigrant Teens Less Violence Crime Drugs
Take That, Trump: Immigrant Teens Less Likely To Commit Crimes, Do Drugs

So, Donald Trump, here's more proof that not all immigrants are criminals, rapists and drug dealers.

Researchers from the University of Texas found that immigrant adolescents are actually less likely than native-born peers in the United States to commit crimes, use drugs or behave violently, NBC News reports.


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Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina Resigns Amid Scandal
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina Resigns Amid Scandal

After vowing that he would not resign from his top spot, the president of Guatemala has stepped down from office, Fox News Latino reports.


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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Calls Black Lives Matter Movement a Hate Group
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Calls Black Lives Matter Movement a Hate Group

Shannon Miles has been suspected of gunning down Texas Deputy Darren Goforth. But the real perpetrator of this crime, according to reality star-turned-Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is the Black Lives Matter movement.

MORE: This Queer Black Latina & Her Trans Hubby Are Creating New Representations of Love


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7 Reasons To Use Lubricant
7 Reasons To Use Lubricant

When you think of lube, what comes to mind? Una viejita, right? A dried out vagina? That’s because lubricant gets a bad rap. If you use it, you must be menopausal or super into anal sex.


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Donald Trump Goes To Mexico Impression Video
Here's What Would (Probably) Happen If Donald Trump Went To Mexico

Kenji Lee impersonates Donald Trump in this hilarious skit "Donald Trump Goes To Mexico!" 


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#WorkoutWednesday: Try This Barbell Hip Thrust Move For Washboard Abs
#WorkoutWednesday: Try This Barbell Hip Thrust Move For Washboard Abs

There are only a few weekends left of summer so no time like the present to get tight, toned abs like J.Lo's!


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Dream Downtown
Latina’s New York City Guide: Where to Drink, Eat, Sleep, and Play

There’s nothing quite like summer in the city, especially if you know where to go. Before you even consider subwaying it to Times Sq for a matinee, memorize this list of the best hotels, restaurants, spas, and boating excursions in the big apple for a trip you'll never forget.


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Inspiring Latina: Christina Diaz Gonzalez Spills On Her YA Adventure "Moving Target"
Inspiring Latina: Christina Diaz Gonzalez Spills On Her YA Adventure "Moving Target"

Christina Diaz Gonzalez is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved, renowned authors in Latino young adult literature. The novelist behind A Thunderous Whisper and Red Umbrella has always repped her Latina roots — on the page and beyond. Her latest novel, Moving Target (Amazon, $10.83) is no exception. 


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Autism Myths Study
Study: Those With Autistic Traits Display Unusual Amounts Of Creativity

According to a new study, those with high autistic traits display greater creativity and divergent thinking.


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Lessons Abuela Taught Us
10 Lessons Abuela Ingrained In Our Souls

Those of us with a Latina abuela know how blessed we are. Our abuelas taught us how to cook the most authentic Latino food; they taught us how to concoct a remedy for any sickness with whatever spices we had in the kitchen; most importantly, they taug


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15 Images That Illustrate What Life in Detention Centers is Really Like
15 Images That Illustrate What Life in Detention Centers is Really Like

Statistics, news reports, stories about someone’s friend’s cousin – all of these secondary references give us an incomplete and biased glimpse into the harrowing lives of those locked away in family detention centers, facilities that, for most, seem to rest on faraway land.

MORE: Artists Depict the Experiences of Detained Immigrants in Hauntingly Beautiful Works of Art


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WATCH: Donald Trump Unapologetic After Reporter Says ‘Anchor Baby’ is Offensive
WATCH: Donald Trump Unapologetic After Reporter Says ‘Anchor Baby’ is Offensive

Donald Trump’s xenophobia has been called out once again, and, much like the first (and second, third, forth, fifth – you get the point) time around, he is not backing down.

MORE: "Anchor Baby:" When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement


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Donald Trump Had The Most Disgusting Response To A Hate Crime Committed By His Supporters
Donald Trump Inspired A Hate-Crime In Boston — And He Had The Most Disgusting Response

The two men behind a vicious hate crime in Boston cite Donald Trump as the inspiration for the violence. 

Scott and Steve Leader allegedly found a homeless Latino man sleeping outside a subway station as they walked home from a Red Sox game; they urinated on the 58-year-old man and assaulted him with a metal pole, breaking his nose and causing other injuries. 


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Cat Quinceanera Photos
Seriously: This Woman Threw A Quinceañera For Her Cat

It's a feline fiesta. San Francisco-based photographer Kira Stackhouse decided to celebrate her pet cat's fifteenth birthday with a very special party: a quinceañera

MORE: 8 Celebrities Who Are Total Cat Ladies


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Women Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Verónica Bayetti Flores
Women Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Verónica Bayetti Flores

If you’re interested in the ways patriarchy is linked to heteronormativity, xenophobia and police violence, you’ll be going all heart eyes emoji over this week’s #WCW, Verónica Bayetti Flores.

MORE: Women Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Amanda Alcántara


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Female Viagra Approved FDA
The FDA Just Approved The "Female Viagra"

Say hello to the "little pink pill." 

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved flibanserin, a drug that has been dubbed "the female Viagra" as it treats hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) — a persistent lack of libido in premenopausal women. The drug will be sold under the name Addyi, and it hits shelves on October 17.


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Inspiring Latina: Meet Cuban Ballerinas (And Sister!) Lorena & Lorna Feijoo
Inspiring Latina: Meet Cuban Ballerinas (And Sisters!) Lorena & Lorna Feijoo

They say that all good things come in pairs. The proof? Lorena and Lorna Feijoo. Las bailarinas cubanas are each dazzling and successful in their own right; they've shattered countless stereotypes, and changed the face of the physically demanding art form as we know it.


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Donald Trump Sounds Off On Reproductive Rights & Immigration On "Meet The Press"
Donald Trump Unveils His Plan for Undocumented Immigrants

In a position paper published to his website on Sunday, bombastic presidential candidate Donald Trump offered his most detailed plan yet for tackling undocumented immigration. In the 1,900-word policy paper, Trump outlines his plan to make Mexico pay for a border wall and calls for an end to birthright citizenship


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Study Reveals Music Can Ease All Your Post-Surgery Pain And Anxiety
Study Reveals Music Can Ease All Your Post-Surgery Pain And Anxiety

Turn up the new Demi Lovato song — it could be good for you! A new study says that music can do more than soundtrack your morning commute. In fact, listening to musica can ease pain after surgery.


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11 Times Companies Have Appropriated Latin American Culture
11 Times Companies Have Appropriated Latin American Culture

A small community of indigenous Mexican women is considering legal action against French designer Isabel Marant for a top that bears a striking resemblance to a 600-year-old design of the traditional Tlahuitoltepec blouse, the Guardian reported last week.


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Whoa! Doctors In Chile Found A 50-Year-Old Fetus Inside A 90-Year-Old Woman
Whoa! Doctors In Chile Found A 50-Year-Old Fetus Inside A 90-Year-Old Woman

Prepare for a story that will haunt you forever. An elderly woman recently discovered she has been carrying four pound calcified fetus in her abdomen for around 50 years.

According to BBC News, the woman — believed to be around 90 years old — went to a San Antonio hospital after suffering from a fall. There, X-ray tests revealed the presence of a 4.4 pound fetus. 


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Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Brilliantly Shut Down Ann Coulter On Immigration — Watch Now
WATCH: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Brilliantly Shut Down Ann Coulter on Immigration

"A million Latinos turn 18 every year in the United States of America. And Ann, they're all American citizens of the United States." 


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Cocori Racism Debate Costa Rica
A Children's Book From the Late '40 is Fueling Major Debate About Race in Costa Rica

A beloved Costa Rican children's book has triggered a debate about race and free speech in the Central American country. Cocorí, written by Joaquin Gutiérrez, has become a classic in the 68 years since its release, and has long been mandatory reading in the nation's schools. 


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The 2020 Census May Be Dropping the Word 'Race'
The 2020 Census May Be Dropping the Word 'Race'

The U.S. Census Bureau is experimenting with new ways to ask citizens about race, and one possible option is not using the term at all.

