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Lunar Year: Year of the Ox

I’m sure many of you have started to hear about the Lunar Year, popularly known as the Chinese New Year. This event is very meaningful for the Asian culture and this 2021 will start on February 12 as the Year of the Ox. It is called the Lunar Year because it marks the first new […]

Detalles que NO sabías sobre ‘Destino: La Saga Winx’

La popular caricatura italiana El Club Winx, creada por Iginio Straffi, que dio ocho temporadas (con una novena ya en preproducción) y varias películas con animación en 3D, recién se ha presentado al mundo del ‘live action’ a través de Netflix con ‘Destino: la Saga Winx’. Una serie que ha logrado posicionarse en el Top […]

Must See Pieces From Paris Haute Couture SS21

Paris Haute Couture SS21 was an extraordinary celebration of humanity, imagination, and an invitation to look forward to a brighter future. Within collections, an appreciation of rebirth, meticulous craftmanship, magical adventures, colours, elegant silhouettes, and soft-airy fabrics that left us speechless and at ease. While some of the shows were presented without an audience or […]

Things That Should Be Prehistoric: Crushing Others For Your Benefit

Crushing others for your -own- benefit is one of the most disgusting acts any human being can partake on. However, I believe we all have fallen victim or victimized someone into doing something that would elevate us to the next step. One of the numerous questions I often ask my self is if we recognize […]

Zoë’s Creative Writing Corner: The Phantom Waltz

The boy gaped, eyes wide, at the hall ten times as big as his father’s farm. The ceilings, a shade like the sky at midnight, arched above the boy, stretching on and on into an expanding infinity. The walls were painted with script in languages that bent the boys brain, languages humans should not understand. The air smelled of the comfortable cold, crisp and clean and sharp. The boy took a great inhale, basking in the chill after the sweltering heat of the ancient town. Then, there were the dancers. All around the boy, specters swirled in glittering ballgowns and elaborate, blooming suits.

REFLEXIÓN: Cuando las OPORTUNIDADES sobran…

Siempre estamos al tanto de lo que nos falta. Cada minuto que pasa, sin importar dónde estemos o con quién. Siempre sabremos que nos hace falta o más bien, como ocurre mayormente, qué desearíamos tener. Sin embargo, muchos estamos más acostumbrados a quejarnos que a agradecer. Cuando nos ocurren cosas buenas por un largo periodo […]

New Year, Same Mess

This world and the system we grew up in, made me think that I just wasn’t meant for this life. It sounds as if I’m blaming everything but me but just, keep reading. I have always been a very sensible human being, I know we all are, but really I was a mess. I cry […]

Video Games are Actually Good for Mental Health

Studies made by Oxford University showed that video games are good for mental health. Gamers were put up to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Plants vs Zombies. After playing a certain amount of hours they reported to feel happier. Many fear that videogames lead to addiction and bad mental health, but au contraire, they […]

Four Female-Lead 2020 Shows, Their Fashion And How They Made Me Feel

2020, apart from being a gross year -in which- I learnt that pessimist is somewhat part of my personality trait in a minuscule scale, I also ventured myself into watching the following shows either from a curiosity standpoint, followed by, hyper-marketing-social-slams. For the past couple of weeks, I have been MIA beneath the surface of […]

Nuestra bandera Puertorriqueña cumple 125 años de haberse creado

“Que bonita bandera, que bonita bandera, que bonita bandera, es la bandera Puertorriqueña…” Hoy despierto en un bello amanecer del sol caribeño, su brisa inigualable y su rica y cálida tradición navideña. A pesar de que los tiempos han sido los más difíciles en este año 2020. Que rico que podemos celebrar la tradición que […]

7 datos que DESCONOCÍAS sobre Kylie Jefferson, ACTRIZ principal en la POPULAR serie de Netflix ‘TINY PRETTY THINGS’

Kylie Jefferson se está estableciendo rápidamente como una de las estrellas más prometedoras de la televisión en este momento. Se ha robado el corazón de sus fanáticos y sin duda ha dado de que hablar con su gran actuación en ‘Tiny Pretty Things’ en Netflix. ¡Conoce un poco más de esta talentosa actriz y bailarina […]

¡10 profundas frases de grandes FILÓSOFOS sobre el AMOR que harán que CAMBIES tu PERSPECTIVA sobre él!

