Impostor syndrome – the feeling that you're a fraud, and any day now you'll be exposed – is presumably even more common than surveys suggest: after all, it's not the kind of thing to which people like to admit. Indeed, it can be hard to tell when you've got it: those others might have a syndrome, your reasoning goes, but I'm genuinely out of my depth. It's a classic case of "comparing your insides with other people's outsides": you have access only to your own self-doubt, so you mistakenly conclude it's more justified than anyone else's. This is a strange kind of self-doubt, when you think about it, since it's premised on the idea that you're highly talented at something, namely deception. Still, it's no fun, and if new research is anything to go by, it might be harder to cure than anyone thought. Two US sociologists, Jessica Collett and Jade Avelis, wanted to know why so many female academics opt for "downshifting": setting out towards a high-status tenured post, then … [Read more...] about This column will change your life: do you feel a fraud?
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Chinese internet giant Tencent has quietly resumed broadcasts of NBA games less than a week after blacklisting the US basketball association due to disagreement over freedom of speech. Tensions arose between China and the NBA last week after the general manager of Houston Rockets showed his support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong and then the boss of the American basketball league promised to protect his employees' right to free speech. Tencent - which owns the exclusive digital streaming rights for the NBA in China - last Tuesday announced to stop airing the league's exhibition games to express its dissatisfaction towards the NBA. But Chinese fans were surprised to discover the popular online broadcaster yesterday showed two preseason games live - without formally announcing the resumption of the service. Anti-NBA sentiment erupted in China last week after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey showed support for pro-democracy protests. Two previously scheduled … [Read more...] about China’s internet giant Tencent quietly resumes broadcasts of NBA games despite blacklisting the US basketball association just a week ago because its boss supports freedom of speech
The Duchess of Cambridge mixed designer with traditional outfits for her royal tour of Pakistan - and wore £12, 500 of new clothing for the five-day visit. Kate, 38, ticked two of her go-to labels off the list by the second day - after wearing a bold green tunic by designer Catherine Walker and a glittery dress by Jenny Packham. And she made sure to pay her respects to the nation too by opting for a traditional green shalwar kameez and headscarf by international Pakistani designer Maheen Khan. Through her carefully selected outfit choices - most noticeably a traditional blue kurta and scarf also by Maheen Khan - Kate also paid a touching tribute to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. The royal's day two outfit bore a striking resemblance to a light blue floral patterned outfit the Princess of Wales wore at the Imran Khan Shaukat Khanum memorial hospital in Lahore in May 1997. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal … [Read more...] about Revealed: Kate Middleton wore £12,500 of new clothing on her five-day royal tour – including a glittering dress by her go-to designer Jenny Packham and traditional outfits by Maheen Khan
Jamie Smith thinks his interest in dance music might have come from his family. As a kid, two of his uncles were DJs. The first lived in New York: “He played in bars. It was around the whole chill-out thing, he was playing Latin music. He used to send mix CDs over every Christmas.” He has a vague memory of going to New York to see his uncle play. Or at least he thinks he does: “I have this thing in my head that I did go to a bar and hear him, but I don’t actually know if it’s real. I might have just made it up when I was younger, because he talked about it all the time.” The other uncle, who taught the 10-year-old Smith how to mix two records on a pair of turntables, was based in the slightly less glamorous environs of Sheffield. He played house music on a pirate station, then got his own show on Kiss FM, and it was there that Smith – better known these days as Jamie xx – made his radio debut. Or rather didn’t make his radio debut. … [Read more...] about Jamie xx: ‘What have I learned? That I like working on my own’
Sienna Miller found wearing a fat suit in The Loudest Voice a 'liberating' experience. The British actress, 37, starred as Beth Ailes, the wife of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, in the TV mini-series and underwent four hours of prosthetics every day while filming to transform into character. Appearing on This Morning on Thursday, Sienna told how she enjoyed the experience because it made both she and co-star Russell Crowe, 55, 'unrecognisable'. Scroll down for video. 'Liberating': Sienna Miller appeared on This Morning on Thursday and detailed the 'liberating' feeling of transforming for her recent role in The Loudest Voice She explained of the role: 'Russell Crowe had a lot [prosthetics] on. It was a four-hour job, everyday for a long time. 'For the first three days I was laughing a lot, we were completely unrecognisable. But I found it liberating as it's a mask.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sienna Miller, 37, looks chic in a … [Read more...] about Sienna Miller found wearing a fat suit and prosthetics in The Loudest Voice ‘liberating’ because she became ‘unrecognisable’