Salon Archive

The Psychology Behind The Bachelor

My aunt Lulu is visiting this week (were all ecstatic!) and of course on Monday night we drank wine and watched The Bachelor. She was totally into it, but kept saying, Who are these poor women? Why would they put themselves through this? And I remembered this fascinating New York Times article by Andrea Seigel

Nintendo President Criticizes PS4, Xbox One for Lack of Exclusive Content

Reggie Fils-Aime acknowledges that the PS4 and Xbox One have exclusives, but there’s way more shared content. He defends the Wii U’s exclusive lineup. Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s CEO, fires at both Sony and Microsoft because their new consoles don’t have the amount of exclusive content that the Wii U has. In an interview

North Dakota lawmaker introduces legislation that would protect drivers who hit and kill protesters in streets

Following a tenuous stand down near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, in which protestors were successfully able to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Republican lawmakers in North Dakota designed legislation introduced last week that would make public demonstrations in the state more dangerous. A law would provide an exemption for drivers who unintentionally

$100 million Djokovic on show for $22 in Friday special

PARIS (AFP) – Novak Djokovic, fresh from breaking the $100 million prize money barrier, aims for a place in a fourth French Open final Friday with fans handed the chance to watch the world number one for just $22. After a rain-ravaged tournament saw only two hours of play on Monday and Tuesday, Roland Garros

5 Household Uses for Baking Soda You Never Considered

Baking soda is cheap and really effective at many different things. Some people use it to keep bugs away, others prefer it for its scrubbing abilities and still others have a box in the fridge to keep odors at bay. Whatever uses you had for baking soda in the past, we bet we have found

10 Intriguing Facts About The Philippines

The Philippines is truly an amazing country. As small as it is, this nation of nearly 100 million people has made its impact felt throughout history, from being the first democracy in Asia to fighting side by side with the US against the Japanese in World War II. Even with the current problems plaguing the

Work stress is the saddest American status symbol

In 2008, the Pew Research Center conducted a series of surveys to predict the future of the Internet in order to attempt to determine how technology would reshape society circa 2020. The report included different scenarios, one of which examined the evolving concepts of time dedicated for work and leisure. Researchers hypothesized that emerging technology

WoW Players Soon Able to Revive Deleted Characters

A new update will soon allow players to revive characters they previously deleted, within limits. An upcoming patch for popular MMORPG World of Warcraft will allow players to revive their deleted characters. Although Blizzard has not said when specifically the patch is set to release, they have hinted that it will release before the upcoming