Todos somos capaces de experimentar el amor, y muchas veces antes de siquiera llegar a identificarlo o comprenderlo. Para esto, antes se necesitaba de muchísimos estudios y experiencia. No obstante, hoy día tenemos la dicha de tener acceso a todo ese conocimiento y experiencias de grandes maestros filósofos para nuestro propio crecimiento y aprendizaje. El […]

How to Keep Reading for Pleasure in College

If you couldn’t tell by pretty much every single article I post, I am an avid reader. However, in my first semester of college, I realized how tough it is to keep reading for fun as my workload grew and grew. For the first couple of months, I strained to even finish one book in […]

What’s Happening? The Fashion Edit

Welcome Back to Fashion Thursday’s! We’ll be sharing an express recap of the little extraordinary things you probably missed with fashion personas and more! From new drops to a new Hong Kong traditional munching spot! Jacquemus: Pink Christmas Capsule Jacquemus launched his Pink Christmas capsule yesterday with a bold, Jacquemus signature aesthetic. The Pink Collection […]

This Year’s Fashion Scandal: A Florida Cold front.

As the Thanksgiving leftovers began disappearing and Christmas lights began to sparkle some serenity this year, temperatures dropped dramatically all around the nation. This past Monday, the 60’s reached our sunshine state, Florida and our residents don’t know how to act. I see it every year, snow boots are shown and real fur coats are […]

La IMPORTANCIA de dar GRACIAS…

Esta semana de acción de gracias es sumamente especial. No solo porque algunos cenarán pavo o algunos tenemos días libres, si no por la importancia del agradecimiento. Algo que más que un día o dos feriado, debería ser una práctica DIARIA. Para comprender el poder de la palabra “gracias”, es importante comprender su etimología. Dicho […]

Conoce sobre las fiestas navideñas, y la cantidad ‘norma’ para regalar a nuestros peques esta Navidad

La Navidad es una de mis estaciones del año favoritas. Amo la alegría, la magia y la vida que esta época brinda a las familias alrededor del mundo entero. La Navidad ha sido una de las épocas con mayor influencia en distintas culturas, tradiciones y comunidades cristianas (católicos romanos, anglicanos, protestantes etc.). A pesar de […]

Harry Styles: Blurred Lines, Genderless Norms

Harry Styles made history this weekend, as he became the first man to appear solo on the December cover of the Vogue magazine. Not only that, but he also posed wearing dresses and skirts, generating a lot of reactions. Harry Styles has always been all about tearing down gender norms, there’s no boundaries, especially within […]

10 YA and Adult Books Worth the Hype

1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is undoubtedly VE Schwab’s most hyped-up book. While most of her other books took a little while to gain traction within the YA community, this book took no time shooting up to the top of the NY Times Best […]

A Better Republic: Recycled Fashion.

I have shared very personal and sentimental parts of my life with the readers of this blog, but I’ve never talked about my job. I have been working in the retail industry for 3 years now but in the same store for 2. I work for Gap Inc., one of the most commonly known American […]

My Awkward taste on Netflix Review: Operation Christmas Drop Film

As the most beautiful time of the year just started and my heart was born prepared for it, I recently added to my Christmas Eve Movie List Operation Christmas Drop on the Netflix platform. Starting with Erica Miller (Kat Graham) a congressional assistant working in Washington, DC, running through the city following a Christmas wish […]

Party in the USA: World Leaders Congratulate Biden on Winning

After a long wait…the US streets were flogged by the people celebrating what could be the start of a new era. People danced, screamed, cried, and even were hitting saucepans.  After the announcement, the President-elect Joe Biden and the Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were congratulated on their victory by many world leaders. Kamala Harris made […]

¡POSTRES maravillosos para LUCIRTE en Acción de Gracias!

Sin duda, con estos postres harás de tu cena de Acción de Gracias una inolvidable. Una buena cena se queda incompleta sin un buen postre, y si el amor entra por la cocina, con estás dulzuras no te faltará. ¡Escoge tu favorito y a cocinar! ¡No olvides mostrarnos los resultados etiquetándonos en Instagram como, AWKWARDLY […]

20 Writing Prompts to Break Through Writer’s Block

Writer’s block: the dreaded enemy of authors, journalists, and writers everywhere. Sometimes, it can seem like a monster too big to face, some unvanquishable giant that stops you at every turn. I, for one, went through a huge bout of writer’s block a year ago, unable to write for like three months (with the exception […]

Top 5 Most Innovative Beauty Products Of The Decade.

