Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The First Youngest Female professor

Alia Sabur started teaching at 18 and is the youngest college professor in history.
She started talking and reading when she was just 8 months old and graduated elementary at age 5.

She went to college at age 10 and graduated at age 14 earning a bachelor’s of science degree in applied mathematics summa cum laude from Stony Brook University — the youngest female in U.S. history to do so.

She pursued her M.S. and Ph.D in materials science and engineering.

Sabur decided to teach so that three days before her 19th birthday, she became a professor at Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea.

This distinction made her the youngest college professor in history, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, beating the previous record held by Colin Maclaurin in 1717.

Maclaurin was a student of physicist Isaac Newton. Sabur said she is merely gravitating toward putting what she has learned to good use.

Before applying at the university, she has taken n up teaching math and physics courses at Southern University in New Orleans.

source: msnc

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Cleaning your house and your mind

During the time that i was between jobs, I stayed at home getting bored every day as I browsed and applied for vacancies that I could find in the craigslist or

It was during this time that I decided to clean the house, room for room.

I started with the kitchen. I discovered that my ref was colored pearl white and not peach. hehehe.

I scrubbed it so hard that it sparkled and smelled pine.

While doing this chore, I forgot my anxiety of not having a job.

I cleaned next the stove. The greases and the hardened food crumbs that accumulated under the stove bid good-bye.

By the time I finished the whole house, i felt tired but was happy.

This study confirms what I observed when I made the general house cleaning.

Working up a sweat while performing household chores may not just improve the cleanliness of your home, but your mental health too, a survey suggests.

Just 20 minutes of sustained exercise a week - from cleaning to jogging - can impact upon depression, the British Journal of Sports Medicine study found.

The more strenuous and frequent the activity, the greater the effect.

University College London researchers looked at a survey of 20,000 people on weekly exercise and state of mind.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


The hardest thing to do is to forgive.

If the person who hurt you does not even apologize or ask forgiveness, does forgiving him means that you are condoning his behavior.

If the person ignores your feeling of being hurt, does forgiving him means that you are a sucker?

The answer is no.

To become successful of easing the pain, we should be like children who in their moment of anger to their playmate swore that he would not speak to him the rest of his life.

The feeling does not last longer than an hour and the playmates are happily sharing their toys. There are no long discourses. There is no harboring anger in the hearts.

To be able to forgive, one should forget the past. Holding grudge for along time makes a person suffer emotionally.

The problem sometimes is that the person does not even know why she is angry. She thinks of so many reasons and come up with a list of small and big things that made her resent a person.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Where did the time go?

Women today who are juggling their two roles--career and motherhood feel that they are spending more than 24 hours a day.

Little do they realize that there are a lot of idle time during these hours--from getting off in the morning and retiring to bed in the evening.

Surveys conducted showed that the reason why these women are on the impression that time is wasted is because, they do not know how to manage their time and therefore that do not know where it is mostly spent.

When I was in the elementary, a teacher taught us how to manage the time by keeping a journal.

For example, we were asked to write the activities that we do first thing in the morning and how much hours or minutes are spent for each activity.

Once, we see the actual hours spent for a particular activty, we were instructed to find out what activity we tend to spend more time and if it is really needed.

In that way, we can reduce the time and add that to an acitivity which we think needs more time for us to effective accomplish it during a time frame.

In this exercise, we are adviced not to be obsessive about following the schedule to the last minute or seconds.

The objective is to be able to enjoy our time as well as use them more efficiently.