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Latino Breakup Songs To Dedicate To Your Ex And Make You Feel Better

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If you’re in the middle of getting over your own Tristan to your Khloé, we’ve got you. The Latino trope for our culture having superhuman abilities to experience depths of human emotions like no other es verdad. That means that some of us fall hard and get right back up again.

Going through heartbreak means you’re living your best life, hunny, and there are hours worth of Latino artists here to croon your heart back together. You’re worth it.

“Be Careful” by Cardi B

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Cardi B knows what it’s like to fall for someone who’s just going to ghost you. It’s a nationwide crisis and “Be Careful” is the antidote for your suffering.

It’s gon’ hurt me to hate you but lovin’ you’s worse.

“Solo de Mi” by Bad Bunny

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Bad Bunny gave us 2019’s Bad Breakup Anthem. I’m not yours or anybody else’s, I’m only for me. Sing it, papi.

No me vuelvas a decir “Bebé” (¡No!)
Yo no soy tuyo ni de nadie, yo soy sólo de mí

“Te Boté” by Casper, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna

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While we hate that the album cover depicts a highly feminized woman literally in the trash, the music is lit. Keep your heartbreak surface level. You guys had good times but you’re having even better times hasta que “te bote.”

Yo a ti te di una sepultura dura 
Yo sé que con el tiempo la herida se cura 
Es que en verdad que tú no estás a altura 
Te lo juro por dios aunque por dios no se jura

“Te Boté 2” by Jennifer Lopez

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I like to think of this as J-Lo responding for all women who felt attacked by the original.

It goes in one ear, and out the next one 
Said you put me out, why you lying? 
I left on my own, had you crying

“La Tortura” by Shakira

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Shakira gave us “La Tortura” to capture every complicated feeling of a breakup–from thinking you can still fix the relationship to “que te cagas, puto.” It’s an emotional rollercoaster that can only be called torture.

Mejor te guardas todo eso
A otro perro con ese hueso
Y nos decimos adiós

“Yo No Sé” by DaniLeigh

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DaniLeigh gives us her French romance heartbreak with the upbeat tunes you need to keep your head held high. You can’t fault yourself for what you didn’t know before they showed their true colors.

Tú eras mi Kanye, y yo era tu Kim (Yo era tu Kim)
Pero lo botaste, le diste su fin
Yo me equivoqué cuando yo me enamoré (Yeah)
Me pide perdón, pero ya te olvidé (Yeah, yeah)

“Obsessed” by Mariah Carey

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God bless Mariah Carey for giving us this epic song that will truly minimize your ex into the speck of dust they will forever take up in your mind.

Why you so obsessed with me?
Boy I want to know, lyin’ that you’re sexing me
When everybody knows, it’s clear that you’re upset with me
Ohh, finally found a girl that you couldn’t impress
Last man on the earth, still couldn’t get this

“Mala Gente” by Juanes

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Juanes has admitted this song was about his ex-girlfriend and about how one day, she’d regret treating him so badly. She got burned real good in this song.

Y en el infierno enterita enterita te vas a quemar!
Tu me pides que regrese ahora ahora
Y ahora es a mi a quien lo le importas
Tu me pides que seamos más que amigos
Y amigos para que si no hay cariño
Hoy por fin me he dado cuenta de tu engaño
De tu mala calana y tanto mal que me hiciste tu

“No Me Queda Mas” by Selena

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You know that moment when you’ve cried yourself out for weeks and are finally realizing that you’re giving all this energy to someone who didn’t appreciate you? Selena sings this moment for us all.

No me queda más
Que perderme en un abismo
De tristeza y lágrimas

“Consequences” by Camila Cabello

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Camila Cabello takes us through the emotional journey of taking off those rose colored glasses on your ex. It starts out as “young, and wild and free” and eventually, you realize:

Loving you was dumb, dark and cheap
Loving you will still take shots at me
Found loving you was sunshine, but then it poured
And I lost so much more than my senses
‘Cause loving you had consequences

“Olvidame y Pega La Vuelta” by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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We couldn’t ask for a better duo to sing this one. We hope you get to a place of recovery from the breakup that one day, two years from now, you’ll get to reject the person who just rejected you. Belt it, baby,

Por eso vete, olvida mi nombre, mi cara, mi casa
Y pega la vuelta (jamás te pude comprender)
Vete, olvida mis ojos, mis manos, mis labios
Que no te desean (estás mintiendo, ya lo sé)
Vete, olvida que existo, que me conociste
Y no te sorprendas
Olvida de todo, que tú para eso tienes experiencia

“Hair” by Little Mix

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Need a more uplifting, girl empowerment song? Get your girls and get out on the town to this one.