I am a freshman in college, and this fall semester is LITERALLY kicking my behind! Unfortunately, due to COVID, a lot of things have changed in the education system. From in-person classes to zoom, the ability for a professor to properly proctor an exam, and most importantly in my opinion from the thousands of other […]

What I Wish I Knew Before Voting

As the Elections are breathing on our necks today, there are some tips that you should know before you celebrate your right! This year I voted for the first time and -oh boy- I wish I went there better prepared. I went last Thursday to vote with my beautiful chocolate skin friend, Ross, to do […]

Best of Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2020

Halloween was not all the way cancelled for these celebrities! We browsed social media looking for the best Halloween costumes of 2020, and we had a blast while looking at celebrity Insta stories and more! Chrissy Teigen as The Black Swan Kendall Jenner as Pamela Anderson Giovanna Engelbert as Cher Alexa Chung as Queen Elizabeth […]

¡10 breves MICRORRELATOS de TERROR ideales para esta NOCHE!

¿A caso todo el terror proviene únicamente de las películas, series u obras? Si ninguna de las anteriores te parece una opción atractiva, he aquí otra excelente forma de adentrarnos en el terror. Un poco más sutil; hasta dónde le permitas llegar a tu imaginación. La lectura, es una vía la cual tanto para amantes […]

Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Book Review)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you don’t want a man dead, don’t bludgeon him over the head repeatedly. Naomi Novik, Uprooted Genre: Fantasy Summary: “Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her […]

Manrepeller: A Decade of Glory & Unfortunate Tumble

Man Repeller was this extraordinary place we -the fashion enthusiasts- found our hors d’oeuvre to later-on plate our first course. Founded on the solemn vision -and mission- of elevating our day-to-day outfits with the spiciness to create trends woman love but man hate with our unique take in fashion inspired by the one-and-only, its founder […]

New Mum-To-Be: Emily Ratajkowski & Her Flawless Self

Emily Ratajkowski, a model, actress, mum-to-be, activist, and the -utmost- confident, and a guru in the female body and sexuality empowerment; is now expecting a baby with Sebastian Bear – McClard! Like many of us -I am aware I could not be the only one- Emily is that kind of woman you have heard or […]

Costume Ideas for Halloween 2020

Halloween is just around the corner! And though this year the spooks are going to be celebrated differently due to the pandemic, we won’t be stopped from putting on our costume and get candy! Or we might just put on a costume to watch a horror film marathon. The whole point of throwing on a […]

Están acabando con VIDAS inocentes… ¡DETENGAMOS EL SARS!

NIGERIA, África: 206 millones de habitantes, epicentro de tenencias culturales, económicas y políticas, el mayor productor de petróleo en el continente y hogar de millones de personas maravillosas, nos necesita a TODOS. Puede que te hayas percatado a través de alguna red social o incluso noticiero, de un movimiento social a través de protestas y […]

Les comparto sobre el inicio del feminismo, sus precedentes y propulsoras importantes #Lucha #Equivalencia

En estos tiempos hemos enfrentado una crisis global alarmante. Donde vemos como —en especial el género femenino—están siendo el ‘target’ primordial de muertes por crímenes pasionales —especialmente en Puerto Rico—. Sin embargo, tras los movimientos feministas protestar hemos visto una gran nube de confusión en las redes sociales. Ante esta gran ola de confusión y […]

Nuestro reflejo… Nosotros.

