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Why self-help won’t cure impostor syndrome

Do you feel as if your professional success is due to some kind of mistake? That you don’t deserve your grades, promotions, or accolades? That you’re somehow getting away with a fraud which could be uncovered at any moment?  We have a name for that cluster of anxieties: you’re suffering from impostor syndrome.At the heart of impostor syndrome is a mismatch between external measures of success – prizes or good grades, entry to a selective university or career, workplace progression – and internal...
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COVID-19 Travel Update

COVID-19 Travel Update This week’s COVID-19 Travel Update finds our country experiencing a full-frontal assault from the coronavirus with confirmed cases topping 100,000. Therefore, our greatest wish is that you and yours remain healthy, hunkered down, and practicing all of the preventative safety measures required. The U.S. State Department still has the Global Level 4 Health – Do Not Travel Internationally Advisory posted ( click here ).  Consequently, until this advisory lifts, traveling ove...
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Ben Berman's 'The Follow Up is a Star-Studded Short Film Made Entirely in Quarantine

In the midst of the pandemic, “The Follow-Up” explores what a filmmaker with a need to tell stories does when they suddenly find themselves on lockdown and all of the production industry on pause indefinitely? In Berman’s case, they start to explore the world of Cameo as a tool for human connection.Utilizing his editing background to weave together this moment-in-time documentary, Berman hits the notes of anxiety and angst we feel as we all navigate a bizarre dystopia. The result is an unu...
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Top Stories: Hands-On With 2020 iPad Pro and MacBook Air, iOS and iPadOS 13.4 Released, iPhone 12 Delay?

After last week's flurry of product launches, Apple's new iPad Pro and MacBook Air have started to make their way into consumers' hands, and we've gone hands-on with both of them this week. Apple this week also released iOS and iPadOS 13.4 (as well as macOS, watchOS, and tvOS updates) with a number of new features and improvements. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. On the rumor side of things, we're starting to hear about the possibliity of a delayed launch of t...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: How the World Worshipped on One of the Most Unusual Sundays in Church History The following galleries show how the world worshipped at home on one of the most unusual Sundays in all of church history. Pastor, You Were Made for This There is no hand-wringing in heaven. He chose you to lead your church at this time. So walk humbly. And take courage. You were made for this. To Stream, or Not to Stream: Considering Sundays in Seclusion The qu...
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A guide to parent self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic

As school closures and quarantines take place across the globe, the overwhelming anxiety is palpable in the newfound realities of a pandemic. Trips to the grocery store are now strategized, as shoppers face empty shelves and shortages of household staples. This will undoubtably continue as anxiety thrives on uncertainty increasing stress and driving us to seek answers and information in an evolving landscape. Keeping ourselves healthy and safe is a tall order and is further compounded by the cha...
Tags: Books, Featured, Parents, Anxiety, Who, Health & Medicine, Marie Kondo, American Academy of Pediatrics, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Self-care, Pandemic, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Apple Suppliers Worried About iPhone Demand, Production Ramp-Up for New iPhones Reportedly Postponed

Most of the factories in China that supply devices and components to Apple are back to churning out products, but Apple suppliers are said to be worried about how much demand there will be for the current iPhone models and the new iPhones expected in the fall. According to Reuters, a senior official at one of Apple's major supply companies said that orders for quarter ending in March are likely to drop 18 percent compared with the previous year. Production ramp-up for new 5G iPhones has also ...
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Apple Launches COVID-19 Website and App With Screening Tool and Resources

Apple today announced that it has released a new COVID-19 website and iPhone app with a screening tool and other resources to help people stay informed and take the proper steps to protect their health during the spread of the novel coronavirus. Apple partnered with the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and FEMA on this initiative. The website and app allow users to answer a series of questions regarding risk factors, recent exposure, and symptoms and receive CDC recommendations on...
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Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen’s forgotten idol

In the first years of the nineteenth century the most prominent, and highly respected, novelist in Britain was a woman. It was not Jane Austen but her contemporary, Maria Edgeworth. Indeed Austen was herself a fan of the woman regarded as “the great Maria.” “I have made up my mind to like no Novels really, but Miss Edgeworth’s, Yours & my own,” Austen  wrote in 1814 to a young niece trying her own hand at fiction.Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was eldest daughter of an Irish landowner, the inventor...
Tags: Books, Featured, Britain, Ireland, Literature, Jane Austen, Dublin, Maria, Wentworth, Harriet, Anne, Emma, Trinity College, Austen, Wikimedia Commons, Mansfield Park


A visual history of skyscrapers [infographic]

Where did the structural capability for skyscrapers come from? The 1860s saw the refinement of the Bessamer process, or a steel-making process, now largely superseded, in which carbon, silicon, and other impurities are removed from molten pig iron by oxidation in a blast of air in a special tilting retort, pushing skyscraper construction into unstoppable motion. As steel is stronger and lighter in weight than iron, the use of a steel frame made possible the construction of truly tall buildings. ...
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Sources in Apple's Supply Chain Dismiss Reports of iPhone 12 Launch Delay

