Op-eds, columns and personal essays.

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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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What is The Real Meaning of Diversity Month?

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 So April is Diversity Month. Yay! But what does that mean? The general idea is that we're supposed to celebrate diversity. Diversity is defined by Webster's as the state of being diverse, or of being different.…
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8 Reasons Why Baseball Players are Just as Hot as Soccer Players

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UPDATED June 11th, 2018  We’re celebrating Hank Aaron and baseball all this month! On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs. Aaron went on to score more…
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What to Do If You Get Pulled Over by the Police

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UPDATED June 6th, 2018 The million dollar question: what to do if you get pulled over. Getting pulled over can be an incredibly stressful experience. And while police officers are employed to help keep you and all the people around you safe,…
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Feline Philosophy: 8 Cat Facts & Lessons You Can Only Learn from a Kitty

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UPDATED May 30th, 2018 There are tons of sources of inspiration and information in your daily life; you learn from the people you interact with, from your surroundings, and you learn from both your failures and your successes. But what…
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Does Fashion Really Trump Female Power?

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UPDATED March 26th, 2018 Make no mistake: There’s a before and after Sheryl Sandberg’s book, "Lean In." Before, female politicians like Christine Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council and mayoral candidate, would be criticized…
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Sharing Passover to Open Tween Minds

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UPDATED January 12th, 2018 Our Los Tweens team was invited by our amiga Jeannette Kaplun of Hispana Global to join her for an annual Passover celebration presented by the Latin American committee of the Miami AJC. It is a beautiful…
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Her Death to Cancer Taught Me Gratitude

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UPDATED November 14th, 2017 Yesterday, (my husband) Paolo and I attended the funeral of a 32-year-old woman who died after a long struggle with ovarian cancer. I didn’t know the woman, but Paolo is friends with her husband; he works…
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On Thanksgiving—An Attitude of Gratitude

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UPDATED November 14th, 2017 Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto, goes the first line of the world famous Mercedes Sosa song that tells the story of the singer/writer’s gratitude for the many blessings that life has given to her.…
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Culture Clash: Baby Ear Piercing & Latinos

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Every so often the “to pierce or not to pierce a baby’s ears” debate flares up in the U.S. This is probably because there are more and more little Latina girls running around with earrings adorning their cute…