Somos tan diferentes y tan similares al mismo tiempo. Juzgamos al otro y nos enfadamos por cosas que en el lugar de esa persona, probablemente haríamos también. Siquiera es difícil la mayoría de las veces comprender qué el otro necesita, con ponernos en su lugar es suficiente. Hay una frase que dice: “EMPATÍA es ser […]

Zoë’s Creative Writing Corner: A Mournful Sonata

Hi guys! This new addition to Zoë’s Creative Writing Corner is a really short story about a girl and her violin. I really enjoyed writing this, especially since I was listening to fast, classical violin music on YouTube while I worked. This story has nothing to do with the rest of my stories. It belongs […]

Paris #SS21 Fashion Week

Paris, a city so inspiring, romantic, yet so chic. From bold and strong silhouettes to classic tailoring, embroidery, and more; #PFWSS21 gave us the punch of style and originality the world did not know it needed it! Louis Vuitton Metallics Extravagant Bold Prints & Colours Miu Miu Colour Blocking Straight Lines Geometrical Prints Ruffled Details […]

My Body, My Choice, My Right.

Sex was never taught to me. I never had the said, “sex talk” with my parents, and the Sex ED course in high school wasn’t really an option. Yes, the topic was brought up in science class but always cut short because of said class clowns. I may have been shown PowerPoint presentations and very […]

Dress like a K-Pop idol

Stores where you can find different items at affordable prices to look like you’re just about to hit the stage! As a K-Pop fan, I can’t stop wishing to have the wardrobe of many idols. Their style is insanely good! But sometimes, might be a little pricey. And that’s why I’m here, to tell you […]

Life on Campus: Expectations V. Reality

My college experience thus far is certainly not what I expected it to be but, to be honest, I think it’s awesome nonetheless. If you would have asked me seven months ago how I pictured my college experience, I would have gone on and on about socializing and meeting new people and gaining a bunch […]

Milan #SS21 Fashion Week

Milan Fashion week has a staple deep in my heart for various reasons. It combines elegance, craftsmanship, luxury, and reinvention all at once with undeniable eccentricity. This SS21 had everything I was looking forward to seeing down the runway from delicate ruffles, sensual draping necklines, voluminous romantic sleeves, concise storytelling, and my favourite yet, the […]

A Monologue For A Piece of Mind.

Mental health matters. This week, I have tried to focus on the true definition of that sentence. Yes, I see it all over social media at all times but I never really sit and think of how my mental health affects me. With our daily human altercations, it is sometimes very easy to forget about […]

A letter to my future self

Wondering about the future and how scary things could get for me. I accept the challenge to write a letter to myself so when I look back I will be able to maybe laugh, cry, and fix whatever needs to change. Hello Precious Soul; I can tell how many times you have wonder which purpose […]

¡Los 4 mejores mantras para comenzar el día con una mañana maravillosa!

Los mantras son expresiones muy significativas, las cuales pueden llegar a tener un gran impacto psicológico (e incluso hasta espiritual) en el ser humano. Sin importar de que forma las interpretemos, ya sean leídas, escuchadas o habladas, son capaces de transformar la intranquilidad en calma y la inquietud en serenidad. Todo eso a través de […]

Catching Up With #NYFW SS21 Coverage

Pandemic or not, fashion must go on! During last week gifted us a sneak-peak of the trends we will appreciate during the next couple of months. SS21 is full of punk glam in metallics, power suits, dramatic sleeves, a ruffle-love-story, mint green is a must, clashing prints from flowers to geometrics, colour -lots of it- […]

The Illusion Of Individualism In Our Society

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off” -Gloria Steinem The subject that has been running through my mind these past weeks is how this society has not only normalized but encouraged individualism. As defined in the Cambridge Dictionary, individualism is the idea that freedom of thought and action for […]

La Pesadilla Hecha Realidad del Huracán María

A tres años de su llegada, aún no nos recuperamos completamente, sí, hablo de la peor pesadilla que los puertorriqueños vivimos: el huracán María. Desde la perspectiva del campo, fue un mal sueño que parecía nunca acabar. Desde las 6PM del día antes, los vientos habían comenzado y aún nosotros nos preparábamos, clavando paneles en […]

¡Los 5 MITOS más comunes y CURIOSOS sobre el EMBARAZO!

