I really am quite brilliant – at giving myself compliments and raising my self-esteem | Rhik Samadder

Violent aversion to self-praise is wired into British cultural DNA, yet the evidence points to the beneficial effects of patting our own backs once in a whileLook at you! Reading a newspaper site rather than staring, bovine, at pap snaps of Rihanna on a beach, or endless updates on the possible contents of a royal womb. You ’re smart, and discerning. Did you make your own lunch today? That is both thrifty and healthy behaviour. Got to work on time? You are a rockstar of time-management. But you don’t need me to tell you that.Experts are increasingly coming to believe that paying ourselves compliments can be as rewarding as hearing them from someone else. Giving ourselves a pat on the back in the privacy of our own heads lowers our stress level, leads to positive habit formation and increases our self-esteem. Now, I know what you ’re thinking (I’m good at anticipating negative responses): “What California nonsense is this?” It sounds like the barefooted spaff of a self-satisfied yoga teacher, or the behaviour of a puffed-up blowtard who crushes it in finance, has bleeding palms from high-fiving mirrors all day, and w hom no one likes. Violent aversion to self-praise is wired into British cultural DNA. It’s hard enough receiving compliments from someone else. A friend will pay offhand praise to something we are wearing, and we immediately start digging around for the receipt to prove it was on sale and we haven ’t turned into Loui...
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Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Journal of EthnopharmacologyAuthor(s): Jingjing Zhou, JianXiu Zhai, Wenlin Zheng, Na Han, Zhihui Liu, Guanghui Lv, Xiaojiao Zheng, Sheng Chang, Jun YinAbstractEthnopharmacological relevanceTraditional Chinese medicine Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb (C. orbiculatus) with peel and seeds is mainly composed of flavonoids, sesquiterpenes and tripenes. According to the Traditional Chinese medicine standard of Liaoning province (2009), it has been long used to invigorate blood circulation.Aim of the studyTo identify the antithrombus fraction and components of C. orbiculatus, and ...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Dermatologic Surgery - Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Dhamane AD, Baker CL, Rajpura J, Mardekian J, Dina O, Russ C, Rosenblatt L, Lingohr-Smith M, Lin J Abstract Objective: To compare the risk of hospitalization and costs associated with major bleeding (MB) or stroke/systemic embolism (SE) among elderly patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who initiated apixaban then switched to another oral anticoagulant (OAC) vs. those who continued with apixaban treatment. Methods: NVAF patients (≥65 years) initiating apixaban were identified from the Humana database (1/1/2013-9/30/2017) and grouped into Switcher and Continuer cohorts. For Switchers, the...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
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Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
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Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
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Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
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Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Drug Watch Source Type: research
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