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I made this! :D
In Book 1, I interviewed Daniella Alonso - and inspired by #askhermore  , I did!  I also interviewed local makeup artist Chris Scott, who has made makeup easy and do-able.  In Book 2, we feature +Jason Bekolay 's butt (so gloriously captured by +Lori Ebbitt hehehe)
 
So much content that we had to split the issue up into two books!  Issue 23 is now launched and live!

Blurb - Book 1 - standard magazine paper: http://blur.by/1y8wVGI

Blurb - Book 2 - standard magazine paper: http://blur.by/1JmWi99

MagCloud - Book 1 - premium magazine paper: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/909975

MagCloud -  Book 2 - premium magazine paper: 
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/909982

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What does minimalism mean to you? There is a sense of freedom that comes with being able to bring fashion, words, and photography back to the basics. Conversely, the act also ...
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An article I wrote about one of our fosters, Mortimer (or Mo) for short. He was a curmudgeonly old man rat...but found a home!

http://kingsriverlife.com/03/21/rattie-ratz-mo-problems/
by ViVien Hoang ViVien Hoang is a volunteer with Rattie Ratz Rescue in the bay area of California. Each month KRL will be featuring at least one animal rescue adventure story, and every other month there will be one from […]
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MO!
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Men called out at SXSW conference on diversity for interrupting woman on the panel.

But kudos for Google, even though their exec was called out. The person who pointed it out "heads up Google’s unconscious bias program".

h/t +Mollie Pepper 

#ftl  
Nothing like getting called out for your own unconscious gender bias while discussing the need for greater inclusivity of women and girls in tech.  On Monday, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and acclaimed Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson were wrapping up a SXSW Interactive panel that had focused on diversity, when an audience member ...
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Well done, Ms. Williams. http://i.imgur.com/x6DkkCH.gif
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The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a keyboard for an infinite amount of time will compose something, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

OR!  

You can create one algorithm to write passages that read like they're right out of 50 Shades of Grey....

Not as messy as monkeys, though I'm not sure it would qualify as cruelty free!
A text generator in the style of 50 Shades of Grey. This is a parody of the novel, created to show how simple but convincing scenes can be created algorithmically. The text is erotic (and may be NSFW) but not explicit.
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As long as there's no monkey version of the film, with monkey actors, why not.

Well, a hundred reasons, but still.
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I used to wear Harcourt.

It annoys me that no matter who a woman is, what she does or what she has accomplished, people and the press are obsessed about what she wears and what she looks like first... And I work in the fashion industry!

It's like the women on the red carpet or during promo tours who get asked, as ScarJo calls them, " rabbit questions ": what did you eat, how did you diet, are you wearing any underwear? While men get questions on character development and their craft.

I've had the privilege of interviewing celebrities for +VEUX Magazine​​​ and I've made a point of never asking questions about her looks and from it we've had amazing discussions about the struggles of being an actress, motherhood, racism and white privilege in Hollywood...


#askhermore

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/scarlett-johansson-jennifer-aniston-and-the-most-sexist-questions-posed-to-female-actresses-on-the-red-carpet-9982547.html
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I like her response of Ede and Ravenscroft because it emphasizes that she is there as an attorney.  I think by saying KMart it would bring the attention back on "fashion" and "shopping" and people might take it the wrong way (e.g. was she making fun of people who shop at KMart?).
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I've been playing a lot of Plague Inc lately... Kinda weird not cheering for the disease but... Anyway. Measles. Bay area. Heads up.
A large outbreak of measles that started at two adjacent Disney theme parks in December has now sickened people all over California, including a handful of Bay Area residents, and is prompting public health authorities to urge everyone to get vaccinated if they aren’t already. California has reported 59 cases of measles since mid-December, the bulk of them in people who either visited or had close contact with someone who had been to Disneyland ...
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Thanks, anti-vaccers!
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How Do You Live Without a Car?

I grew up in a very car-needy city.   Busses ran once an hour (if at all), and you tempted frostbite in the dead of winter.  As soon as I turned 16, I learned to drive. Driving was not just a teenage rite of passage - it was a necessity.

Then I moved to Toronto, and then San Francisco.  We're not talking about the 'burbs.  I lived in the gritty beating heart of the city.

