Mother’s Day in Mexico

Some residents of northern Mexico, influenced by their neighbor the United States, began to observe a Mother’s Day holiday in the early part of the 20th century. However, it took an editorial in a Mexico City newspaper, combined with a widespread media campaign and support from the Catholic Church, to bring the observance into full flower.

By the 1920s, some people in Mexico were becoming concerned that women were being diverted from what many saw as their primary role — childbearing. Information on contraception was becoming more accessible, and women were beginning to assert their rights in politics and the professional world. In an effort to promote motherhood, the Mexican women’s magazine, El Hogar, joined forces with La Asociation de las Damas Catolicas (the Association of Catholic Ladies) to oppose what they saw as a threat to traditional values. Rafael Alducin, editor of the Mexico City newspaper El Excelsior, joined the fight and organized the first official celebration of Mother’s Day in Mexico on May 10, 1922.

 

Do Not Throw Out These 7 Pieces of Clothing in 2018

DO NOT THROW OUT THESE 7 PIECES OF CLOTHING IN 2018
Donating or selling old clothes to make room for this season’s newest styles sounds like a good idea to us. (It feeds into our shopping addiction.) But before you start tossing out that new top or needs-to-be-tailored skirt, you’ll want to review the Spring runway trends. That way, you won’t accidentally throw out something that can be reworked into a 2018 outfit. So, what exactly should you keep? We thought through the It items fashion girls are stocking up on and compiled a list of seven pieces you should consider keeping, at least for this year.

POLKA DOTS
You’ve probably noticed retailers are starting to offer polka-dot-printed pieces in every color, cut, and style. That’s because this classic design is once again being worn with fervor by the fashion crowd. From the black and white dots we’re used to seeing to other colorful iterations like white and red, the print is a reminder that the old can be new again. (Especially if you wear it head to toe like this street style star.) We suggest mixing it up with another print like stripes or floral for that ‘gram-worthy look.

DECONSTRUCTED DENIM
If you have a denim jacket that’s missing a few buttons or a pair of jeans completely torn in half, they’re not trash – they’re street style gold. Deconstructed denim is having a moment with both fashion editors and models, and the look is really a sight for the eyes. The style looks “off,” with laces, patches, and random rips, but these are the details that give the pieces life and character.

KITTEN HEELS
Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, kitten heels have popped up on virtually every shoe from Winter to Spring styles. I admit I wasn’t a complete fan of the look at first, but having since bought kitten heel ankle boots and mules, I’m backing the trend 100 percent. Aside from the comfortable heel height, this tiny detail changes the entire look of your footwear (in a stylish, ’80s-infused way) and doesn’t feel outdated at all.

FANNY PACKS
Belt bags, waist bags, call them what you want, but fanny packs are here to stay for 2018. When your outfit needs that special something-something, this accessory will do the trick. Follow Kendall Jenner’s lead and strap it across your body or simply wear it around your waist. Fanny packs will come in all sizes and colors for next season, so be on the lookout for the perfect one (if you don’t already own one).

VINTAGE JEWELRY
The runways have been hinting at a big ’80s comeback, and you will feel it in the clothes this year. If you own any oversize, vintage jewelry, hold onto those pieces. Better yet, work them into your everyday outfit on the regular. Skip the delicate jewelry in favor of bolder options, because these statement-making pieces make accessorizing fun again.

ANYTHING LAVENDER
If you’ve been tracking the trends, you know lavender will be huge for Spring ’18. Take a peek into your closet and see if you have anything in this color, because you’ll want to keep it. The pastel hue can be found on so many items, from Winter sweaters and coats to bags and sandals for Spring. It’s no wonder fashion girls are already searching for the next lavender It item, and Ultra Violet was just named the Pantone color of the year.

SEE-THROUGH ACCESSORIES OR CLOTHING
Simply known as the PVC trend, clear clothing and accessories are slowly making their way into everyone’s wardrobe. One look at Bella Hadid’s heels or Kaia Gerber’s boots shows us that PVC footwear is a good way to test out the trend for 2018. If you’re unsure about how to pull it off, we have tips and tricks for nailing this look.

 

 

The Smartest, Most Intelligent Signs Of The Zodiac

INTUITIVE FIRE SIGNS: ARIES
Aries are known for their quick-thinking and sudden bursts of inspiration. But sometimes this means that they jump to the wrong conclusions!

INTUITIVE FIRE SIGNS: LEO
With their strong intuition and confidence, Leos are convincing and good public speakers. However, this can come across as being big-headed!

INTUITIVE FIRE SIGNS: SAGITTARIUS
Sagittarius have an ability to see the bigger picture of a situation, but they’re not so good at looking at the little details!

PRACTICAL EARTH SIGNS: VIRGO
Critical and methodical, Virgos are one of the most efficient signs- and good with numbers!

PRACTICAL EARTH SIGNS: TAURUS
The Taurus excels at concrete knowledge and learning facts, but at the price of not having much creative imagination!

PRACTICAL EARTH SIGNS: CAPRICORN
Capricorns are systematic and have a structured way of working through problems. However, this means they’re often too cautious and slow!

LOGICAL AIR SIGNS: LIBRA
Libras are great at weighing up all the options and coming to a conclusion that’s the best option for everyone

LOGICAL AIR SIGNS: GEMINI
With their ability to analyze situations from lots of different viewpoints, Geminis are great at multitasking and coming up with answers fast.

LOGICAL AIR SIGNS: AQUARIUS
Aquarius are often thought as having genius qualities! Or are they just plain crazy?

EMOTIONAL WATER SIGNS: PISCES
Pisces are one of the most emotionally intelligent signs, being able to understand others and detect when something is wrong or dangerous.

EMOTIONAL WATER SIGNS: CANCER
Being able to absorb information is one of Cancer’s best traits, but they can sometimes be unfairly subjective!

EMOTIONAL WATER SIGNS: SCORPIO
Scorpios have amazing mental strength and an ability to understand things that many others can’t. But this can come across as intimidating!

Books to Read in February

SHE REGRETS NOTHING BY ANDREA DUNLOP
A freshly orphaned 23-year-old from Michigan is taken in by her affluent, influential New York cousins and uncovers a treasure trove of secrets, including the reason why she and her mother became estranged from her father’s side of the family. Drama ensues.

THE GREAT ALONE BY KRISTIN HANNAH
When a veteran grappling with PTSD returns from his tour of duty in Vietnam, he chooses to move his family to Alaska, where his friend who passed away during the war has a property. Things take a turn when he finds himself struggling to confront his demons during the harsh winter.

BRAVE BY ROSE MCGOWAN
Rose McGowan spares no disturbing details in her much-hyped memoir, including her time spent growing up in a religious cult and a graphic account of her alleged rape by Harvey Weinstein in a jacuzzi at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

 

FEEL FREE BY ZADIE SMITH
With her trademark wit and keen observations, Zadie Smith tackles weighty political topics (Brexit) and offers philosophical analyses of pop culture figures (Justin Bieber).

I AM, I AM, I AM BY MAGGIE O’FARRELL
In a series of page-turning vignettes, a writer chronicles 17 near-death experiences that made an indelible mark on her life, from being held at knifepoint in Chile to navigating her daughter’s severe food allergies. Buckle up.