Cut-Mix-Heat Recipes, Guest posts around the web, Lifestyle, Media

Quick Ricotta Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I love pumpkin pies but I never have time to make them. Here is a super quick recipe that requires minimal effort and preparation. I shared it on Lifehack.Org here:

http://www.lifehack.org/502458/quick-ricotta-pumpkin-pie-recipe

All you will need is a pie crust, pumpkin puree, creamy ricotta and sugar.

Let me know if you are planning to try it out!

Have a great weekend!

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Guest posts around the web, Media

Jumping off the Complain-Train

This Monday my piece about alternatives to complaining was published at That First Year Blog! I am honored and excited to be a part of this project!

See the piece here:

http://www.thatfirstyearblog.com/from-the-trenches/2016/11/21/the-alternatives-to-complaining

Cut-Mix-Heat Recipes, Guest posts around the web, Lifestyle, Media

4 ideas to spice up your cup of green tea – just in time for the dropping temps

I’m a huge fan of green tea and I am constantly on the outlook for new tea flavors. I also love spices (but not spicy food :)). Actually tea and spices make a perfect combo, especially as the temperatures start to drop and all of us need a little extra help warming up.

Continue reading “4 ideas to spice up your cup of green tea – just in time for the dropping temps”

Guest posts around the web, Media, Relationships

4 Ways to Help Kids Express Their Emotions

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Emotions are so tricky! Here are several ways to help kids learn about their emotions. In short, always try to knowledge child’s feelings, identify their emotion and model an appropriate reaction for them.

Read more at Lifehack.Org:

http://www.lifehack.org/482331/4-steps-to-teach-kids-about-experiencing-and-expressing-their-emotions

Guest posts around the web, Tips

Things to do in 5 spare minutes

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Do you ever have these awkward 5-minute time slots in your day when you are either waiting for a bus, getting ready for  a conference call, etc.?  Here are a couple of ideas on what to do in those 5 min. You can exercise, snap photos, call a friend… the rest of it is on Lifehack in my new post:

http://www.lifehack.org/467214/5-things-to-do-in-5-spare-minutes

Grad School, Guest posts around the web, Tips

Recover Your Creative Spirit

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All of us have a creative bone in our bodies. Have you ever broken in? If so, I posted a step-by-step guide for recovering your creativity just in time for the back-to-school season.

http://www.lifehack.org/456391/5-steps-to-get-creative-again

How do you stay in tune with your creative side? Any tips?

Grad School, Guest posts around the web, Media, Tips

How to stop putting things off

 

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Another post on Lifehacker.Org about taking 5 minutes a day to start off a project hat you have been putting off, finding and eliminating the reasons that are holding you back.

http://www.lifehack.org/445462/start-a-project-you-have-been-putting-off-in-just-5-steps

Is there a project that you have been putting off?

Guest posts around the web, Media, Outreach, Uncategorized

Math Anxiety Inducing Phrases

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I became a contributing author for Lifehack.Org

Here is my first post about math anxiety inducing phrases that all of us should avoid when talking to kids about math or academic subject matter in general.

http://www.lifehack.org/431623/3-phrases-that-contribute-to-math-anxiety-in-children

Lifehack.org would not appreciate if I just pasted my post here, but in short, whenever you  talk to kids about anything math related, avoid emphasizing that math is only for the ‘geniuses’, that you were ‘never good at it’, and that it is ‘too hard’. You never know how these phrases can be misinterpreted by kids, and most likely they will be used against you (or against math and other academic subjects) at some point down the line.

Do you know anyone suffering from math anxiety? Were you anxious about math when you were at school?

Interviews, Media

Interview with Professor of Mathematics Stephen Smale

This is an interview with Professor of Mathematics Stephen Smale, the Fileds Medalist of 1966.  The interview was filmed at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Science, Toronto, in 2011.

 

Media

Fields MITACS blog: undergraduate researchers share their experiences

Every summer about 25 undergraduate researchers arrive to Toronto for the Fields MITACS Undergraduate Research Program.  They work in groups of 3 – 6 under the leadership of a professor, who proposes a research topic for exploration.  The students spend the entire month investigating this topic and present their findings at the end of the program.

In 2011 I had a pleasure of interviewing some of the MITACS students.  Here is the link to the blogs that summarize the interviews.

https://blog.fields.utoronto.ca/summerresearch/category/interviews/

Interviews, Media

Interview with Professor of Mathematics Artur Avila

This is an interview with Professor of Mathematics Artur Avila, the winner of the Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems, 2011.  The interview was filmed at the Pennsylvania State University in October, 2011, shortly after the award ceremony.

Interviews, Media

Interview with Professor Stephen Smale – The Follow-up

UofT students and other professionals were very interested in seeing a follow-up interview by Prof. Stephen Smale where he answered many frequently asked questions.

Watch it here:

Interviews, Media

Fields Institute Undergraduate Researchers: Vishal

Last undergraduate researcher in our series of interviews is Vishal from Trinidad. Read about the origins of his interest in mathematics here:

https://blog.fields.utoronto.ca/summerresearch/2011/08/20/interview-vishal-2/

Interviews, Media

Fields Institute Undergraduate Researchers: Anna, Ferenc and Zoltan

We are talking to three talented Hungarian students today. Meet Anna, Ferenc and Zoltan!

https://blog.fields.utoronto.ca/summerresearch/2011/08/17/interview-anna-ferenc-and-zoltan/

Interviews, Media

Fields Institute Undergraduate Researchers: Louis-Philippe and Nigel

The Undergraduate research program is well on its way. Today we are talking to Louis-Philippe and Nigel to find out how their work is going so far.

https://blog.fields.utoronto.ca/summerresearch/2011/08/11/interview-louis-philippe-and-nigel/

Interviews, Media

Fields Institute Undergraduate Researchers: Luke

Today we are talking to Luke. He was born in Alberta and has 9 older siblings. Read more about his math interests here:

https://blog.fields.utoronto.ca/summerresearch/2011/08/03/interview-luke/

 

 

Interviews, Media

Fields Institute Undergraduate Researchers: Maximilian

Today we are talking to Maximilian. He is from Toronto and started his undergraduate degree not so long ago. Read his interview here:

https://blog.fields.utoronto.ca/summerresearch/2011/08/02/interview-maximilian/

Interviews, Media

Fields Institute Undergraduate Researchers: Nikita

Continuing with our conversations with undergraduate researchers! We are talking to Nikita today. See his interview here:

https://blog.fields.utoronto.ca/summerresearch/2011/07/29/interview-nikita/

Interviews, Media

Fields Institute Undergraduate Researchers: Fernando, Lucas and Rafael

We are getting to know the undergraduate researches better. Meet Fernando, Lucas and Rafael from Brazil today:

https://blog.fields.utoronto.ca/summerresearch/2011/07/28/interview-fernando-lucas-and-rafael/

Interviews, Media

Fields Institute Undergraduate Researchers: Max and Konstantin from Ukraine

Interviewed these two young and talented Ukrainian Mathematicians today.

See their impressions of the Fileds Institute here:

https://blog.fields.utoronto.ca/summerresearch/2011/07/26/interview-maksym-and-kostya/