Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.

10 Things To Know About Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah or the Jewish New Year is right around the corner. Here are 10 things to know to celebrate with your Jewish loved ones!

Why September 11 Is An Important Date In Chile

September 11, marks the anniversary of the coup d'etat in Chile that ushered in a 17-year dictatorship under Pinochet. More than 3,000 people died or disappeared because of political violence during Pinochet's 1973-1990 military rule.