MORE: What Do Latinos Actually See As Their Race? New Report Says…


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5 Unhealthy Trends that Need to Go Out of Style
5 Unhealthy Trends that Need to Go Out of Style

The most recent health trend in the news may leave you baffled, confused and in dire need for some good TLC for your body. No worries – us too!
While we’re all for learning about the latest in health and fitness, some trends are just not good for the mind, body or soul.
MORE: 5 Reasons to Love Your Latina Body Now
Ahead, check out unhealthy trends that need to go out of style ASAP. 


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Oh, Men! Watch As They Draw Their Idea of Perfect Breasts
Oh, Men! Watch As They Draw Their Idea of Perfect Breasts

If you haven’t heard by now, men love boobs. Even Latinos, who often prefer women with big butts, are thrilled by a nice rack.

But it’s not just any set of breasts that turn men on. If you watch this YouTube video, you’ll see that men are very specific about what makes for the "perfect breasts".

PLUS: Make More Money Than Your Hombre? He May Just Cheat


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Mami Talks: 7 Ways Kids Can Safely Play Outside This Summer
Mami Talks: 7 Ways Kids Can Safely Play Outside This Summer

Summertime safety is an issue parents think about on a daily basis. Teaching children about important safety measures, especially when they are away from parents, is very important. In addition, using technology to help ensure if a location (such as a public park) is safe for kids to play is also helpful.


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Mexico Supreme Court Legalizes Same Sex Marriage
Mexican Supreme Court Effectively Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Pride Month got a special surprise from Mexico! On June 3, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional for states to bar same-sex marriages, AP reports.


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When is It Okay to Call a Latina “Spicy?”
When is It Okay to Call a Latina “Spicy?”

When you hear the terms "spicy," "hot" and "juicy," chances are you'll begin envisioning an olive-skinned, curvy woman with long, brown hair, donning a figure-hugging red dress as she entices you with a soft whisper, usually the word "papi" or a roll of the tongue. From there this hot, spicy figure might jump in a bed of roses or dance to a Tango beat.


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What Do the Terms 'Racist' and 'Sexist' Really Mean?
What Do the Terms 'Racist' and 'Sexist' Really Mean?

White guy Jerry Seinfeld has a message for the most diverse group of young people in U.S. history: You don’t know what the words “racist” and “sexist” really mean.


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Astronaut Makes Taco In Space Video
An Astronaut Making Tacos in Outer Space is the Best Thing You'll See All Day

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti demonstrates how to make a taco in zero gravity.


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13 Things You Need to Know About the Crisis in Puerto Rico
13 Things You Need to Know About the Crisis in Puerto Rico

Any Latino on social media knows one thing: There’s a crisis in Puerto Rico. Headlines about the island’s almost decade-long recession, credit rating cuts and its residents’ mass migration into the U.S. mainland, fill Facebook newsfeeds, Tumblr dashboards and Twitter timelines alike.


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6 Things You'll See At A Latino Baby Shower
6 Things You'll See At a Latino Baby Shower

Baby on board? If you already have children, you may be familiar with the intricacies of a Latino baby shower. If this is your first time, listen up! You'll probably (read: definitely) see these six things at your Latino shower: 
MORE: Modern Mami Kristina Guerrero Walks Us Through Her Fabulous Baby Shower


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No More Leakage! Period Panties May Become Your New BFF
No More Leakage! Period Panties May Become Your New BFF

Cramps, moodiness, bloating: I’m talking about that time of the month, chicas. Our menstrual cycle is part of being a mujer, and although it is a vehicle for reproduction, Aunt Flow is rarely welcome.


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Study Shows Latinos & African-Americans In Retail Are Paid & Promoted Less Than Whites
Study Shows Latinos in Retail Are Paid and Promoted Less Than Whites

As 2016 Republican frontrunners continue to dismiss the wage gap as a speculative topic, a new study published on Tuesday further proves just how real the rift is for people of color.


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Jessica Alba Honest Company Funding Research Autism
Jessica Alba's Honest Company is Funding Research to Find Chemical Link to Autism

Jessica Alba recently declared America's Richest Self Made Woman by Forbes magazine — co-founded The Honest Company out of frustration with the amount of chemicals found in everyday household products.


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The Chit Chat: Does Your Man Cook?
The Chit Chat: Does Your Man Cook?

It's a brand new world, mi gente! Some women work while their husbands are stay-at-home dads. And some women don't cook, while men cook better than your mami. Wake up and smell the habichuelas!


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Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Questions on the "J.Lo Syndrome"
Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Questions on the "J.Lo Syndrome"

What advice can you offer a friend with the "J.Lo syndrome?" How can you find success when online dating? Today's Ask Sujeiry segment is giving you the answer to these questions.


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All that Cake! Men Don't Trust Women Who Wear Heavy Makeup
All that Cake! Men Don't Trust Women Who Wear Heavy Makeup

Whenever I get home from an Ask Sujeiry shoot, Boo wants to wipe off all of my makeup. “You look hot,” he says, “but I like you better natural.”

PLUS: 9 Fashion Trends Men Love And Hate You To Wear


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American Fallen Soldiers Project Pays Homage to Latino Hero
American Fallen Soldiers Project Pays Homage to Latino Hero

When Maria Jimenez wakes up in the morning, one of the first things she sees is a painted portrait of her late son, Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez.

She notices his eyes — how alive they seem — and his nose, which was something his brothers would always make fun of. In moments like this, Maria Jimenez feels like her son is still with her.

“It’s emotional when I see him," she told Fox News Latino. "It's just like if he was still alive.”


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Maternity Leave Laws Latin America
The Facts About Maternity Leave in the United States & Latin America

For mothers in the United States, the joys of motherhood can be marred by the nightmare of maternity leave. Although some companies — such as Google — have taken steps to give mothers of newborns more paid time at home, the federal government has done little to improve maternity leave in the United States. In fact, the United States remains the last industrialized country not to mandate paid maternity leave.


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Reasons Why Youre Single
7 Things You Need To Know About Why You're Still Single

I recently entered a world where men and women can openly and freely share their thoughts on love and relationships together. All this information at my disposal, the transparency, the nitty gritty truth — it was like being in Love Guru heaven! The event was The Great Love Debate, and, chicas, the attendees debated like senators trying to pass a bill. Questions came up, and the panelists, including Oprah-approved matchmaker, Paul C. Brunson, enlightened the crowd with their knowledge about amor. One topic they addressed?


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Latina Life Hacks: 5 Tips to Make Painting a Breeze
Latina Life Hacks: 5 Tips to Make Painting a Breeze

Painting doesn't have to be messy. Here ate 5 Life Hacks that will help bringing the joy to painting. 


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Get In The Car! 9 Road Trips To Take This Summer
Get In The Car! 8 Road Trips To Take This Summer

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and summer means just one thing: vacation. This year, skip the beach and forget traveling abroad; some of the greatest gems can be found right here at home — from the comfort of your own car. Hop in! It's time to hit the road, and visit these amazing destinations: 
MORE: 10 Villas That'll Inspire A European Adventure 


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School Yearbook Border Patrol Signs Fake Mustaches
Student Blasts Yearbook Pictures Of Kids Flaunting Border Patrol Signs & More

A group of Florida high schoolers somehow thought it was a good idea to dress up as stereotypical Mexicans and Border Patrol agents for a spirit week photo posted in the school's yearbook. Yes, it is 2015, in case you forgot. 

In screenshots taken from the yearbook of Naples High School in Florida, a group of students can be seen dressed in ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches as they hold green cards. Another student dons a "Border Patrol" sign. 


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Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Questions on Family Drama
Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Questions on Family Drama

How do you keep the peace if your boyfriend and familia don’t get along? Should you go clubbing even if it’s not your thing? Today's Ask Sujeiry segment is giving you the answer to these questions.


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8 Tips For Your First Time Traveling Solo (In Latin America)
8 Tips For Your First Time Traveling Solo (In Latin America)

The thought of traveling alone can be liberating and scary all at once. It also leaves you fully responsible for your agenda, packing and transporting around an unfamiliar destination. Translation: you’re going to have a lot of questions and probably conduct a lot of research – without a guide or a friend to help you in a foreign place.


