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...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

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Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Authors: Jung K, Park MI PMID: 30650946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
Authors: Geis N, Raake P, Kiriakou C, Mereles D, Frankenstein L, Abu-Sharar H, Chorianopoulos E, Katus HA, Bekeredjian R, Pleger ST Abstract BACKGROUND: Incidence of stroke within 30 days after percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip varies from 0.7% and 2.6% between registries. Standard medical treatment after the MitraClip procedure, in the absence of risk factors requiring antithrombotic therapy such as atrial fibrillation, is dual antiplatelet therapy using aspirin and clopidogrel. ESC/EACTS and ACC/AHA surgical guidelines show a Class IIa indication for temporary antithrombotic therapy after ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionThe results of our study lead us to recommend continuing to perform temporary tracheotomies in oral cancer surgery with microvascular flap reconstruction. The overall complication rate is low and postoperative airway management can be performed in a safe and controlled manner. Nevertheless, the time period for the inserted cannula should be kept as short as possible.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
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