Taiwanese makers of iPhone-bound printed circuit boards (PCBs) have denied reports that Apple has asked them to postpone volume production of Apple's 2020 iPhone by two months, according to a DigiTimes paywalled article. Taiwan's PCB makers in the supply chain of 5G iPhones have denied reports claiming they have been asked to postpone volume production by two months in line with a likely launch delay for Apple's new-generation devices amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources...
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Kuo: Apple to Launch Several Macs With Arm-Based Processors in 2021, USB4 Support Coming to Macs in 2022

Apple plans to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom designed Arm-based processors in 2021, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors. Kuo believes that Arm-based processors will significantly enhance the competitive advantage of the Mac lineup, allow Apple to refresh its Mac models without relying on Intel's processor roadmap, reduce processor costs by 40 to 60 percent, and provide Macs with more hardware differentiation from Wind...
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UK Grocer Morrisons Helps Shoppers with Private Brand Food Boxes

UK based grocer Morrisons has introduced new private brand Food Boxes designed to provide shoppers with everyday essentials, without leaving their home. The boxes dramatically simplify the shopping experience, and each includes more than £30 (36.50) worth of groceries and with delivery offered for just £5 more. Shoppers have two boxes to choose from. Meat Eaters Food Box – £35.00 A selection of food including fresh meat, plus essential household items. Continue reading UK Grocer Morrisons Helps ...
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FAR Enters Into Total Expert Partnership, Launches New Wholesale Portal

Finance of America Reverse (FAR) announced Thursday that it is entering into a new, exclusive partnership with widespread mortgage marketing platform Total Expert to provide third-party originators access to a dedicated platform aimed at improving originators’ reverse mortgage marketing expertise. The company is also launching Xcelerate, a new online portal of educational resources and sales tools for wholesale partners. While primarily geared towards retail sales teams prior to this partners...
Tags: Featured, News, Finance, Smith, Products, FAR, Ashley Smith, HECM, Finance of America Reverse, Finance of America Reverse FAR, Kristen Sieffert, Xcelerate, Total Expert, Xcelerate FAR, Finance of America University


Hands-On With the New $999 MacBook Air

Alongside new iPad Pros last week, Apple also refreshed the MacBook Air, adding more storage, faster 10th-generation processors, and an updated keyboard. We picked up one of the new machines to take a look at some of the upgrades added in the 2020 update. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, there are no real external changes to the ‌MacBook Air‌'s body, though to accommodate the new keyboard, it's just a bit thicker. It's 0.63 inches thick at its thic...
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Private Brand “Secret of Housewife”

The Italian agency Break Design restyled the private brand “Secret of Housewife” for the Russian supermarket “Yarche” (part of the KDV group). The range includes frozen vegetables, fruits and cereals. The agency was tasked with creating impactful and recognizable packaging. The creative idea was to show the housewife in a variety of situations, cooking different dishes. The photos are relevant to the shopper and memorable, successfully combining traditional values and modern style. Bright contra...
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Reverse Mortgages in Massachusetts Stalled by Pandemic

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) business in the state of Massachusetts has been effectively put on pause by the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, since a face-to-face counseling requirement within the state makes it impossible for seniors to move forward with reverse mortgage loans while adhering to business restrictions and social distancing guidelines put out by local, state and federal health authorities. This is according to reverse mortgage originators who operate wit...
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RH Amar And Daymon Join Forces To Disrupt UK Private Brand

Fine food distributor RH Amar is joining forces with Daymon in a bid to spice up the UK’s fine foods offering across a number of categories. The partnership will kick off with both parties identifying those UK private brand categories with the most potential to benefit from a makeover, as well as those that have the most untapped potential. Daymon will focus on generating innovation and concept development in conjunction with RH Amar, while RH Amar then focus on the commercial execution of priva...
Tags: UK, Featured, Manufacturers, Branding, Amar, Daymon, RH Amar


Why You Need to Believe in Yourself

My first job out of law school was working for a federal judge in Northern Michigan. The position did not pay very well, but that did not matter to me at all. I decided I was going to “live it up!” By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Northern Michigan, Getting Ahead, How to Succeed, Power Of Setting Goals, Believe In Yourself, Power Of Thoughts


Yesterday’s fake news: Donald Trump as a 1980s literary critic

In 1987, during a CNN interview with Republican political consultant Pat Buchanan, author and real estate developer Donald Trump was asked about his taste in literature.“Well I have a number of favorite authors,” Trump replied. “I think Tom Wolfe is excellent.”“Did you read Vanity of the Bonfires?” Buchanan asks.“I did not,” Trump responds.“It’s a phenomenal book,” Buchannan explains, while quickly correcting himself: “Bonfire of the Vanities.”When asked what he is reading now, Trump responds: “...
Tags: Books, Politics, Elections, Featured, New York City, Cnn, United States, US politics, New York Times, President, Literature, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Don DeLillo, Donald Trump, Trump


Apple Testing AR/VR Headset With HTC Vive-Like Controller, Crosswalk Bowling Game, and More

