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5 Ways To Bypass All Excuses And Get To Happiness by Amit Amin

    This is the first in a series of posts that explores a question that deserves a lot more attention than it currently gets. Why don’t we more actively pursue happiness? We think hard work and delayed gratification will get us there. We think its selfish. We think we see the world as it […]

Overcoming illiteracy by Paul Connolly

  On the 8th of this month, we celebrate International Literacy Day. Illiteracy is something many people think of as a problem of the developing world, but many people in first world countries struggle with it. Paul Connolly gives us a firsthand account.   I’m sitting writing my new book, Beating the Odds. My laptop […]

We Support: The National Literacy Trust

  This month is National Literacy Awareness Month. Illiteracy isn’t something that only affects people in the developing world. The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK.   One person in six in the UK lives with poor literacy. This holds them back at every stage of […]

We Support: Mind

  Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem through our award-winning publications and our two confidential telephone lines: Mind Infoline and our Legal Advice Service.   One in four people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, […]

Various shades of blue by Beth Murphy

  Depression affects everyone differently, but there are some common symptoms: low-spirits, restlessness, feeling disconnected from other people, and having no interest in the things you normally enjoy. Beth Murphy, Head of Information at Mind, helps us better understand depression.   Severe depression can be debilitating and even life threatening; it may even cause sufferers […]

Get the help you need by Bernardo Moya

  In the immortal words of The Beatles, everybody occasionally “needs a little help from their friends.” The average person has 130 Facebook friends, but with all types of relationships – from romantic to platonic – migrating online, people are feeling more and more disconnected and alone. Whether it’s shopping, going to the movies, gaming, […]

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 […]

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 Macmillan by Macmillan Cancer Support

  Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. One in three of us will get cancer. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.   We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It’s not […]

We Support: Rainbows Hospice

 Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People helps children and families in these situations with the emotional and physical challenges they face, helping them to make the most of life. Families and staff at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People want to thank kind-hearted donors who have honoured the memory of Susan Taylor by […]