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Danny Trejo: Machete Wielder, Coffee Shop Saver and American Hero

Buffalo Bruce’s Mercantile is a beloved coffee shop in Sylmar.

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Some vandals tagged the local business with homophobic slurs.

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Because coffee shops are where intolerance lives, right?

Enter Danny Trejo: actor, activist and renowned badass.

Happy #BestFriendsDay from myself & the @BestFriendsAnimalSociety​! With your help we can #SaveThemAll

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Danny Trejo organized a day of repainting Buffalo Bruce’s Mercantile.

Who wouldn’t want to help Danny Trejo?

Machete is making off with our kids! #dannytrejo #machete #sylmar

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Everybody had a role in helping the business heal.

A true role model. A child giving back to her community. #Sylmar #SanFernandoValley

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Owner Vivian Hartman was moved by the outpour of support.

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What’s your favorite Danny Trejo movie? Tell us below.

Latinas Are Sharing Their Most Reliable Acne Remedies On Instagram So We Collected Them For You

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Latinas Are Sharing Their Most Reliable Acne Remedies On Instagram So We Collected Them For You

No doubt about it, acne breakouts can cause a world of woe. As the country’s most general skin condition in the country, we were pretty certain that you had at least one or two experiences dealing with a pesky pimple. If you have, you probably have questions about how to tackle them and how to prevent them. To get answers, we reached out to you for your best acne remedies and boy did you deliver.

These are the top recommendations we found on Instagram when we asked what tried-and-true acne remedies that have worked for you.

Aztec Clay

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“Aztec Secret Bentonite Clay mask with Apple Cider vinegar!!”- one user wrote in reply to our post. Aztec Clay is a 100% Calcium Bentonite Clay that works to heal skin and comes in powder form. To activate the ingredients, many of our users wrote that they used equal parts of apple cider vinegar or water and mixed everything together in a bowl. You can apply this product in a 1/8 inch layer on your skin and allow to try before scrubbing it off after 20 minutes.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Instagram user ven_bailame recommended the use of apple cider vinegar and her recommendation was multiplied by so many of the replies in our post. Apple Cider Vinegar has proven to be a popular acne solution by many for years. According to Healthline, apple cider vinegar has organic acids that can kill bacteria that causes acne while also reducing the appearance of scars.

Healthy sleeping habits

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“Change your pillow cases like every few days, don’t put your phone on your cheek????”- lettyaldrete wrote.

And it’s true! Regularly changing your bed sheets and pillow cases is so key to ensuring your skin stays clean and acne-free. Sheets are often loaded with bacteria that can clog your skin’s pores and can increase the chances that bacteria causes acne.

Healthy eating habits

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“Healed from the inside out by eating lots of foods that have probiotics like yogurt, keifer, kimchi, combucha, etc.”– dre_dayy13

The old adage “you are what you eat” could never be truer when it comes to your skin. Pump your system with poor foods will undoubtedly produce bad results when it comes to your skin. If you notice breakouts whenever you eat foods that are low in protein and high in saturated fats, it might be time to take a review of your diet.

Accutane.

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In response to our post, Instagram user jjolieth wrote that Accutane has been her go-to for tried and true acne relief. The controversial, and relatively misunderstood, medication is used to treat severe cystic acne as well as acne that is hormonal and persistent. Like any medication, you’ll want to read up and educate yourself about Accutane and discuss using it with your doctor. This acne cure comes with a powerful punch as well as potentially severe side-effects.

Find out if it’s hormonal

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“If it’s on the jaw and cheeks, that’s hormonal…take herbs that balance your hormones-chaste tree berry, maca root, primrose oil,” lettyaldrete also shared.

Hormonal acne can have various cures but it does need a certain and particular type of attention. Hormonal acne because of skin’s response to hormonal changes and comes often as a result of a rise in androgens, such as testosterone. When it comes to working to tackling hormonal acne, treatment might need to be more aggressive than just a change in diet or the use of oils. Many women turn to birth control, Accutane or other medications for treatment.

