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10 Best Gurus On YouTube You Should Never Miss

10 Best Gurus On YouTube You Should Never Miss

Whether you want to kill some time, have a laugh, get some fashion tips, look at some product reviews before going shopping, or look for advice on diet and exercise, YouTube is the place for you. There is a huge amount of content on the website, so separating the good from the bad can get a bit tricky. The great thing about the YouTube community is that, over the years, a lot of incredibly talented and skilled people have started posting videos with useful advice on wide variety of topics. You can find expert advice in any niche these days, from fashion to gaming–you just need to find the right channels. In order to make your life a bit easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best gurus on YouTube in their respective fields.

1. Beauty and Makeup- Michelle Phan

Michelle Phan has over 6.1 million subscribers. It isn’t surprising because she has well over 200 videos with great makeup tutorials and even life tips, like “Girl’s Guide to Starting Over,” which deals with bouncing back from a break up.  Michelle really knows her stuff, and is a charming young lady and great presenter to boot. She has been around for over 5 years now, so in some of the older tutorials the quality of the video is a bit lower, but the tips and tricks are pure gold. Michelle does a great job narrating the videos in a gentle, melodic voice, and is careful to point out all the little details involved in the process. Every girl can learn something useful from this compassionate and positive young makeup guru, so be sure to check her out.

 

Michelle Phan

    2. Fashion- Beautycrush

    Beautycrush has over 1.1 million subscribers and over 300 videos on style, makeup, and fashion. Beautycrush’s real name is Sammy. She’s a stylist from London who will help you pick out the right outfit and match it with the right makeup and teach you about choosing accessories. She also gives advice on serious topics like dealing with body image issues and social anxiety, being comfortable with who you are, and finding a style that works for you. This delightful Brit will quickly grow on you and help you make a positive life change. You’ll learn how to start seeing yourself in a positive light, how to find a style that suits your character and body type and the importance of feeling comfortable in your own skin.

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    BeautyCrush

      3. Technology and Science- Kipkay

      Kipkay has over 1.7 million subscribers and over 200 videos on great little hacks you can do on a variety of simple household items. There are a lot of cool pranks you can learn about, but Kipkay also has useful tutorials involving lasers, cell phones, remote controls, headphones, batteries, and much more. From time and money saving projects to spy gadget hacks, this YouTube guru has something for everyone. If you want to make your life a little easier, or just learn some great harmless pranks, check out this channel.

      Kipkay

        4. Humor- Jenna Marbles

        Jenna Marbles has over 13.1 million subscribers and nearly 200 videos that consistently get over a million views each, with some reaching as high as 50 million views. Jenna can be considered one of the most influential gurus on YouTube–she’s smart, funny, outgoing, and extremely likable. Many people find her relatable, and get addicted to her sarcastic humor, energetic presentation style, and the cute little doggies that are featured at the end of her videos. She does funny challenges, hilarious makeup, and fashion videos. Some favorites include the “Drunk Makeup Tutorial,” or the incredibly sarcastic “How to Ready for a Date.” Whether you are a guy or a girl, you are guaranteed to burst into laughter while watching her tutorials and “music videos,” or nod your head and smiling while listening to her rants.

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        Jenna Marbles

          5. Comedy sketches- Nigahiga

          Nigahiga has over 12 million subscribers and nearly 200 videos that consistently reach 2-3 million views and often blow up to 50 million views. Ryan Higa is veteran of the YouTube sketch genre, and produces some of the funniest videos out there. He makes videos mocking movie trailers, commercials, music videos, and various aspects of contemporary pop culture. He even makes videos based on fan suggestions or as an answer to a question from one of his subscribers, e.g. “How to be a Ninja” and “How to be Emo.” Be sure to check out Ryan’s channel if you want to relax and have a few good laughs–you won’t be disappointing.

