Entries by Betsy Rivera


5 Unusual Ways to Spend Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about family and togetherness. But let’s face, a turkey-and-all-the-fixins’ feast year in, year out can get a little tiresome. So here are our ideas for five unusual ways to spend Thanksgiving. Leave the country. On two of the best Thanksgivings I ever spent, I was far from home—once in Italy with a […]


Breast Cancer: Coping with the Diagnosis

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been one of the most successful campaigns in recent history to raise public awareness. More women than ever receive regular mammograms, and do breast self-checks, and the breast cancer survival rate is steadily increasing. But while a breast cancer patient’s physical health is usually well-tended to, her emotional health can […]


Sweet, Healthy Treats for Baby

Editor’s Note: The following article is one in a series of pieces inspired by a celebration of Latino heritage and smart nutrition, brought to you by BeechNut/Goya Whether as dessert or an in-between meal snack, you might be tempted to give your baby a sweet treat. And while chocolate, candy and pre-packaged cakes and pastries […]

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Bond with Your Unborn Baby with Bellybuds

If you’re a fan of TV’s Modern Family, you may have noticed Sofia Vergara’s recently-pregnant character, Gloria, sporting a curious little item on her growing belly. But for Bellybuds creator Curtis Williams, seeing Vergara sporting his specialized speaker system, which plays sound directly to the womb, was a pivotal moment. “Seeing Sofia Vergara wearing Bellybuds […]

Penis Size Matters…But Not as Much as You Might Think

A new study on penis size from Australian researchers confirms what women have known all along: size matters, but it isn’t everything. The study results give tall men reason to take comfort but for shorter, pear-shaped men? Not so much. The results show that for women, the most attractive men are tall, have average to […]


Location Based Online Dating Apps

Imagine signing up for a location-based online dating site. You post a photo and profile and ta-da!—messages from potential suitors start to pop up almost immediately. You’ve gotten your money’s worth, right? Wrong. New Yorker writer Ann Friedman argues that the recent spate of location-based apps—ones that let you see who is online and in […]