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Mami Talks: 5 Helpful Parenting Apps
Mami Talks: 5 Helpful Parenting Apps

Technology and parenthood are now entwined daily as we are in the digital age. Parents are consistently researching, seeking advice, parenting tips and resources online. Apps have been extremely helpful in providing instantaneous information directly on a phone or tablet (and without even having to turn on a computer).

Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSN, labor and delivery nurse and mother of four, shares the following five helpful parenting apps:


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The Chit Chat: Do You Hook Up Online?
The Chit Chat: What Online Dating is Really Like!

In today's episode of The Chit Chat, the ladies discuss the ups and downs of online dating and hooking up with non-Latinos.


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Have a Lot of Sex? A Study Says You May Be Unhappy
Have a Lot of Sex? A Study Says You May Be Unhappy

Any word can be sexy in Spanish. Whether you’re asking for una hamburguesa (a hamburger) or to hacer el amor (make love), you may just turn someone on. So imagine my shock when I discovered that having too much sex is a bad thing. Whatever will we do with our sex appeal!


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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Enters the 2016 Senate Race
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Enters the 2016 Senate Race

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez announced Thursday that she will be running for the California’s U.S. Senate seat being vacated at the end of the year by Barbara Boxer.

“I am running for the Senate because I am passionate about California and I believe we need a strong and experienced legislator in the Senate,” said Sanchez, a Democrat, amid a group of supporters at the kickoff of her campaign in Santa Ana, Orange County.


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Blind Brazilian Pregnant Woman Able to See Ultrasound Thanks to 3D Printing
Blind Pregnant Woman Experiences Ultrasound Thanks to 3D Printing

Brazilian ad agency Mood teamed up with 3-D printing shop The Goodfellas to surprise a blind Brazilian pregnant woman for a Huggies Brazil commercial. 

MORE: Studies Shows Latina Mothers Are More Likely To Have Larger Families

Tatiana is 30 years old, 20 weeks pregnant and has been blind since 17. As the doctor is performing an ultrasound, he asks her what she imagines her baby looking like and she asks him to describe what he sees. 


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Chipotle Doesnt Care Mexicans Video
WATCH: Does Chipotle Even Care About Mexican Culture?

Does Chipotle even give a damn about Mexican culture? That's the tricky topic tackled by Flama and Latino Rebels in the newest edition of #RebelReport

 

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Study Shows Latina Mothers Are More Likely to Have Larger Families
Study Shows Latina Mothers Are More Likely to Have Larger Families

By now you've heard the stereotype: Latinos all come from huge families. You may roll your eyes, but as it turns out, it may be rooted in a bit of truth.

According to a new report by Pew Research Center, Hispanics mothers have larger families than their black, Asian and white, non-Hispanic counterparts. However, there has been a dramatic drop in large families among Latinas in recent years.


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Stop Interrupting Me, Man! The GenderTimer App May Help
Do Men or Women Talk More? This GenderTimer App May Have the Answer

I have been accused of being overly talkative. I tend to interrupt others, and I don’t like it at all. It’s a bad habit that I have worked on for the good of my relationships. I am trying my best to listen because interrupting your significant other, a friend, or a co-worker can be downright disrespectful.

PLUS: 7 Things Guys Want You to Do on a First Date


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The Good Life with Crafty Chica: Mother's Day Gift Guide
The Good Life with Crafty Chica: 14 Awesome Gifts for Every Mami

It happens every year: Mother’s Day pops up on our radar and our beloved matriarch says, “Don’t worry about buying me a gift, I have everything I need!” I’m telling you right now, don’t fall for that! Not only do you want to score the perfect present, but you want her to absolutely love it. The key to success is taking time to really think about her personality. Remember, get her something that will make her happy, not what you think she needs.


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WATCH: Ulta's #MyBeautifulMom Campaign Reminds Us What's Important
WATCH: Ulta's #MyBeautifulMom Campaign Reminds Us What's Important

Ulta Beauty started a social media hashtag to honor moms. The #MyBeautifulMom campaign is urging people to tell their moms they are beautiful. 

MORE: The 20 Worst Things You Can Tell Your Latina Mom

According to the campaign video, 79 percent of people can't remember the last time they told their moms they are beautiful. 


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Mami Talks: Tech Savvy Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
Mami Talks: 5 Tech Savvy Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10, and the question of what to get Mom (and other special mothers) always arises.


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WATCH: These Are the Top 5 Immigration Myths
WATCH: These Are the Top 5 Immigration Myths

Some people have misconceptions about the process of gaining legal status in the United States and other things related to immigration. 

MORE: Wilmer Valderrama Tells Immigrants To Keep Calm & Prepare For Deportation Relief

A common misconception is that it is easy to gain legal status in the U.S. In reality it can up to 20 years. 


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Puerto Rico Legalize Medical Marijuana
Puerto Rico's Governor Gives Medical Marijuana The Green Light

The governor of Puerto Rico signed an executive order permitting the use of medical marijuana in the territory. The order, signed on Sunday, went into effect immediately. Although the subject of medical marijuana had been under heavy debate, it had not gone to public vote. 


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California State Senator Kevin De Leon Singled Out Criticism Latino
California Senate Leader Says He's Being Singled Out By Critics Because He's Latino

California State Senate President Kevin De León claims that he has been unfairly criticized by the media because of his ethnicity.

In a recent interview with La Opinión, The Los Angeles' Democrat jabbed at critics of his swearing-in ceremony last October, saying that there is a "double standard in the media." The $50,000 affair at Walt Disney Concert Hall was paid for by special interest contributions from the Legislature's Latino Caucus. However, critics argue that the event cost taxpayers an additional $25,000. 


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6 Things He's Doing to Turn You Off While Kissing
Take Note, Fellas: 6 Things Men Do While Kissing That Are Complete Turn Offs

My first kiss was terrible: I was 16 years old — a late bloomer. I had crushed on a friend for most of the school year, so when he finally made his move I didn’t want to ruin the moment with my inexperience. How do I move my tongue? I thought. Unlike many of my peers, I hadn’t practiced on a girl or on my own hand. What if I suck? I panicked. Before I could finalize a kissing strategy, my crush leaned in. I closed my eyes, opened my mouth, and went with the flow — until it felt like a torpedo had landed in my mouth.


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Chill Out, Chica: 5 Signs That Prove You're An Insanely Jealous Partner
Chill Out, Chica: 5 Signs That Prove You're An Insanely Jealous Partner

By Kim Olver for YourTango.com

Extreme jealousy is one of the most destructive things in a relationship. Engaging in jealous behaviors and suspicions is not cute. It does not let your significant other know you really care.

And it definitely will not strengthen your relationship.


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Drinking Before Sex? You May Spill All of Your Secrets
Drinking Before Sex? You May Spill All of Your Secrets

After having an awesome orgasm, many women feel like they can fall in love.


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Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Questions About Promiscuity & More
Ask Sujeiry: Our Love & Sex Expert Answers Your Questions About Promiscuity & More

How do you handle women who constantly hit on your man? Is your flirting hurting your relationship? What if he slept around before you got together? Today's Ask Sujeiry segment is giving you the response to these and more.


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Whisper Confessions: What's Your Craziest Break Up Story?
Whisper Confessions: What's Your Craziest Break-Up Story?

What's your craziest break-up story? 

We asked Latinas to anonymously submit their most shocking stories about failed relationships on Whisper, and they sent us these completely loco responses: 

MORE: Latinas Share Their Craziest Sex Confessions


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The Good Life with Crafty Chica: Cinco de Mayo
The Good Life with Crafty Chica: 8 Chic Items for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is on the horizon, and the cheesy plastic party decorations are popping up everywhere. While its not a widely celebrated holiday in Mexico, it sure is here in the U.S. The fact is people from all ethnic backgrounds and upbringings love Mexi-style all year round! All it takes is perusing the interwebs to find a healthy list of Mexican designers and shops selling classy Latinocentric wares.
I present to you what I call Cinco Chic! Jewelry, accessories, home decor goodies and not a maraca or sombrero in sight:


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6 Things Men Have Said That Make Women Cringe
6 Things Men Have Said That Make Women Cringe

It's no secret that men and women don't always see eye-to-eye. We fight with our significant others, bicker with family members, or have a difference of opinion with co-workers. But sometimes, men say things to women that are degrading enough to get us heated in the worst way.

