Crank Up Your Mid-Afternoon Energy

10/13/11 Crank Up Your Mid-Afternoon Energy

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Sunday lunch at a Latino household can be the equivalent of any Thanksgiving dinner: mounds and mounds of food, complete with post-meal sluggishness. But since it’s Sunday afternoon, you can give in to the drowsiness and sink into a delicious and well-deserved siesta. But what about when that lethargy hits you during the middle of...

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The Silent Infection You Need To Look Out For

09/01/11 The Silent Infection You Need To Look Out For

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Despite the impression abuela may under about your sex life (that you have none, because that’s what you told her – who wants to talk about sex with grandma?), you’re sexually active and responsible about it. You’re well-informed and take the proper precautions to keep yourself healthy. However, there is one STD you may not...

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De Stressing The Cosmopolatina Way

06/08/11 De Stressing The Cosmopolatina Way

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How often in your hectic life do you remember to just stop and BREATHE? It may seem elemental, but many of us forget how important a few nice and deep breaths are as stress relief tools. If you’re thinking breathing is not going to help when you’re about to have a meltdown because you screwed up at work and you know you’re...

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Diabetes And Latinas

04/25/11 Diabetes And Latinas

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What’s scarier than el chupacabra? How about a disease that sneaks up on you and pounces when you least expect it? We Latinas are a high-risk group for diabetes, so you need to keep an eye on all those high-fat goodies that typically make up a Latin diet and get regular exercise. If you are already suffering from diabetes, don’t...

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Move Over, Fish. It’s Krill Time

03/10/11 Move Over, Fish. It’s Krill Time

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Fish oil is probably the most enduring dietary supplement of our lives. We hated it as children when we were forced to drink a spoonful of Emulsion de Scott every day (gag, why didn’t they have cherry flavoring back then?) and now we can’t live without our Omega-3 pills for both beauty and brains. But if you really want to pack...

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Alternative Plans for Dateless Valentine’s Day

02/11/11 Alternative Plans for Dateless Valentine’s Day

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No Valentine? No problem! Sitting around and moping over your dateless-ness is so 90’s. A Cosmopolatina doesn’t let something as insignificant as being single get her down. And she certainly doesn’t agree to go out with the creepy dude from the Sales department just to avoid being alone. No, no, she makes the most of every...

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