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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 […]

For your viewing pleasure: gadget reviews

Place member only content hereIn recent years, small screen viewing has moved online. We are so spoilt for choice when it comes to readily available content that it can, at times, feel overwhelming. The Best You looks at some of the best services. Netflix At the moment, Netflix reigns supreme when it comes to streaming […]

Simply sensational: An interview with Emily Hartridge

With the dawn of the Internet Age and social networking sites, a new sort of person has emerged – the Internet sensation. Many people strive to be one, creating memes, writing blogs, and starring in YouTube videos. The Best You caught up with the hilarious Internet sensation, Emily Hartridge. “I didn’t call myself an internet […]

Shaquille O’Neal Dreaming Big Since He Was Little

    “I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution.”   A basketball legend was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1972. Shaquille O’Neal may have dominated the NBA for almost twenty years, but he walked a rocky road in his quest to become the best. O’Neal never had a relationship with […]

Magnus Carlsen Checkmate Master

  “Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.”   Born in Norway in 1990, Magnus Carlsen knew how to solve complex puzzles at the age of two. His parents are both engineers, and young Magnus quickly showed them that he was no ordinary child. Carlsen made leaps and […]

Indra Nooyi Modestly Powerful

    “Take a stand. Be known for your courage and confidence.”   When Indra Nooyi was born in India in 1956, if someone would have told her parents that one day she would become CEO of the second largest food and beverage business in the world, would they have been convinced? Nooyi was educated […]

Hilary Devey Long Haul to Success

    “If you don’t have faith in yourself, then nobody else will have faith in you.”   Raised amidst impoverished surroundings for a portion of her life, Hilary Devey never accepted that her father’s failure had to be part of her legacy. Born in 1957, she was barely beginning school when her father’s entire […]

Don’t lose financial autonomy by Ryan Eidson

    Though it might be a drag to do paperwork for you and your family, it’s necessary. The easy option is to allow your partner to deal with it all, trusting them to take care of everything. Best-selling author Ryan Eidson highlights some of the dangers of doing this.   One husband started a […]

Feminising wealth management by Victoria Wilk

  When it comes to male and female wealth, the scales are – to say the least – tipped towards the masculine. Certified wealth strategist Victoria Wilk looks at some of the causes of and solutions for this.   If the same investment products and sophisticated tax and estate planning strategies that are available to […]

We have: A big problem

    New research from an online pharmacy specialising in weight-loss supplements suggests that the average Briton is 5lbs heavier than they were this time last year, with “stressful schedules” and “new relationships” being listed as the key reasons behind the weight gain.   A new study has exposed the main factors behind the UK’s […]

What lies beneath by Alice Mackintosh

  The desire for good skin drives men and women everywhere to spend thousands on beauty products that promise all manner of results from deep exfoliation to intense moisturisation, cellular regeneration, and surface renewal. Alice Mackintosh from The Food Doctor takes a deeper look.   The skin-care market is estimated to be worth £2.1 billion […]

What does it take to be a dating expert? An interview with Kezia Noble

  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 celebrity dating expert Kezia Noble.   How do you become a celebrity dating expert? In […]

Breaking the cycle of abuse: An interview with Marala Scott

    Abuse has a powerful way of perpetuating itself through the people subjected to its tragic circumstances. Kristen White chats with Marala Scott, a woman who went from a life of abuse to being a successful author, motivational speaker, mother, and Oprah’s Ambassador of Hope.   According to the US Department of Health and […]

Who are you calling a dropout?

    Dropping out of the formal education system doesn’t mean dropping out of life. Some of the most influential people in the world never got to don the robe and throw their hat in the air. The Best You looks at six people who dropped out of college and became wildly successful.   Naughty […]

Let’s talk about success with Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne by Bernardo Moya

Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne is the Managing Director of Kruger Cowne; one of Europe’s leading talent management agencies, representing the likes of Sir Bob Geldof, Lily Cole and Boris Becker, to name a few. Bernardo Moya finds out how it all happened.   According to Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, there’s one key skill that every businessman and woman needs: […]

He’s still standing: An Elton John profile

    It’s been 40 years since the release of Elton John’s hugely influential album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The Best You finds out what went into the mix to create one of the world’s most durable stars.   In 1947, Reginald Dwight, son of Stanley and Sheila Dwight, came into the world and grew […]

Shout! Shout! Let it all out

    We’ve known for a while that holding in your emotions isn’t great for your mental and physical health, but recent studies show that it is even worse for you that we thought. The Best You does a little digging into the benefits of letting it all out.   Have you ever become so […]

The Good News July 2014

  App, app and away   What would you do to help a visually impaired friend navigate the world with more ease? A group of middle school girls in the tiny town of Los Fresnos, Texas went above and beyond for their classmate, Andres Salas. On 27 May, the girls presented the app they had […]

Bucket List: Readers’ choice

    Since we started our Bucket List column over a year ago, we have covered a vast range of topics. There have been sights to see, books to read, food to eat, and music to hear. We really hope that it had served as some inspiration for you in putting together your own bucket […]

Upcoming seminars and seminar reviews

    Success Seminar 2014 5th July 2014 | ExCeL London   The Success Seminar has previously hosted international success icons such as Sir Richard Branson, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Anthony Robbins, Donald Trump, and Robert Kiyosaki.   This year will feature Chris Gardner, the author of The Pursuit of Happyness, a New York Times […]

Making sense of dreams by David Bedrick

    Dreams are quite a large part of our lives. They are a window to our subconscious. But what are your dreams telling you? How can you understand their meaning? David Bedrick offers you three keys to help unlock their wisdom and counsel.   Dreams Are Drafted in Symbols To understand dreams is understanding […]

Scared? Have no fear by Tanya Franks

  Popular television actress Tanya Franks can currently be seen playing drug addict Rainie Cross in EastEnders. She is also known for her roles in hit shows Pulling, The Bill, Broadchurch, and many others. But today she’s talking about overcoming phobias with NLP.   This sounds totally pretentious, but I’m going to say it anyway […]

In the Summertime by Bernardo Moya

    Hallelujah, it’s finally arrived! Despite the fact that we didn’t have a very harsh winter this year, there is nothing quite like the joy that comes when spring turns to summer. It’s the time of the year when we can finally get outdoors and enjoy the sun, when it bothers coming to the […]