Apple has expressed a profound interest in augmented reality in recent years, making a major push into the space with frameworks like ARKit and RealityKit, creative tools like Reality Composer and Reality Converter, and hardware like the LiDAR Scanner on the new iPad Pro and likely some iPhone 12 models. Multiple reports have indicated that Apple also plans to release a , and MacRumors has uncovered significant evidence of this project in a leaked build of iOS 14 that has been circulating. Ma...
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Why it’s so hard to write a William Wordsworth biography

“A divine morning–At Breakfast William wrote part of an ode— Mr  Olliff sent the Dung & William went to work in the garden.”  This entry in Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal for 1802 is characteristically straightforward, but for the biographer how to deal with it  is anything  but. After years of unsettled wandering  William and Dorothy Wordsworth  had returned to the Lake District where they were born and  were  now at the  beginning  of  the second year of their life  together on the...
Tags: Books, England, Featured, Literature, William, Canterbury, Lake District, Grasmere, St Thomas, William Wordsworth, Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, Arts & Humanities, Gerard Manley Hopkins, 250th Anniversary, Humphry Davy


Historic Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Would Relax Rules on Retirement Savings

After striking a deal in the early hours of Wednesday morning between Senate Republicans, Democrats and the White House, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday moved toward a vote on an historic stimulus bill aimed to relieve economic stress for Americans affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The bill will reportedly relax some of the rules in place that govern the tapping of retirement savings, according to CNBC. Described as the product of a “marathon set of negotiations” between the ...
Tags: Featured, Congress, Finance, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Legislation, New York Times, The White House, Ira, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Cnbc, U.s. Government, Calif, U.S. Senate


ProjeX Projecting Gaming Arcade + Giveaway

I received a ProjeX to foliate my review. During this unexpected extended time home with the kids, I have been looking for new ways to keep them occupied. I recently was introduced to the ProjeX Projecting Gaming Arcade. When it’s lights off, it’s game on with the ProjeX Projecting Gaming Arcade from New York City-based NSI International, Inc. Projex lets you blast targets, ducks or UFOs that are projected right onto your wall – each with its own unique sound effects!  ProjeX tur...
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iFixit Teardown Takes a Look at New Scissor Keys in 2020 MacBook Air and Finds Easier to Access Trackpad and Battery

iFixit today shared the results of one of its traditional teardowns of the new MacBook Air, which Apple unveiled last week. The major notable new feature in the MacBook Air is the scissor switch keyboard, an upgrade over the much-maligned butterfly keyboard that was prone to failure and spurred Apple to implement a wide-ranging repair program. The scissor switch keyboard was first introduced in the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but Apple is planning to expand it across the MacBook lineup, starting wi...
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Apple Considering Delaying iPhone 12 Launch 'by Months'

Apple is preparing to delay the launch of the 2020 iPhones expected to be equipped with 5G technology, according to sources with knowledge of Apple's plans that spoke to Japanese news site Nikkei. Apple has reportedly held internal discussions about the possibility of delaying the launch "by months" over fears of how well iPhones would sell in the current situation, and supply chain sources also believe that "practical hurdles" could push back the launch date, which was scheduled for Septembe...
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Relist Watch: 100 years of solitude

John Elwood briefly reviews Monday’s relists. Wow. It’s been a long week . As if the coronavirus weren’t enough all on its own, there’s fresh news of other disasters . By which I mean parents everywhere realizing their wish they could spend more time with their families might actually be coming true . My forecast last week that “we’ll be seeing opinions in some of th[e relisted cases] soon” turned out to be correct. The Supreme Court summarily reversed in Davis v. United State...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Mexico, Fbi, United States, Davis, Michigan, Avery, King, Justice Department, James King, 9th Circuit


How we can equip ourselves against climate change

Earth Day highlights the need for climate action, but what role does human-caused climate change play in creating disasters? Science paints a nuanced picture, instructing us to focus on reducing vulnerabilities to weather and climate, irrespective of how the environment is changing.Starting with the basics, a disaster is a situation requiring outside help for coping, so it is only a disaster if it involves people. Climate means weather statistics over decades. Climate change refers to changes to...
Tags: Books, Featured, Climate Change, New York City, Climate, Mexico City, Antarctica, New Orleans, Greenland, Natural Disasters, La Paz, Earth Day, Manila, Social Sciences, FREETOWN, Ilan Kelman


The story of “adz”

Part 2I am picking up where I left off last week. The word adz(e) was coined long ago and surfaced more than once in Old English texts. It had several local variants, and its gender fluctuated: adesa was masculine, while adese was feminine. Also, eadesa and adusa have come down to us. Apparently, the tool had wide currency. As will be shown below, adusa may be the form that provides the best clue to the etymology of adz(e). The consonant s in all those forms should have been voiced, but until th...
Tags: Books, England, Featured, Language, Linguistics, Vikings, Samuel Johnson, Anatolia, Wikimedia Commons, Ader, Joshua Reynolds, Alex Brown, Hittite, Oxford Etymologist, Walter W. Skeat, Skeat


11 Insanely Fun DIYS to Do at Home

Here are eleven projects to keep you busy.
Tags: Featured, Diy, Home Decor, College, Inspiration, Fun Activities