I call my, girl (hey)
‘Cause I got a problem (what?)
Only a curl (mhmm)
Is gonna solve it
Then I don’t really care
Just get him out of my hair, yeah

“Heartbeats” by José González

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This isn’t a song to hype up your righteous indignation after a serious breakup. This is to soothe your heart after a swift crash and burn.

One night to be confused
One night to speed up truth
We had a promise made
Four hands and then away

“Kill ’em with Kindness” by Selena Gomez

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Do like your mami taught you and listen to Selena Gomez.

Your lies are bullets
Your mouth’s a gun
No war and anger
Was ever won
Put out the fire before igniting
Next time you’re fighting
Kill ’em with kindness

“Miss Movin’ On” by Fifth Harmony

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Turn it up because you learned some major life lessons from this doozy. Here’s to never letting history repeat itself!

I’m breaking down, gonna start from scratch
Shake it off like an Etch-A-Sketch
My lips are saying goodbye
My eyes are finally dry
I’m not the way that I used to be
I took the record off repeat
You killed me, but I survived
And now I’m coming alive

“The Plan” by DaniLeigh

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Honey, that mala was a waste of your time. Now you can focus on you and giving yourself, your future and your heart all the love.

And I’m focused on myself
Make my money, no regrets (No)
I can’t have a 9 to 5 (I can’t)
I’ma go until I die (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
No, ain’t no relationship (Woo)
‘Cause I’m too much on my shit (Yeah)
Got the grip, I’ll never slip (Woo)
To the top, I made it quick, yeah

“Ain’t Yo Mama” by Jennifer Lopez

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Missing your ex more than you want to? Think of all the time you spent taking care of them that you’re going to have to yourself now.

I ain’t gon’ be cooking all day, I ain’t your mama
I ain’t gon’ do your laundry, I ain’t your mama

“I Hate Boys” by Christina Aguilera

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You pissed off at how the world has bred ego-centric pendejos? Xtina gets you.

We would all be happy all be glad,
If sweet mama nature never had,
A-all this dirty little boys who think that the girls
Are only made for toys
Boys wants them women, though they barely can remember.
Then again all men are dogs.
All men are dogs.

“Waste of Time” by Snow Tha Product

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Mexicana rapper Snow Tha Product is all about leaving lo que es malo in the past.

That ever since we started talking you been on your jealousy
But in the meanwhile you been talking to Penelope and Heather and Alicia and Stephanie And Melanie
And phone looking like a Petey Pablo song, offending me
And now I’m like
Getting attached
I’m gonna go
I’ll be alright
I’m better alone

“Mi Cama” by Karol G

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Everyone says the best way to get over someone is to get on top of someone else. Karol G and J Balvin coming at you strong with the motivation:

En mi cerradura ya no entra tu llave
Esa calentura que otra te la apague
Tú en este vuelo no tienes pasaje
Esta noche hay fiesta pero tú no tienes traje (no)
No te preocupes, tu tren ya pasó
Eso te pasa por andar con dos
La matemática a ti te falló
Y te lo dije yo

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23 Free Self-Care Ideas For Your Next Relaxing Domingo

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23 Free Self-Care Ideas For Your Next Relaxing Domingo

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Self-care Sunday has become a popular hashtag on social media and for good reason. The world is finally beginning to recognize how much emotional labor women do and how much we need, um, time off. We need time to relax, rest and recharge — and we are finally not only making time for ourselves but also demanding that we get that time.

But you know what can be frustrating in our search for self-care? The fact that so many self-care ideas cost money. Now, I’m a big fan of pedicures and whatnot but they cost money. And although there are some cheap forms of self-care, like drinking a hot cup of tea at home, playing with your makeup, lighting a candle or painting your nails, they all require a bit of an investment as well.

That’s where this list comes in. For all of you chicas out there who want to do some serious self-care this Sunday, but don’t want to spend all your money, here are 23 free self-care ideas to rock your world.

1. Take a hot bath.

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If you don’t have bubbles for your bath, that’s okay. Many would assume that you need to have pricey, fancy-smelling bubbles to enjoy a hot soak but that’s just not true. All you need is a tub and access to hot water, and you’re good to go.

2. Meditate for 10 minutes.

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Meditation doesn’t cost a thing and that’s great. Sure, there are pricey apps and books but all you truly need is yourself and your breath. Find a quiet spot and then just sit in stillness, focusing on your breath. In and out, in and out, in and out.

