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Vahagn Karapetyan
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Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lives in Burbank
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#Sketch of a medieval village in #pencil and #ink

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That's the price for a solar energy package from Off-Grid Electric, who's lit up the homes of 100,000 people without electricity in Tanzania.
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#Sketch of a #Geisha

Ink and color pencil

#art #drawing #japanese
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"People are prone to resist scientific claims when they clash with intuitive beliefs."
Science has never been more powerful, but it is under attack.
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"As they see it, coming down hard on young, radicalized Muslims will only make them angrier and more of a danger to society. Helping them is the only chance to keep an eye on them and also to keep the peace in their town."

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/15/485900076/how-a-danish-town-helped-young-muslims-turn-away-from-isis
Muslim youths in Denmark were leaving to join ISIS in Syria, feeling they were being persecuted in Europe. Then the police in Aarhus responded in a completely unexpected way: They apologized.
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"positive personality changes accelerate when people are leading meaningful and satisfying lives."

#psychology   #behavior   #personality   #mind  
Psychologists have been arguing for decades over whether personality traits are real or a myth. More recent research shows that traits are real, a scientist says, and have a big effect on behavior.
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"I think when people are disappointed and hurt and angry, they revert to a very basic part of human psychology, and that is in-group versus
out-group. Us versus them. And it's always easy to blame immigrants."

http://www.npr.org/2016/06/25/483400958/from-brexit-to-trump-nationalist-movements-gain-momentum-around-world

#politics   #nationalism  
There are deep parallels between Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the "Brexit" movement and nationalist parties across Europe.
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"There aren't blood tests in mental health, there aren't X-rays in mental health, so it's easier to deny care for mental health than it is for things we've got physical evidence for."

#mentalhealth 
After a teenager attempted suicide, her parents searched in vain for therapists who would take their insurance and were accepting new patients. The family paid for therapy with credit cards instead.
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Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Public Policy, 2009 - 2011
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    History, Public Affairs, 2007 - 2009
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Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
December 10
Relationship
Single
Story
Tagline
Eternal student
Introduction
Be curious. Never stop learning.
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http://vahagn-karapetyan.blogspot.com/
Work
Occupation
Deputy Public Administrator
Skills
Specialties Analysis: Familiar with research and evaluation methodologies such as economic analysis, survey design and data analysis, regression analysis, transportation databases such as CTPP, and mean and proportion comparisons. Technology: Proficient at Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, STATA, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, basic web design (CSS and HTML), and Adobe Acrobat.
Employment
  • TreePeople
    Volunteer Supervisor, 2011 - present
    Help manage volunteers during TreePeople events that involve creating rain gardens, planting native vegetation and trees, restoring the Angeles Forest, maintaining bioswales, and taking care of treesAct as the official photographer for events organized and hosted by TreePeople.
  • Los Angeles County Department of Social Services
    Customer Service Center Eligibility Worker II, 2012 - 2014
    Help public assistance recipients by answering questions they have about their cases and by working together with case workers in DPSS district offices.Accurately apply DPSS policies to each individual case under review.Explain to program participants the provisions of the various public assistance programs, applicable federal and state regulations, county policies, and legal rights and responsibilities.Document changes made to cases through clear, detailed, and easily-understandable case comments that provide context and guidance for other case workers accessing the same case.
  • ProCon.org
    Research Intern, 2012 - 2012
    Researched and found numerous PRO and CON quotes for a variety of issues that were relevant, current, on point, and authored by experts and influential individuals. The best research quotes were uploaded to the ProCon.org website where they could be accessed by anyone doing research and in need of high-quality sources and commentary.Also compiled high-quality research in a non pro-con format by referencing peer-reviewed academic studies.Updated the ProCon.org website and created new content that was engaging, presented clearly, easily understood, and thoroughly researched.Lead member of a research project about Conservative and Liberal thinking patterns that received over 30,000 views and was referenced by over 500 media organizations, including ABC News and the Reader's Digest.Co-authored a 128 page nonpartisan review that compiled responses from legislators and health care experts to 62 frequently asked questions about Obamacare.
  • LA City Mayoral Campaign
    Policy and Opposition Researcher Volunteer, 2011 - 2012
    Conducted research for information on the opposing candidates and provided essential facts and citations for speeches, op-ed pieces, and policy memos.Authored policy briefs on a variety of topics important for the campaign and the candidate's policy platform.Worked remotely and with minimal supervision.
  • Los Angeles City Council
    Office of Public Accountability (OPA) Implementation Intern, 2011 - 2011
    Researched and made recommendations on the structure of a newly created agency, the OPA.Conducted interviews with LA City Council members, UCLA policy professors, and key individuals such as the Deputy Mayor and officials at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). Created a report that was endorsed by Council President Eric Garcetti, referenced in the LA Times, presented to the LA City Council, and used by other interested parties.
  • Los Angeles City Council
    Economic Development and Budgeting Intern, 2010 - 2010
  • Sustainable Works
    Field Representative and Survey Data Analysis Intern, 2010 - 2010
    Represented Sustainable Works at various Green and Sustainability events in Los Angeles and through social media. Prepared presentation materials for the Green Living Workshop (a 6-week environmental education course). Analyzed survey data and authored a survey analysis guide to be used by future employees.Facilitated the expansion of the Green Living Workshop into cities outside of Santa Monica through research and outreach efforts.
  • Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector
    Deputy Public Administrator, 2014 - present
    -Research the remaining assets of deceased individuals with no known next of kin. Asset research ranges in complexity from individuals with minimal finances to those with property, Wills, Trusts, vehicles, bank accounts, pension funds, stocks, life insurance benefits, and investment accounts. Research also involves communicating with other government agencies and financial institutions to attain confidential financial information. -Conduct extensive research (including finding potential family in other countries) to locate heirs to determine heirship. Such research can involve visiting the deceased individual’s residence and searching through his or her personal property for evidence of heirs and financial assets. These residences are often times in hoarder-like and very poor conditions. -Communicate with attorneys, heirs, claimants and others on the status of estates. -If next of kin are located, tasked with notifying them of the passing of the deceased individual and instructing them on what their responsibilities as the next of kin are. -Communicate with other divisions, departments, and government agencies regarding special problems encountered during the investigation process, such as financial assets being under investigation and property being located outside of California. -Clearly document all actions taken on each case with detailed and easily-understandable notes. -Serve as a source of guidance for all the new staff who have numerous and diverse questions about their job responsibilities. -Consistently go above and beyond required job responsibilities and take on the work of colleagues who are overwhelmed or falling behind.
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Currently
Burbank
Previously
Armenia
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2014 Macro Photography Highlights
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2014 has been relatively quiet, but littered with many memorable shots. I made 46 field trips this year and maintained a relatively consiste