All Of The Times Latinos Turned Up For People In 2019

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All Of The Times Latinos Turned Up For People In 2019

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In our busy and complicated world, we sometimes need to pause and remind ourselves of all the good that humanity is capable of. To make it easier, we’ve gathered ten examples of sincere acts of kindness—some great, some small—to warm your heart and inspire even more compassion this holiday season (and into the next decade, too!).

An elote street vendor in California needed an upgrade and a bunch of people sent him money to support his business.

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Hijinio Camacho, a vendor who used to set up his cart on the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus, posted a sign with his Venmo username so students could pay for their elotes and raspados electronically. A photo of him went viral, and after UCSB prohibited Camacho from selling food on campus in 2017 (his cart didn’t comply with its Environmental Health and Safety policies) people around the world started sending him donations to support his goal for a new food truck.

Sia went undercover at Walmart and paid for people’s groceries.

The singer, who is known for her elaborate yet anonymous persona (she tends to hide her face behind seriously edgy hairstyles), did not reveal her identity, claiming that her name was Cici and she had just won the lottery.

Mystery Kid covered people’s parking costs during last year’s holiday season:

Mystery Kid is the real hero in these streets.

London Heathrow Airport surprised U.S. passengers with pumpkin pies when their baggage was lost on Thanksgiving.

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The UK doesn’t even celebrate Thanksgiving (obvs), yet these attendants still stood by to help brighten what might have been a real bummer for U.S. travelers.

A retired subway conductor was so touched by an immigrant college student’s story that he donated thousands of dollars to help fund her tuition.

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Luis Hernandez was deeply moved by Angy Rivera’s story. As an undocumented college student, Rivera did not qualify for financial aid, so she offered to exchange handmade bracelets for a donation to her college fund. Each bracelet cost $5, and Hernandez pledged much more than that—in one fell swoop, he paid off the entire $2,500 bill.

Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee launched an Arabic version of Sesame Street for refugee children.

Sesame Street came to the Arabic-speaking world back in 2015, after a 25-year hiatus. But this year, the program has centered its focus on engaging with refugee children affected by the Syrian Civil War and other conflicts in the region. Titled Ahlan Simsim, the program seeks to represent refugee children and provide them with the education that violence and upheaval has taken from them. The new program will be broadcast throughout the Arabic-speaking world in early 2020.

An entire town in Colorado housed 700 stranded travelers in the midst of a crazy snowstorm.

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Fairplay, a town of just 762 people, sheltered more than 700 travelers over the course of a very stormy weekend. When volunteer shelters—then, later, hotels—filled up, hotel managers let travelers sleep in lobbies and hallways, providing them with hot beverages and extra pillows and blankets.

Two construction workers found a misplaced wallet from 1957—and returned it to the owner’s grandchildren.

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Two construction workers were removing the sink in an office bathroom when they found an old wallet tucked between the sink and the wall. In it was a cardboard Sears credit card, a paper driver’s license, trading stamps, a note reminding the owner to “wear dress or suit and heels,” and a $107.37 paycheck for a month of nursing work. By the time it was found, the wallet’s owner had been dead for nearly a year. It was ultimately returned to her grandchildren, who got an unexpected and intimate glimpse into their late grandmother’s life as a young woman.

This grandmotherly lady offered runners a handful of moral support.

There’s nothing like a high five from a sweet abuelita when you’re dying from an excess of cardio.

Tyler Perry paid the medical and travel bills of an American couple stranded in a Mexican hospital.

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When a couple went on a Mexican cruise and one of them fell severely ill, they were faced with a $14,000 medical bill. The hospital would not let the couple leave without paying their fees in full, and when he got wind of their situation, film mogul Tyler Perry took immediate action to help them out. Not only did he pay their medical bill—he also paid to get them back home to Atlanta.