This isn't a feminist outcry; it's an effort to put a stop to the disrespectful things men think, feel, and say against women. Check out six things men have said that make women cringe:


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6 Places Where You Should Never Have Sex
6 Places You Should Never, Ever Have Sex!

If you've been with your hombre a long time, sex can often feel like a routine, so the desire to spice things up is often very tempting. One way people try to do this is by finding various different locations outside the bedroom to get it on. Sure it's exciting to get naked and do it Doggy Style against the stove, but it isn't necessary. Making love outside of the bedroom can sometimes be uncomfortable (and dangerous!), so let's keep things simple, shall we?
Here are six places to avoid when having sex:


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Self-Described Redneck Calls Out White People: "We've Got An Evil White Supremacy In This Culture"
Self-Described Redneck Calls Out White People: "We've Got An Evil White Supremacy In This Culture"

A self-described "redneck" who goes by the pseudonym Dixon D. White posted a YouTube video that has taken the Internet by storm. In the video titled "I'm a redneck and I love America," he frankly and honestly discusses institutionalized racism and the culture of white privilege.

 

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Watch Porn Online? Your Viewing History Can Be Put on Blast
Watch Porn Online? Your Viewing History May Be Put on Blast!

One of the greatest things about technology is how accessible it makes things. From a Domino's pizza pie to a tweet to our favorite celebrity, what we want is literally at our fingertips. That also includes sex. You can text a booty call to come on over en la madrugada, or press play and watch a porn flick on your desktop. Most of you are doing the latter.


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Marco Rubio Presidential Candidacy 2016
Marco Rubio is Gearing Up to Join the 2016 Presidential Race

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will announce his candidacy for President of the United States on Monday. The rising star of the Republican party has scheduled a "big announcement" at Miami's Freedom Tower.

If elected, the Cuban-American would be the nation's first Latino president.


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7 Things Guys Want You to Do on a First Date
7 Things Guys Want You to Do on a First Date

According to my boyfriend, men are pretty simple. They have their moments of moodiness (like male PMS) and can be just as sensitive as us chicas, but, for the most part, they desire a life without drama. We do too, right? Not always. Let's face it: sometimes women want to stir things up in a relationship. We get jealous and want him to get jealous, and we fuss about dishes, his mama, the remote control, and compliments — or lack there of.


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Expert Tips on What to Eat Before & After Your Workout
Never Skip a Meal Before a Workout Again — These Experts Reveal What to Really Eat

With springtime in full force, we only have a few months to get in our best shape possible for summer. Are you working out and not seeing the results you’re hoping for? It’s possible that you aren’t fueling your body with the proper nutrients before or after a heart-pumping session. So how can you maximize your efforts in the kitchen to ensure you reach your potential while training? We spoke to the experts to get the scoop.


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Healthcare Made Easier: The Maven App
Meet Maven: The Healthcare App Changing the Way You Book Doctor Appointments

Do you regularly Google symptoms or have you ever found yourself lost on WebMD, diagnosing yourself with some illness at all hours of the night? We might have found a better way to get the right medical advice.

Enter MAVEN, a new health app available in the iOS store, created to be an easy and superior alternative to online self-diagnosis. Think Facetime with a live health and wellness expert that will host video appointments for you anywhere and any time!


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A Journey To Mexico's Colonial Heartland
Take A Journey To Mexico's Colonial Heartland

Mexico's colonial heartland is where Mexico was born. Wander the cobblestone streets of its charming colonial towns and cities and retrace the steps of Mexico's founding fathers in cities like Guadalajara (the birthplace of Mariachi), Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende.
In Mexico's colonial heartland, you can visit mountain pueblos that time forgot one day, and the next be soaking up the cosmopolitan culture of a UNESCO world heritage city. Take a brief tour of the magical country below: 


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Texas Couple Attempts Resurrect Toddler
Texas Couple Flees To Mexico After Attempting To Resurrect Their Dead Toddler

A Texas couple escaped to Mexico after they attempted to resurrect their toddler from the dead.

Authorities performed a welfare check on the child after receiving an anonymous tip about the death. The parents — who lived in a Balch Springs, TX church with a number of young children and other church members — attempted to perform a resurrection ceremony on a two-year-old boy on March 23.


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Ooh Ah! 7 Surprising Facts About Orgasms
Ooh Ah! 7 Surprising Facts About Orgasms

An orgasm is a wonderful thing. Its sole intention is to make us feel good, nothing more, nothing less. Orgasms don’t even discriminate. Whether you're Latina, Caucasian, pale-skinned or dark-skinned, or short, tall, or small, you can have an orgasm. Our bodies are built for us to experience the toe-curling pleasure that is the Big O.

MORE: 10 Tips to Achieve the Best Oral Sex, Ever!


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TK Things To Know About IVF
5 Things To Know About IVF

In vitro fertilization came under fire several weeks ago when famed designers Dolce & Gabbana referred to children conceived via IVF as "synthetic babies." Countless celebrities — including Ricky Martin and Dan Bucatinsky — boycotted the brand, and praised IVF for making their dreams of


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43 Missing Students Parents Seek Help Rival Drug Gang
Parents Of Missing Mexican Students Are Seeking Help From An Unlikely Source

Some of the parents of the 43 missing Mexican college students have turned to an unlikely source for information on their children: a drug gang. 


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AirBNB is Open for Business in Cuba
Airbnb is Open for Business in Cuba

Airbnb revealed today that travelers can now book lodging in Cuba through their website, making them one of the first U.S. companies to expand to the country, The Associated Press reports.

MORE: 7 Things to Know Before You Travel to Cuba


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Why This Dominican Photographer Wants To Keep Talking About Race
One Dominican Photographer Explains Why We Need to Keep Talking About Race

Often a photograph will come along that sparks controversy, but very rarely does it also start an intelligent and necessary conversation about race in Latin America.

After a certain photo of a diverse set of models all from the Dominican Republic made the rounds on social media, race and identity became a hot topic of discussion once again for all Latinos.


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Study Reveals Shocking Effect Poverty Brain Development
What Effect Does Poverty Have On A Child's Brain? The Results Will Shock You!

A new study reveals that children from poorer backgrounds may have smaller brains than children born to wealthier families. 

Researchers from nine universities across the country, led by neuroscientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Columbia University Medical Center, scanned the brains of nearly 1,100 children aged three to 20 years old. After taking genetic factors into account, they found that the surface area of the children's cerebral cortex tended to expand as family income rose. 


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9 Things To Know About Ted Cruz
8 Things To Know About Ted Cruz

On Monday morning, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States — becoming the first major politician to formally declare their intention of running for the office in 2016. Cruz, a Cuban-American, has served as a Republican Senator from Texas since 2012, and has become a key political player in Washington since his election. 
However, despite his brash speeches, many know little about the 44-year-old politician. Below, learn eight things about the Latino presidential contender: 


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WATCH: Funny Or Die Releases "Ted Cruz Honest Presidential Campaign Ad"
WATCH: Funny Or Die Releases "Ted Cruz Honest Presidential Campaign Ad"

"I believe this is very different from Barack Obama's whole Kenya thing. Because, I have a birth certificate. A birth certificate that very clearly state I was born in Alberta, Canada."


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Venezuela Economic Crisis Forcing Women Prostitution
Venezuela's Economic Crisis is Forcing More and More Women Into Prostitution

Venezuela's failing economy has women commuting to nearby Colombia— where prostitution has not been criminalized — for quick paydays. 


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Latina Whisper Confessions Abuela Advice
18 Things Latinas Learned From Their Abuela

What's the craziest thing you abuelita ever taught you? 


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How Equal Are Latinos and Blacks To Whites? This Report Reveals...
How Equal Are Latinos and Blacks To Whites? This Report Reveals...

Despite gains, Latinos and African Americans still fall short when it comes to education, income and involvement in the criminal justice system, according to a report issued by the National Urban League on Thursday. 


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Study: Hispanics Struggle To Make Ends Meet, Chris Rock May Know Why
Study: Hispanics In Los Angeles Struggle To Achieve "Modest But Adequate" Lifestyle

For Latinos living in Los Angeles, the so-called “American dream” may be more of a pipe dream as far too many are struggling to have an adequate standard of living.


