Marlena Rodriguez

marlena rodriguez 600x450 Marlena RodriguezIn what seems like a rarity under the steamy South Florida sun, Marlena was born and raised in Miami. She’s a true Miami native.

Marlena’s adoration for both reading and writing paved the way for a Bachelor degree in English from Florida International University.

Before settling in her role as Web Producer for, Marlena dabbled in the realms of wellness to real estate, design and retail, utilizing her love of language to capture a brand’s essence by making it bubble by way of savvy copywriting.

Marlena, along with her husband, daughter and dog, currently resides in South Miami.

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CDC: Most Middle & High Schools Start Too Early

What time does your child’s school bell ring? If it’s before 8:30 AM, the Centers for Disease Control say it’s too early and may lead to insufficient sleep and related health risks.


Ikea offering anchoring repair Kit for Chests and Dressers Due to Tip-over Hazard After Two Children Died (Source: CPSC)

Ikea Offers Free Wall Anchor Kit For Chests, Dressers After Two Children Died

Ikea, following separate reports of two children who died after chests tipped over and fell on them, is offering free wall anchoring repair kits to secure the pieces to the wall.


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Skinny Jeans Land Woman In Hospital For 4 Days

We’ve all heard the cliché ‘beauty is pain,’ but one woman’s skinny jeans brought-on more pain than she probably bargained for.


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Study: Kids With Better Memories Are Good Liars

Is your youngster a good liar? It may not be such a bad thing, research shows.


The Pérez Art Museum Miami (Source: CBS4)

Explore Museums For Less In The Month Of May

Looking to save some money without having to stay home? Give the television a break and take advantage, South Florida, for May is Museum Month.


Taken on March 20, 2007, a two-week-old boy finds his feet in his new world. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt announced, April 3, 2007 that for the first time, mothers-to-be will have a guarantee that the NHS will provide them with a full range of birthing choices - including home births - and a midwife they know and trust to care for them.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Social Security Releases 2014 Top Baby Names

It’s very often the most common question a pregnant woman hears…’do you have a name?’


Baby's Dream recalls cribs and furniture. (Source: CPSC)

Cribs and Furniture Recalled Due To Violation Of Lead Paint Standard

Thousands of cribs and baby furniture have been recalled due to a violation of lead paint standard.


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Pinecrest Gives Warning Period For Red Light Violations

Pinecrest has instituted a 30-day warning period for new red light cameras installed at four intersections.


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AAP: School Meals Improved, Focus Centers On Packed Lunches

For the past 10 years, growing concerns over childhood obesity has paved the way for more nutritious, healthier foods offered to kids at school. But now the American Academy of Pediatrics wants healthy foods to go beyond cafeteria walls, urging caregivers to focus on the nutritional quality of the foods packed and brought to school.


Mizrachi makes it to the top of the ESB in 34 minutes. (Source: Melinda Mizrachi)

Miami Woman Wills Her Way To The Top Of New York Building For Autism

A vertical climb of 1,576 steps—86 flights—is no match for a Miami resident who willed her way to the top of the Empire State Building in the name of autism.