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Does working from home increase or reduce your risk of imposter syndrome?

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A recent survey found 90% of women in the UK suffer from imposter syndrome. Photo: Getty

Thanks to the pandemic, working from home is now the norm. Instead of heading to work on cramped trains and crawling along in traffic, we’re commuting from our bedrooms to our kitchens.

For some people, working from home is a welcome change. For others, though, the transition to remote working has been a challenge. Our routines have been upended, it’s hard to switch off and the days seem to blur into one, long Zoom call.

It’s normal for this kind of sudden transformation to impact the way we feel about work. In particular, it may lead to feelings of inadequacy — otherwise known as imposter syndrome — as we grapple with this new way of life.

Imposter syndrome, the fear of being outed as a fraud at any minute despite overwhelming evidence saying otherwise,

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Trump Is Putting White House Staff at Risk of COVID-19

“There are people behind the people,” Deesha Dyer, the White House social secretary under Barack Obama, told us. And “they don’t have the privilege of being Marine One-ed to Walter Reed” if they get sick.

Asked to describe the mood inside the White House, one staffer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he fears for his job, called the fallout from the Trumps’ diagnosis “a huge mess.” He found out about the president’s and first lady’s illness through news reports. “That happens all the time in this administration,” he said. Other White House officials have also recently tested positive, including White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two of her deputies. For now, the staffer said he’s “just waiting and worried for my friends and their families.”

Of all the employees working on the White House grounds, perhaps

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Group issues Halloween 2020 guidelines, color-coded coronavirus risk map

This corrects a previous version of this story that identified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the source of the guidelines and map noted in this article.

CHICAGO (NEXSTAR) — What will Halloween look like this year? One thing’s for sure. It will no doubt be different than years past.

Halloween 2020 converges with a full moon, a blue moon, Daylight Saving Time — and it falls on a Saturday.

Of course, the holiday is also happening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, the Halloween and Costume Association (HCA) issued resources and an interactive map to help families stay safe this Halloween.

The group created an interactive map on its website with color-coded risk levels for each county throughout the country. There are four risk levels: green, yellow, orange, and red — with green representing the least amount of risk

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Fair Oaks mural at risk of being destroyed during renovation

A piece of art in Fair Oaks could be lost forever.



a blue sign in front of a building: Mural on Fair Oaks Amphitheater


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Mural on Fair Oaks Amphitheater

The Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District is planning to renovate the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Plaza Park.

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Plans for the renovated amphitheater.


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Plans for the renovated amphitheater.

The parks district began discussing the plans in 2008, but funding wasn’t available.



a man standing in front of a building: Gorman hopes the mural can be preserved.


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Gorman hopes the mural can be preserved.

Ten years later, voters approved money for the project through a ballot measure in 2018.

“Right now, the whole facility is not ADA compatible,” said Mike Aho, district administrator for Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks. “None of it is.”



a close up of an animal: The mural was painted in 1985.


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The mural was painted in 1985.

The plan will make the entire theater ADA compliant, allow it to be used year-round while keeping the open-air concept. Upgrades will also be made to bathrooms and dressing rooms.



a person riding a skateboard down a sidewalk: Artist Hugh Gorman looks at the mural he painted.


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