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Basic first aid by Emma Hammett

  Though choking and burns are some of the most frequent first aid emergencies, many people are confused as to the best way to help. Emma Hammett from First Aid for Life has provided a step-by-step guide and video to equip you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to assist.   Choking Choking is […]

Jolly good sport: an interview with Raman Raheja

  From early on in his career, Raman Raheja knew that he wanted to entertain people, and one of the most popular ways of doing this is through sport. Kabaddi is an ancient Indian contact sport, and Raheja is making it his mission to bring it to the west via the World Kabaddi League.   […]

What Makes Pharrell Williams HAPPY?

  Pharrell Williams has gone from being the man behind a thousand hit songs to being a globally recognised frontman for feel-good summer sounds and inspirational initiatives.   There is a longstanding Internet joke that Pharrell Williams is a vampire. How else can his agelessness be explained? Well, maybe it’s happiness. His baby face belies […]

It’s festival time!

Every summer, thousands of arts and theatre lovers gather in Edinburgh to attend the Edinburgh Festival. For a first time attendee, this can be pretty daunting, so we have asked some festival veterans for their top tips on how to survive this year.   When attending any festival – be it music, theatre, art, or […]

The Good News August 2014

  Drop in teen pregnancy In 2008, a family planning programme in Colorado, USA called the Colorado Family Planning Initiative began. Six years later the results have been astounding: the teen pregnancy rate has dropped an impressive 40 per cent. The initiative provides intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants at little to no cost for low-income […]

We Support: Time to Change

  Time to Change is England’s biggest programme dedicated to ending the stigma and discrimination people with mental health problems face daily. The programme is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and funded by the Department of Health, Comic Relief, and Big Lottery Fund.   In a given year, one in four […]

Top 12 Inspirational Quotes by The Best You

  Thanks to the easy sharing that social networking makes possible, inspirational quotes have become a ubiquitous part of online life. While these quotes can be inspiring, uplifting and thought provoking, they are often presented without context or attribution. Here are ten of our favourite quotes and the stories behind them.   “Whatever the mind […]

Reducing mental illness stigma by Kate Nightingale

Mental health problems are common: one in four of us experience them in any year. But even now, nearly nine out of ten people with mental health problems say they face stigma and discrimination as a result. Kate Nightingale, head of communications at Time to Change, tells us more.   This is why Time to Change […]

Why personal development matters by Oscar Del Ben

  Oscar Del Ben has seen many articles recently about why personal development doesn’t matter because you should be grateful for what you already have, but he has a different opinion.     While I agree that we can be happy with whatever we have at any moment, I think that it’s a mistake to […]

Are you living? by Bernardo Moya

  William Wallace said, “Every man dies, not every man really lives.” So my question to you this month is are you living? Or are you letting time pass by? We are all very different, in so many ways.   Some people focus on working and saving their money for a rainy day. Others focus […]

Let’s Get Technical

    Some we need and some are just for fun, but The Best You scoured the Internet to bring you our favourite gadgets this summer. Isn’t technology a wonderful thing? We think so.   Loc8tor Lite How many times have you turned the house upside down, been late for meetings, or even cancelled all […]

What’s In a Game?

    The argument regarding whether video games are beneficial or damaging is a debate as old as video games themselves. We think there’s nothing better than a good debate, so we got two conflicting opinions together to argue it out.   Pro video games Nicola Pallitt, PhD, University of Cape Town   Computer games […]

Suze Orman: Financing The Future

    “Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I’m going to turn on the lights.”   At the age of 29, Suze Orman was already VP of investments at a top-tier financial services firm. She would ultimately make a long climb from her modest upbringing on the south side […]

Slash: Creating Rock Heaven On Earth

    “I had no aspirations to be a musician, but I picked up a guitar for two seconds and haven’t put it down since.”   Before he became one of the most famous and well-respected guitarists in history, Slash was born as Saul Hudson. A quick study of his background and it becomes apparent […]

Elon Musk: Post-Modern Genius

    “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.”   It was perhaps the many cultures in which he was raised that drove Elon Musk to push civilisation forward as one people. He was born in South Africa to Canadian and British parents. Proving to […]

How Anita Roddick Made Trade Fairer

    “If I can’t do something for the public good, what the hell am I doing?”   Born in England during the height of World War II, Anita Roddick’s life seemed to channel the chaos surrounding that war, as she forged new activist fronts for twentieth-century environmental and social issues. On the way to […]

How To Be a Money Magnet by Dr Rohan Weerasinghe

    Having helped thousands of people on the path to Financial Freedom across nine different countries, Dr Rohan Weerasinghe believes that creating more money in your life starts with learning how to be a Money Magnet.   What is a Money Magnet?   Over the last decade, the term ‘money magnet’ has become widely […]

Snakes and Ladders by Vincent Wong

    As the Bank of England raises interest rates by one quarter of a per cent (July 2014) some industry ‘experts’ claim this news will leave the first-time-buyer (FTB) market unscathed. The UK’s leading expert on lease options and co-founder of Wealth Dragons Vincent Wong considers the day-to-day reality for any FTB and also […]

Things Are Looking Up by Michael Jacobsen

    We may not have as much disposable income as we would like yet, but we have all heard reports about the economy improving. Serial entrepreneur and global SME Michael Jacobsen gives us some facts and figures that show the economy is on the mend.   The last six years since the world changed […]

Live Your Dreams by Christine Meerman-Cooper

    Self-belief is an extraordinary thing. Christine Meerman-Cooper believes that, with the right motivation, attitude and support, anything is possible. Earlier this year she took on the hardest challenge of her life – a 12-day Arctic expedition into the Brooks Range, Alaska.   As a child I dreamt of visiting Alaska one day. That […]

F*** Diets by Susan Hepburn

    Forget the ‘D’ word, says Susan Hepburn. They don’t work, and yo-yo dieting is harmful to the body: it puts a strain on the heart and disrupts the metabolism, which actually makes it harder to lose weight.   Wouldn’t it be great to have no more guilty feelings about the food you eat? […]

What Does It Take To Be a Fashion Designer?

    Part of being the best you can be is focusing on what it takes to get there. We’re continuing the “What does it take…?” column, which looks at this aspect of being the best. This month, we’re chatting with young fashion designer Emily Tonkin.   How do you become a fashion designer? I […]

Children of Divorce by Janet Murray

Sometimes relationships end – that is unavoidable. Divorce is a terrible thing to go through for both members of a romantic couple, but the break-up gets so much more complicated when children are involved. Janet Murray offers some sage advice on how to put them at ease.   Perhaps one of the biggest reasons my […]