I didn't have a car and I never looked back. Why would I, when I have ZipCars on every other corner?

People ask me how I do my grocery shopping if I don't have a car.  Typically, I'll swing by the little grocery store on my way home from work if I have to pick up a small handful of supplies. A bigger list? Safeway.com, Google Shopping Express, Amazon Pantry, Instacart all deliver.

Hell, in San Francisco, I can get dry cleaning, prepped dinner ingredients, laundry, wine, freshly baked cookies, weed, chef-prepared meals, and diapers delivered if I want.  I mean, I don't need diapers.  But I could get them delivered if I wanted to!

And that's not even counting in Amazon Prime.

The issue with getting deliveries, of course, is that I'm usually not home during normal business hours.  Package theft is common enough in San Francisco that it's a constant worry.  I would get the delivery notice and wonder if my parcel would still be around when I got home.

But of course, this being San Francisco - there's an app for that...

The illustrious +Robert Hamilton just introduced us to +Doorman .  

Basically, you get everything shipped to their address. They'll notify you via text that you have a package and then you can schedule a delivery time between 6 p.m. and midnight.

It's kind of amazing.  No more missed packages!  No more UPS or FedEx sneaking up on your house and leaving those little Notice slips!  No more dealing with Customer Service over missing parcels.  It's given me a weird peace of mind that I didn't even know I craved.
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I was also from a small town that had hourly bus service.  Sometimes it's faster to walk than wait for the next bus!
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How I know I live in the Bay Area
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+Renata Sherwin not yet! Sounds neat, thanks for the heads up!
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‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness

Whenever I get into a discussion about privilege and poverty, I always think about Pratchett's Boots theory of socioeconomic unfairness.

To quote:

"The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness."

It's true isn't it? It's crazy, because it often means somebody who is poor literally can't afford to make a mistake.  They can't afford to do something that might wreck their cheap $10 boots.

Take somebody who lives paycheque to paycheque.  Minimum wage.  They accidentally overdraw their bank account by $5 and get slapped with a $45 overdraft item fee.  They can't really afford this fee without cutting something - what'll it be?  Food?  Bus pass to get to work?  Cell phone?  Go deeper into credit card debt?

Somebody who is sick and can't afford the trip to the hospital.  I guess they just get sicker until it's completely dire.

What if the person had a really crappy car that keeps breaking down?  They can afford to keep dumping in the $200 fix-it fees every 6 months but they can never quite save enough to buy a new car.

Or really crappy work boots, that chafed and gave you blisters and only lasted one season....

Rest in Peace, Sir Terry Pratchett.
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Tools definitely fall into this category. A high-quality tool will last you (at least) a lifetime, even if you use it every day.
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Woohooo! Launch all the things! (Seriously been an insane few weeks so I'm doubly pleased we launched on time.)
 
Here's a little something to warm you up on a cold winter's day!  Issue 22 Fire & Ice is now!  We're so pleased to once again feature 2 covers from 2 amazing series.  Tearsheets will be sent out to the contributor who submitted the editorials in the next few days.

Blurb - Cover 1 - standard magazine paper: http://blur.by/1zmW0fy

Blurb - Cover 2 - standard magazine paper: http://blur.by/1Kxa08c

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While winter is upon us, the only thoughts we have at the moment are of a warm and sunny climate. A hot fiery fireplace will have to do for now. It certainly got us to thinkin...
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Hey Girl...

It's a bit of a silly study but my take away is that exposure to new ideas in accessible (and often funny) formats can influence thinking and behavior. People often criticize "tumblr feminism" but there has to be something valuable in the attempts to simplify complex message in a world where our attention spans are 140 characters long. If you can pique their interests with a meme then hopefully they'll keep reading up on it and become more sophisticated in their knowledge.

And Ryan Gosling is a great Canadian export to the world.

Maybe I should do all my change management using memes....
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+1 to the power of the perfectly worded / framed meme
+1,000 to Vivien creating more memes! :D
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Save a Tree, Plant a Tree!

Sign up for ebills to plant a tree!

