ABOUT Best Life
Best Life is the premier lifestyle site for timely and actionable news, advice, and entertaining stories that will help you live your best life.
From the latest retail, entertainment, and health news to relationship tips and a look back at your favorite childhood celebrities, Best Life is here to inform, stimulate, and otherwise help you engage with the world on your terms. We combine insight from top experts with the most up-to-date reporting to give you the information and guidance you need to live your best life.
Whether you're looking to stay healthy, wondering about your zodiac sign, or simply want a good movie to watch, Best Life can offer you comprehensive and accessible stories that will instantly get you on the right track.
Best Life started in 2004 as a print magazine published by Rodale Inc. It was a luxury service magazine for men with a circulation of more than 500,000 until its last print issue in May 2009. Galvanized Media's CEO and Founder, David Zinczenko, was the editorial director.
As a print magazine, Best Life covered health and fitness, finance, fatherhood, relationship issues, fashion, and grooming for men age 35 and over, with an emphasis on literary writing, humor, and in-depth research.
It established serious literary clout early on with impressive columnists and contributors, such as Jay McInerney, Denis Johnson, Jim Harrison, and Anthony Bourdain. At one point, Best Life put on luxurious events, like the Best Life Vail Film Festival and Best Life Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island.
Now, BestLifeOnline.com is for all men and women who are looking for the latest news, advice, and entertaining stories that can help them improve their daily lives. The site currently reaches more than 110 million annual users. To date, we've published over 16,000 articles that are filled with breaking news and actionable tips for men and women throughout the U.S.
Galvanized Media's brands are powered by individual editorial teams who are committed to creating newsworthy, accurate, and helpful content for all people regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnic origin. We employ and are committed to working with a diverse group of people representing a wide range of ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and abilities, all of which reflects in our content.
Our editorial teams, medical and/or certified experts, and freelance contributors operate under the same high standards we set under our Galvanized Code of Ethics.
Code of Ethics
Galvanized Media is committed to creating high-quality content that you can trust to be accurate, properly researched, routinely reviewed, and updated with the latest information. Our writers, editors, and medical and/or certified experts consider this to be an unwavering promise we make to our readers in the pursuit of delivering impactful and meaningful content.
Each story we publish features a byline that includes the author's name, biographical information, and credentials, and clearly lists any additional contributors to that piece. The publish date indicates when the piece was most recently updated with new information. Some articles may have footnotes or editor's notes to provide additional information on research or authorship. Periodic review by editors and our Medical Expert Board ensures the quality, accuracy, and integrity of our content.
We correct any factual errors in a timely and forthright manner and strive to make it easy for our readers to bring errors to our attention.
All of our writers, editors, and contributors are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest.
Our editorial content is not influenced by our advertisers. We maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content and clearly differentiate editorial content from advertising content.
Our writers and editors adhere to strict journalistic standards for article sourcing. We strictly cite current and reputable primary sources, such as expert interviews, government organizations, and professional and academic institutions and studies. All data points, facts, and claims are backed up by at least one credible source, which are stated and linked to clearly within our articles.
We consider all perspectives regardless of gender, age, or origin in our reporting and sourcing in order to make sure our content is unbiased, fair, and reflects and serves diverse voices and perspectives.
In cases of developing news, we reach out directly to companies, brands, and/or press contacts for comment and note that in our coverage.
We strongly discourage the use and refrain from anonymous or unnamed sourcing, as this can erode transparency and reader trust. If a subject is sharing a personal story that may potentially put themselves or their loved ones at risk, we outwardly note to readers when names have been changed and why.
Our writers and editors investigate claims and verify all information and data gathered for all articles, including news. We consult relevant, diverse, qualified sources to ensure we're providing proper context and background to the reader, and our news and information are thoroughly reviewed and fact-checked by a staff editor and/or a member of our Medical Expert Board.
Our Medical Expert Board of certified and world-renowned doctors, registered dietitians, certified nutritionists, personal trainers, as well as culinary and wellness experts work closely with our editorial teams to ensure that the content we publish is factually accurate and rooted in the latest science. Their expert stamp of approval is not added to the byline of an article until a thorough review is complete.
