Brenda Salinas

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Helicopter Hog Hunting Takes Off To Eliminate A Texas Nuisance

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wild pigs are a nuisance in Texas. There are more than 1.5 million that roam the state and do a lot of damage to crops. One company has come up with one way to try to eliminate some hogs: shooting them from helicopters.


Smell Mapping: Using Your Nose To Retrace Your Steps

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

A University of California, Berkeley psychologist has found that people can create a map in their heads with scents as location markers. NPR replicates the experiment with a master sommelier, and discovers that olfactory navigation is lot more successful if you have a sophisticated nose.


Girls Summer Camp In Texas To Open Despite Recent Flooding

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Clean-up crews are working hard to be ready for 150 campers, girls ages 6 to 16, who arrive on Sunday, despite the damage done by floods to the region.


Blind Auditions Could Give Employers A Better Hiring Sense

Thursday, May 28, 2015

It works for singing competitions. What about landing a job? To beat hiring bias, some applicants could first complete an online challenge with companies that are in the dark about their background.


Is America Ready To Fall In Love With The Telenovela?

Sunday, November 09, 2014

The CW took a big risk when it adapted a Venezuelan telenovela for American prime time. Now, Jane The Virgin is being renewed for a second season.


'Columbusing': The Art Of Discovering Something That Is Not New

Sunday, July 06, 2014

We are constantly "discovering" new cultural experiences, foods or locales that have already existed for a long time. But when is that a healthy byproduct of globalization and when is it a problem?


Latinos Pledge Allegiance To More Than One Soccer Team

Thursday, June 26, 2014

For many Hispanics, cheering on Team USA and a Latin American team is a win-win. Univision taps into this double patriotism by referring to the U.S. team as "el equipo de todos" — everybody's team.


High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Some retailers have experimented with using signals from customers' smartphones to track them as they walk through a store. But a new facial recognition system is helping luxury shops give the VIP treatment as soon as big spenders walk in the door.


'East Los High': Not Just Another Teen Soap

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sexting, teen pregnancy, reggaeton — its just another day at East Los High, a school where "all rumors are true." With the help of an all-Latino cast, Carlos Portugal creates a modern-day telenovela centering on a dynamic group of L.A. teenagers at risk.


Walgreens Cashes In On Department Stores' Pain

Thursday, June 27, 2013

At the turn of the 20th century, visiting a drug store meant going to a soda counter with a pharmacist. If you wanted to go shopping, you would go to a department store. Now that trend is reversing: drug stores are battling to keep consumers in the store for longer.


Nostalgia Products: Making A Tasty Comeback

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In what Hostess calls "The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever," Twinkies will return in July — just the latest iconic product to reappear, as vinyl records and Polaroid cameras experience a surge in popularity. The twist? Some of the products' biggest fans were born after the age of CDs and digital cameras.


Who Wore It Best: NBA Edition

Friday, June 07, 2013

In the aftermath of the 2005 NBA dress code, players have been finding ways to put a personal stamp on business casual. It has escalated to the point where players are battling to become fashion icons, showcasing their style on the catwalk from the bus to the locker room for the world to tweet.


Are Men's Ties Falling Out Of Summer Fashion?

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Having a thick ribbon tied around your neck in the sweltering heat is, by all accounts, a revolting experience. We discovered that only 8 percent of men in our newsroom wear ties on any given summer day. We wondered, are we on the brink of a major fashion trend?


Hearing Aids: A Luxury Good For Many Seniors

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

High costs and minimal insurance coverage may be keeping adults out of the hearing aid market. Private companies are trying to lower prices by selling the devices directly online, but specialists warn that comes with its own costs.


Beauty Pageant Economics: The Sash Isn't Cheap

Saturday, December 01, 2012

From directors to designers, almost everyone in beauty pageants turns a profit. But not most of the contestants. Many can wind up spending thousands of dollars for entrance fees, the perfect gown and top-notch coaching. For most contestants, it's an expensive hobby with little or no financial reward.