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It comes to a point in every person's life to have doubts about the path this person chose to follow. Sometimes we follow our gut and go for it, some rather ignore it and keep on the same path due to the painful and scary thought of making the wrong decision or disappoint others. We have heard that life is all about taking risks, if we are not curious to try new things we will never know who we truly are. These feelings mostly happens when we are in college, which makes it a little more…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on January 22, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Plastic Surgery

It might be hard to believe, but I am the kind of girl that wouldn't do any type of plastic surgery on my body unless, my  health requires to. I simply do not understand the concept of changing your entire face to get more attention to people. I do understand that it is hard to love your body, because I've been in that situation. I used to be often teased about being chubby when I was younger, or even when I had a lot of pimples, but somehow, I learned that plastic surgery is not the right…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on December 16, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments


There is a saying that says, " You can count your friends with one hand," this saying is certainly true. Although, many people have the ability of making new friends every day, some of those friends are not very reliable. To be able to recognize a true friend by not only how close you are, but how reliable she or he can be. Real friends will always help you with everything you need, and you automatically know if they will be there when you need them the most. A true friend will be completely…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on December 11, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

True Gentlemen

I have been thinking lately about how the manners of young boys have changed over the past years. Men used to stand up when a woman will get up, take their hats off to greet any person, even most of them would not dare to insult a woman. Now days men still open the door for you, but it is very rare to a men to open the door of a car for you; when are you going to enter and when you are going to get out of the car; some of them even move the chair in a way for you to properly sit. How these…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on December 6, 2013 at 4:14pm — 2 Comments


Since I moved to the U.S, I realized that today's parents doesn't seem to care if their kid wants a tattoo or not. At first I thought it had something to do with the U.S culture. Now days, people want to get a tattoo because it simply looks cool, when back at my original country, if you had a tattoo, it meant that you are some kind of criminal. Not only getting a tattoo can be a cultural thing, but it is also trending in our generation. Just recently, we have seen many people, among them…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on November 22, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments

National Wildlife Federation’s Young Reporters for the Environment USA Competition

Dear Latinitas,

If your dream is to become the next Oprah Winfrey or become a future reporter, then this might be your chance.

The National Wildfire Federation, and The Young Reporters for the Environment are announcing call entries for the Young Reporters for the Environment competition. The program are accepting people from ages 13- 21. If you are interested please register at  …


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on November 1, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments

I am changing my style to make my boyfriend happy...

I just heard that Kanye West is planning to design Kim's weeding dress, and to be honest I do not know if it is something sweet about him, or if it something way to creepy. As many of you know, Kim also let Kanye to change her entire wardrobe. In my opinion, I wouldn't let my boyfriend to change my style,that is why I have my friends, sisters, and my mom to tell me that my taste in style is awfully wrong, and I need to change my entire wardrobe. ( Luckily, no one has told me that my style is…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on October 31, 2013 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

I love my costume, but why my skirt has to be too short?

Halloween is around the corner, and it happens to be one of my favorite holidays that the reason why is because I like to wear costumes. It is the time of the year where you watch all kind of scary movies, and go trick or treating, because is never old enough to get candy. For this holiday, girls I know how our costumes look like, but honestly, why are most of our costumes have to be just below our butt? For me is kind of uncomfortable to be walking around and showing more than I am supposed…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on October 21, 2013 at 4:22pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Become Better at School and Work

As a new intern and college student, I know that I will expect days in which I have to stay very late to finish a homework, or days when sometimes, I must not say anything because maybe I am not sure of what I am about to say is the right thing. Even, when I am done with an english essay I am afraid to turn it in, because I know that my writing is not perfect. Those types of expectations started when I started college and this internship, but the truth is that it doesn't have to be that…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on October 15, 2013 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

Is the origin of a name important to fit in?

I just read an article about how some white couples are putting spanish names to their babies, and children. Names like "Maria", "Jose", and "Isabella" are getting popular between these white couples, but it is not because they simply love the name; the reason behind is because these couples are afraid that their children will not be able to fit in this new society. Many of you do not know but the latino society is growing in the United States, and these couple think if their kid does not…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on October 14, 2013 at 3:50pm — 1 Comment




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