If you have noticed an issue you would like to bring to our attention, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
Accuracy and Corrections
Our vast library of timeless service content is routinely updated, reviewed, and fact-checked to ensure the information is accurate, complete, relevant, and up-to-date. All articles in our content library are date-stamped to indicate to readers that the information is complete and accurate as of the date shown. News articles often cover a distinct event in time and are not part of our routine update process. However, an editor's note will make it clear when a news story is developing and we are adding more details in real-time.
In the event that an article is published with erroneous information, we immediately instate a correction, adding a clear and transparent statement to the article acknowledging what was updated and why.
We regularly check our email inboxes for suggested improvements from experts and readers. If you believe we have published a factual error in any of our content, please let us know and we will investigate and take the appropriate corrective and/or updating measures. You can report a possible error by emailing us at [email protected]
Transparency and Integrity
We abide by providing independent, impartial, and fair journalism that is not influenced by our advertisers and is held to the highest standard of transparency and integrity. For this reason, any "Sponsored Content" is clearly labeled as such to communicate that a story has been provided by or on behalf of an advertiser or sponsor.
Our product and/or service reviews have been published after being independently reviewed and are based on thorough research and unbiased testing.
When readers visit "affiliate links" within our content, Galvanized Media may receive commissions from purchases, which is clearly labeled at the beginning of each story that contains affiliate links. It is Galvanized's policy to never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations.
All of our writers and editors are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest—whether relational, financial, or personal—with any source or resource that may compromise their ability to provide fair and impartial information. We are transparent and disclose when any valuable products or services are provided to our editorial teams. Our editorial staff and editorial contributors must not solicit gifts or services for personal purposes. They are also prohibited from giving preferential treatment to any outside resource (company, publication, video, affiliate, website) based on their relationship with the person or company who authors or owns that resource.
The Galvanized editorial mission is to provide original, informative, and accurate content to all people that is independently produced and reviewed by our staff and experts. Infringement upon any copyright or intellectual property rights is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Any suggestion of plagiarism is investigated fully and is grounds for dismissal. We expect all contributors within and outside of Galvanized to abide by all applicable laws, standards, and accepted journalistic practices, including:
- Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Code
- Copyright Law of the United States
- FTC Guidelines on Disclosures
- Fair Use
Read our full Editorial Policy and Standards.
Founder and CEO
Dave Zinczenko is internationally recognized as the No. 1 leading voice in diet, health, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss. He is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 books in 15 languages, with more than 10 million books in print.
Dave created the Eat This, Not That! series and the Zero Belly Diet franchise, as well as The Abs Diet series and The 8-Hour Diet. He is the Nutrition and Wellness Contributor for NBC's Today Show, and he has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, 20/20, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and Dr. Oz.
Dave's brands have changed the way the world eats—and have helped millions of men and women lose weight, sometimes up to 70 pounds or more.
His franchise Zero Belly Diet has spawned three bestsellers, Zero Belly Cookbook, Zero Belly Smoothies, and Zero Belly Breakfasts that have helped thousands lose weight and look, feel and live better than ever. His following book, The Zero Sugar Diet, shows you how giving up added sugars will melt fat and guarantee your happiest and healthiest life.
Formerly the Editorial Director of Men's Health, Women's Health and Prevention, the General Manager of Rodale Books, and the Editorial Director of Men's Fitness, Zinczenko grew up in Bethlehem, PA, where he's in the Hall of Fame, and attended Moravian College, home of The Zinczenko Center for New Media.
Chief Content Officer
Faye is the Chief Content Officer at Galvanized Media, leading content strategy, development, and innovation for Eat This, Not That!, Best Life, and future brands at the company. She previously served two years as the Editor-in-Chief of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing all digital content. Prior to joining Galvanized, she was the Sex & Relationships Director at Cosmopolitan, Head of Sex & Dating at Elite Daily, and Senior Editor at Women's Health, where she covered health, food, fitness, and relationships. Her prior editorial experience includes Whalebone magazine, YourTango.com, BettyConfidential.com, and more national titles. She's hosted a national podcast ("Single, Swipe, Repeat") and several original video series, and has appeared as a guest on Fox & Friends, Pix11, Bold TV, Evine, BetterTV, and national radio programs.
Louis Peitzman is the Editor-in-Chief of Best Life, currently overseeing content across all verticals. He was previously Best Life's Deputy News Editor. Prior to working at Best Life, he was the Deputy Arts & Entertainment Editor at BuzzFeed News. Peitzman is also a freelance writer covering film, television, and theater. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Vulture, Time Magazine, and Elle.