A muchísimas personas les encanta dar consejos y exponer sus opiniones respecto a algo que escucharon, vivieron o hasta les enseñaron. Como por ejemplo, el embarazo. Sea cierto, o solo un mito, son aquellos que aún no tienen el conocimiento suficiente o la experiencia, osea, las madres primerizas, quienes suelen creer muchas cosas que en […]

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles: Book Review

Rating: ★★★★.5 “Make no mistake, I know I don’t have to prove a single thing to them. What matters most is what I prove to myself.” Janella Angeles, Where Dreams Descend Genre: Fantasy Summary: “In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats […]

A Victorian Sponge With A Latin American Twist

This recipe is the birth of a relaxation day where I just wanted to get work out of my head. I was on my way to the chiropractor thinking about baking for the first time after probably for 5 or 6 years. I always loved baking; it is one of my favourites hobbies in the […]

Top 5 Mascaras for an Everyday Falsies Look!

Finding the perfect mascara for an everyday look must be one of the hardest to find, but once acquired, you never go back. The perfect mascara must have it all from length, to volume, no clumps, affordable cost, and most importantly an easy removal. We’re talking about high stakes here for a tube of product […]

Spanking or Grounding our kids the real deal into parenthood

As many parents would have known this, we occur to have an open opportunity to teach our kiddos how to love and react to many situations on their daily basis life. Spanking our kids come as an education form for some parents that truly believe this a fine method for their children to behave when […]

La importancia del voto juvenil en Puerto Rico 2020

Las elecciones del 2020 están a la vuelta de la esquina y en Puerto Rico, el último día para adquirir tu tarjeta electoral era hoy, 14 de septiembre. Esta tarjeta nos da mucho poder como pueblo, así que es muy importante adquirirla. Con todas las situaciones que ocurrieron durante este cuatrienio, no podemos perder la […]

Un poema desde el baúl de mis recuerdos: “Algo más o menos aleatorio”.

Así como un poema entre la multitudQuizá como un objeto perdido Parecido tal vez, a un vicio sin sentidoAleatorio como un pensamiento vivoDe algún tema sin exactitud Entre un mar de ideasY una flora de decisionesAlimentando el espacio sobrante Con cualquiera de esas opciones Tengo demasiadoSuficiente para crear un mundoTotalmente aisladoAleatoriamente ubicado Con esas ideas […]

Zoë’s Creative Writing Corner: The Princess With Starlit Eyes

This week, I introduce you to one of the most blunt, witty, and intelligent characters I have ever written. She’s one of the side characters in my work-in-progress, The Messenger and the Hunter, and by far one of the most interesting characters to develop. I hope you enjoy the brief story of her past and […]

Autumn Trends From #TargetStyle Who What Wear & More

Okay, so, we are transitioning to one of my favourite seasons of the year, Autumn. At the beginning is such a contradictory concept in which is still -sort of- a warm climate that allows us to sport a nice, fresh pedicure, showcased in cute sandals, but cool enough to start layering with an unpredictable style. […]

Anxious Living: In a World Where Everyone has Anxiety.

In a World of the 21st Century where war still breaks out, pandemics take hold of the population, and social expectations are still needed to be met, there is not a single doubt that every single one of us has had anxious feelings in the past. Yet, how do we differentiate anxiety from feeling anxious? Now before […]

Journaling .01: The darkest moment comes to be a blessing

I’d believed every time in our lives would be teachable. This time I experienced being in the worst moment but instead of keeping myself down by my emotions, I decided to reassure my faith. I was at home thinking of what I’m supposed to write this week for the blog when I ended up thinking […]

¡Los 5 MEJORES tips para ser el mejor estudiante en tus clases VIRTUALES!

¿Aún estudiando desde tu hogar? ¿Te resulta difícil acostumbrate a las clases virtuales? Bueno, si es así no te preocupes. En este artículo encontrarás 5 tips para que empieces a poner en práctica cuanto antes y puedas dar el máximo en cada clase como solías hacerlo antes. De seguro algunos te parecerán muy simples, sin […]

Zoë’s Creative Writing Corner: The Hunt

This next piece is not from the Bianca Barrowbone “series.” It is from an entirely different novel I am working on. The excerpt specifically introduces one of the main characters in a series that I call The Messenger and the Hunter: Astrid Johansen. Without going into detail, Astrid is an up-and-coming bounty hunter/assassin in the […]

Meet Awkwardly Vain’s Clean & Organic Beauty: Raw Brown Sugar + Coffee Scrub

Awkwardly Vain’s Raw Brown Sugar +Coffee Scrub does it all! Seriously, IT REALLY DOES IT ALL! From renewing skin-cells to moisturizing, helping with those stubborn blackheads, fighting cystic acne scarring, to achieving the softest baby-butt like skin. Give your whole body the self-care and love it deserves! Not only that, but we also do not believe […]

Top 5 All Year Round Nail Polish Colors.

