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Rocky Road: Ryan Tedder – The Man with the Music

Ryan Tedder is an Oklahoma native, born in Tulsa and raised there, as well as Colorado later in his youth. He was brought up in religion, often surrounded by a large group of family members who were missionaries and higher-ranking members of the church. Encouraged by his family, Tedder began playing the piano at the […]

Rocky Road: Kalpana Saroj – Arranging her Own Future

Raised in Vidarbha, India, Kalpana Saroj lived her young life as any normal child would: she played with other children and attended school. And it was school and education in which she took a keen interest from a very early age. Sadly, it was also during this early age that she would find herself ripped […]

Rocky Road: Jarryd Hayne – Cross and Conquer

Born in the late 1980s in Sydney, Australia, Jarryd Hayne is a modern day global folk hero. But he didn’t get there without some bumps and bruises along the way. Hayne’s father was a professional rugby player, however Hayne and his two siblings were raised primarily by a single mother. Hayne showed early athletic promise, […]

Vloggers making a difference: Siobhan Freegard

At The Best You, we recognise those who are using their digital space to educate, empower and do good for others We’ve always cherished parenting gurus with their no-nonsense advice on bringing up junior, but Siobhan Freegard is leading the way for millennial mums with her YouTube Channel Mum. Launched in January 2015, Channel Mum […]

Vloggers making a difference: Carly Rowena

At The Best You, we recognise those who are using their digital space to educate, empower and do good for others   Originally a marketing manager for BMW and MINI, Carly Rowena knew she wasn’t following her dream career, and so she started making videos about fitness. A qualified personal trainer, she uploads new videos […]

Vloggers making a difference: Winnie Harlow

At The Best You, we recognise those who are using their digital space to educate, empower and do good for others     She’s made headlines with her inspiring vitiligo vlog that had fans around the world imitating her skin condition in support of her awareness-building channel. Having been diagnoses with the skin condition at […]

Rocky Road: Harriet Beecher Stowe – Spoken Out

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born during the infancy of the United States. In 1811 Connecticut, there wasn’t much room for a woman’s voice in the public arena. Luckily for Stowe, she was preceded by outspoken and influential notables, including a religious leader father, as well as a grandfather who made an impact in the American […]

How to sell (even if you think you can’t) by Tony Morris

Being able to ‘sell’ is key to business success, but what if you’re not a natural? Sales doctor Tony Morris offers his top tips to close a deal     People often hear the word ‘sell’ and panic and think of all the negative connotations that they don’t wish to be associated with – pushy, […]

Bulletproof guy by Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof Coffee, enhances people’s performance through biohacking – simple changes to your food, thinking and exercise that help you lose weight and find peak performance. Dave spent $300,000 on experimenting on himself with biohacks from around the world and combined the best into the Bulletproof philosophy. His special blend of coffee […]

Just juice by Jason Vale

We are delighted to announce that best-selling health and nutrition author Jason Vale, aka the Juice Master, is set to speak at The Best You Exhibition. In the first of a series of articles, he shares his recipe of the month     Hot ‘n’ Reddy:     Ingredients: 1 raw beetroot 1/4 pink grapefruit […]

Teen Spirit by The Self-Esteem Team, Grace Barrett

How do I know if I’m healthy? What’s it like to take drugs? Is everyone having sex? Being a teen can be a bewildering journey of self-discovery, but the Self-Esteem Team helps young adults tackle the tough stuff. Daska Davis chats with member Grace Barrett about the team’s new Zoella-endorsed book   Navigating the teen […]

How to boost your sex drive naturally by Dr Pam Spurr

If you sometimes feel that your sex life is not what you’d like it to be, you’re not alone, says Dr Pam Spurr   A recent survey found that many women are lacking the sex drive they desire. In fact, eight in every ten women admit that they have experienced a loss or lack of […]

What does it take to be a… perfumer? by Lizzie Ostrom

Scent-lover Lizzie Ostrom, aka ‘Odette Toilette’ is an expert on all things perfume and author of A Century of Scents in 100 Perfumes. Here she shares her knowledge of the fragrance industry and what goes into making a memorable scent   Tell us how you Odette Toilette came about? So I was just your average […]

Don’t stop by Jim Aitkins

Jim Aitkins is adamant that focus and continued effort create the best results   Perhaps the best advice I ever received: Don’t stop. Churchill made famous the phrase, “Never give up!” But when I say Don’t stop, I am not referring to the importance of persevering. Though being determined, unrelenting and persistent are all exceedingly […]

Parent power by Sue Atkins

I’ve had a busy month, and I made headlines in The Mirror, discussing the photo of David Beckham’s daughter Harper sucking a dummy at the age of four. Instead of focusing on the fantastically happy family photo of David Beckham having enormous fun with his 16-year-old son Brooklyn and 4-year-old Harper, the media has gone […]

An Inspirational Story: In fashion by Emily Davison

Emily Davison is helping visually impaired people with style advice through her blog fashioneyesta.com, just as RNIB has helped her   A glamourous, beautiful, confident young fashion blogger is not remarkable in a digital age where several million are posting daily style advice, but Emily Davison’s blog is written with a different perspective from the […]

Victoria Pendleton – Talent in Harness by The Best You

With a promising second placing in her first ride as an amateur jockey, The Best You looks at the career of former Olympic Gold cyclist Victoria Pendleton as she gears up for new challenges   Victoria Pendleton’s story is a great example of how great talent sometimes needs very special handling. Born in Stotfold, Bedforshire […]

Singer of good soul – Alexandra Burke by Bernardo Moya

With an outstanding musical heritage, X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke has enjoyed international success as a singer. Bernardo Moya catches up with the star   When she was a little girl, Alexandra Burke believed that she owned Alexandra Palace. Her mother would take her there from their home in Islington to roll down the hill at […]

Simon Cowell – Never an idol moment by The Best You

With his acerbic comments and impervious thick skin, Simon Cowell has masterminded one of the world’s leading entertainment shows, amassing a £300m wealth and international stardom for himself and his talented mentees. We look at the life and career of Cowell and ask, is he really Mr Nasty?   Simon Cowell is famous for his […]

Top 6 vegetarians by The Best You

With this month’s World Vegetarian Day, we take a look at the individuals who inspire us to embrace meat-free munching   1. Paul McCartney Macca tops our list for his well-stated views on vegetarianism, having converted – along with his first wife, Linda – in the mid-70s. He’s spoken about the moment when the couple […]

Janey loves by The Best You

The Best You welcomes Janey Lee Grace as a columnist with a regular round-up of the latest products, ideas and innovations catching her eye this month   Age is just a number How old are you? You’re right it’s none of my business and I hope you won’t ask me either. Ever since my dim […]

A little more empathy please by Bernardo Moya

The feeling I get is that we are all slowly becoming more insular, more self-absorbed and massively less empathetic to a degree that we seem not to care. Media coverage has made us quite impermeable, and we are ‘used to’ seeing people suffering with natural disasters, starvation, immigration and vulnerable people living on the streets. […]