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Rachel Slaiman

  • New York
    Bringing Out the Good in Latino Neighborhoods: El Barrio and East Harlem

        Rough neighborhoods (aka to some bad neighborhoods) are found in most major cities across America,...

  • Entertainment
    Is Chocolate Really Good for Dieting?

    These days, what is a diet? It seems that everyone is on one and getting very specific...

  • Featured
    She Combines Entrepreneurship and her Love of Cuban History to Start a Blog in Havana

    ‘Follow your passion’ is a phrase that may be just overused these days whether it is to...

  • Featured
    Multiple Sclerosis, Don’t Let It Define You

    One way to understanding any disease is to talk to your doctor and another is to read about the disease from various medical sources. It is not always wise to rely on one source for information. With how much information we come across these days on the internet, it shows how much...

  • Featured
    “America by the Numbers”, a new TV Series on the Change in the World

    The way we watch TV has changed dramatically. From black and white to color, from standard to HD, the television that many of us once knew now seems obsolete. Just as the technology of the television has changed, so has the kind of shows. Many channels were the news before there was...

  • Entertainment
    Latinos and Television: Where Is the Balance Today?

    Television is one of the few forms of entertainment that allows us to see our favorite actors in action and doing what they do best. Some names that come to mind are Joan Rivers, comedian; Jennifer Lopez, movie actress, Ricky Martin, singer. While these superstars are great at what they do, many...

  • Celebrities
    LatinTRENDS End of Summer Industry Event Recap

    With music blaring from the outside, attendees were eager to get in Stage 48 and celebrate the LatinTRENDS End of Summer Labor Day Industry Event. The event offered the red carpet, food and of course favorite Latin music. In attendance were bloggers, filmmakers, photographers, civic leaders, politicians, local celebrities, entrepreneurs, DJ’s, and...

  • Entertainment
    Which Generation is the Most Trustworthy These Days?

    Do you trust politicians, world leaders, activists? Do you go with the flow? Do you draw your own conclusions? With today’s changing world, it is hard for people to decide who to listen to which story is a hoax to what is really the truth. So which generation: Baby Boomers, Generation X,...

  • Entertainment
    Is Facebook More Addicting Than Cigarettes and Alcohol?

    There are a vast number of ways to get information on just about anything. With the fast rise of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media sites, there is no surprise that the amount of information that passes through is overwhelming. Because of this, can social media be more addicting than say...

  • Entertainment
    How Far Would You Go To Get a Job?

    Finding jobs is frustrating enough to the point of that people are almost applying for anything that they think they qualify for. But how far do people actually go? How much would they stretch the truth on their resume just to get a job? Is it moral or is it unethical? From...

  • Entertainment
    How Do Women Cope in a Male Dominated World?

    Is it harder for women to succeed in the world today? Some would argue and say that it is, others will say that for some women it is not. Women are coming up in the world, more than housewives, more than just caregivers, more than just what it was back in the...

  • Entertainment
    Getting an Education Should Not Be a Burden Because of Money

    People say that education is becoming over rated, but is it really? Most families preach about education and that you will get a good job when you are educated. Other families, unfortunately, have the opposing viewpoint and sometimes sadly, outsiders cannot change that. Whatever way education is looked at in your eyes,...

  • Entertainment
    Pandas to Come Back After Nearly 30 Years to NYC?

    Good luck seems to be on everyone’s mind lately and some objects in certain cultures, people believe, bring you luck. Some examples are the rabbit’s foot, the four-leaf clover, a horseshoe, or a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Adding to the list of good luck charms, pandas are...

  • Entertainment
    Celebrating the 54th Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade

    Celebrating where we come from and sharing it with others is the epitome of what makes us who we are today. Seeing where we come from and hearing stories from our ancestors, brings more meaning and understanding to us. Festivals are one way to do that. This past weekend, Jersey City, New...

  • Entertainment
    What Skin Care is Right For You?

    Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. There are a pleather of products out there to use for your skin that make us look and feel good about ourselves. The use of certain ingredients becomes important as well in making these products. Yet, the downside is that with so many products to...

  • iConomy
    Is Law Enforcement Going Too Far?

    We all want to feel safe when we walk around the neighborhood; there is no question in that. We expect law enforcement to be there when something happens and to make sure that everyone remains safe. But how far should law enforcement go? Is aggressive force just a little too far? Can...

  • iConomy
    Santa Muerte Growing Popular in Queens, New York

    Religion means something different for everyone. It not only gives us morals to live by, but it makes us view the world in a unique way. There are traditional religions like Catholic, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, etc, and not as traditional including Non-Denominational and in this case, Santa Muerte or Saint Death. While...

  • iConomy
    Evict a Person Even Though the Former One Is Dead?

    Imagine living a great life with lots of success and not to mention money. Now imagine that your significant other suddenly passes away leaving you, the apartment. Great, right? That may seem awesome in a way where you are left an apartment, but years later, you are on the verge of an...

  • iConomy
    Too Many Accidents Are Not Being Prevented

    With people becoming more aware of what is around them, many are now taking action instead of just talking about it. They are being proactive instead of reactive. They are seeing that something can be done because even with simple tasks are now becoming almost forgetful for some people. Being in a...

  • iConomy
    College, Everyone Should Have the Opportunity to Attend

    It is unfortunate that with the amount of information available to us, that there is a gap in education and many people cannot get it because of one main factor, money. With the rise of housing cost, inflation on goods and services, there is simply not enough money to go around. But...

  • Weird but True
    Was Santa Elena the First Colonial City?

    Most everyone is familiar with the story of how the United States began its journey into what it is today. We learn about the history of the United States in school, through our parents, grandparents and other influential people. A common known fact is that Jamestown, Virginia was American’s birthplace. But now...

  • iConomy
    In Bolivia, Kids Are Having to Work As Young As Age 10

    Money is a way to sustain us in life. Money, for some, it defines our status quo. Money for others means to have just enough to get food on the table. Money comes in all values and has a different meaning to everyone. So what is so wrong about money these days?...

  • iConomy
    Is It Innovation or Disrespect to the Bible?

    Is making something digital saying that it has less value? Think about it. If we are making almost everything a digital version, that being news, books, telephone books even, then what is the value of that item? Some may say that there is still value, just a better and more convenient way...

  • Weird but True
    Tattooing on Heads?

    Why is art such a mysterious thing that only the artist can understand? Because they express themselves for what they see and not what the naked eye sees. They see something in a plain format, which is then translated into a sculptor, painting or some other effect. This idea is parallel to...

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