• Posted: January 17, 2019
  • Time to Read: 7 minutes
  • Word Count: 1456 words
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What do Consciousness and Science Share?

In 1999, I was diagnosed with a mood disorder. In the dormitories at UCI, I began experiencing paranoia and anxiety that I had not known before. I dropped out that year to seek help. This is why, as a mental health advocate, that I support Active Minds. College is a vulnerable time; students are away […]

  • Posted: December 6, 2018
  • Time to Read: 3 minutes
  • Word Count: 685 words
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25 Amazing Science Gifts to Surprise Your Loved Ones

Science gifts aren’t always easy to find. So, when you come across a shop that really gets it. You want to throw as much support them as possible. The following list features some of my favorite items that I have purchased over the years. You will be supporting small businesses if you purchase anything on […]

  • Posted: October 18, 2018
  • Time to Read: 4 minutes
  • Word Count: 910 words
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The Role of Creative Play in Mathematics

Some recent events triggered a depressive episode. For the past week, I’ve been feeling helpless and overwhelmed. I admit that I started losing some hope that things would improve. Luckily, I had a math dream! I think it was my brain’s way of cheering me up. I decided that it would be nice to write […]

  • Posted: October 4, 2018
  • Time to Read: 6 minutes
  • Word Count: 1262 words
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The Surprising Truth About G.H. Hardy

G.H. Hardy wasn’t always my favorite mathematician. My first love was Gauss. A titan of mathematics and physics worlds. I learned all the well-known stories in my physics class. The most famous, how Gauss figured out how to sum all the numbers from 1-100. What I liked most was his contributions to electromagnetism. It’s a […]

  • Posted: September 6, 2018
  • Time to Read: 4 minutes
  • Word Count: 813 words
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What Math Anxiety Feels Like

Recently, I’ve read some excellent articles that cover math anxiety. They have me reflecting on my own childhood. I remember this time vividly, due to the trauma I experienced. Even as an adult, it is difficult to leave the painful experiences behind. When we talk about math anxiety, we usually only talk about one direction. […]