Ben Deaton

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How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Self-improvement

It’s time to rethink how you read the story of Adam and Eve

By Reza Aslan<p>In the biblical version of creation, God, having made Adam and Eve in his own image, sets them loose in the Garden of Eden with a simple command: “You may eat from any tree in the garden but do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you do, you shall die.” Of course, …

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

Micromastery: Why one author thinks frequently learning a small skill is the key to happiness

We are told that we “learn something new every day”, but how much is this actually true?<p>If you are in adulthood, have been in the same job for a …

How to feel happier, according to neuroscientists and psychologists

Thankfully, there may be something — or several things — you can do about it.<p>Researchers have known for decades that certain activities make us feel better, and they're just beginning to understand what happens in the brain to boost our mood.<p>A study published in the journal Nature on July 11 found …

Happiness

Paralyzed by Fear of Failure? Here's How to Break Free and Succeed

Ever made a mistake in business or been afraid of failing in your career? Free yourself from the past and future to unlock success in the present.<p>Have you ever made a mistake in business? Have you ever been afraid of failing in your career? Whether living with the self-judgment of past mistakes or …

Have mind-blowing sex using techniques from this celeb-adored yoga style

Kate Hudson, Alicia Keys, and Amanda Chantal Bacon are radiant proof of Kundalini yoga’s superpowers—and it’s no coincidence that they’re all …

Alicia Keys

Bob Dylan and the Band in 1966: A street fight of a tour

"Don't stop playing, no matter what."<p>With those words, Bob Dylan would lead the Hawks on stage into a blizzard of hate during a 1966 spring tour. Dylan knew the ruckus his newly electrified music would ignite — the boos, the insults, the "fans" clawing to get onstage just so they could give the …

90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity

An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.<p>Ninety days, 90 ways to be more productive in 2017. While some will only take a few minutes, they will still make a major impact on your productivity. Others might take a little longer, especially if creating a …

20 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books — fiction and nonfiction — into films, some of which you may already be familiar with. If you want to prepare yourself for the …

Running Is My Antidepressant

On Christmas morning, before I could start prepping the holiday meal, I needed to go for a run. My legs were getting restless and I knew I wouldn't …

Don't lose your snooze: the technology that's promising a better night's sleep

Sleep technology is one of the biggest trends at CES, the world’s top electronics show, from beds that stop snoring to a pillow that monitors sleep cycles<p>A bed that adjusts itself in the night to stop people from snoring. A princess and the pea-style gadget that fits under a mattress and monitors …

How to Stop Worrying About Everything

This article originally appeared on Health<p><b>Q: How can I stop worrying about everything?</b><p>Sorry to sound like a downer, but you can't completely stop …

The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking

Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain.<p>All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that …

Mindfulness

2017: The Beginning of the Era of Disruption

In this era of dramatic, rampant, and incessant political change, predictions about the future can no longer be based either on conventional wisdom or historical precedent. We are, after all, in the middle of a paradigm shift that is shredding prognosticators and their prognostications with …

Be happy, not mindful

As post-Trump anxiety rates go through the roof, it’s time for less introspection and more social engagement<p>“Happiness comes from within,” declare a thousand advice blogs and books, fridge magnets and Facebook memes. Or “withinwards” as my local yoga studio prefers to call it.<p>The idea that …

Happiness

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

10 health rules to live by in 2017

Imagine believing a vibrating belt was the best way to tone your abs. (Hey, it was all the rage in the ’60s.) Or being told that Snackwell’s Devil’s …

Wellness

Drinking on Antidepressants

“So why did you stop drinking?” my friend Brad asked recently when we were out for dinner. “You never seemed to have a drinking problem.”<p>The question surprised me, coming as it did a full two years after my decision to take a “break” from alcohol. He was scanning the wine list, and I sensed he was …

Hank Williams And The Curse Of the ‘Live Fast, Die Young’ Music Star

He was unlucky in love, not much to look at, an alcoholic and a pill popper. But as soon as the music started, the king of country music could break …

“The Last Waltz” at 40: The Band and their classic movie speak beyond boomer nostalgia

<b>(United Artists)</b><p>Scorsese’s 1978 movie with Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Muddy Waters appeals powerfully to younger musicians too<p>Scott Timberg<p>November 19, 2016 8:30pm (UTC)<p>The consummate musical cliché of the baby boomer era is the big, guitar-wielding encore where a bunch of white men in long …

The Making of The Last Waltz, the Band’s Concert-Film Masterpiece

When the Band decided to stop touring, they asked a young director named Martin Scorsese to put their farewell concert on film. In an excerpt from his new memoir, Testimony, guitarist-songwriter Robbie Robertson recalls the night of Thanksgiving 1976, where electric performances by legends such as …

The ultimate strength-building MMA workout

Corey Jenkins/Getty Images<p>Corey Jenkins/Getty Images<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>In mixed martial arts, explosiveness can mean the difference …

Listen to ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ Podcast: Music and Activism

The latest episode of <i>Rolling Stone Music Now</i>, our first-ever podcast, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or check it …

10 Ways to Renew, Refresh and Rejuvenate

Recently I did a speaking tour on the East Coast of the U.S. and noticed that people were tired of the cold, snow, and dark gloomy days and wanted some relief. I promised everyone I'd deliver sunshine in my next blog post -- so here goes! I encourage you to read, digest, live and share...<p>I often …

Home Decorating

Learning to Welcome a Bipolar Diagnosis

If you're a frequent reader, you may have noticed that I've been posting at a markedly reduced rate. The arrival of spring has, for me, coincided with a new season in life.<p>Frankly, ideas no longer come to me as readily as they did over the last few months. Or if they still still do, then perhaps …