Michelle Regalado

I'm a Staff Writer at MamásLatinas. I am a native New Yorker who graduated from NYU as a Journalism and English major in 2011. Throughout my undergrad career, I contributed regularly to NYU's paper, Washington Square News, and held internships at the Long Island Press, amNewYork, The New York Times Local: East Village, and Seventeen Magazine. A self-professed literature nerd and news junkie, I love to relax by reading magazines, newspapers, and books while sipping iced caramel macchiatos. I am addicted to shoes, coffee, yoga and all things John Hughes.

I know I'm Latina when...

I could literally eat beans with or for every meal, with no problem whatsoever.

Michelle's Latest Posts

4 Surprising benefits of sports for girls

Regular exercise is good for everybody and the earlier you get into the habit, the better. That's why it's important to motivate your kids to stay active. The best way to do that? Sports!

Though most children may be able to get their endorphins by running around with their friends, getting them involved in a sport will do much more for them to keep them active. In fact, organizations like the Women's Sports Foundation have found that playing on a team can provide a myriad of advantages for young female athletes. Below, check out four surprising benefits of sports for girls:

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10 Bizarre sex tools no one needs

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When it comes to sex toys, I thought we'd seen pretty much all there is to see. From the religious stuff to the freaky ones to the downright scary, it seems like every possible sex gadget has already been invented. Boy was I wrong!

The newest bizarre sex product invention to hit the market? Marijuana lube. That's right…lube, specifically designed for women, that contains weed and is supposed to take your orgasms to a new high (Ha, get it? Get it?)

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World Cup 2014: 6 surprises you should expect at any finals party

It's World Cup season, which means everyone you know is probably wearing their favorite team's jersey 24/7, talking incessantly about goal differentials, and—my favorite part—heading to a lot of tournament-themed parties to watch a game! If you haven't attended one yet, I highly recommend you do so ASAP. Trust me, whether you're a soccer lover normally or not, it's impossible not to get caught up in the excitement of the World Cup, particularly if you're surrounded by hardcore fans of the sport. But just be warned, as fun as these parties are, they're not all pretty!

Check out 6 things to expect from any World Cup party (besides excessive food and copious amounts of beer):

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These 6 Beauty "myths" are actually true!

We're all constantly hearing of new beauty do's and don'ts, so sometimes it can be hard to tell the fact from the fiction and what works from what doesn't. But it turns out there are several common beauty-related "myths" out there that actually aren't as made-up as you may think. In fact, not only are they true, but they could change the way you approach your skincare and beauty routine altogether! Below, check out six common beauty myths, debunked!

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World Cup 2014: The 9 best goal celebrations!

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We're in the final stretch of the World Cup and there have been so many truly unforgettable moments. This year's tournament is one of the most unpredictable yet, with tons of surprising wins and losses and so many crazy goals that it's on track to become the highest scoring World Cup ever (we were sad to see Mexico and the U.S. go, but so many of our teams are still alive!).

If you're a soccer fan, you know there's nothing quite like seeing your team score a goal, especially if it's the winning one. So I can only imagine how elated the actual players must feel. Luckily for us, they like to celebrate their goals as much as the rest of us! In fact, their hilarious, over-the-top, overjoyed and sometimes shocked reactions are often my favorite moments of the whole game!

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