Archive for December, 2011

December 30, 2011

Three drinks to ring in the New Year

The new year is almost upon us and while you’re still figuring out what exactly you’ll be doing, for those of you planning on hosting a house party (or going to one), here are three drink recipes that are festive, simple and great for parties. You’ll already have plenty of champagne, why not put it delicious use?

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December 30, 2011

How to talk to young girls about beauty

– via Jezebel.com

Jezebel.com

This past Christmas night, my wife, daughter, and I went visited some friends for dinner. When my daughter walked through the door resplendent in a new outfit from Santa, our host, Tom, exclaimed “You look beautiful, Heloise!” His partner, Kate, shushed him. “You’re not supposed to tell little girls that they’re pretty,” she said, offering Eira and me an apologetic smile. “It gives them a complex.”

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December 30, 2011

Latino-owned businesses leading the way

– via Forbes

LatinBizDirectory

While there can be debate about what it means, the unassailable fact is that Latino-owned businesses in the United States are growing at a blistering pace — in fact more than twice the national average. This trend has been sustained for at least the last decade and manifests itself both in the growing number and size of Latino-owned businesses. 

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December 30, 2011

Argentina’s “last” dictator sentenced for crimes

– via NY Daily News

Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Argentina’s last dictator was convicted Thursday of more crimes against humanity, this time getting 15 years in prison for setting up a secret torture center inside a hospital during the 1976 military coup.

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December 30, 2011

Old love letters end 77-year marriage

– via NY Daily News

Jeffrey Hamilton/Getty Images

A 99-year-old Italian man is divorcing his wife of 77 years after he stumbled across letters she had written to a secret lover in the 1940s.

The damning discovery days before Christmas led the galled grandfather to confront his once two-timing wife immediately, London’s Daily Telegraph reported.

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December 29, 2011

Being Latino Online Magazine: 2011 A Year in Review

by Lance Rios

This year, has definitely been Being Latino, Inc’s strongest year ever. Of all of our accomplishments in 2011, our Online Magazine has really stuck out as our “hub” of what we represent. What did we do this year that is so different to make such a HUGE difference? Well a few things…

We have acquired the talents of Chicago-based, Chief Content Officer, Libby Juliá-Vázquez. Libby has been overseeing the Online Magazine from the start of 2011 to present. In that span, she has managed a team of editors, 30 writers, has increased the total traffic of the online magazine by over 250%, and has managed all of our PR initiatives.

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December 29, 2011

The 10 most-viewed posts of 2011

Over the past year, we have shared quite a bit of content with you, covering a variety of categories from politics to sports, dancing to food and, of course, some memorable videos.

To celebrate the end of the year, we share with you the 10 posts that you viewed the most in 2011.

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December 29, 2011

Latino New Year’s resolutions: A call for self-examination

by Nick Baez

As the curtain comes down on another year, many of us will take some time to sit back and reflect. And as the dawn of a new year approaches, many of us will also attempt to adopt a resolution that will lead to self-improvement, greater happiness, and a better quality of life. As I reflect on the year that was, for the greater Latino community, I have developed my own New Year’s resolution for the community at large, in an effort to forge a greater sense of unity and a more refined public direction. Here is the three-part resolution that I feel all Latinos should consider.

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December 29, 2011

Ever feel like skipping a day? Now you can

As long as you are in Samoa this Thursday. In the latest realm of time travel, Samoa has decided to eliminate Friday, December 30 in order to sync up the working week with the two countries it works with the most, New Zealand and Australia.

It is a move that reverses the king’s decision in 1892 to move the country from the western to eastern side of the international dateline, in order to please U.S. traders. The New Zealand territory of Tokelau is making the switch as well.

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December 29, 2011

Learn how to roll your R’s with Ivy Queen [video]

Learn how to roll the letter “R” with Puerto Rican reggaetón legend Ivy Queen. It’s easier than you think once you get the momentum going.

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