Spanglish Life

By Ana Flores | My life is eclectic. Mi vida la vivo de muchos colores y sabores. What I read and share is just as unexpected at times. Enjoy!

The Day Frida Kahlo Changed My Life

When I was about six years old, my mother took me to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was a trip that I will never forget. In fact, it was a …

US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more

The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes.<p>The report says there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly the …

Spain

Want Great Hair? It's About the Scalp

If you want truly healthy hair, shampoos and conditioners can only take you so far. Enter: new treatments that focus on the scalp<p><b>"HAIR IS LIKE</b> a …

Hair

Top 5 Latinos in Entertainment of 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Before you fire off angry e-mails notifying us of our glaring omissions, know that we understand there are many Latinos in Hollywood making compelling and memorable contributions.<p>So, yes, we are aware that Pitbull had a banner year, that Eva Longoria continues to blossom in …

Sofia Vergara

Nochebuena vs. Christmas Eve

If you're bilingual and bicultural, you may be saying "Wait a minute, aren't Christmas Eve and Nochebuena the same thing?" The answer is yes… and no. …

Christmas

10 Songs for Your Nochebuena Playlist

We all know and love the classic bilingual Jose Feliciano song, "Feliz Navidad," but it's time to play DJ and mix it up a bit for your Nochebuena …

Latin America

A Letter to My Son, The Highschooler

Dear son,<p>It feels like just yesterday that I held you in my arms for the first time. It amazes me to think that you are now 15 years old and a …

Give back this holiday season with gifts that support girls and women

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Look no further than the ONE Girls and Women gift guide, which features some of our favorite partner …

Chunky tomato soup inspired by the Andes and our travels

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Hunt’s Tomato Sauce and Latina Bloggers Connect, but the stories, views, and recipe are ours.<p>One …

The Man Who Made The Spanish-Speaking World Laugh

On <i>Alt.Latino,</i> we constantly ask what it means to be Latino. What do I, an Argentine woman, have in common with Felix Contreras, a Chicano from California? And what do we both have in common with, say, a Central American child who comes alone and undocumented to the U.S.? Poet Ruben Dario famously …

Argentina

Visit the Home Where Frida (and Diego) Lived

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were Mexican artists known internationally for their powerful work (Frida, self-referential paintings, often about the …

Frida Kahlo

Your Full Attention, Please! My Rant About iPhone Addiction

In line at the grocery store recently, I sighed and looked up helplessly as my iPhone screen went from Instagram feed to black. Crashed, again. A snort came from the eight-year-old behind me, who was wearing slip-on kicks, khaki shorts, a pink Lacoste shirt, all topped off with a slide-slicked, …

Phones

Baked panela cheese and membrillo 'pan de muerto' for Day of the Dead

This post is part of a compensated campaign in collaboration with Cacique and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions and the recipe are my own.<p>This …

Cheese

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

Dating

10x10 Presents Girl Rising (Official Trailer)

Intel Corporation

10 Awesome Globally Conscious Girls Explain Why Girls MATTER

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3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>01 Of 17<p>Pin<p>Share<p>01 Of 17<p>The Shawl + Knot<p>2. Wrap one part of the scarf or one scarf around your shoulders like a shawl.<p>Katie Friedman<p>NEXTTricks of the Trade: Stylist Penny Lovell

Style

For The Love Of Ricky Martin

Latin pop often gets a bad name — for being too schmaltzy, for being heavily commercial, for being overly produced. There can be truth to those critiques, but they can also feel like poorly veiled cultural elitism.<p>If you listen to <i>Alt.Latino</i> regularly, you know that I'm a big fan of pop music. It's …

Ricky Martin

Fashions Inspired by Mexico

Jul 08, 2014<p>1 / 10<p>Summer swing dress<p>Mexican inspiration is chic this spring and summer. For a look that’s beachy and romantic, look for an oversized, …

Latin America

Two Entrepreneurs Team Up To Revolutionize Fashion For The Professional Woman

Seven women are sitting in a circle at Greenwich Village’s Onegin Restaurant, sipping cocktails, exchanging business cards and raving about Kristin Paquette’s pants.<p>At first glance, Paquette’s trousers seem like ordinary work pants: black and fitted, with a flattering front seam and a slight ankle …

Style

What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries

"Make me look beautiful.”<p>That's what Esther Honig asked 40 photo editors to do -- in over 25 countries. Using the service-sharing site Fiverr, Honig, a human interest reporter, sent a picture of herself to be photoshopped around the world to see just how much cultural values are applied to …

Sri Lanka

Fresas con Crema – Sweet Vanilla Crema Dip

June 24, 2014 | Cooking<p>The strawberry season in the U.S. typically peaks between April and June, depending on where you live. Right now is an …

Food