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LatinaLista — The January-June 2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) analyzed the nation’s cell phone habits and found that it’s a trend that is growing in popularity across all ethnic and economic lines. “If the percentage of adults living in cell-only households continues to grow at the rate it has been growing for the past […]

LatinaLista — Traveling can be such a hassle: if you drive yourself, you have to put up with traffic headaches and putting extra miles on your car. If you fly, going through airport security can be another kind of hassle, not to mention the expense of the ticket. There’s another option — Greyhound buses. It […]

By Rocio Arango Giraldo LatinaLista COLOMBIA:In Colombia, there are pyramids but they weren’t built by the Chibchas or natives. The discovered pyramids are financial pyramids. Because of them, the country is in shock — from the President and every government minister to all the citizens. The pyramids are non-legal organizations that receive money and promise […]

LatinaLista —Student internships are invaluable experiences for those students lucky enough to get them. Unfortunately, during these hard, economic times, a lot of companies and organizations have cut back or cut out either paid internships or helping interns in any financial way. Not so the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). The CHCI is offering two […]

LatinaLista — Today, the Obama campaign announced how they were spending the last of the $20 million budgeted to reach Latino voters. Obama will deliver a 30-minute “commercial” on Univision this Wednesday night. It will be a translated version of an infomercial-type ad that will run in English on CBS, FOX and NBC. It’s called […]

LatinaLista — If you are a struggling college student who gets your nourishment from the passion you pour into your own blog site, then there’s a chance that you could actually buy some real food. It seems that the folks at College Scholarships.org thought it was high-time to create The Blogging Scholarship. As they explain […]

LatinaLista — Ok, you know the economy sucks  BIG TIME but you just can’t shake your idea for a business that you know can weather this economic storm. All you need is a little cash flow to prove you have a winning business idea. Well, you’re in luck — that is, if you’re between the […]

LatinaLista — How will you create peace in the world? The question sounds more like one of those hypothetical musings posed to beauty pageant finalists than anything that is of substance and attainable but British filmmaker Jeremy Gilley believed a global observance of day without violence could be a reality. Gilley set out to make […]

LatinaLista — Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a significant piece of legislation in closing the gender pay gap . Latina Lista would like to thank Congresswoman Hilda Solis for elevating attention to this historic piece of legislation and what it means to Latinas: By Congresswoman Hilda Solis The House […]

LatinaLista — Did you know that McDonald’s and Latinos go hand-in-hand like, well, a burger and fries? Jim Delligatti, an early McDonald’s franchisee, invented McDonald’s Big Mac sandwich in 1967. He poses with the world’s largest Big Mac statue (14-feet high and 12-feet wide) during the opening of the Big Mac Museum Restaurant in North […]

LatinaLista — The lack of diversity in fields such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is causing a lot of concern for big companies who want a workforce that not just reflects the larger society but which is also instrumental in creating products and services that appeal to everyone. Microsoft is so bothered that […]

Kathy Cano Murillo, otherwise known as the Crafty Chica, creates a one-woman enterprise through creative talent and persistence. LatinaLista — Her legions of fans know her as the “Crafty Chica,” and today craft entrepreneur, syndicated columnist, artist, book author and tv/web personality Kathy Cano Murillo lives up to her alter ego. In fact, if it […]

LatinaLista — The “Coming of Age” of young Latina girls has always been a big deal in Latino families. Now, it’s also big business. Known as a Quinceañera, the celebration marking the transition of a young girl into womanhood ranges from the simple backyard barbecue to the ultra lavish, catered dinner at an upscale ballroom. […]

LatinaLista — For 11 years, Pedro Zapeta lived the typical life of an undocumented immigrant. He came to this country with two intentions: to work and save his money. He had no delusions about staying and building a life here — even though he stayed for 11 years. Pedro Zapeta (Source: CNN) For all practical […]

LatinaLista hi right now im about to graduate and i come from a low income family since my father left us my mom has to take care of 4 children (including me) on a low wage and i want to go to college but im not eligible for scholarships because of my residency status…could you […]

LatinaLista — There’s a new $250.00 scholarship at Boston University. To apply, you have to fill out the application, submit two essays, have a 3.2 GPA — and be 25 percent Caucasian. It’s called the Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship and it’s the latest sensational tactic by students, this time Boston University’s College Republicans, to […]