MaJo Serpa

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The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

10 Playful Math Activities

Prepare your child to succeed in school with these fun math activities.<p>Recent studies have shown that a child's math skills upon entering kindergarten can be a strong predictor of her future academic performance in both math and reading throughout the elementary grades. Math learning promotes …

Mathematics

Free Online Math Classes Collection

Free online math classes can help you master the basics without having to struggle through complicated textbooks or pay for a tutor. Check out this …

Video Games Are The Perfect Way To Teach Math, Says Stanford Mathematician

Wuzzit Trouble, from InnerTube games, is new in the app store this week.<p>Innertube Games is a learning-games studio founded by four enthusiasts, including the world famous Dr. Keith Devlin: the NPR Math Guy and Stanford Mathmetician. It has taken InnerTube two years from forming the company to …

The Tropical Kale Smoothie Recipe

Food

Top This: Vignarola Pizza (à la Campo de' Fiori)

GalleryTop This: Vignarola Pizza (à la Campo de' Fiori)<p>A Roman antipasto celebrating springtime, <b>Vignarola</b> brings together fava beans, artichokes, and peas—vegetables which are traditionally planted in Roman vineyards in between the rows of vines. These vegetables grow in the shade of the grape …

Top This: Artichoke and Smoked Pancetta Pizza (à la Barboncino)

GalleryTop This: Artichoke and Smoked Pancetta Pizza (à la Barboncino)<p>The <b>artichoke and smoked pancetta pizza</b> at hot spot Barboncino in Crown Heights is intensely smoky, salty, cheesy, garlicky, and crowned with marinated-in-house, long-stem artichokes.<p>This incredibly delicious white pie is …

Top This: Goat Cheese and Escarole Pizza (à la WildCraft Sourdough Pizza)

GalleryTop This: Goat Cheese and Escarole Pizza (à la WildCraft Sourdough Pizza)<p>Revisiting the dough room of Culver City's <b>WildCraft Sourdough Pizza</b>, little has changed. The tart air is just as cool, the fork mixer continues to churns as the sourdough starter softly babbles on. Nesting trays of …

Chocolate Kix Toffee Bark Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Using semi-sweet chocolate chips makes this recipe super easy, but if you're a diehard dark chocolate fan you can further choco-fy this is a recipe by splurging on 10 ounces of quality dark chocolate (70% cacao or higher) and chopping it into chocolate chip-sized pieces then following the …

Golden Grahams S'mores Bars Recipe

I prefer a more marshmallow-y bar, so I use only 5 cups of cereal. If you like a slightly drier bar, you can feel free to use up to 6 cups in the recipe below. It's fine to substitute chocolate chips for chocolate chunks, the chunks just remind me more of s'mores!<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, …

Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch Squares Recipe

For a quick snack for a crowd, try these easy peanut butter cereal bars topped with dark chocolate.<p><b>Note:</b> Using semi-sweet chocolate chips makes this recipe super easy, but if you're a diehard dark chocolate fan you can further choco-fy this is recipe by splurging on 12 ounces of quality dark …

Recipe: Smoky Deviled Eggs with Greek Yogurt & Frizzled Shallots

Slice the eggs in half and scoop the yolks into a bowl. Set the whites aside on a plate.<p>Smash the yolks with the back of a fork. Add 1/2 cup Greek …

Recipes

The Best Way to Boil Eggs Perfectly Every Time

<b>Put the eggs in a saucepan of cold water.</b> Place 6 cold eggs in a medium saucepan and fill with cold water, covering the eggs by an inch.<p><b>Bring the</b> …

This 4-Ingredient Salad Is A No-Brainer

Photo: Courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking.<p><i>UPDATE: This story was originally published on April 17.</i><p>I’m in need of some greens. I ate my weight in gravy …

This Refreshing Italian Salad Recipe Is A Must-Try

PHOTO: COURTESY OF AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN.<p><i>America's Test Kitchen — a real, 2,500-square-foot test kitchen just outside of Boston — is home to more</i> …

Parsons Tasks Students To Improve The Museum Experience For The Disabled

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

Entrepreneurship on Wheels: The Story of a Café for Disabled Albanian Youths

On a Saturday morning, Suela, like every other young twenty-something Albanian, has plans for the weekend. In a nation addicted to coffee, one of her favorite pastimes is having a drink with a friend in one of Tirana's hundreds of cafes.<p>However, getting there is challenging for a young woman in a …

Disabled Characters in Fiction

On the whole, I do my best to avoid books and movies with disabled characters in them. <i>Of Mice and Men</i>, <i>Forrest Gump</i>, and <i>A Christmas Carol</i> all make me cringe. Heretic? Hater of the disabled? The nerve. But I've thought about this a lot, because I love plays, books, and movies, and also because I'm …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Noam Chomsky: America hates its poor

<b>(AP/Hatem Moussa)</b><p>Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on our country’s brutal class war — and why it’s ultimately so one-sided<p>Chris Steele<p>December 1, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released second edition of Noam Chomsky’s</i> "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," <i>edited by</i> …

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street …

Stanford researchers surprised to find how neural circuits zero in on the specific information needed for decisions

Using brain recordings and a computer model, an interdisciplinary team confounds the conventional wisdom about how the brain sorts out relevant …

The Most Boring Article You'll Read Today

The kind of boredom you experience most often may be linked to your personality, say researchers.<p><b>Who knew boredom could be so interesting? But it's not just being bored; it's what kind of boredom you are experiencing that has researchers intrigued.</b><p>According to an article published in the journal</i> …

More Children Are Being Medicated For ADHD Than Before

The number of children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>And families increasingly are opting for medications to treat kids. Two-thirds of children with a current diagnosis are being medicated — …

The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all.<p>You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists …

Psychology

How Growing Up in Poverty May Affect a Child’s Developing Brain

Once upon a time, scientists thought that the human brain was a rigid, predictable organ, not tremendously different from the lungs or liver. Based …

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.<p>In August, <i>Science</i> published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points.<p>It was widely seen as a …

There Is No Left Brain/Right Brain Divide

You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers — those who are …

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

One afternoon in October 2005, neuroscientist James Fallon was looking at brain scans of serial killers. As part of a research project at UC Irvine, …

Wasabi Salmon with Bok Choy, Green Cabbage, and Shiitakes

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup mayonnaise<p>1 teaspoon wasabi paste (Japanese horseradish paste)<p>1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated<p>2 large garlic cloves, finely grated<p>4 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets (preferably wild)<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground …

Recipes