Reflecting on the Border

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). For those of us who are immigrants or part…

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What to Expect (From Your Bras) When You’re Expecting

David Pereiras / EyeEmGetty Images The one sure thing about modern pregnancy is that you are never at a loss for information. The content is deep, with everyone from mommy bloggers and celebrities to royals around the world weighing in, advising, and explaining what they do. The quandary that’s thrown me for the biggest loop…

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Medical News Today: Very low levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol may raise stroke risk

New research examines the data of almost 100,000 participants and finds that excessively low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. New research suggests that having too little LDL cholesterol may harm cardiovascular health. The internet abounds with articles and scientific studies that warn healthcare consumers of the perils of high…

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Why Doesn’t He Love Our Kids Like He Loves His Nephew?

My husband’s brother died in his 30s, eight years ago, leaving a wife and 5-year-old son. Ever since, my husband visits his nephew, without fail, one night a week for a couple of hours. (The boy is great and doing well.) Meanwhile, we have two kids in elementary school, and my husband never gives them…

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At Valentino, Diversity by Design

Image Valentino haute couture, fall 2019CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — Issues of inclusion and cultural sensitivity — and fashion’s lack of understanding thereof — have been at the forefront of the general conversation for awhile now, though they have been particularly pressing since last fall, when the industry began what seemed…

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Beverage Companies Embrace Recycling, Until It Costs Them

In the 10 states where consumers can collect a nickel or dime when they return an empty bottle or can, recycling rates for those containers are often significantly higher.CreditCreditVideo by Chang W. Lee They have pledged to help fix U.S. recycling, but for decades the companies have fought against “bottle bills,” which result in more…

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What Do Teenagers Need? Ask the Family Dog

People of all ages become deeply connected to their pets, but in the lives of teenagers, animals often play a special role. Indeed, pets provide comforts that seem to be tailor-made for the stresses of normal adolescent development. To start, animals don’t judge — and teenagers are generally subjected to a great deal of judgment.…

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The Horrible Place Between the Apps

Everyone has that one app. The one that mocks you from your home screen. The app that lures you to the folder where you’ve tried to hide it. The app you’ve signed out of and deleted — only to download again the next morning. The app you can’t quite quit. For Corey Lewis, it was…

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What Would Giving Health Care to Undocumented Immigrants Mean?

Providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants has long been nothing more than a wouldn’t-it-be-nice item on the far left’s wish list. But in the crowded field of candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, nearly everyone supports it. Almost all of the 19 candidates who responded to a recent New York Times survey…

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