Clips

ESSAYS

Elder care in this country is in crisis. (For the Washington Post)
Mom, her math phobia, and me. (For the Washington Post)
Why is it so bad that women outnumber men in college? (For Ms.)
I rate the dressing rooms in 10 popular clothing stores. (For XOJane)
Beauty rituals can be challenging with a disability. (For XOJane)
How I got over my fear of math. (For Cosmopolitan)

COLUMNS

Recipe Request, a recipe swap/technique column, ran weekly between 2007 and 2014 in LANG’s papers, including the Daily News, Press-Telegram, Daily Breeze and Pasadena Star-News.

FEATURES

Education

It’s not the math, it’s the system. (For the Atlantic)
Why do fewer girls compete in math olympiads? (For the Atlantic)
educpic Building a better math teacher. (For Noodle)
The man who tried to kill math in America. (For The Atlantic)
A personal perspective on why Calculus 1 can make you lose confidence. (For AMS)
What this year’s NAEP may mean for math education. (For Noodle)
Teaching math through dance. (For Noodle)
Study shows parental math anxiety is contagious. (For Noodle)
Helping parents understand Common Core Math Standards. (For Noodle)
Encouraging kids to embrace math, especially in summer. (For Noodle)
Skipping steps during math class can confuse students. (For The American Mathematical Society)

Food

pestoandherbs Everything is deep-fried at the county fair. (For Paste)
Risqué hot sauces. (For Paste)
10 foods you are better of making than buying. (For Paste)
10 foods you are better off buying than making. (For Paste)
A look at Community Supported Agriculture programs. (For LANG)
The joys of winter squash. (For LANG)
Desserts from SoCal’s restaurants. (For LANG)
Feeding Fido at a bakery for dogs. (For the Press-Telegram)
In defense of the anchovy. (For the Press-Telegram)
Adventures of a Jailhouse chef. (For the Press-Telegram)

Science

shark Female scientists who should have been in the new “Cosmos.” (For Bitch)
Portrayals of STEM women in “The Big Bang Theory.” (For Bitch)
Bletchley Park cryptanalyst Joan Clarke gets some acknowledgement in “The Imitation Game.” (For Bitch)
When the computers wore skirts. (For Mental Floss)
5 itchy facts about fleas. (For Mental Floss)
11 facts you may not know about dyscalculia. (For Mental Floss)
The science of tsunamis. (For the Press-Telegram)
Profile of Smithsonian squid hunter Clyde Roper. (For the Press-Telegram)
They breached, they fluked, they pooped: The wonders of blue whales. (For the Press-Telegram)
Sustainable seafood measures to keep oceans plentiful. (For the Press-Telegram)

Arts & Entertainment

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Finding Nemo, the Ride opens at Disneyland. (For the Press-Telegram)
Les Ballets Trockadero dance into town. (For the Press-Telegram)
Museum of Latin American Art undergoes major renovation. (For the Press-Telegram)
Exploring the art of the Japanese tea ceremony. (For the Press-Telegram)
Lint Lady Slater Barron writes book about her parents. (For the Press-Telegram)
Julie Andrews directs “The Boy Friend.” (For the Press-Telegram)
Playwright connects with her mother’s past in “Tea.” (For the Press-Telegram)

Reviews

California Repertory Company’s “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” starring Roma Maffia. (For the Press-Telegram)
Musical Theatre West’s “Sunset Boulevard” starring Valerie Perri. (For the Press-Telegram)
The Dixie Chicks at the Anaheim Pond. (For the Press-Telegram)

Health

skeleton Living well with high cholesterol. (For the Press-Telegram)
Eating well with celiac disease. (For the Press-Telegram)
Eating well with diabetes. (For the Press-Telegram)
Self-esteem workshop for teen girls. (For LANG)
Facial exercises to reduce wrinkles. (For the Press-Telegram)