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'Univison Contigo' Empowering Hispanic Entrepreneurs
Univison Contigo Campaign is Empowering Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Hispanics contribute nearly $500 billion in revenue to the national economy – at more than twice the start-up rate in the U.S. to non-Hispanics – so it’s no wonder that Univision is launching a campaign to empower even more Hispanic entrepreneurs.


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Starbucks Wants Employees To Start Convos About Race With Customers
Starbucks Wants Employees To Start Convos About Race With Customers

How can a company, ahem Starbucks, that continuously spells my name incorrectly launch a campaign aimed at starting conversations about a touchy subject like race with me?

Whether or not the misspellings are deliberate – as this comedian has alluded to in his hilarious skit – are besides the fact.

RELATED: The Real Reason Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong


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Inspiring Latina: High Schoolers Win $20k After Designing App To Treat Depression
Inspiring Latina: High Schoolers Win $20k After Designing App To Help Teens With Depression

The stress and anxiety of high school can take its emotional toll upon young people, and many teenagers don't have access to a safe escape from their feelings. Five high school students from Kennewick, WA, made it their mission to change that.


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Latinas Are Winning! Men Like Big Butts And They Cannot Lie
Latinas Are Winning! Men Like Big Butts And They Cannot Lie

When I was younger, I didn’t have a big booty. My Dominican genes had yet to kick in and I was saddened by the flatness of my derriere. Not to mention, I felt left out.

Latinas are known to have amazing behinds (Jennifer Lopez, anyone?!) and Latinos love a woman with curves. How else will they be inspired to create innovative catcalls, like, “Tu con tantas curvas y yo sin frenos! (You with all those curves and me without breaks!)”


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Proposal To End "Birthright Citizenship" For Children Of Undocumented Immigrants Is Up For Debate
Proposal to End "Birthright Citizenship" for Kids of Undocumented Immigrants is Up for Debate Again

Last week, Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana introduced an amendment to the bipartisan Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 that would revoke the constitutional right of birthright citizenship. Sen. Vitter claims that the amendment would curb the issue of "birth tourism" — the practice of traveling to the United States so ones children can be born on U.S. soil. 


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Catcalling In Peru Could Land You In Jail For 12 Years
Catcalling in Peru Could Land You in Jail for 12 Years

Catcalling in this South American country might finally come to a halt as a new law has been passed that could land those convicted up to a whopping 12 years in jail. 

Yup, you read that correctly.


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Rush Limbaugh: If Kanye West Had Rapped Racist Chant, It Would Be A Hit
Rush Limbaugh: If Kanye West Had Rapped Racist Chant, It Would Be A Hit

It’s gotten to the point where if Rush Limbaugh did not say anything outrageous on his radio show, that would in fact be considered outrageous.

But, that day is not today.


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Que?! Chicago Grandmother Arrested for Using a Power Saw to Cut Baby's Throat
Que?! Chicago Grandmother Arrested for Using a Power Saw to Cut Baby's Throat

A 52-year-old woman was taken into custody Monday morning in Chicago after slashing her 7-month-old granddaughter's neck with a circular saw.


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WATCH: John Oliver Hilariously Explains U.S. Territories' Voting Rights
WATCH: John Oliver Hilariously Explains U.S. Territories' Voting Rights

Leave it up to Last Week Tonight host Jon Oliver to hilariously break down one of the most convoluted issues in the this country: U.S. territories' voting rights.


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University Oklahoma Closed Racist Chant
University of Oklahoma Fraternity Shuts Down After Racist Video Emerges

Sigma Alpha Epsilon's national headquarters closed its chapter at The University of Oklahoma on Sunday after a racist video emerged. The clip shows alleged fraternity members chanting "There will never be a n----r at SAE."


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Mami Talks: National Reading Month
Mami Talks: 5 Tips to Help Boost Your Child's Literacy Skills

March is National Reading Month and many parents recognize the joys of reading to their children. According to the National Education Association, having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader. Young readers need to become practiced at recognizing letters and sounds. The only way to get good at it is to practice.


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Al Madrigal Explores What It Means To Be Pocho
What Does It Even Mean To Be "Pocho"?

In a Fusion special Half Like Me, comedian Al Madrigal discusses his identity as a half-Mexican, half-Sicilian man living in America — and, more specifically, his status as a total pocho


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Discover The National Anthems From Across Latin America
Discover The National Anthems From Across Latin America

On March 3, we celebrate National Anthem Day, an American tribute to our own anthem, "the Star Spangled Banner." Written during the War of 1812 by Francis Scott Key, the patriotic tune has become symbolic of everything the United States represents.

Many of us can sing the Star Spanged Banner from memory, but we may not all be familiar with the national anthems of our heritage: the anthems of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and more.

Celebrate today by learning a little bit about the anthems of Latin America:


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7 Foods and Drinks Promote Great Sex
6 Foods and Drinks That Promote Great Sex

Food. We gotta have it. It's sustenance. It keeps us alive. It promotes...pleasure? Yes. And I'm not talking about the pleasure you feel when you devour a rich slice of chocolate cake, or a crunchy pastelito, or a savory and sugary cinnamon churro. Although that all tastes and feels amazing, eating certain foods can turn us on down there. And drinks are not to be left out. Sipping on a little somethin' somethin' may lead you to devour the man in your life.
Here are some foods and drinks that serve as aphrodisiacs and promote great sex:


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TK Things Latinas Should Know About Eating Disorders
10 Things Latinas Should Know About Eating Disorders

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which means Twitter is deluged with more articles, videos and images about eating disorders than usual. Unchanged, however, is that much of the content shared neither centers on nor even includes the experience, perspective or struggle of Latinas. But guess what? Many Latinas are dealing with disordered eating, and it’s a problem that is increasing in our community.
Here are 10 facts all of us should know about eating disorders:


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The Ins and Outs of Diversity in the Dominican Republic
The Ins and Outs of Diversity in the Dominican Republic

In an attempt to debunk the stereotypes on what exactly a “Dominican looks like,” Twitter user UsDominicans809 posted a photo of a group of beautiful women (er, possibly models?) who are all super diverse in physical identity along with a sassy tweet.

“They're all dominican; so next time somebody says "you don't look dominican" tell that dumbass, we're all unique,” as written by user UsDominicans809.


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Dove & Twitter Team Up To End Social Media Negativity With #SpeakBeautiful Campaign!
Dove & Twitter Team Up To End Social Media Negativity With #SpeakBeautiful Campaign!

Dove and Twitter hope to combat negative attitudes on social media with their new #SpeakBeautiful campaign. 


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New Study: Latinas Suffer From Menopause Symptoms Longer Than Most Other Groups
New Study: Latinas Suffer From Menopause Symptoms Longer Than Most Other Groups

A shocking new study suggests that women may experience symptoms of menopause for far longer than previously thought — and Hispanic women may suffer for longer than others. 


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Best Pictures Carnival Brazil
10 Gorgeous Shots From Carnival

Lent has officially begun. The 40-day marathon of solemn fasting, praying, and repenting may be upon us, but we will never forget the festivity and jubilation leading up to Ash Wednesday. On Tuesday, partygoers around the country flocked to New Orleans for a Mardi Gras celebration to remember, but true partiers journeyed to South America for Brazil Carnival 2015.
Fat Tuesday may be behind us, but we can still look back fondly on the glitter, lights, feathers and magic of Carnival: 


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Planning your dream disney wedding!
Plan Your Ultimate Disney Wedding!

As little girls, many of us dreamed of having a Disney-themed wedding, where we are the princesas of our own fairytale. Here are six tips to help you plan the ultimate Disney wedding and make that childhood dream come true:

MORE: The 5 Best Disney Dream Experiences


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Wildfox Cami
Latina's 2015 Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Diamonds, lobster, lingerie — everything a girl (single or taken) could ask for on V-Day. Did we mention there's a $260 Ecuadorian chocolate bar involved? 
MUST-READ: 13 Latinas Confess What They Really Want in Bed


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Latino Love Superstitions
8 Latino Superstitions About Love

With Valentine's Day approaching, everyone has amor on the mind — especially all the single ladies and gentlemen out there. Luckily, our abuelitas always had a word of wisdom or piece of advice when it came to finding (and keeping) the right person. 
Check out these 8 Latino superstitions about love and relationships, and add your own in the comments: 


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Everything You Need To Wrap Your Head Around The Vaccination Debate
Everything You Need To Wrap Your Head Around The Vaccination Debate

Earlier this week, Autism Speaks, a respected autism advocacy organization, issued a formal statement urging all parents to vaccinate their children. "Over the last two decades, extensive research has asked whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism," said Rob Ring, the chief science offcer of the organization. "The results of this research are clear: Vaccines do not cause autism.


