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Tamara Mena, Motivational Speaker, Model and Wheelchair User On Staying Positive and Advocating For A Cure For Spinal Cord Injuries

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Prior to her accident, Tamara was set on becoming a fitness model. Her paralysis changed the course of her modeling: "I was in my best shape before the accident, especially my legs and abs. And ironically that's what I lost after the injury as a T-3 paraplegic.

Laying It All on the Zip Line in Costa Rica

Bethany Sales | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Bethany Sales

I'm dangling above a tree stand in Costa Rica about to zip line 500 feet above the lush forest floor at 40mph, one gloved hand on my karabiner and another on what I've been assured is a brake.

9 Curse Words With No Translation That Will Make You Want To Learn Spanish

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.27.2015 | Latino Voices

An earlier version of this article was published in May 2013. We're revisiting it in light of the interest awakened by our earlier posts on Spanish wo...

7 (More) Spanish Words That Have No Direct English Translation

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 03.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Being able to speak more than one language opens people up to an array of amazing experiences. Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in the ...

Why Learning a Foreign Language Requires Complete Immersion

Allison Underhill | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
Allison Underhill

If you're anything like me (and the millions of other students who have suffered through our public school system), you know that the teaching styles implemented in schools don't really capture the true essence of foreign language.

The Best Way to Learn Spanish

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.04.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

I've spent a big part of the past 30 years in Spanish-speaking countries, and I've been a full-time resident of Panama for seven. I figure it's time to learn to speak Spanish.

A Marriage of Two Languages: My Journey on Embracing Both English and Spanish

Vanessa Lopez | Posted 03.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Lopez

I am Mexican, and I am also American. I am a hybrid. It has taken me a long time to accept that this is ok. I do not have to fall under the pressure of having to choose one over the other, nor do I have to fall under the negative stigmatization that to claim both is wrong.

Do Latino Businesses Pander to White Customers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Now, the waiters and waitresses for our area were dressed casually, in jeans and polo shirts. The wait staff for the private party, however, was dressed, well, more colorfully.

For Whom the Balangiga Bells Toll

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
John R. Eperjesi

Tensions between the Balangiga townspeople and the U.S. military escalated in the context of the Philippine-American War, a war many Americans have probably never heard of, one of America's many "forgotten wars."

11 Things Every Spanish Speaker Deals With At The Office

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 02.12.2015 | Latino Voices

Speaking more than one language is great. But sometimes, when you're the only Spanish speaker at work, things can get, well... annoying. Even thou...

Admit You're Dumb: Five Things I Learned From Columbia University

Ryan McMunn | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Ryan McMunn

No matter how smart you think you are, in order to be successful admit you're dumb and learn from others.

One Family, Two Dads, Three Languages

Jason Howe | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

"No quere ... dormir," mumbles Olivia as her breathing deepens and her eyes finally stay shut. She means "no quiero dormir," "I don't want to sleep" in Spanish, but her conjugations haven't quite come in yet. I don't care. It's been an hour and a half, she's finally asleep in any language, and I tiptoe out.

The Hilarious Struggles That Only Bilingual People Understand

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 01.08.2015 | Latino Voices

Speaking more than one language brings many benefits. It's easier to travel, your brain stays sharp and it even helps the decision-making process. Rec...

'Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest Stories of 2014'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

These are not goofy little news items dealing with such inconsequential matters as health care, the midterm elections and various conflicts around the world. Rather, they are the kind of important, socially significant and absolutely true stories that are the lifeblood of this column.

Amazing Photos From Spain's First Carnival Celebration of the Year

HuffPost Spain | Ana Aldea | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts

The first carnival of the year in Spain is La Vijanera, which draws thousands of people to the Cantabrian town of Silió on the first Sunday in Januar...

Pageant Spotlights Hernan Cortes and an Amazon Queen in La Paz, Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Thousands of paceños line the city's beachfront as fierce Indians prance around against the eerie music of drums and flutes. A regal-looking woman stretches her arms to the sky as if reaching for the gods. Next, guys wearing metal helmets and body armor come ashore from a rowboat, and then other guys in brown robes show up to bring Christianity to the pagans.

On The Other Side Of Happiness In Spain

Lori Needleman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Lori Needleman

They don't receive fifty or a hundred emails and text messages a day. They don't have to deal with bumper-to-bumper traffic, bosses, or wonder how they will pay the mortgage. How do they survive?

Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."

Why Not Knowing Spanish Can Be Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 10.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Pronunciation is everything. Every Spanish speaker knows how much fun it is to get their non-Spanish speaking friends to try and roll their "Rs." I...

Will Brain Wave Technology Eliminate the Need for a Second Language?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Zoltan Istvan

Earlier this year, the first mind-to-mind communication took place. Hooked up to brain wave headsets, a researcher in India projected a thought to a colleague in France, and they understood each other. Telepathy went from the pages of science fiction to reality.

10 Things I Learned From Screening East Side Sushi

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I screened East Side Sushi at the Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival at the Opera Plaza in San Francisco and here are 10 things I learned.

Hispanic Heritage Month: How Hispanics Are Defining and Redefining America

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 11.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Balkaran

What mainstream Americans have failed to realize is that Hispanics have played and will continue to play a crucial role in our nation. Hispanics have contributed to every avenue of American life since the inception of this country.

Margarita Lázaro

12 Stereotypes About The Spanish That Are Totally NOT True

HuffingtonPost.com | Margarita Lázaro | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

What do you REALLY know about Spanish people? If you were to ask a foreigner, his response would probably consist of one accurate statement and many,...

Vibrant Tech Savvy Hispanic Market: Underserved for Kindle and Audio Books

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Janet Tavakoli

A couple of months ago I asked indie mystery authors how they are getting their books translated to Spanish. To my surprise, only a handful of authors were translating their books.

On the Fence

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise?