Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated in Mexico, but is huge in the United States, truly making it a Mexican-American holiday. There are more than 31 million Mexican-Americans living in the United States, a substantial and strong part of the fabric of the US. Here's a quick look at five famous Mexican-Americans:
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Though many argue about who actually invented the margarita, the drink first appeared on Mexican bar menus in the '30s and '40s. Prepare for your own Cinco de Mayo party by making a batch of the tasty libation: we've concocted a list of the best margarita recipes to help you out.
Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here's a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:
The guys, the teens and the kids will find something new in the 3 Twin Ports Marcus Theatres. Vin Diesel returns with Paul Walker for the fifth installment of the 'Fast and Furious' movie franchise. Disney is luring the teen crowd to the theatres this weekend with 'Prom'. And finally the voices of Amy Poehler, Hayden Panettiere and Glenn Close star in the kid friendly animation 'Hoodwinked Too'. See the trailers and showtimes after the break.
Whether you're tight on cash or simply want to shower mom with gifts from the heart, opting for the DIY route is a great alternative to storebought treats. And even though she'll love anything you get her, she'll definitely notice -- and appreciate -- the extra bit of elbow grease you put into Mother's Day this year.
Below, a few instructional videos on how to make creative Mother's Day gifts from scratch.
If you really think about it, Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to make up for all those times you gave mom a hard time during your youth. After all, a bouquet of daffodils now definitely excuses that time you snuck out of the house at 2 am. And a box of gourmet truffles? The perfect antidote to the antique china you broke while running around like a wild banshee.
But while flowers and chocolate are dandy, they don't last long. Treat Mom to one of these five Mother's Day gifts she'll both use and love for years to come:
Because of Emancipation Day, a little known Washington D.C. holiday that this year is being celebrated on April 15, US taxpayers had until April 18 to file their taxes.
For some people that still won't be enough time to get all their papers in order. If you find yourself in that boat, you can file for an extension with the IRS.
It's important to remember that filing an extension doesn't extend the due date for any money you owe the IRS, and you will have to pay interest and possibly penalties on any money you send to the government after the April 18 deadline.
Read on for advice, from the IRS website, on who should and shouldn't file for an extension.
If it weren't for the neon pink toenail polish on a little boy's toes, nobody would have taken much notice to the recent J. Crew advertisement that depicts head creative director Jenna Lyon and her son hanging out on a lazy Saturday.
The feminine-hued polish paired with the caption, "Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink," has stirred up a controversial frenzy that has some people wondering if the photo is an endorsement of transgendered, gender-neutral or gay children.
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