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Hispanics Will Benefit From Obama's Community College Plan, Says Study
Hispanics Will Benefit From Obama's Community College Plan, Says Study

President Barack Obama's proposal to make two years of community college free of charge could have huge implications for the Latino community. 


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13 Signs You’re a Side Chick
13 Signs You’re a Side Chick

Could you be the other woman? No one ever wants to be an opening act when they could be a main event – but how do you know? These signs are surefire signals you’re not his or her main squeeze. 
PLUS: 10 bizarre facts about cheating


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Things You Never Knew About Latin American Beauty Pageants
Things You Never Knew About Latin American Beauty Pageants

Latin America is known for producing Miss Universe contestants prime for winning (hello, Miss Venezuela takes the crown like ALL the time!). This year, Miss Colombia was crowned Miss Universe. But what happens on their road to the universal throne? Here are six things you never knew about Latin American beauty pageants:


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5 Absolutely Ridiculous State Abortion Laws, Explained
5 Absolutely Ridiculous State Abortion Laws, Explained

Forty-two years after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the US, people across the country hoping to terminate their pregnancies are finding this constitutional right harder and harder to obtain.That’s because lawmakers are constantly introducing new bills that both sneakily and creatively aim to restrict abortion access.


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17 Things Latinas Secretly Think About Sex
17 Things Latinas Secretly Think About Sex

How do you really feel about your sex life? Are you yearning for more — or completely satisfied? 

We asked users to anonymously submit their secret feelings about sex on Whisper, and they sent us their provocative responses about bondage, oral sex, threesomes, and more. See their confessions below:


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6 Crazy Ways To Get A Bigger Butt
6 Crazy Ways To Get A Bigger Butt

Baby don't got back? No worries. Technology has made it possible for flat bootied ladies to get a Jennifer Lopez-style derriere in no time at all. Here are 6 crazy ways to get a bigger butt — without doing a single squat:

MORE: The best booty moments of 2014!


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White Latinos Tired Hearing Flama Video
This Video Perfectly Explains Everything White Latinos Are Sick Of Hearing

Joanna Hausmann tackled the issue of "white Latinas" in a hilarious new video posted to Flama's YouTube account. In the video, Hausmann addresses the fact that non-Latinos and Latinos alike can't seem to wrap their head around the idea of a pale-skinned, red-headed, blue-eyed, full-blooded Latina. 

 

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The Best Career Advice from Seriously Inspiring Mujeres
The Best Career Advice from Seriously Inspiring Mujeres

With the start of a new year, it’s easy to feel motivated to make big changes in your life. If one of your resolutions is to get a new job or to do your current job better, you need to be able to know how to make that happen.

We looked at celebrities and successful Latina women to figure out just what steps you can take to make 2015 a great year in your career.

PLUS: 9 ways to be a kick-ass Latina at work!


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Things Cubans Do That Americans Might Find Weird
Things Cubans Do That Americans Might Find Weird

If you’ve ever met a Cuban person or been invited to their house, you might have come away scratching your head at some pretty different habits. Just like our Dominican friends, there are some things Cubans do that others might find out of the ordinary. In fact, here are 10 things Cubans do that Americans might find, well, just a tad bit weird:


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Forgive and Forget? It's Easier Than You Think
Forgive and Forget? It's Easier Than You Think

Christmas Eve was always a raucous affair when I was growing up. All my aunts and primos and extended familia would pile into my grandma’s tiny casa. The kids would run around while the adults ate tamales, danced and argued. Hey, it was the holidays—that’s what family is for, right?

Family fights and the holidays go together like turkey and gravy. In a recent online poll, 65 percent of those surveyed said their family has disagreements during the holidays, and 68 percent were expecting someone to get on their nerves this season.


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California Newspaper Runs the Most Offensive Headline Against Undocumented Immigrants Ever
Newspaper Runs Most Offensive Headline Against Undocumented Immigrants Ever

The Santa Barbara News-Press has come under fire for a headline that uses the controversial term "illegals."


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13 Amazing Holiday Gifts For Every Woman In Your Life
13 Amazing Holiday Gifts For Every Woman In Your Life

Holiday season is almost here (eeek!) so it’s time to start making that list and checking it twice – just make sure these gifts make the cut for all the mujeres you love. 
PLUS: 10 gifts you should never get a Latina.


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Racists Getting Fired Crazy Stories
5 Crazy Stories From 'Racists Getting Fired'

WARNING: This post contains graphic language and imagery. Proceed at your own caution.
Is this the ultimate karma?
A new Tumblr called Racists Getting Fired has one very simple mission: to get racists fired. The site tracks down racists on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, screenshots their comments, then posts them to their site. The site then publicly shames the racists, and asks concerned Internet users to call their places of employment and report them. 


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TK Home Remedies Every Latino Swears By
10 Home Remedies Every Latino Swears By

It's officially cold and flu season, but before you stock up on Sudafed, NyQuil, and Halls, ask your tia or abuela for their favorite, all-natural cure. Their answers may surprise you! 
Check out these 10 Latino home remedies, and add your own in the comments: 
READ: 7 foolproof Latin American hangover cures!


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9 #EpicFail Sex Stories!
9 #EpicFail Sex Stories!
By: Kiarra Sylvester for YourTango.com
 
From biting accidents to hospital visits, here are some of the biggest sex fails ever.

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Those Banned Mexican-American Classes? They Boosted Student Achievement
Those Banned Mexican-American Classes? They Boosted Student Achievement

In 2010, the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona suspended the Mexican-American Studies program in schools. But while Arizona legislature thought that the program was one-sided and unbalanced, according to The Huffington Post, a new study shows that the curriculum actually helped boost student achievement.


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5 Most Offensive Restaurant Names
6 Most Offensive Restaurant Names

Would you eat a restaurant called Illegal Pete's? How about Bandidos?
When it came to naming their establishments, these owners might have benefitted from an outside opinion. Check it out: these are the six most offensive restaurant names, ever. 
MORE: Racism might actually make you die earlier.


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TK Things All Latinos Experience in the Workplace
10 Things All Latinos Experience in the Workplace

Yes, I'm the only Latino in the office. No, I will not be bringing rice and beans to the company potluck. Here are 10 problems that Latinos experience in the workplace: 
WATCH: Jon Stewart has white people explain why Latinos are terrifying.


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7 Incredible Holiday Gifts For $50 or Less!
7 Incredible Holiday Gifts For $50 or Less!

Holiday shopping doesn't have to be expensive. These great gifts are perfect for family and friends and ring in at $50 or less. Happy holidays, indeed. 

PLUS: Even more holiday gift ideas!


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7 Gifts He’ll Actually Care About
9 Gifts He’ll Actually Care About

Buying for guys is no easy feat — especially when it’s your hermano, papi, or novio. Here are some great ideas that he’ll actually appreciate:

PLUS: Latina editors reveal their holiday wish list! 


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Happy Memorial Day! TK Amazing Latinas In The Military
Happy Veterans Day! Celebrating Latinos In The Military

Happy Veterans Day!
Each year on November 11th, we celebrate the courageous women and men who have fought for our country. We asked you to submit photos of your family members, friends, and loved ones in uniform in honor of the special occassion. 
Today, Latina magazine extends our gratitude and respect to these exceptional Latinos who have served our country. See more men and women on Instagram by using the hashtag #LatinaMilitary!


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7 Latinas Share Their Favorite Tips for Working Out When Traveling
7 Latinas Share Their Favorite Tips for Working Out When Traveling

Keeping up with fitness routines can be tough — especially when traveling. We talked to health and fitness fanatics to get their tips and tricks on staying healthy from the hotel room. Yes, it's possible.


