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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New Hampshire Has 45 New Coronavirus Patients; 2 More Die: Data

CONCORD, NH — The State Joint Information Center announced two more deaths due to COVID-19 in New Hampshire Saturday.

The woman and man were both connected to long-term care settings and were 80 years of age or older. The woman lived in Merrimack County while the man lived in Hillsborough County.

Another 45 positive test results were also released Saturday bringing the accumulative case number in the state to 6,415 cases. The state has 568 current cases of COVID-19. According to the state, 5,438 people or 85 percent have recovered from the virus.

Twelve of the new patients live in Manchester, 10 reside in Rockingham County, eight live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, five live in Nashua, and two live in Merrimack County.

Only one of the new patients required hospitalization bringing the current hospital count to 27 in the state and 686 overall or about 11

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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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Harry and Meghan file privacy lawsuit to stop ‘disgusting and wrong’ sale of Archie photo

Royal expatriates Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles paparazzi to stop the “disgusting and wrong” sale of a photograph taken of their 14-month-old son Archie.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, is an emotion-filled legal broadside aimed at stopping publication of the photograph, taken by an unknown photographer, and the “manufactured feeding frenzy” caused by the paparazzi.

“This action arises out of the relentless and quite frankly shocking efforts of the tabloid media to profit from serial intrusions on the privacy of a 14-month-old child in his own home,” the court papers state. “And the desire and responsibility of any parent to do what is necessary to protect their children.”

‘A moment of reckoning’: Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan talk racial injustices, equal rights

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave Canada House, on Jan. 7, 2020, after a visit of thanks for the hospitality and support they received during their stay in the country.
Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of
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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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