Jenny Mero

Writing has been a longstanding passion. My career began as a reporter at Fortune Magazine, before I became an editor at Selecciones. These days I write for various websites and run my social media consulting company. I have a love-hate relationship with running, but managed to complete a half-marathon in decent time. I love to discover new places to eat and our family's travel often revolves around food and fitness. At home I love discovering ways to lighten up meals to keep myself and my family healthy.

I know I'm Latina when...

I need to wear loud nail polish for a pop of color.

Jenny's Latest Posts

Nude Snapchat sexting photos lead to child porn investigation of NJ teens

Teens at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey could face child pornography charges after naked pictures on Snapshot of two girls at the school went viral. The pictures were sent to a boy at the school using an app called Snapchat, which allows people to send images or videos that disappear within seconds after receiving it. The X-rated pictures would have evaporated without a trace on anyone's phone, except that the boy was quick enough to capture the images and posted them on Instagram.      

Brands like MTV love that teens and young adults have the ability to make things viral because they are eager to share things on apps and sites like Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter. Well, that's what happened to the pictures. The naked shots went viral and the police are now involved.

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Girls as young as 6 years old suffering from anorexia & it's frightening!

Is it possible that for anorexia to begin as early as kindergarten? I cringed when I read Sophie's story about how she showed signs of an eating disorder at the age of six--strategically eliminated sweets, decreased what she ate, and started exercising like crazy on the monkey bars. Though her weight was normal, by the time she was seven, Sophie exhibited signs of malnutrition. Those signs include feeling dizzy, constipation, and feeling itchy. It's pretty crazy that by the time Sophie was 7, she was formally diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.

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'The Onion' calls Quvenzhané Wallis the C-word, apologizes, but it's not enough!

Dear Onion:

As a woman, a woman of color, and a mother, I am offended that you've called Quvenzhané Wallis a cunt. Did you expect the 9-year-old Wallis to issue a statement defending herself fully comprehending why adults would use the most offensive word you can call a woman?

You've left a nasty stain as Wallis celebrated her day as the youngest Best Actress nominee in Oscar history for "Beasts of the Southern Wild." And in case you don't realize, that is a HUGE deal!

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Horrible dad leaves 2-year-old daugher in car to hit strip club for HOURS

Santos Barillas isn't winning any parenting awards after he left his 2-year-old in his cold pickup truck while he got lap dances from girls in bikinis and drank his way to oblivion. The Canoga Park, California dad was found slumped over the steering wheel, passed out from all the alcohol ... and--get this-- his daughter was in the backseat of the truck.

According to CBS Los Angeles, a parking lot attendant at the bar saw him draped over the steering wheel and took the keys away after noticing Barillas' child. Others called the police and Barillas is facing child endangerment charges.

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Mom's live C-Section birth on Twitter is a little too much to take! (GRAPHIC VIDEOS)

 Watching a live C-section at Women's Memorial Hermann Hospital over Twitter sounded like a good idea at first. The curiosity of the birth and the possible educational benefits (ha!) were quickly replaced by the discomfort of my stomach balling up. Still, I continued to watch as doctors at the Houston hospital sliced a woman's abdomen and delivered a healthy baby boy by Caesarean.  

Even if you've had a C-section, it does not mean you a had front row seat. There was probably a curtain separating you from the action. For most women, that's how they'd like to keep it.

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