3. Give yourself a foot massage.

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You can pay for a foot massage and it would be pretty fantastic. But, to be honest, you can do the same work yourself for free. You might not have the expertise but, trust me, when you work on your toes for the better part of half an hour, you’re sure to enjoy it.

4. Go for a walk outside.

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It doesn’t cost anything to walk outside. For some extra self-care, make sure that you head to a woodsy area or somewhere else that there is a lot of nature. That will help you chill out and relax. Trust me.

5. Offer to pet sit for the weekend.

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Pet sitting is one of my favorite ways to get self-care because there is a very special kind of love that only a pet can give you. Many of us can’t afford (or simply don’t want) to have a full-time pet, though. That’s why pet sitting for a weekend is a great self-care solution.

6. Do some stretches.

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Doing yoga at home is a great way to take care of yourself but you might not know all of the moves to get it done. Instead, what you can do is relax and simply do some deep stretches. You’ll especially love waking up every morning and doing these deep stretches then.

7. Journal about gratitude.

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One of the best ways to love your life is to engage in active gratitude. This means, typically, that you journal about gratitude. You don’t need a fancy notebook or anything for this, though. You can journal on your phone or just on a scrap of paper… so long as you write down what you are grateful for.

8. Go to your local library.

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If you want to do more reading as part of your self-care routine but don’t want to spend the money, then do you remember that little thing called the local library? It’s a great way to check out new books and, surprisingly, many library collections are even online now.

9. Put on some happy music.

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Nothing is as great for self-care as a little bit of dancing. Even if you don’t LOVE dancing, just go ahead and put on a happy song and watch your hip moves. I especially love doing this when I am doing chores around the house since the fun music makes the time go by quicker.

10. Write down compliments about yourself.

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Similar to a gratitude journal, but more focused on yourself. Some people call this turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts but I just call it complimenting yourself. Sit down and take the time to write down all of the things you like about yourself as well as all of your accomplishments thus far.

11. Let yourself sleep in.

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Sleeping in might actually be my favorite form of self-care, to be honest. Good sleep is essential for a lot of things, from creativity to fighting off diseases. So if you’re stressed out and in need of some relaxing, just turn off your alarm on the weekend and let yourself stay in bed.

12. Get some vitamin D.

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Just like walking outside will be good for you, so will taking in some serious vitamin D. You can do this by going to a sunny area and just… hanging out. Whether it’s a beach or a local park, you should try to absorb all the vitamin D that you can so that you can feel great.

13. Organize your space.

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Things, like making your bed every morning and organizing your makeup drawer, can do wonders for your mental health. If you’re in need of some self-care this weekend, then why not take a little extra time to organize something in your home and enjoy the benefits of a clean house all week long.

14. Call a friend.

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Some would say that you should call a friend you haven’t talked to in a while and catch up and that this is a form of self-care. But you know what’s truly a form of self-care? Catching up with any friend, any time. It doesn’t have to be someone you are estranged from, so long as it’s someone.

15. Unplug for a few hours.

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It might seem a bit funny to read this on a website that you are probably reading on your phone, but hear me out: Unplugging for a few hours can do wonders for your mental health. You need to be able to relax without staring at your phone for the entire day, so here’s your chance.

16.  Put affirmations on your mirror.

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Similar to the complimenting yourself act of self-care, I highly recommend that you take little notes and put affirmations on them. Then, hang those notes on your mirror or in other places around the house and you’ll be treated to a boost of self-confidence every time you find one.

17. Read a favorite book.

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You don’t need to buy a book in order to enjoy some reading time. Yes, you can go to the library (as I advised above) but you can also just take some time and enjoy one of your favorite books on the bookshelf. Pick up the one you love and have read a thousand times, then read it again.

18. Watch the sunset.

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You can wake up early and watch the sunrise or you can get home just in time to catch the sunset. Either one is fine, though I have a love of sleeping so you won’t find me waking up first thing in the morning.

19. Sign up to volunteer.

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Volunteering is a great way to get some self-care. Know why? It will make you feel good to help take care of your community and to help further whatever cause is close to your heart. Whatever it is, take some time this weekend (and every weekend) to do good.

20. Clear out your social media “friends.”

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I love taking an hour or two at the end of every year and clearing out my social media “friends.” It might seem contradictory in today’s world where we are just collecting followers, but I find that it gives me some serious peace of mind to delete people that I don’t truly care about or, even better, people that kind of bug me for whatever reason.

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