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February 16, 2012

What does freedom mean to you? [video]

Freedom is one of the values that this country is built on and many freedoms are outlined in our constitution.

But, what does freedom mean to you personally? How do you incorporate freedom into your everyday life? If you work at a job that you don’t enjoy, just to buy things that you don’t really need or can even afford, then you are not really living in freedom. You’re the only person that can define what freedom means to you, but if you don’t think you’re living it, then some changes will be necessary.

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February 14, 2012

Where relationship reminders go to die

Photo: Darko Bandic/AP

When relationships end, not everything disappears that it touched disappears from your life like your ex might. You might still have trinkets, letters, photos (and more) lying around that serve as reminders of the time you shared together, the fights you had, and the fact that you once shared mutual feelings of love (or maybe it was just lust).

But once you’ve gotten over the fact that your relationship ended, what are you supposed to do with these things?

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February 14, 2012

Would you like some fries with your Valentine?

Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate romance, love, and your relationship. Or is it just another holiday for businesses to capitalize on?

You may have decided to take your Valentine out for a nice meal, with candlelight, roses, and maybe even some chocolate.

But maybe the five-star restaurant, multiple-course meal isn’t really your scene and since Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, you might not be in the mood to cook a delicious meal either.

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February 9, 2012

Sonia Sotomayor brings justice to Sesame Street

You know the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Goldilocks goes into the Three Bears home and tries everything, until it fits “just right”. Well, Baby Bear wasn’t happy that Goldilocks broke his chair and runs to Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to help solve his problem.

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February 9, 2012

Important things to know before your job interview [infographic]

Interviewing skills should always be kept up-to-date and sharpened. Whether we realize it or not, there can be non-verbal cues that can turn a potential employer off (and vice versa). It’s important to do your research on the company you’re interviewing for and to tailor your responses to its interests.

Here are some things that a lot of people overlook when going on an interview:


Infographic published by ClassesandCareers.


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of
the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


February 7, 2012

Latin Jazz artists plan own concert to protest Grammys


On Sunday, February 12, 2012, Ray Carrion and his Latin Jazz All Stars, John Santos, Bobby Matos, and Oscar Hernandez will be among musicians not attending the Grammy Awards Ceremony. Last year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the organization that controls the Grammy Awards) decided to reduce the amount of categories that receive awards.

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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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January 30, 2012

Digital DNA to prevent cheating on the SAT exam

Photo: Stony Brook University

Names on a page. That’s all students are when they take the SAT and ACT tests. Depending on the name, you won’t be able to tell if the student is supposed to be a boy or a girl, or even what they look like. This was one of the reasons that some students were able to pay others up to $3,600 to take the test for them.

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January 27, 2012

BL Cooks: Pl√°tano-crusted chicken


Pl√°tanos are a wonderful part of the Latin American diet and can be served in a number of ways. Here is a wonderful recipe, from Goya, that covers chicken in pl√°tanos.

(serves 4)

1 lb. thinly sliced boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets
2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 tsp. Minced Garlic
¬Ĺ tsp Paprika
GOYA Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper, to taste
1 bag (5 oz.) Plantain Chips

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January 26, 2012

Stop and hear the music

As you go about your busy everyday life, do you ever just stop and hear the music? Whether you’re passing through the subway of New York City, the D.C. metro or any other public transportation hub, you may have noticed the street musicians or buskers.

Some may be students, part-time workers or anyone else trying to supplement whatever it is they’re earning. Some of them may be good enough for you to stop and listen for a while to enjoy their sounds, others not so much.

But what if a famously, classically trained musician set up shop (dressed as any other busker) and played his best pieces?

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