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A Better Life

3 Paradigm Shifts to a Better Life

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Sure, we'll never have enough time for everything we need to do, so stop thinking that way. Start making your list of things you want to do, and somehow the day will feel just about right.

The Middle Way

Rupa Mehta | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Imagine a seesaw. When one side becomes too heavy, it means the other side is not heavy enough. In other words, by becoming too extreme in one area of our lives, we are surely neglecting something else.

3 Magic Things: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

Heed the words of business philosopher Jim Rohn, make small changes, with consistency and you can change your life. I know, because I'm living it.

You Asked, You Got, Then Came Trouble

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Have you ever had the experience of setting out to make a positive change in your life, only to have it start an avalanche of changes that scares and ...

Exiled: The Obama Administration's Horrifying Deportation Record

Demian Bichir | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Demian Bichir

Latinos, like me, rewarded Obama with our vote. In 2008: because he warmed our hearts. In 2012: because we believed his second term would free him to get immigration reform done, regardless of Republican obstructionism. But the hope he inspired has spiraled into hopelessness.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Legacy

David Kanegis | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As Baby Boomers, we get caught up in the daily strife of managing our own lives and often those of our children, grandchildren or parents. It often becomes all too easy to dwell on all the stress and not the joys and rewards that come our way.

2014: Another Year of Possibilities, But Another Year Gone

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

This article is not, in any way, meant to be pessimistic. I, personally, have never actually welcomed "New Year's" as an exciting event. I have alw...

The Film “A Better Life” Needs A Better Portrayal of East Los Angeles And Immigrant Life

Jonathan Perez | Posted 05.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Jonathan Perez

Not many films have focused on the struggles of undocumented immigrants, much less done a good job at it...My only reservation with this film is the portrayal of the community of East Los Angeles.

Actor Demian Bichir Talks Hollywood, Scarlett, Oscars & Being Latino (PHOTOS)

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

Whether Oriol's subject in frame is gang life, a fashion model or celebrity, he presents an artistic voice that is distinctly Los Angeles-bred.

Elise Foley

Video Series Asks On Immigration Law: 'Is This Alabama?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not all Alabamians support the state's HB 56 immigration law, explicitly designed to drive undocumented immigrants out of the state. In ...

Why I Don't Care to Watch the Oscars This Year

Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

I have high standards. I always have a bone or two to pick with the Academy when nominations come out. Why are we nominating good movies? Why aren't we nominating the greatest of the great movies?

I Want to Live a Better Life

Tom Gregory | Posted 02.20.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

A Better Life may not end the death and heartache of those squeezing into America for a future, but it does tell their story. Ignorance does not survive in A Better Life. It can't survive in an evolved America.

2011 Workers Voice Awards Named, Signals Strong Year for Worker-Based Themes in Pop Culture

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.28.2012 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Can a film about an immigrant father struggling to start a gardening business be a defining work of 2011? Yes. Who was best at amplifying workers' voi...

Hollywood Occupying Hope

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Brent Budowsky

Find me a few stars of stage, screen and song with the principle and courage that Frank Sinatra showed when he stood up for his brother Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1950's and you can change the world and help end this cold season of hardship and discontent.

Best Films and More About Work, for Labor Day

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.01.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

This Labor Day week, we take a look at a listing of nominees for best films, tv shows, and other artistic expressions in what are called the "2011 Workers' Voice Awards" from PopWork USA.

"Secure Communities" Should Not Undermine A Better Life

Marshall Fitz | Posted 10.17.2011 | Latino Voices
Marshall Fitz

Secure Communities is aimed at identifying undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes. That is a sensible objective and a smart way to prioritize resources. But A Better Life demonstrates how far it strays from that goal.

The best films of 2011 - so far

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So - if the movie year had ended June 30 and we had to choose the best films of 2011 from the releases that hit American screens since Jan. 1, which o...

ReThink Interview: Chris Weitz, Director of A Better Life

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.01.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you had just directed a movie that went on to gross over $700 million worldwide, what would you direct next? Director Chris Weitz chose to make a small movie from a screenplay that had been languishing for over 20 years.

My LA: Chris Weitz On Hidden Neighborhoods, Food Trucks & Malibu

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.27.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Chris Weitz -- Director, best known for the American Pie franchise, New Moon, The Golden Compass, and About A Boy, which gained him an Academy Aw...

ReThink Review: A Better Life -- Chasing A Truck and the American Dream

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.24.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A Better Life reveals the truth that immigrants are perhaps the purest reflection of the American dream, which isn't to become a millionaire, but to improve the lives of their families through hard work.

Willow Bay

WATCH: 'A Love Letter To LA'

HuffingtonPost.com | Willow Bay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Well in advance of it’s June 24th release, Chris Weitz's latest film, "A Better Life" -- a moving story of an undocumented worker and single father ...

Anna Almendrala

VIDEO: Inner-City Students React To 'A Better Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

"A Better Life," directed by Chris Weitz, chronicles the struggles of an undocumented landscaper in Los Angeles trying to protect his teen son from ga...