I feel my very best when my nails are done, I could have a massive breakout on my face and my makeup might not be done but nothing makes me feel better than a fresh mani and pedi. It’s the self-care that my body needs and craves! Knowing how much I love doing my nails, […]

Cuando mi cuerpo dice “NO”.

almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…including you. -Anne Lamott                 A veces el cuerpo no entiende que hay cosas que hacer. No entiende que para el mundo un “no tenía ganas o fuerzas”, es una simple excusa. No entiende que la vida continúa aunque esté en mi apartamento […]

El poema que nunca te dediqué, querida ansiedad…

La escritura es lo único que me salva Mi única compañía ante la desesperación El ángel de la guarda quien por mí clama Mientras en un desahogo puro limpia lágrimas del corazónSin filosofía, ni libros de sabios Deleita mi mente con un solo conocimiento Proveniente de mi razón, llamado sentimiento Quien me guía en la […]

BTS is Lighting Up the World Like Dynamite

The K-Pop group released their new single titled Dynamite a week ago and they are breaking records and making history all around the world. In hopes of giving everyone a little happiness in the middle of the pandemic, where everyone is unmotivated and feeling sad, BTS wrote Dynamite. Even though they are a Korean group, […]

Instagram’s #NewUpcomingBrands

Unamused, shopping the same brands for the longest, and ready to have a new brand experience? This is your moment! I took the -long-assignment of scrolling through social media, looking for the best to offer out there. I came across sustainable, handmade, and ethical brands, that interest and satisfied my wants/fashion needs. Their stories, missions, […]

99cent Skincare Line! Are You Shopping Smartly?

I tend to roam the Target beauty aisles pretty frequently. It’s always nice seeing all the new and improved beauty products these companies are coming up with even when I’m not purchasing anything. Although I won’t deny that I have fallen into the marketing traps many times and left Target with products I didn’t even […]

A Talented Talentless Soul

People around me often tells me “Wow, you are full of talents! What can’t you do?” At first, I couldn’t find an answer to the last question, but with time I discovered what I CAN’T do. I am full of talents. I write, I sing, I dance since I was 3 years old, I draw, […]

Mi PRIMER poema: El arte de ESCRIBIR

Letras que iluminan mi cielo sin estrellasPalabras en penumbra que alumbran Cual luz reflejada en el aura brillante de una doncellaCanto que me hace girar al compás del solSol que da vida a mi luna cual belleza es mi musa Escritos que narran mi noche oscuraDel aire alimento mi alma Cuyas lágrimas me dan de […]

Transparence

“…They raise us with the emotional intelligence of a chair.” I have always admired artists, not only for their music but for their spirits. Their transparence is something I have always looked up to. There are so many role models I have thanks to music. I don’t know if it has to do with the […]

Anna K by Jenny Lee (Book Review)

Rating: ★★★★★ “Life’s not a bitch, it’s actually a dick. You’ve got to go out and kick it in the balls.” Jenny Lee, Anna K Genre: Modern Retelling Summary: “Meet Anna K. At seventeen, she is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and Newfoundland […]

Just Download The App Already! Stop Shaming Online Dating

Online dating apps have been my friends for further long that I would have imagined. I met great people which who I am still friends, guys who after I met them, I wish I could have cancelled the date, and relationships that teach me more about myself than what I would ever imagine. But, how […]

Tropical Passion Fruit Mango Sherbet!

