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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 <i>nombre</i> is great, it comes with its own unique set of challenges.<p>These are the eight problems that people with Spanish names have …

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How To Decorate With Radiant Orchid: 26 Ideas

The Pantone Color for 2014 is Radiant Orchid, and it’s rather tricky to use. Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in …

Living Clay: Artist Johnson Tsang Brings Ceramic Bowls and Cups to Life | Colossal

<p>With an adept understanding of ceramics and anatomy, Hong-Kong based artist Johnson Tsang (previously here and here) creates strange and unexpected …

Hovering Tree Illusion by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this rural intervention (?) created earlier this week by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany. The duo wrapped a …

The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping | Colossal

<p>No, these aren’t exactly your childhood goldfish bowls. The world of competitive aquarium design, or <i>aquascaping</i>, is just as difficult, expensive, …

San Francisco's Very Adult Grilled Cheese

<i>There are grilled cheeses far and wide, for good reason. Many of them are good. Some, great. For April, Grilled Cheese Month, we'll be trying grilled cheeses from all over, and dispensing a little wisdom along the way.</i><p><b>Pecorino & Almond Pressed Sandwich ($12.50)</b><p><i>Tartine Bakery, 600 Guerrero Street,</i> …

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15 Fabulous Pitcher Drinks for a Party

What's a party without a cocktail? But shaking them to order just isn't practical when there are guests to enjoy and dinner to finish. Two words for …

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Our Favorite Smoothies in Portland, OR

GalleryOur Favorite Smoothies in Portland, OR<p>With summer just around the corner, and even a few sunny days under our belts, it's finally time to shed our heavy winter oatmeal breakfasts and hot soup lunches in favor of lighter, brighter ones. Like, say, big, colorful fruit and vegetable-packed …

Relish

• <b>Author:</b> Daphne Oz<p>Relish by Daphne Oz – bestselling author of The Dorm Room Diet, cohost of the hit daytime talk show The Chew, and daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz – offers simple, practical, and personal advice to help you live your better life right now.<p>Daphne Oz made a splash by sharing her secrets for …

The Way We Worship: Why Latinos Are Leaving the Catholic Church

<i>More Latinos than ever are leaving the Catholic Church for other religions and spiritual practices—whether it be Pentecostalism, Islam or no spiritual practice at all. What the way we worship says about us as a changing community.</i><p>Sunday morning around Manhattan’s West 107th Street is a busy time: …

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Yoani Sánchez Says Latinas Can Protect Cuban Dissident Bloggers

<b>Yoani Sánchez</b>’s visit to the nation’s capital started off with a tweet. While reading my Twitter, I found out that the Cuban dissident blogger who writes Generación Y blog is touring the U.S., visiting New York City, Washington, DC, and Miami, as part of a three month world tour.<p>Excited to hear …

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Bruno Mars Admits to Changing His Latino Last Name to “Avoid Being Stereotyped”

Will the real <b>Peter Hernandez</b> please stand up? In the latest issue of <i>GQ Magazine</i>, <b>Bruno Mars</b> admits to dropping his Latino last name to make it in show business. In the cover story, the “Locked Out of Heaven” singer reveals that he felt like the music industry was pigeonholing him into a Latin music …

Shakira Snags First Latina Singer, Speaks Spanish on 'The Voice'

Night two of <i>The Voice</i> premiere found <b>Shakira</b> snagging another singer and breaking out in her native tongue, Spanish. The night’s first singer, <b>Tawyna Reynolds</b>, seemed poised for a spot on Team Blake but Shak stole this one from the country star. She even busted out her “English to Country” dictionary …

Zoë Saldaña is LATINA's May 2013 Cover Girl!

Movie star <b>Zoë Saldaña</b> graces the cover of <i>Latina</i> magazine's May 2013 issue, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on April 9, 2013.<p>In a revealing interview, the stunning Dominican and Puerto Rican actress opens up to <i>Latina</i> about her slew of Hollywood projects (including the controversial Nina …

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Shakira Picks Former 'Sabado Gigante' Child Star on 'The Voice'

Last night <i>The Voice</i> featured one of the most Latino moments on network TV ever. Let us explain. Cuban American singer, Monique Abbadie, a former child performer on <i>Sabado Gigante</i> (yes, that <i>Sabado Gigante</i>) sang Shakira’s “Loca.” Abbadie’s rendition of Shak’s song was, on some notes, better than the …

Inspiring Latina of the Week: Meteorologist Maria Molina

<b>Maria Molina</b> is a meteorologist for FOX News Channel. Originally from Nicaragua, Maria is one of the youngest weather women on cable. In addition to her busy job at FOX, Molina is working towards her graduate degree at Columbia University, studying climate change. With her hard work ethic, and …

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The New Persian Kitchen

• <b>Author:</b> Louisa Shafia<p>In <i>The New Persian Kitchen</i>, acclaimed chef and Lucid Food blogger Louisa Shafia explores her Iranian heritage by reimagining classic Persian recipes from a fresh, vegetable-focused perspective. These vibrant recipes demystify Persian ingredients like rose petals, dried limes, …

Yago Hortal’s Abstract Paintings

Posted by<p>Art Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>This week’s CMYLK features Colourlovers palettes paired with abstract works by Yago Hortal. Hortal is a young …

Art

Moonassi Drawing: The Beautiful Graphic Art of Daehyun Kim - The Fox Is Black

Daehyun Kim is a graphic artist from Seoul in South Korea. Since 2008 he has been working on a series called moonassi drawing. These are mostly small …

Infographic: 60 Seconds Of Kobe Bryant’s Salary Vs. A School Teacher’s

Every minute, Kobe Bryant makes $162.55. By comparison, a family doctor–what most of us consider a decent occupation!–makes $1.35. In that same amount of time, an elementary teacher makes $0.43 (yes, <i>forty three cents</i>). And a minimum-wage worker pulls in just over a dime–a mere $0.12.<p>For CNNMoney, …

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As Friday winds down and we await the three day-weekend with bated breath, take a few moments to enjoy the best of Dwell.com from...<p>Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing pleasure, but with 50...<p>The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: …

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Thailand’s mountainous coffee journey

Participants in the Akha Ama Coffee Journey experience the true life of a coffee farmer in the remote village of Maejantai. It is hard work, and that is how it is supposed to be.<p>If you have ever wondered where your morning cup of coffee comes from, consider a trip to the remote northern Thai …

Living in: Cities known for art and culture

Five urban areas where the creative spaces and innovative atmosphere benefit locals and visitors alike.<p>As any observer of urban renewal knows, artists have a long track record of cultivating an energy that often evolves a place into a true experience, generating creative spaces and an innovative …

A voyage to the bottom of the sea

The deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench, could soon be on the tourist trail.<p>The deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench, could soon be on the tourist trail.<p><b>Related slideshow: Exploring Micronesia’s ghost fleet</b><p><i>BBC's Fast Track brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of</i> …