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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.

With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.

But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.

But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
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Is This What Happiness Looks Like?

An increasingly popular group of interior decorators relies on 
the mood-alteringpower of color. Left, a room designed by
Diamond Baratta Design; right, a room by Jamie Drake.

In the last decade the social sciences have become increasingly focused on happiness and what accounts for it, and over the past several months the rest of the culture has been catching up. The best-attended course at Harvard last semester was Positive Psych, an introduction to a new field of psychology that eschews the traditional approach of focusing on pathologies in favor of studying the sources of happiness — “a class whose content resembles that of many a self-help book,” as The Boston Globe reported. Last month New York magazine published a cover story on the amount of interest in the subject, citing a spate of new books, the six-year-old Journal of Happiness Studies and courses at more than 100 colleges, all of which address the question of what makes people happy.

And in the fall “The Architecture of Happiness,” by the philosopher Alain de Botton, who lives in England, will be published in the United States. In it he argues that physical environment is a crucial contributor to well-being. Like it or not, he suggests, the spaces we live in shape our sense of happiness and of self, so we had better choose them carefully.

Even before this vogue took hold in America, however, a number of influential East Coast decorators were exploring the same issues, and advancing a theory of their own: that a maximalist, color-saturated approach to interiors is a secret to happiness — maybe even the secret.

Dennis Rolland’s bedroom for the 2006 Hampton Designer Showhouse 
in Bridgehampton, N.Y., reflects an affinity for exuberant colors.

 A room by Miles Redd.

Jamie Drake, left, photographed in his Fifth Avenue apartment, has a 
reputation for creating vibrant interiors, like the dining room, right, he 
designed for a residence in Manhattan.

Miles Redd makes use of a slightly muted color palette in his 
Manhattan living room, which incorporates touches of black and white.

Christina Juarez and her daughter, Sofia, right, live in an 
Upper East Side apartment that combines warm pinks
with chocolate brown.
May Baratta, below, is happy with the candy colors of her
Boca Raton, Fla., apartment, decorated by her son’s firm, 
Diamond Baratta Design.

Read the full article at The New York Times


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