          Nigahiga

            6. Cooking- Jamie Oliver

            Jamie Oliver has over 750,000 subscribers and an astonishing 660 videos. Most of you already know who Jamie Oliver is–he’s been around the cooking scene for quite a while and was even featured in an episode of South Park. This energetic Brit has a passion for healthy eating, some serious cooking skills, and a great personality. Jamie is a good presenter and a good teacher, providing the viewer with numerous recipes from simple traditional meals, like steak and baked potatoes, to more exotic meals and cocktails. A lot of the recipes are very tasty, healthy, and can be made quickly, so anyone can learn to cook up a decent meal in a short while.

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            Jamie Oliver

              7. Fitness- Omar Isuf

              Omar Isuf has over 190,000 subscribers and over 500 videos on fitness related topics. Omar is a great combination of comedian, motivational speaker and fitness trainer. He has videos on anatomy and sports science, where he stands in front of a whiteboard and goes into great detail on the various factors involved in performing certain lifts, working certain muscles, and creating an effective program. His mottoes include “athletic aesthetics” and “ascendant athletics.” Omar believes you should strive to develop strength and good athletic ability and let aesthetics come as a result of hard training. He has tips on dieting, exercise, and workout plans for both weight loss and gaining size. There is also plenty of information for women looking to get leaner and stronger. As far as gurus on YouTube go Omar Isuf is one of the best in terms of knowledge and personality.

               

              Omar Isuf

                8. Gaming TotalBiscuit

                TotalBiscuit has over 1.6 million subscribers and over 2,500 videos on gaming. John Baine, or The Cynical Brit as he is more commonly called, is a game commentator who provides tons of useful information on new games and the gaming industry in general. His most popular series include “WTF is,” where he gives a a short look at a new game based on first impressions from an hour of two of play time. He also discusses games coming out on Steam, latest industry news, and some negative trends in the gaming industry. If you are considering buying a certain PC game and want to make an informed decision, TotalBiscuit is the best channel for you

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                Total Biscuit

                  9. Film and Entertainment- CinemaSins

                  CinemaSins has over 1.9 million subscribers and over 150 videos in which both critically acclaimed and objectively bad movies are dissected and judged. The evil masterminds behind the project are Chris Atkinson and Jeremy Scott, who firmly believe that every movie, no matter how popular and well-received, isn’t without sin. The sins are related to plot holes, lack of realism, breaking the basic laws of physics, illogical sequences, poor story-telling, bad acting, overuse of cliches, etc. It is an incredibly fun overview of iconic movies that everyone film fan will enjoy. Check out the new “What’s the Damage” series where the havoc wreaked in action/adventure movies is quantified based on average prices of the objects being destroyed on screen. Also, check out the “Conversation with Myself about Movies” series where we see a more subjective take on movie-related topics. I wholeheartedly recommend these movie gurus.

                  Cinema Sins
                    10. DIY and Home Improvement- Ron Hazelton

                    Ron Hazelton has just over 8,000 subscribers, but has a ton of useful information. Ron has some handy tips and recommendations for pretty much anything you can do around the house. The videos address the most common DIY projects and the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. From building a doghouse to cheap and quick tips for renovating your bathroom, Ron has your back. This is a great channel for anyone looking to do a bit of home improvement without spending a huge amount of money.

                    Ron Hazelton

                      These are a few great gurus on YouTube that provide tons of useful and fun content. The best part of online communities like YouTube is that they evolve and grow daily.

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                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                      We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                      So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                      Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                      What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                      Boundaries are limits

                      —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                      Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                      Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                      Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                      Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                      How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                      Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                      1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                      Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                      You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                      To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                      You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                      • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                      • When do you feel disrespected?
                      • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                      • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                      • When do you want to be alone?
                      • How much space do you need?

                      You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                      2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                      Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                      Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                      3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                      Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                      That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                      Sample language:

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                      • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                      • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                      • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                      • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                      • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                      • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                      • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                      Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                      4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                      Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                      Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                      Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                      We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                      It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                      It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                      Final Thoughts

                      Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                      Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                      Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                      The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                      Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                      Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                      They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

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