Please Knock Before You Walk in on My #FoodPorn: National Tequila Month at El Centro D.F.

Refreshing. Fresh. Creative. Delicate. If my taste buds had thoughts and could articulate them, this is what they would be screaming after savoring the menu at El Centro D.F. in the Georgetown More »

From Stress to Success in the City Part I: Renting vs Buying

When moving to a new city, finding a place to live can leave you wondering, “should I rent or should I buy?” Weighing the pros and cons of renting before you commit More »

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant More »

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could More »

From Stress to Success in the City: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground More »

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture More »

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio More »

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive More »



Immigration Losers: GOP and “The Deportation Prez” or What I Said on MSNBC

Immigration_Congress_Recess_GOP_Obama_Viviana_Hurtado-TheWiseLatinaClub

Washington’s groupthink has the immigration heat solely turned up on the GOP. They certainly are in the news–with some House Republican holdouts threatening to derail an overhaul to the immigration laws, Speaker John Boehner unable to tame his unruly conference,  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Avocado Pesto Potatoes Recipe

MeatlessMonday_Pesto_Potatoes_Recipe-TheWiseLatinaClub-NatalieFierro

When my late summer garden harvest sprouted multiple bunches of basil, I knew exactly what to put on the menu: pesto. You may be familiar with this sabroso vegetarian green sauce on pasta, but did you know pesto is delicioso paired with other foods  Read More...

PGA Championship Weekend Fitness: Stay Active with 5 Fun Golf Games

Fitness_Golf_PGA_Swing-TheWiseLatinaClub-NatalieFierro

‘Tis the season to swap your workout spandex for khakis and a collared shirt–August 8-11 is the 95th Professional Golfer’s Association Championship, where top golfers from across the nation compete in 4 rounds of 18 holes of golf for prize  Read More...

The Wise Latina Club’s Moment of Zen…¡on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!

Viviana_Hurtado_MSNBC_Thomas_Roberts_Anthony_Weiner_Batshit-TheWiseLatinaClub

A special kind of schizophrenia exists among television journalists–we want to one day be invited on The Daily Show with John Stewart, but we equally fear it. In this day when we’re doing more with less, most of us are  Read More...

UPDATE: Published in HuffPost Media! Beso to Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos or What I Said on MSNBC about The Washington Post Buy

Beso_Amazon_Founder_Jeff Bezos_MSNBC_The_Washington_Post

Latinos are serious PDA people, and not the air kiss type. Spend an afternoon at Casa Hurtado and there’s a whole lotta hand holding, abrazos, and just overall velcro-dom. So when I read on Twitter that Amazon founder and e-commerce pioneer  Read More...

Bolivian Independence Day Meatless Monday: Garlic Mashed Yuca Recipe

MeatlessMonday_Garlic_Yucca_Ingredients_Bolivia-TheWiseLatinaClub-NatalieFierro

Bolivia celebrates its Independence Day on August 6th, commemorating the establishment of the Bolivian Republic in 1825. In honor of this Día de la Patria, I am cooking a Bolivian staple: yuca. Also called casava, this dense white root plant with a bark-like  Read More...

Fitness: 5 Reasons to Try Stand Up Paddleboarding this Summer

Fitness_Stand_Up_Paddleboard_SUP_Yoga-TheWiseLatinaClub-NatalieFierro

Take advantage of the final days of summer with a stand up paddleboarding workout. This sport is accurately named: participants stand on a foam board and use a paddle to move through the water. Curiosity prompted me to step out of my fitness comfort zone and buy  Read More...

8 Tips to Boost Motivation at Work

8_Tips_Boost_Motivation_Work-TheWiseLatinaClub-GianinaThompson

Hispanics take pride in their work ethic defined by hard work, dedication, and being reliable. Nothing has been given to us, but fortunately we do not use that as an excuse to give less than 100% at work! Unfortunately, such commitment can  Read More...