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“The Book that Can’t Wait” [video]

I bought a Nook some months ago thinking that it would help me be the voracious reader that I was growing up (my attention span is worse than ever). It hasn't really made a difference. With so much to do and so many distractions reading is always put on the back burner, and the truth… Continue reading “The Book that Can’t Wait” 

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8 things you should know before watching novelas [video]

Originally published at Being Latino Online Magazine as Novelas for Dummies. When I was a little girl in Puerto Rico, I would climb out of bed, sneak into the living room and sit behind the recliner where my mom sat to watch her novelas. She would pretend I wasn’t there for the hour my favorite… Continue reading 8 things you should know before watching novelas 

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5 random things to get you through a Monday

1. Magic Mike premieres this week  2. Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' made with Dominoes 3. A 4th-grader's very literal take on how to write a haiku via happyplace.com 4. Plan out your next reading adventure  5. Finally, see... 23 Reasons Why Today is Gonna be a Good day

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Scratching “Flash Mob” off my bucket list [video]

Remember the show Fame? It was one of my favorite shows and I wanted sooo bad to be in it or at least go to a high school for the performing arts where dancing and singing were part of the curriculum. But the that I loved the most though wasn't, at least to my knowledge,… Continue reading Scratching “Flash Mob” off my bucket list 

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Amélie and living a life of wonder

I just watched Amélie for what may be the fifth time. A rarity for me, since I rarely watch movies at all. Maybe this movie is an exception because it's from the its first moment, I felt a kinship with the title character. Her more than quirky personality makes her seem as if she's oblivious to the… Continue reading Amélie and living a life of wonder

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Life lessons with a Salsa beat [video]

Camilo Sesto and Roberto Carlos, both balladeers that were as much a part of my childhood as my Wonder Woman doll. My Puerto Rican parents preferred ballads over Salsa and Merengue, and those songs defined my early years. In fact, Roberto Carlos' Yo Quiero Apenas was somehow to me the Spanish version of Coke's I'd like… Continue reading Life lessons with a Salsa beat 

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Sesame Street does it again: Sing it “I’m Elmo and I know it” (video)

Forty plus years and counting and Sesame Street is as relevant as ever. With a great line up of celebrity guests, often showing their soften side, to their grasp of pop culture, it remains a hit with young and old alike. They've struck a pop culture chord again with their latest video, starring none other… Continue reading Sesame Street does it again: Sing it “I’m Elmo and I know it” (video)