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Why You Should Take Your Man to a Sex Toy Shop
Why You Should Take Your Man to a Sex Toy Shop

When I first walked into a sex store I envisioned my very Catholic and very Dominican mother dropping to her knees. “Santo Dios!” she yelled while dousing me with holy water. I’d scurry right out, like a mouse that’s been caught in a trashcan. I felt like such a sinner.


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Alejandro Chaban Reveals His Simplest Ways to Get Slim
Alejandro Chaban Reveals His Simplest Ways to Get Slim

Celebrity nutritionist and weight loss expert Alejandro Chaban is the man behind Chiquis Rivera’s 30-pound weight drop, and counts Sofia Vergara as a fan. Yes, you read that right. So obviously we wanted to get the scoop on how to get down to your dream weight and get healthy – the easiest way (read: little effort) possible.


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St Louis Cardinal Oscar Taveras Killed Car Crash Dominican Republic
RIP: St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras Killed In Car Wreck

Rest In Peace, Oscar.

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed in a car crash while driving to Puerto Plata in his native Dominican Republic this weekend. Tavera's agent, Brian Meija, confirmed that the 22-year-old baseball player and his 18-year-old girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, were both killed in the accident. 


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WATCH: NFL Players Come Together for Anti-Domestic Violence PSA
WATCH: NFL Players Come Together for Anti-Domestic Violence PSA

Eli Manning, Jason Witten, Antonio Gates and dozens more NFL players have come together to say "no more" domestic violence


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Google Now Has a New Domain for Latinos?
Google Now Has a New Domain for Latinos?

Yo soy Latina. But does that mean I need a new domain other than ".com"? According to Google, yes. The company has rolled out a new domain, .soy, for Latino users. But to some, the ending is confusing — is this a domain for vegans?!

 


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The Best Hotel Restaurants in Puerto Rico
The Best Hotel Restaurants in Puerto Rico

We tasted our way through San Juan, Isla Verde, and Rio Grande to tell you where to dine when you visit Puerto Rico. These are the top contenders.


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Religious Whispers
15 Things Latinas Secretly Think About Their Religion, Faith and Sexuality

These thoughts about religion might kill your mami (or abuela) if she heard them...


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10 Things Latinos With Mixed Backgrounds Understand
10 Things Latinos With Mixed Backgrounds Understand

Whether your mom and dad are from two different Latin American countries or just completely different ethnicities, growing up was an interesting experience. Here are the 10 things you definitely experienced because of your diverse background:


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10 Famous Latina Feminists You Should Know
10 Famous Latina Feminists You Should Know

Feminism is at the forefront of public discussions these days, with celebrities like Emma Watson and Taylor Swift coming forward to give voice to what feminism represents. And as more celebrities join in on the conversation, the understanding of feminism and the movement only continues to grow. Sometimes, Latinas can be left out of the conversation, but it doesn’t mean that we are not out there fighting for women’s rights. As a matter of fact, here are 10 Latinas that are doing just that.


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7 Reasons to Venture into Tantric Sex
7 Reasons to Venture into Tantric Sex

Whenever you hear the word ‘tantra’ you probably envision Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, engaging in kinky sex. Candles lit, moaning that endures, “Roxanne” playing in the background though his wife’s name is Trudie: that’s what tantric sex is, right?


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Celebrity Kids Outtings Photos
8 Cute Outings Your Kids Will Love!

Parents everywhere fear that their children will utter those two little words: "I'm bored." Prevent boredom by indulging your niños in one of these fun outings — inspired by our favorite celebrity parents! 


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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Get Moving!
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Get Moving!

And we have made it to week 4 of the American Heart Association’s EmpowerMEnt Challenge! This week’s challenge is simple: Get moving! You don’t need to put on a perfect gym outfit and drive all the way across town.


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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Empower Your Taste Buds
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Empower Your Taste Buds

Are you feeling healthier and happier by participating in the EmpowerMEnt Challenge?  At the end of the challenge you’ll realize that little changes in your every day schedule can make you feel better and even save you money.


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Dirty Secrets Back To School
Dirty Little Secrets About the School Year You Never Knew

Back-to-school season means long lists of school supplies, crazy shopping for the little ones, and, for many parents, the return of peace and quiet. Unsurprisingly, many men have been making (ahem) good use of their time away from the kids.

According to data released by Jasmin.com, the world's largest adult webcam site, fathers across the country have used the extra hours to watch more porn. Check out the dirty little secrets you never knew about back-to-school season:


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Ebby Antigua and Samantha Leal
Latina's Editors Reveal What Makes Them Proud To Be Latino!

September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, and we're using it as an opportunity to celebrate all the things that make us proud to be a part of this amazing community. 

Scroll through and read Latina's staff sound off on the things that make them proud to be Latino:


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10 Problems All Curvy Latinas Have
10 Problems All Curvy Latinas Can Relate To

Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Chiquis Rivera may help promote the beauty of curves, but even they will admit that having a curvy body comes with problems. Some are kind of funny, but others are just a pain.

Here are problems us curvy chicas have faced over and over again: 


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A Letter to Flaquitas Everywhere
A Letter to Flaquitas Everywhere

Dear Flaquitas,

I hope it’s okay that I used that term. I know you’ve heard it all your life—from relatives, friends, strangers on the street. Maybe, like me, you heard other colorful terminology for “skinny.” As a Cuban-American growing up in Miami, I was often called “una vara de tumbar mangos,” or a rod used to knock down mangoes. It wasn’t meant as a compliment, and back then it ruined mangos for me altogether.


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Mother and Daughter Eating Healthy
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: How to Engage Kids In Healthy Choices!

According to a recent research by the American Heart Association, Hispanic pre-school age children are four times more likely to be obese, compared to non-Hispanic white children. Scary right?


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Jar of Coconut Oil
9 Surprising Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has long been our friend. Whether using it for cooking or as a beauty treatment, the possibilities are pretty much endless. But what else can the miracle oil do? We caught up with nutritionist Keri Glassman, MS, RD, for the Vita Coco Coconut Oil launch (yes, your favorite coconut water is now lending its prowess to oil!) to find out some new ways to use that tub. 


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Mattel Mexican Mariachi Barbie
Mattel Launches Second Mexican Barbie — But Is It Stereotypical?

Undeterred by their previous Mexican Barbie failure, Mattel has created a Mexican Barbie to commemorate the 16 de Septiembre, Mexican Independence Day.

Mariachi Barbie comes with a fitted black bolero jacket, cropped trousers trimmed in an intricate golden brocade, and a wide-brimmed sombrero. Tall black boots and a pink ribbon bow tie complete the look. 


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Hotel Spotlight: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Hotel Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Visit the Hard Rock in Riviera Maya

Located in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, the Hard Rock Hotel has created a truly unique all-inclusive destination. In keeping with the Hard Rock tradition “to spread the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll by creating authentic experiences that rock,” Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya delivers. Upon entering the property you are immediately immersed in a musical experience relevant to all generations. Hard Rock has the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which now includes 77,000+ legendary items worldwide.


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New York City bodega
25 Signs You Grew Up Latino in New York

New York, concrete jungles where dreams are made of — but to you, it was just home. It's true, some people come here to "make it," but you've always been a true New Yorker, and you've got the knowledge to prove it. Here are 25 signs you grew up Latino in New York City:


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TK Latin-Inspired Items That Will Spruce Up Your Space
10 Latin-Inspired Items That Will Spruce Up Your Space

Latin American decor can add a splash of color and a dose of culture to any space — not to mention, they're a great way to share your Latino pride with each and every guest who enters your home! 

Spruce up your casita with these 10 gorgeous Latin-inspired home decorations:


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8 Problems People With Spanish Names Have
8 Problems People With Spanish Names Have

As Latinos, we often like to pass on our heritage through our food, our music, our culture — and, most importantly, our names. But, let's be real, while having a Spanish nombre is great, it comes with its own unique set of challenges. 
These are the eight problems that people with Spanish names have all experienced: 


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10 Challenges Women Face in Latin America That Will Leave You Shocked
The Challenges These Women Face in Latin America Will Totally Shock You

Latin American women — like mujeres across the globe — face structural and everyday discrimination and violence. As their Northern hermanas, we should recognize their struggle, not because they are victims in need of our saving, but rather because their stories need to be heard and their fight supported.