Megan Cahn is the managing editor at Best Life, overseeing content across the health, lifestyle, and travel verticals. Before working at Best Life, she was the Executive Editor at Bauer Media, a Senior Beauty Editor at Refinery29, and a Beauty Editor at Elle.com. Her prior editorial experience also includes CosmoGIRL, Harper's Bazaar, A Cup of Jo, Real Beauty, and Redbook, and her writing has appeared in The Cut, Martha Stewart Living, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan.
Deputy Entertainment Editor
Sage Young is the Deputy Entertainment Editor at Best Life, expanding and honing our coverage in this vertical by managing a team of industry-obsessed writers. Previously, she was an Associate TV Editor and later the Movies Editor at Bustle, and she has written for NBC News THINK, Entertainment Weekly, Refinery 29, Hello Giggles, InStyle, Vice, House Beautiful, Hollywood.com, and other publications. Sage also has a 10-year background in development and event planning for non-profit organizations and has produced several all-star theater benefits. As a pop culture trivia host, she's emceed events for Penguin Random House and New York Comic Con and can occasionally be found moderating convention panels with celebrity guests.
Sage has experience writing and editing all facets of entertainment and entertainment news, but at Best Life, focuses largely on nostalgic TV and movie content, celebrity news, and making the latest viral hot topic accessible to our readers. She hails from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and lives in Queens, New York.
Elizabeth Laura Nelson
Deputy Health Editor
Elizabeth Laura Nelson is the Deputy Health Editor at Best Life. Previously, she was the Managing Editor at WomansWorld.com and FirstForWomen.com, and prior to that, she was the New York Editor at SheSaid.com. A mom and a marathon runner, she's passionate about all aspects of health and wellness and has written about everything from dementia and diabetes to menopause and migraines.
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
Dana Schulz is the Deputy Lifestyle Editor at Best Life. She was previously the managing editor of 6sqft, where she oversaw all content related to real estate, apartment living, and the best local things to do. Her work has also been featured on Realtor.com and Parade. In her free time, she enjoys being a cat mom, visiting her hometown on the Jersey Shore, photographing new cities, and leading historic walking tours.
Carrie Weisman oversees all SEO efforts at Best Life. She specializes in content optimization and editorial marketing. She is also passionate about covering issues related to wellness and sex worker rights. Her writing has been featured in Vice, Salon, Fatherly, In These Times, Men's Health, Women's Health, Time Out, and numerous other outlets.
Kali Coleman is a Senior Editor at Best Life. Her primary focus is covering news, where she often keeps readers informed on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and up-to-date on the latest retail closures. Coleman is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and has also worked at The Irish Daily Star in Dublin, Ireland, and The Lancaster News in Lancaster, South Carolina.
Abby Reinhard is an Associate Editor at Best Life, covering daily news and keeping readers up to date on national parks, scientific studies, and the best pet advice. She received a BA in English from Penn State University and has worked as both a medical writer and journalist. In 2020, she published her first nonfiction book, The Marine Society of the City of New York—1770-2020.
Courtney Shapiro is an Editorial Assistant at Best Life. Before joining the Best Life team, she had editorial internships with BizBash and Anton Media Group. She loves covering astrology, style, anything that can be tied to books, and travel! With over 200 books read per year, Courtney prides herself on being a book expert and always has new recommendations to share.
Galvanized Media is recognized as a leader in Health & Wellness by providing consumers with engaging content that will make a positive difference in their lives.
To get in touch with us, please email us at [email protected].
ABOUT GALVANIZED MEDIA
Galvanized Media is recognized as a leader in Health & Wellness by providing consumers with engaging content that will make a positive difference in their lives.
With a global audience of more than 225 million readers, we are one of the fastest-growing publishers in digital media with a portfolio of brands that includes Best Life, Eat This, Not That!, Celebwell, ETNT! Health, Travelicious, and HelloGiggles. These brands deliver life-altering content that informs, inspires, and entertains readers across multiple platforms.
Founded in 2013, Galvanized is one of the most successful private media companies in America, according to the 2022 Inc 5000 list, and is led by one of the top voices in health and wellness: David Zinczenko. Galvanized's brands are part of the Dotdash Meredith Digital Network. We are proud to partner with Simon and Schuster on the Galvanized book imprint and Microsoft on providing content to millions of readers. Learn more about the Galvanized Management Team.