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On September 5th, “Desperate Housewives” actress Eva Longoria will be receiving this year’s Hispanic Heritage Award, as presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. What’s amazing about this is that Longoria is one of three women who are receiving this award. Voto Latino CEO/President, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Actress/Singer Lucero will be receiving the 26th Hispanic Heritage Awards as well. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced the winners this past Friday. The other recipients include filmmaker/actor Diego Luna, chef José Andrés, musical group, Lost Tigres del Norte, race-car driver...
In the summer months, when sexual assault highly increases, we ladies have a right to be concerned about getting home safely at night. Luckily, a group has formed to help combat this issue for those who live in Brooklyn by escorting women home from their subway stop for free fifty-free! Brooklyn Bike Patrol will also get you home safe and sound from bars, bus stops, restaurants, and friend’s houses in your neighborhood.  All you have to do is call BBP (718-744-7592) 45 minutes before you’ll get to...
There's no doubt that social media and new forms of communication have made a shitload of difference in helping us connect to others. There's even a whole network of mommy bloggers and other forums dedicated to new mothers, but these connections generally can't provide the same support as the people who are close to you. A recent study shows that mothers in urban areas—who tend to be further away from their families and face more economic hardships—have a harder time recovering from postpartum depression compared...
Starting in November, Germany will become the first country in Europe to provide an “indeterminate” gender selection on birth certificates. This law gives parents a somewhat “laissez-faire” approach to their child’s gender identity. Most importantly, children born with both male and female characteristics will be able to choose their own gender later in life. By marking “blank” on the birth certificate, parents can give their kid the freedom to identify in whatever way he or she sees fit. Germany’s passage of this legislation is groundbreaking for...
Get ready to cry your eyes out over this crazy cuteness. At Taipei Zoo in Taiwan, this li’l panda was injured just a few days after birth and had to be separated from her mother for treatment. Yuan Zai was placed in a special incubator, where she was cared for and closely monitored.Now, about a month later, Yuan Zai is healed and the unbearably cute creatures can have their family reunion. Although it might look like the mother, Yuan Yuan, is trying to bite her...