Alyssa Hirose

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May 8, 2020
How to be your own hairdresser: Cutting your bangs (with video)

You’ve read the DIY blogs. You’ve watched the YouTube disasters. Now it’s time to make the cut. For all the brave souls taking scissors into their own hands during this difficult time, independent senior stylist and Blanche Macdonald Hair graduate Lara...

May 6, 2020
New Vancouver shoe brand tiptoes into business

Lorraine Ng’s family has been in the shoe business for 30 years, but no amount of experience could have prepared her for the COVID-19 outbreak in B.C.—which coincided perfectly with her company’s kickoff. While her family’s business is factory-based, Ng’s...

May 5, 2020
How to be your own barista: Tips, tricks and tools of the trade

Crafting your own caffeinated beverage is cheaper, safer (#thanksCOVID-19) and more brag-worthy than hitting up your local café—unfortunately, it’s also a lot more daunting. Shahnee Zaver, general manager at Vancouver’s Caffe La Tana, offered us her wisdom on being our...

May 4, 2020
The ultimate not-boring household item home workout

Jeremy and Tara Martin, co-owners of Vancouver-based gym Loaded Athletics, have come up with a home workout that puts other routines to shame: not only will this circuit keep you fit, it will also remind you when you’re running low...

Apr 27, 2020
Move to online platform expands reach for the Science Fair Foundation’s Youth Innovation Showcase

The organizers of the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia’s Youth Innovation Showcase are setting a good example for their participants—due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they’ve shifted the applications, workshops, and final event online. “It’s sort of been a blessing in...

Apr 23, 2020
How to be your own cybersecurity expert: Avoid scams, use MFA, be a hero

Cybercrime doesn’t make the most exciting television—the world only wants hundreds of versions of the same police procedural, apparently—but it can have a devastating impact on our everyday lives, especially with so much work now taking place online. Derek Manky...

Apr 23, 2020
Virtual school 101: 5 tips for parents with performance anxiety

Our homes have transformed into schools and workspaces, and the pressure is on to be as smart as Mr. White, as sweet as Miss Honey and as cool as Mr. S. A lot of parents are finding themselves more responsible...

Apr 16, 2020
How to be your own physio: Posture, stretches and managing pain

Move over, tennis elbow: there’s a new gang of activity-related injuries in town. I’m talking laptop neck. And trackpad hand. And kitchen chair butt. Yep, working from home has risks besides stepping on Lego or eating a week’s worth of...

Apr 15, 2020
How to be your own nail technician: Removing gel nails at home

OK, I’ll admit it: access to beauty services is not the most important thing going on in the world right now. But global pandemic or not, time still passes, and nails still grow. No fear, the expert esthetician is here!

Apr 14, 2020
How to be your own contractor: Seal windows, change light bulbs, scrub tubs

We all need a little help once in a while, but this pesky pandemic is making it awfully hard to access individuals and organizations that make our lives easier. And when there’s not much to do besides stare at the...

Apr 9, 2020
Video chat concerns: Zoom grew too quickly, ironically

Thanks to (you guessed it!) COVID-19, most folks are finding themselves participating in more video chats than ever before. Everyone’s work meetings, happy hours and cowboy-themed birthday parties now take place virtually. Zoom, one of the most popular videoconferencing apps...

Apr 2, 2020
Your 3D printer could make you a COVID-19 hero

It’s hard not to feel helpless in these difficult times, but if you have a 3D printer, you might play a key role in supporting B.C.’s health-care workers in the coming months. Two B.C. companies, Victoria-based Crisis Rapid Prototyping Society (CRPS)...

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