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Jimenez shares story of surviving domestic violence

Interview by Tere Siqueira Dos Mundos supports October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a show of that support, the newspaper presents the following transcript of a recent interview with Natividad Jimenez, who shared her story of being a victim and survivor of domestic abuse: Dos Mundos: Tell us a little about how your relationship started. Natividad Jimenez: When I …

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Mexican boy invents cactus-based graffiti remover

By Chara An 11-year-old boy from Mexico has created a graffiti remover that uses parts of the cactus (nopal) plant. The inventor is Jayro Diaz Hernandez. A native of Morelia, Michoacan, Diaz Hernandez joined the Adopt a Talent Program (also known by its Spanish acronym, PAUTA) in Morelia and worked with a group of advisors from the Universidad Latina de …

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How to find the right resources for the elderly

Commentary by Katherine Diaz There are various organizations that provide appropriate resources for senior citizens. At times, it might be difficult to find the right information for loved ones. But it doesn’t have to be. Below is a list to help you on your search for more resources to better the lives of your elders: *The Kansas Department for Aging …

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Employees begin to hate their job at age 35, survey shows

Analysis by Melissa Arroyo Adults landing new jobs in their 20s are typically excited to start working and motivated to advance in their careers and build their professional reputation. But older workers don’t share their level of excitement about their jobs, according to a survey where more than 2,000 employees in the United Kingdom above age 35 said they were …

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How to save for retirement without a pension

Commentary by Dermidio Juez-Perez Recently, while talking to someone who’s retired, I quickly realized that his path to retirement was different than today’s reality: He was enjoying the benefits of a pension. A pension is an employee-sponsored retirement program that makes regular payments during a person’s retirement from an investment fund to which that person or that person’s employer has …

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De adicto a ADICTO: Esquemas destructivos

Por Ernesto Salayandìa García La desinformación es parte del gran problema Esta enfermedad, la mía, La Saliva del Diablo, no es sólo alcohol y drogas, es una enfermedad perversa del alma, compleja, cruel, contagiosa, burlona, sutil, devastadora, es una enfermedad genética, hereditaria, progresiva, incurable, mortal, es física, emocional, ligada a la personalidad y sin duda tiene que ver con la …

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Therapy can help navigate the stress of divorce

Commentary by Chara Divorce is stressful. Recovering from a divorce requires time. Therapy is a good way to find relief during the pains of the recovery process. If you’re going through a divorce – or you’re considering a divorce – and are considering therapy, you might find help in the following ways: *Before the divorce: Going to therapy can help …

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The first weeks of parenthood: An emotional adjustment

Commentary by Carey Juez-Perez Being a mom is an amazing experience – and a difficult one. Before having my daughter, friends and coworkers eagerly told me their horror stories of labor. But they failed to mention the difficulties of adjusting to motherhood during those first few weeks after birth. Fortunately, over the past five months, I’ve learned a lot. Hopefully, …

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Therapist shares warning signs of divorce-bound marriages

By Melissa Arroyo A recent study suggested that couples who spent more money on their wedding day were more likely to end up divorced, and couples who spent less money were more likely to stay married longer. But that’s not the ultimate indicator a marriage will end in divorce, according to couples therapist Dr. John M. Gottman. In his book …

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How to deal with the aftermath of flash flooding

As the recent flooding in Kansas City, Mo., has shown, it’s good to be aware of the consequences a flood can have on homes and businesses – and to know how to deal with those consequences. Here are some ways flash floods can affect you, along with some ways you can deal with them: *Health and safety risks: Floods can …

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