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Gene Simmons speaks onstage at the '4th and Loud' panel
KISS Rocker Gene Simmons To Immigrants: "Learn To Speak Goddamn English."

KISS frontman Gene Simmons voiced some strong opinions about immigrants in the United States on a recent episode of HuffPost Live


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Hello Kitty Post it Dispenser
The Cutest Last-Minute Dorm Buys – Get ‘Em Now!

It's almost time to head back to school! If you've been procrastinating on shopping, here are the cutest last-minute dorm buys you must get:


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This Ecuadorian City is a Must Visit — See Why!
This Ecuadorian City is a Must Visit — See Why!

Forget Machu Pichu or Rio de Janeiro...


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Katherine Vargas
Powerful Mujeres: 6 Latinas in the White House

Think your voice is not represented in higher government? Thing again, because these ladies have your back. Meet the Latinas from all walks of life who are making things happen under the Obama Administration.


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Healthy Foods That'll Kick Your Sex Drive Into High Gear
10 Healthy Foods That'll Kick Your Sex Drive Into High Gear

We know how it is. You love your significant other, but time passes, libidos decrease, and you're no longer that hot-and-heavy couple of the past. Whether it's work, having kids or one of the many stressors in life that decrease our sex drive, we know what you really want: to get back to it! 


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Dominican Rum Wedding Favor
10 Awesome Wedding Favor Ideas to Celebrate Your Heritage!

A wedding is a wonderful time to celebrate your culture through the ritual, decorations, fashion, and music. After a festive night of love, family, and culture, be sure to leave your guests with a reminder of the beautiful, momentous occasion: a wedding favor with Latino flair! 
Planning a Latino boda? Get inspired by these 10 wedding favors: 


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Upside Down Brooms
10 Latino Superstitions We All Grew Up Believing

Many Latinas grew up hearing their fair share of locuras -- old wives' tales that everyone's abuela insisted were the truth! We all know these superstitions can't possibly be real, but we still believe them -- and fear them. 

Here are 10 Latin superstitions we all grew up believing. Do have any to add? Share in the comments! 


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Tcherassi Hotel + Spa in Cartagena, Colombia
10 LGBT-Friendly Hotels & Hotspots To Know

Travel for the LGBT community has been a growing topic over the years, especially with the rise of marriage equality through the US and world. Many destinations and hotel brands have openly supported the community, especially this past June with all the Pride events, and many of the destinations rightfully promote themselves a must visit LGBT city or region. For any Latinas planning summer or fall getaways, we've selected 10 must stay LGBT-friendly hotels in different cities in the U.S. and Latin America:


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TK Ways to Get Kinkier in the Bedroom
10 Ways to Get Kinkier in the Bedroom

Ladies, it's time. Whether you're looking to get out of a sex rut or simply interested in trying something new in the bedroom, a study has found that people who practice BDSM (aka bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism) are psychologically healthier than their vanilla sex-loving counterparts. 


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Marco Rubio: "Hillary Clinton is Not Unbeatable"
Presidential Campaigning Begins! Marco Rubio: "Hillary Clinton is Not Unbeatable"

According to Republican Senator Marco Rubio, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a tough road to the White House, should she decide to run.

"Multiple people can beat her," the Florida senator said in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Friday. "Hillary Clinton is not unbeatable."

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee member, who is widely believed to be a presidential contender for 2016, said he would personally challenge Clinton on her record at the State Department.


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Woman in lingerie surprising her boyfriend
10 Reasons to Surprise Your Man With Lingerie Tonight

We know how it happens: when you first started dating your man, wearing something sexy under your clothes was pretty standard. But then you've settled into the relationship and that lace thong you (and he) loved isn't making its appearance quite as much. And, okay, maybe your love life isn't quite what it was back then either. Whether you're looking to reignite those sexy flames in the bedroom, build up some of your own sex confidence, or just want to spice up a regular day, these are the 10 best reasons to surprise your man (and yourself) with lingerie tonight:


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The Top 20 Latin American Travel Destinations According to Pinterest
The Top 20 Latin American Travel Destinations According to Pinterest

Have you been tagging the location of your travel pins? In the fall Pinterest added the location tagging option, called Place Pins, and recently hit one billion in over 300 countries and territories. Many of these travel pins feature several of our favorite Latina American travel destinations. We've worked with Pinterest to show you the top 20 locations based on their Place Pins, which feature cities and areas in Argentina, Costa Rica, Brazil and more! Take a look and plan your next trip:


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Alexis Bledel and Sara Paxton
8 Things Pale Latinas Are Tired Of Hearing

Because my ability to tan has nothing to do with my Latina identity, got it? Here are 8 things all light skinned Latinas are tired of hearing: 
MORE: 8 things Afro-Latinas are tired of hearing.


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25 Signs You Grew Up Latino In Texas
25 Signs You Grew Up Latino In Texas

Growing up Latino in Texas was an experience unlike any other -- and one you wouldn't trade for the world. To put it simply, you got the best of both worlds: refried beans and chili, Spanish slang and Southern drawl, paletas and Blue Bell Ice Cream, Jarritos and Dublin Dr Pepper. Let's just say, you don't envy anyone who grew up outside the greatest state in the world. 
Can you relate? Here are 25 signs you grew up Latino in the Lone Star State: 


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15 Amazing Gift Ideas for Your Mami!
15 Amazing Gift Ideas for Your Mami!

Mother’s Day is almost here (mark your calendars: it’s Sunday, May 11!). Currently stumped on what to get your mami? We’ve got a few ideas that she’ll love (or that you can post to your Facebook wall. Hint, hint.) Feliz dia de las madres!


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Teresa Barbie doll
15 Signs You Were a Latina Growing Up in the U.S.

Growing up Latina in the United States wasn't a whole different ballgame - but there was a slight change to the rules. From playtime to punishments, here are some ways your childhood differed from your non-Latino amigos:


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WATCH: 3-Year-Old Gives Adorable Argument for Cupcakes for Dinner
WATCH: 3-Year-Old Gives Adorable Argument for Eating Cupcakes for Dinner

As little Mateo would say, "Listen, listen, listen" because this will be one of the cutest videos you'll see all day. We promise.

We couldn't help but laugh when we came across this super funny viral video on YouTube. Mateo, the adorable 3-year-old quoted above (and pictured on the left), gave his mother a compelling argument for having eaten cupcakes for dinner...even after she had told him not to. "Linda, honey, honey," Mateo tells his Mom, Linda Beltran, as he begins to try and explain his actions.


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6 Spanish Words That Are Out to Embarazarte
6 Spanish Words That Are Out to Embarazarte

Uh, that doesn’t mean what you think it means.

If you’re feeling insecure in your English to Spanish translating abilities, you’re not alone. Especially because there are some Spanish words that are trying to fool you. You know, the ones that look similar to English words but don't mean the same things. These are known as "false friends," and they are probably the reason your abuelita has given you some serious side-eye in the past. Here are some Spanish words you may have used incorrectly in the past:


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Men's Valentines Day Gift Guide
The Best Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Novio

Have you ever taken a trip to the mall for a Valentine's Day gift, and eventually, after looking at tons of gifts that could be good for your novio, you end up walking around in circles, less decisive than before you entered said mall? This V-Day, the Latina editors have done all the legwork for you, finding the gift or gift ideas that every type of guy will appreciate at any price range. Check out the best men's gifts for Valentine's Day 2014, then tweet a pic of what you end up buying your sweetie @latina.


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Get an Exclusive Sneak Peek of the HGTV Dream Home in Lake Tahoe!

This year, the HGTV Dream Home is located in Lake Tahoe, so when GMC asked if we'd like to get an exclusive sneak peek of it and its brand new GMC Yukon Denali during the Denali Dream Drive, I was on board before you could say casa ideal. After weeks of anticipation, I made my way out to beautiful Lake Tahoe, which strattles the border of Nevada and California. Known for its proximitiy to the highest concentration of ski slopes in the U.S.


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10 Ways You Know You're at a Latino Thanksgiving
10 Ways You Know You're at a Latino Thanksgiving

When it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving, we all have our own ideas of a traditional meal. While your non-Latino friends will be celebrating the holiday with a buttered turkey, sweet potato casserole and a classic stuffing, your table will look just a little different.


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