She left Colombia during the drug wars. Now she runs a major fashion magazine

“Had I stayed in South America, I think I would have encountered a lot of problems,” said the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine and longtime judge of reality show “Project Runway.” “I was such a rebel and anti-establishment.”

Instead, Garcia left her hometown in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, when she was 15 to join her sister in the United States.
“My education here, and being exposed to competitiveness early on, really challenged me the right way,” said Garcia of the Dana Hall School, the all girls school in Wellesley, Massachusetts she attended.

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A Healthy Dose of Jazz for the Mind, Body and Soul

A Healthy Dose of Jazz for the Mind, Body and Soul

Long Beach- All roads lead to Long Beach. Long Beach was the place to be this past weekend. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the 31st Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival returned to the beautiful, grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon, Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12, 2018.
The promoters of the Long Beach Jazz Festival served up an eclectic, generous smorgasbord of smooth jazz, contemporary and traditional jazz plus a fiery taste of Latin Jazz blended together with rhythm and blues. This mixture of ingredients successfully created a diverse 3-day symphony of jazz genres.

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Cryptocurrency Outlook: 4 Key Indicators it’s Here to Stay

Cryptocurrency Outlook: 4 Key Indicators it’s Here to Stay

The August 6th SEC decision to postpone a ruling on whether to approve the SolidX Bitcoin Shares ETF for trading on The Chicago Board Options Exchange is a good sign. Given previous SEC statements, the postponement appears to suggest that the U.S. regulatory agency wants to issue a well-thought-out approval ruling that protects cryptocurrency investors and nurtures innovators.

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New Book Tackles Unfortunate Truth: America Unhappier Than Ever Despite Record-Breaking Economic Growth (Study)

New Book Tackles Unfortunate Truth: America Unhappier Than Ever Despite Record-Breaking Economic Growth (Study)

Despite achieving 4% GDP growth, America has fallen to 18th in the World Happiness Report’s annual ranking of more than 150 countries—an index based on variables including social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption. Various media reports in relation to this year’s study underscore this is the second consecutive year the United States has fallen in the rankings, with America never having even cracked the top 10.

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Trump Administration Proposal Could Punish Legal Immigrants If Their Family Members Use Public Assistance

A proposed rule change by the Trump administration could sharply curtail the number of legal immigrants eligible to become permanent residents by penalizing them if their family members receive public assistance — even if those family members are U.S. citizens.

According to a 7 August 2018 NBC report, the proposed change to what is known as the “public charge” rule will be published imminently in the federal register, at which point the public will have the opportunity to comment before it becomes official.

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Eddie Huang: Americans Have Trouble Seeing The Immigration Issue Objectively

Eddie Huang is ready to dismantle the harmful stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding immigrants.

In a recent interview with a National Public Radio station, the restaurateur and author talked about his upcoming unscripted TV show “Cash Only,” which looks at the culture and identity behind immigrant kitchens. Huang said the project’s impetus stems from his desire to change minds about the immigrant experience ― especially during a time when harmful rhetoric on that helps influence the zeitgeist.

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USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for Certain Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today posted a policy memorandum (PDF, 113 KB) (PM) that provides guidance to USCIS adjudicators regarding their discretion to deny an application, petition, or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) when required initial evidence was not submitted or the evidence of record fails to establish eligibility.

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