New and aspiring vegans can now enjoy Viva!’s awesome Vegan Basics online. (You can choose to either read it on the web or download the pdf.) Vegan Basics is “a one-stop resource for those interested in exploring alternatives to food and other products made from animals.” In addition to explaining reasons to go vegan and informing newbies on what foods, fabrics, and cosmetics are vegan, Vegan Basics offers lifestyle guidance on eating out and planning meals. There are even lots of helpful product suggestions. I highly recommend sharing this resource with friends open to veganism, but not quite there yet. Vegan Basics is the Cliffnotes for A+ vegan living.