Stephanie Salazar

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17 Agua Fresca Recipes for Your Next BBQ

No barbecue is complete without a cooler full of icy bevs nearby. But instead of filling said cooler with sodas and wine spritzers, why not switch it up and include some light, refreshing aguas frescas in the mix? These healthy fruit waters add serious flavor that all ages can enjoy, and will …

I'm Working Out Regularly—So Why Am I Gaining Weight?!

Don't panic just yet.<p>You’ve been killing your workout game for a few weeks now (do it, girl!) and you’re feeling pretty darn good. Your pants fit a little better, you have the energy of a 12-year-old, and you can do twice as many squats as you could three weeks ago.<p>Then you step on the scale and …

Latinas Who Eat Processed Meats Face Higher Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

A study conducted by the University of Southern California found that Latinas who ate more than 20 milligrams of processed meats are 42 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than white women who ate as much processed meat.<p>According to the World Health Organization, processed meat is meat …

Breast Cancer

I Was Diagnosed with Cervical Cancer Three Months After Giving Birth

“Some of the docs questioned whether the pregnancy may have actually sped up the cancer.”<p>Heather Banks was 31-years-old and pregnant with her second baby when her first abnormal pap smear turned up. “I had gone in for my routine six weeks pregnancy appointment, and the lab said some of my cells …

What Life Would Be Like If I Loved Myself the Way I Loved You

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Erin Pierce.</i><p>I should have loved myself with the love I gave to you. I should have told myself the encouraging things I told you when you were most vulnerable. I should have given myself the same chances that I gave to you.<p><i>And I didn't.</i><p>If there's one thing that I …

Positive Thinking

The Simple Thing Women Can Do—but Aren't—to Prevent Getting Cervical Cancer

It's time to step it up, ladies.<p>We get it: With everything you've got going on (like, say, a big work project eating up your days or a tiny human keeping you up at all hours of the night), you may have pushed monitoring your health to the bottom of your to-do list. And according to a new survey …

The Key to Healing Your Broken Heart

A broken heart is one of the worst feelings a person can have. Call me dramatic, but there have been times in my life when I can feel my heart aching, and there's a hollow kind of emptiness throughout my core. It's awful. It's exhausting, frantic, angry, frustrating, and the worst one, it feels …

This Woman Donated 92 Gallons of Breast Milk After Losing Her Son

After Amy Anderson lost her son Bryson in utero at 20 weeks in 2010, she decided to participate in a “unique form of organ donation,” she tells …

Wanting the Best for Our Children

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action), up to $300,000, to four causes helping improve the health and wellbeing of moms and kids worldwide: MAMA, Shot@Life, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Girl Up. Scroll to the bottom to …

This Is Moving On

By Sian Coleman,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1kJyxyt<p>It’s not a one-step solution, it’s forgetting and investing time in other people, it’s …

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time.<p>1<p>Spinach<p><b>Good for:</b> Muscle recovery<br>It's true: …

Nutrition

This Woman’s Gruesome Selfie Will Have You Reaching Frantically for Sunscreen

Another reminder that tanning beds are evil<p>You’ve heard that tanning is bad for your skin. But hearing it and actually being confronted with what can happen when you tan are two completely different things.<p>That’s what Tawny Willoughby is hoping to achieve. The 27-year-old, who used tanning beds in …

24 Craft Breweries Every Beer Lover Should Know

We found the 24 coolest American craft brewers making waves in the industry, from a Latin American-style <i>cervecería</i> in Chicago to a sustainable brewery in Maui that uses local Hawaiian ingredients to make its brews.<p>A brewery is considered a craft brewery if it produces fewer than 6 million barrels a …

Cape Cod

The Secret To The Best Bloody Mary (It's All About The Pickle-Infused Vodka)

There have been many theories thrown around on how to drink the best Bloody Mary. Some people feel that making an awesome Bloody Mary bar and letting people cater to their own taste is the best philosophy. Others swear that the importance is ultimately in the hot sauce. Then, there are the …

Dear Single Mama

Dear Single Mama,<p>I have something to tell you. As you try so hard to hold it in, pull it together and keep it from falling apart; as you get off work, pick up the kids, check their homework, cook and clean dishes... please take a moment to hear me.<p>After bath time and bedtime, when the quiet of your …

to the always giving and exhausted mom

I think I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be not tired.<p>I listen to my children complain about having to go to bed and I just laugh inside. Until …

We're All Part of It

Uh oh, something's missing!<p>The page you were trying to reach does not exist. It may have been moved or deleted.<p>Search<p>Also in PUCKERMOB:<p>The Heartbreak …

9 Quick Ways to Lose Your Thigh Fat

Those skinny jeans are calling your name.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Full disclosure: There's no one exercise or food that specifically helps you lose weight in your legs—spot reducing fat doesn't work—but keep reading to find out …

My Favorite First Novels to Read-Aloud with Kids - Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

<b>Reading aloud from novels is one of my favorite things to do.</b> I enjoy reading picture books, as well, but there is nothing like a good children’s …

Kids

Skip the Squats and Do These 15 Booty-Sculpting Moves Instead

Squats have their place in strength training, but there are plenty of other butt exercises out there! Mix up your routine, and try out the following moves that tone and lift your derrière. Who knows? You might say "so long" to squats (for now) and find a new favorite exercise in the bunch.

How to read aloud every day

<i>Written by Sarah Mackenzie of Amongst Lovely Things.</i><p><b>I‘m convinced that the</b> <b>minutes and hours I spend reading to my children are the best invested</b> …

Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Most artists belong to their times, but Billie Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present. In a way, she died before her time, just as the country was beginning to talk about race, drugs, feminism and misogyny — all of which converged in her life.<p>Her death in July 1959 was only …

5 documentaries about women that will truly change the way you see the world.

"Top 5 Films Every Reproductive Rights Advocate Should See"<p>By Lauren Himiak, Communications Manager, Women Deliver<p><b>Film is a powerful medium that can</b> …

Human Rights

Good Friday's Last Words

On Good Friday, we stand with the nonviolent Jesus as he suffers torture and execution at the hands of the empire, yet remains centered in the God of love, forgiving and nonviolent to the end. Gandhi said that in his death, Jesus practiced perfect nonviolence. He teaches us not only how to suffer …

"Spotting in my knickers turned out to be cervical cancer - at age 22"

<b>Megan* was diagnosed with cervical cancer four years ago when she was just 22 – three years before she was due to be invited for her first cervical</b> …

60 Years Of Jane Doe Portraits Give Nameless Women The Attention They Deserve

On May 10, 1950, the body of an unidentified woman with red hair and freckles was found in Bath, West Virginia. An unnamed individual had been mushroom hunting along U.S. Route 522 when he stumbled upon the Jane Doe. Forensic experts determined that she was between 35 and 50 years old at the time …

United States

The truth about surviving cervical cancer in your 20s

Photo, Ondine Corewijn/Stocksy.<p>It’s a bright Saturday morning in July 2010, and the parking lot in downtown Vancouver is a sea of personalized …

6 Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Cervical Cancer

Black women are familiar with certain facts about cervical cancer –how it is caused and that it is preventable. Yet they are still dying at a …