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Streaming Stars by Kelsey Anderson

There are many YouTube sensations out there, but how did they pull it off? The power of social media is still proving that an unknown artist can seek and find fame via YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Kelsey Anderson has some examples.   It’s quite simple really: someone stumbles upon a video that they enjoy, and […]

Beware of the Catfish by Jess Fletcher

  According to Jess Fletcher, there’s no denying it: we live in a digital age. These days, nearly everyone has a website, or a Twitter profile, or a Facebook account. In this online world we live in, a new term has been coined. Ladies and gentlemen, beware of the catfish.   A catfish is a […]

Sylvester Stallone: One Fighting Chance by The Rocky Road To Success

  “Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.”   Born in 1946, Sylvester Stallone has been called Sly for as long as he can remember – an appropriate nickname considering how much he has embodied the trait throughout his film career. His father came to America from Italy in the early 20th century, and […]

The Monster Within – The Story Of Mary Shelley’s Success by The Best You

  “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”   Born in London in the late 18th century, Mary Shelley’s life began in tragedy. Her mother passed away from childbirth complications when Shelley was eleven days old. Philosophically advanced for his day, Shelley’s father, William Godwin, would make sure that she knew her late mother […]

Drew Barrymore: Downsizing Distractions by The Rocky Road To Success

  “I want people to love me, but it’s not going to hurt me if they don’t.”   An objective observer might think that Drew Barrymore was born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth. She is a member of the legendary American stage and screen family, the Barrymores, yet she has forged a […]

David Weir: Wheels Up by Rocky Road To Success

  “I have never seen myself as disabled”   David Weir was born with a barrier: from birth, he was not able to use his legs, due to a rare spinal cord condition. But as a youth in Wallington, Weir hit the ground running, so to speak. He became an accomplished wheelchair athlete at an […]

10 Ways To Pitch Better For Anything You Want by Paul Boross

Pitching is becoming increasingly important in almost everyone’s working life, says Paul Boross, aka The Pitch Doctor, whether it’s pitching to new clients, for investment or a new job. In theory, pitching is one of the easiest activities in business, yet it is often the most vital as well. One mistake can make all the […]

Write Your Way To Success by Gerry Robert

  It has been said that everyone has a book in them. This usually refers to a novel or a memoir, but what about writing a book solely for marketing purposes. Self-publishing a book is one of the best ways to increase your profile, explains Gerry Robert.   When you become an author you instantly […]

Putting Herself Forward by The Best You

  Benardo Moya talks to Etta Cohen, and finds out how she founded Forward Ladies, and has become a beacon for woman entrepreneurs countrywide.   When Etta Cohen realised her marriage had come to an end, her future looked bleak.   “My son had just had his second birthday and my daughter was six. It […]

Smoke Without Fire? by Richard Russell

It wasn’t that long ago that doctors were actually prescribing cigarettes. The health sector has done a total 180, but that doesn’t stop people from being addicted to nicotine. Many smokers trying to kick the habit need to replace cigarettes with something, but are they just replacing one evil with another? Richard Russell investigates.   […]

3 Supposedly Healthy Snacks Your Teeth Actually Hate by Henry Clover

Think back to the last snack that you ate – did you choose it for its low fat content, nutritional value, or just because you fancied it? Chances are, you probably didn’t think about your teeth. Henry Clover from Denplan says it’s time that changed. In a national survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of […]

What Does It Take To Be a Poker Player?

  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 poker player and media personality Liv Boeree.   How do you become a poker player? […]

Slam-Dunk Success by Dr. Stephen Simpson

LeBron James is widely considered to be one of the best, if not the best, basketball player active in the game today. He slam-dunks with ease and makes shooting from the three-point line look as easy as breathing. Dr. Stephen Simpson looks at what separates LeBron from the other ball players.   LeBron James’s many […]

Rocking For a Good Cause by Teenage Cancer Trust

  Back at the helm of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, Roger Daltrey CBE, announced this year’s stellar line up for the shows, which took place from 24 to 30 March 2014. The line up included The Cure, Suede, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, and more.   Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The […]

The Creative Entrepreneur: an interview with Michael Jacobsen

Michael Jacobsen tells The Best You about his brand of entrepreneurship. Although the millionaire businessman comes from a showbiz background (his father promoted large-scale concerts in Australia when Michael was a boy), his first calling was business.   Strongly influenced by a teacher at school who was also a successful businessman, Michael Jacobsen sought his […]

Phil Jackson is the Lord of the Rings

It might be unusual to think of an international sports coach for one of the world’s most successful basketball teams as spiritual, but that is exactly the case for Phil Jackson.   As the coach for the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers during the period of both teams’ apparent invincibility, there’s no doubt […]

No News Is Good News: An interview with Rolf Dobelli

We have known for a while that bad news doesn’t do us any good. But according to author and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli, the medium that most news is delivered to us in is the problem. We interviewed him to find out more.   Rolf Dobelli’s perspective could be linked to that of Marshall McLuhan – […]

The Good News May 2014

  The news we read in newspapers and see on television is so negative that it can often feel like media conglomerates are conspiring to get you down in the dumps. That’s why The Best You is bringing you snippets of good news.   Prank it forward Traditionally, 1 April, or April Fool’s Day as […]

We Support Sport Relief

  The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games took place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014, and this year, for the first time ever, the great British public could make every mile count by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising money.   It shaped up to be an unmissable weekend with events taking […]

8 Best Festivals You Should Not Miss by The Best You

  There are a lot of perks to the summer months. There’s the warmer weather, of course, the great markets, the street performers, and then there are the music festivals. Music festivals have been around since the flower power era, but they have come a long way since then. From informal gatherings in fields, a […]

How To Catch Your Dreams – Literally! by Craig Sim Webb

  Your dreams can be a spring of creative inspiration to help you create new artistic works, solve problems at work and in your relationships, heal emotional wounds and even physical illnesses. Craig Sim Webb from DREAMS Foundation gives you some tips to help you recall your dreams.   Learn new skills, explore the vast […]

The Missing Link Between You and Success by Derek Mills

  We’ve been told that we must set goals for happiness and success, but think carefully for a moment. Most people, the world over, don’t achieve their goals. Why does this approach fail for so many people? Derek Mills, the Standards Guy, attempts to answer this question.   Life is short, so there is no […]

Gifts really do keep on giving by Bernardo Moya

    What is it that makes gifts so special? First, think less of the gift itself and more the act of giving. Being generous makes both the donor and the receiver feel good – and that buzz encourages both to do more of the same with other people.   It shouldn’t be surprising that […]