PG&E is starting a campaign to encourage folks to switch to ebills - for every customer that switches by February 26th, they'll plan a new tree in the wildfree ravaged Los Padres National Forest. 
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then they chop down a tree and plan a new seedling?
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Education
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
    Juris Doctor
  • Laurentian University
    H. B.Sc. Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Laurentian University
    M.Sc. Biology
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
    Barrister-at-Law (2012)
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Vi Vien
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I help fix your legal problems, sell your product and get your creative works into the public consciousness
Employment
  • VEUX Magazine
    Editor, Layout Design, Writer, present
  • AVW Publishing Inc
    Director, present
  • Sherrida Personal Mgmt
    Talent, 2009 - 2012
  • Groia & Co
    Student at Law, 2011 - 2012
  • Alpert Law Firm
    Summer Law Student, 2010 - 2010
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San Francisco
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Toronto - Sudbury, Ontario
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Got 11x17 posters printed from them! From the quote phase all the way through to delivery, they were prompt, professional, and the posters came out perfectly. We've printed similar posters at other places and they've always had borders or the colors have not been rich, but the ones from AlphaGraphic came out exactly as we envisioned it.
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I am an experienced driver of 15+ years who needed to do her California behind-the-wheel test. I booked with A Precision Driving School because I needed a car for the test, they offered pick up and drop off, and it also included a 90 minute lesson. Sweet! My instructor was Raj. She was awesome. She was very calm and knew her stuff but also very friendly and personable. She gave lots advice on how to improve my driving, correcting bad habits that I had fallen into, and also gave me tips on the driving test itself since I didn't really know what to expect (I had done my first driving test many many years ago in Canada so things are a little different!) She was also very patient since the DMV was running a little behind schedule - I never felt like she was upset that we had wait, and we chatted the whole time. I passed the test no problems! Thanks Raj!
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Dr. Minami, Jasmine, and the staff are courteous, friendly, and professional. I'm a pretty social person and talking to Dr. Minami and the staff put me at ease right away. I felt like I was in very good hands they whole time. The appointment was not rushed, they took the most complete set of X-rays I've ever had done (I'm a new patient here, with new insurance), and explained everything they did every step of the way - it wasn't just random jabbing and poking. Every concern I had listed was acknowledged and dealt with, even if it was just in the form of an explanation. Dr. Minami checked for oral cancers too. The receptionist made sure everything was squared away with my insurance - it was as seamless and painful a dentist trip as ever! I also appreciated that they didn't try to "upsell" me on treatments I didn't need!
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I needed 6 keys copied and wandered into this shop after seeing the KEYS sign in the front. The place is delightfully disorganized and charming, with classical music playing. The owner is a quiet (and slightly deaf?) old gentleman who shuffles around the store and knows where everything is in the chaos. It is chaos. Don't try to find anything yourself. This is what your tool room would look like if it had been your grandfather's, passed to your father's, who let your older brother used it, and now it is yours. Prices were good and service was prompt. 6 keys took about 5 minutes, and cost $13. Tested them at home - they all work no problems.
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I tried Modvellum after purchasing a LivingSocial deal, and then later came back because they offered a deal on a second facial. I had Kaoutar the first time and liked her so much I booked my second one with her as well. She explained everything she was doing and was a warm, relaxing presence. The venue itself is very clean and cute. They aren't too pushy with the products which I appreciated.
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Needed to get Canadian passport photos done, which has different requirements than US passport photos. He knew exactly what those requirements were. The office is right by the Powell Stn, inside a gorgeous building (though the office itself is tricky to get to!). I was in and out within half an hour, and we chatted the whole time. He just took the photo with a point and click camera, no fancy lighting - so don't walk into here expecting reflectors and softboxes. He manipulates everything digitally, and then he keeps your photograph on file in case you need to come back for other forms of ID. What I care the most about when getting passport photos done is that it is not rejected by the processing agency. No problems with the photos from A Better Passport Photo. I received my renewed passport this morning. THANKS!
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I've gone to Ryan twice now. First time I wanted him to cut my straight long hair so that it would have side-swept bangs and he did a perfect job. Just the right length and thickness. The cut he gave me had a great natural shape! The scalp massage during the shampooing made me purr. Very relaxing!
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