An Incoming Harvard MBA Candidate Describes How To Design A Winning Application

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May 30th, 2018 was Decision Day — the day when I would know my fate.

Two weeks earlier, I had interviewed for Harvard Business School via its 2+2 deferred admissions program. Now, as a friend and I boarded a flight from Paris to London, I checked my phone for news of a decision.

It was 5:40 p.m. local time. Decisions were scheduled to be released at noon in Boston, which meant 6 p.m. where I was located. With no news as I boarded the plane, and with no Wi-Fi on the aircraft, I had to wait until I landed to either celebrate or be met with disappointment.

No matter the outcome, I knew that I would eventually end up at Harvard Business School. If I got the unfortunate news

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Model building kits are about to be your next at-home obsession

Model building kits are about to be your next at-home obsession
Model building kits are about to be your next at-home obsession

You and the kiddos have already put together and taken apart every puzzle you own more than once and you’ve stepped on so many LEGOs you’re ready to toss them in the trash. What’s next for your stay-at-home 2020 lifestyle?

Since bikes are sold out almost everywhere and it’s approximately one million degrees in many parts of the country, maybe opt for something like these Arckit Model Building Kits. Dubbed as the “architect’s LEGO,” these model kits will let you build anything from football stadiums to houses to cityscapes. They’re fun for adults and kids alike, and there are specific kits to suit every age and skill level. Better yet, they’re all on sale.

Welcome to your next social distancing obsession.

An Architeizer A+ award winner, this set comes with all the components and templates you need to build

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Yes, Your Home Being Messy May Affect Your Mental Health

Photo credit: Jonathan Rachman/Suzanna Scott
Photo credit: Jonathan Rachman/Suzanna Scott

From House Beautiful

Given the extended amount of time we’ve spent at home in recent months, there’s no denying the importance of turning your home into a personal oasis. After all, the state of our homes can directly influence the state of our minds. Dr. Toby Israel, author of Some Place Like Home: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Places, used this idea as the founding principle for the field of Design Psychology, which proves a point we at House Beautiful have long thought to be true: Our visual surroundings have a profound impact on our mental health.

On a basic level, Israel says, principles of light and color affect mood: “Light colors may make a space feel more open whereas darker colors may make people feel more closed in,” she explains. “Thus, for those quarantining right now, it might seem to make

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L.A. mayor calls on artists to design and spread the message: Wear a mask

A free, downloadable poster, designed by Shepard Fairey's Studio Number One and Camilla Lonis, is part of the city's new L.A. Mask Print Project. <span class="copyright">(Studio Number One)</span>
A free, downloadable poster, designed by Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One and Camilla Lonis, is part of the city’s new L.A. Mask Print Project. (Studio Number One)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s latest weapon against COVID-19? Art.

On Wednesday, Garcetti announced a new initiative called the L.A. Mask Print Project, in which L.A. County artists can submit designs for posters bearing the public health message of the moment: Wear a mask. Posters chosen for the city’s coronavirus website can be downloaded for free, and Garcetti is encouraging local businesses and residents to display them.

“Wearing a mask is critical to helping us stop the spread of this virus, safely reopen our city and save lives,” Garcetti said in an email to The Times. “And we need to use every tool at our disposal to deliver this message across Los Angeles, throughout our country and around the world.”

Shepard Fairey’s Studio

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