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It's a Tough Row to Hoe (Pt. 1)
After I had been teaching 8th grade English to inner-city kids for two years, I was suffering from so much burn-out. Work was hard. The kids hated being at school and didn’t understand the need to learn about writing conventions or literary themes. They wanted time to take bathroom selfies or watch YouTube videos about Minecraft. 35 of my 70 students were failing, and phone calls home only confirmed that the culture there was not going to back me up.
6 Latina-Owned Small Businesses to Shop and Support Right Now
Being Latina is a major point of pride for me because in so many ways, I am what society sees as “less-than.” I’m: • Female
Travel to: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
There are so many things to do and see when traveling to the Dominican Republic. It's a country with such a vibrant personality and a rich (yet turbulent) history. Many people visit the resorts and beach towns like Punta Cana or Jarabacoa, and while these are marvels of crystal water and ivory sand, fewer folks take the time to visit the capital city of Santo Domingo.
Books to Read If You're Going Through a Quarter-Life Crisis
Man, oh man. Turn on your vintage John Mayer albums (yes, he's now vintage), and let's talk about these books that will help you survive your quarter-life crisis.
The Financial Behaviors of Millennials
The oldest millennials are turning 40 this year, and their habits and priorities regarding where and how they choose to spend (or not spend) their money is reshaping our world–financial and otherwise.
How to Get Your Life Back to Normal
It's hard to throw around the word "normal" these days. We humans love our routines, our holiday or weekend traditions, and all of those mindless behaviors give us comfort. Let's face it, though: 2020 has thrown the most massive wrench in all of our plans, and it's time to consider that things may never be the same.