Archive for February 2nd, 2012

February 2, 2012

Being Latino Online Magazine Announces New Editorial Team

A month into 2012, and it’s already been a banner year for Being Latino.  Part of this great growth includes the expansion of the Online Magazine team. Chief Content Officer, Libby Juliá-Vázquez says, “The expansion of the editorial team is a goal we’ve had for some time. As our audience has grown, so has the need for expansion in the variety of content we publish. With additional editors we have a strategic focus on content that’s timely and relevant to the Latino community and beyond. I’m happy to have the opportunity to put together an amazing group of talented individuals.”

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February 2, 2012

“Goya, Oh Boy-a!”

It looks like Goya is giving First Lady Michelle Obama and the Latino community a reason to start shouting “Goya, Oh Boy-a!” again.

Goya Foods is promoting USDA’s MyPlate, or MiPlato, which replaced the ancient Food Pyramid model we had learned to associate with healthy eating. MiPlato is a much easier way to remember the correct portion sizes you should have for each food group on your plate. 

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February 2, 2012

3D printing: the world at your fingertips

Imagine yourself sitting at your computer, shopping around for some deals. You see a new pair of sneakers for sale – which you really need. Excitedly, you pull out your credit card and complete your purchase. Now imagine that instead of waiting for your new kicks to show up at your doorstep, your printer springs into action and voilá – brand new sneakers have been rendered for you instantly.

Sounds like some distant imagined future, right?

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February 2, 2012

Planned Parenthood loses funding

Many women in need of medical services have only one place they could rely upon for free, or discounted care, Planned Parenthood. They are able to get cervical and breast cancer screenings they couldn’t otherwise afford. Planned Parenthood isn’t only a place to get contraceptive products.

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February 2, 2012

Simply delicioso – a love for food and entertaining

by Nicolle Morales Kern

Her passion for cooking was awakened at an early age when she started cooking alongside her mother, a Cordon Bleu Chef. She never knew what a kids meal was and believes that knowing another culture’s cuisine is like going to a museum of that country because so much history can be learned from ingredients.

She grew up in Colombia and the Netherlands and her name is a reflection of her German grandfather. For the past 15 years she has been building her brand that is dedicated to highlighting everyday cooking in a creative, fun, and fast way. Ingrid Hoffman is the heart and soul behind Simply Delicioso.

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February 2, 2012

One last “Love, peace and soul”

For people of a certain age, the news of Don Cornelius’ death felt like another piece of our adolescent years died as well. How many Saturdays were spent watching “Soul Train” and imagining our younger selves dancing down the line. How many of us strained muscles trying to perform those dance splits? Oh, you didn’t? Ok, let me speak for myself, that hurt!

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February 2, 2012

The state of our community 2012

by Hector Luis Alamo, Jr.

According to TV’s political analysts, President Obama’s State of the Union address was the one of the most impassioned, lackluster, articulate and deceptive speeches the nation has seen in at least a decade. Depending on which news channel you watch at home or which radio station you listen to on the way to work, the President’s speech either exceeded all expectations or fell completely flat.

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