Denying Problems When We Don’t Like the Solutions
today.duke.edu

There may be a scientific answer for why conservatives and liberals disagree so vehemently over the existence of issues like climate change

First World Problems
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The synopsis of the movie "Frank" according to RottenTomatoes: "...an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson),

Do You Know Who Your Real Friends Are?
www.psychologytoday.com

In an age of anonymous Facebook pals, 7 ways to tell the real from the virtual.

Muddy Colors: Cheating
muddycolors.blogspot.com

A few weeks ago Jon Foster and I gave an on-line lecture about the history of Spectrum at The Illustration Academy followed by a series of r

Don't Settle for OK
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There are certain questions I struggle with. I have been struggling with them for years. I imagine many others have as well. What do I want

The assumptions we hold
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On the surface, the new film "Her" by Spike Jonze seems to be a scifi-esque tale about a lonely and detached man (named Theodore) falling in

A powerful use for spoiled food
www.latimes.com

What happens to the 40% of food produced but never eaten in the U.S. each year, the mounds of perfect fruit passed over by grocery store sho

imgur: the simple image sharer
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Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.

Operators and more search help - Web Search Help
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The Basic search help article covers all the most common issues, but sometimes you need a little bit more power. This document will highligh

Google Voice - One phone number, online voicemail, and enhanced call fea...
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Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail as easy as email, free US long distance, low rates on international calls,

Made To Stick | HeathBrothers
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Since its release in 2007, Made to Stick has become popular with managers, marketers, teachers, ministers, entrepreneurs, and others who wan

Anne
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wrote this songs need better recording equipment

Tesla and Coda: There's Space for Indie EV Car Makers
gigaom.com

Making all-electric vehicles is easier if you haven't been building gas guzzlers for the better part of a century: That's the mantra put fir

SENEGAL: Scrambling to Keep Up With Education For All - IPS ipsnews.net
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In Diohine, a village of some 3,000 inhabitants in the Fatick region of central Senegal, real progress has been made towards educating all c

Solar realignment could spell decades of cooler temperatures on Earth
io9.com

Looks like the Sun is up to some more crazy stunts. The website Asahi Shimbun reports that the Sun may soon have four poles, according to re

Senegal Education System
www.foreigncredits.com

Education, School/Level, Grade From, Grade To, Age From, Age To, Years, Notes. Primary, Primary Education, 1, 6, 6, 12, 6. Secondary, Second

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This place has a very chill vibe and the interior feels very opening and calming. Service was friendly and the coffee was flavorful and delicious.
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I've been looking for succulents to plant in a garden. They have a really diverse selection of plants at fair prices. The service has been really friendly every time as well.
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They have wireless chargers on the tables. I had never used one before. It was pretty sweet. The service was very friendly tol.
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Very chill vibe, lovely restrained lighting, delicious food, and professional service.
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