Living in a place like Miami, where it is 100 degrees Fahrenheit almost all year round, I’ve managed to acquire some pretty refreshing recipes to indulge in. Recipes that are so refreshing, it will leave you and friends asking for more. This Tropical Passion Fruit Mango Sherbet has to be one of the most delicious […]

The cultural impact of the K-Pop group BTS around the world

Many ask themselves what does BTS has that makes them so successful and loved by many. BTS simply are a different group: they are great human beings, they truly love their fans, and they know the struggles of working hard even when you reached your goals and exceeded your own expectations. They started from the […]

Lo Que NADIE Sabe Sobre Mi Llegada a Texas, USA…

Me cuesta escribir de mi, para mí, publicamente. Me di cuenta de eso, cuando se me ocurrió escribir sobre algunos detalles que nadie sabe sobre mi llegada a Texas. Sé que a la mayoría de las personas nos encanta hablar de nosotros mismos, pero mientras más lo noto en otros, menos disfruto hablar (en este […]

Dark Skies

I used to be so afraid of the dark but felt drawn to it. To the unknown, the uncertainty. Now that I have listened, I can be at peace with my darkness. “Dark skies” is how I named this piece, hence the title. Just like that skeleton, during this quarantine and frankly, this past two […]

Why College Students Should Vote

As the 2020 election gets closer and closer, it is more important than ever that college students register to vote and make their political voices heard. Generation Z, my generation, has consistently been active in political and socio-economic issues such as racial equality, gender equality, and even gun control, so as more of us turn […]

Life: Scary Yet Exciting But Still Bullocks

Welcome to another of my life rants where I get to update you with my ultra-orthodox nonsense. However, this time around is not going to be as deep as some of my posts, but it would not be bleak, my promise. I guess I keep too much for myself, oversharing or opening the window to […]

The Ultimate S’mores Recipe

Unlike many Americans, I have not been eating S’mores all my life. I don’t have childhood memories of sitting by a fireplace and roasting marshmallows, simply because I’m from Spain where s’ mores are not really a thing. We eat marshmallows as a snack, and even have hundreds of flavors for them but roasting them […]

¡Los 4 beneficios de la escritura a mano que TODOS deberían conocer!

La escritura a mano, es una práctica que aprendemos desde temprana edad. Forma parte de nuestro diario vivir y de nuestros estudios a lo largo de nuestro trayecto escolar. Sin embargo, en la actualidad disminuye cada vez más la necesidad de un lápiz y un papel para redactar cualquier texto, ya que con el paso […]

Discussing Menstrual Cups With Beauty Editor Nerea Burr

Yesterday I was waiting for Nerea to drive by and officially start our weekly meeting when I remembered I had to go and buy some sanitary napkins. As I am in wondering around the hygiene products aisle, two items caught my attention, a cleaner version of a sanitary napkin and a menstrual cup. I have […]

Top 5 Netflix Binging Shows That Are Worth Watching!

After a long hard day of work, I look forward to coming home and spend some quality time watching some good shows. Every night I try to squeeze in as many episodes as I can before my eyes completely shut and rest for the night. These are shows that are worth watching and staying up […]

¿Quiénes son Las Chicas del Cable? Y porque la historia de cada una de ellas representa a muchos sectores de la comunidad femenina

Imagina forgar tu vida en un tiempo donde no eras considerada una persona digna de usar su propia voz. Imagina ser catalogada como ciudadana de segunda categoría, sin derechos para ejercer ni una explicación lógica que avalen dichos estatutos socio-culturales. La compañía telefónica tuvo origen en Madrid el año 1920. Principalmente los puestos de telefonistas […]

Ways to Rock Your Curls

Recently, I’ve been letting my hair just be the way it is; no iron, no blower. First because of pandemic and second because it’s too hot outside. People think that curly hair is problematic and hard to handle, but that’s not true at all! There are many ways one can rock curls and I’m here […]

Tantas IDEAS, ¿Para Qué?

¿Acaso nunca se te han ocurrido un sinfín de ideas que nunca se cumplen o pones en práctica? Deseas hacer algo, pero luego se te ocurre algo “mejor” y simplemente vas por ello, pero no crees que sea suficiente, entonces deseas hacer algo mucho mejor y al final… No haces nada. Quizá se lea algo […]

Zoë’s (Mostly) Daily Skincare ROUTINE

Last year, my skincare routine was washing my face when I showered. I didn’t even really use soap. Just water. However, over the course of the past year, an effective and consistent skincare routine has become a more and more important part of my day to day life. I don’t really wear a lot of […]

I Cannot Continue To Wait For Others To Understand My Personality

For far beyond, I have waited and been patient for those surrounding me to get to know my personality. As humans, we tend to grow each day with every challenge that thrown our ways. However, the reality of all is that we cannot confront the currents of those roots that we carry deep in our […]