Robert Mares

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A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

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18 multifunctional furniture ideas (perfect for small homes!)

We love small homes as they make us think a little more carefully about how to furnish our most functional spaces, such as bedrooms.<p>This often leads …

Alchemy and Artistry

Our computers and smartphones would not operate without the materials science that developed silicon-based integrated circuits. One way or another, chemistry underlies just about everything we do. The roots of chemistry stretch back to people’s early attempts to understand and manipulate the …

Top 10 Tips and Tricks We Learned from the Military

You learn unique, useful skills in the military—not just for special ops, but also often applicable to everyday life. Here are ten of the most …

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The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

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3 Tips to Deal With Difficult Customers

With the good comes the bad, and in business this means dealing with difficult customers every now and again. Often, this is due to things you cannot avoid, such as a shipping issue that a third party has immediate control over or a vendor item defect that you had no idea existed. Other times this …

10 Tips for Painting Unusual Surfaces

Painting can seem like the easiest form of home improvement, but some surfaces are trickier than others. Fear not: Even when it comes to really tough stuff like appliances and fireplaces, there are paint types and tips to help you capture the look you want.<p>Painting can seem like the easiest form of …

Home Improvement

Interviewing Best Practices & Problem Solvers

Would it be surprising to know that in many cases the determination to hire someone happens within five minutes of meeting them? What happens when a …

Top 10 Food Infographics to Hang in Your Kitchen or Save to Your Phone

Sometimes, a chart or infographic is the best way to communicate complex topics—like what the different types of cuts of beef are (and how to cook …

3 Easy-to-Build Outdoor Benches - DIY

The Plank Seat<p>A couple of log sections and a sturdy board are all you really need to make the Plank Seat for a quiet spot by a garden, lakeshore or …

How to forage for wild berries

<i>Foraged vegetables are always more fun to cook. So Food52’s resident forager, Tama Matsuoka Wong, is introducing us to the seasonal wild plants we</i> …

Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin

Nov 01<p>Healing ‘Boo-Boo’ Salve, a.k.a Homemade Natural Neosporin<p>Posted by Crystal <i>//</i> 199 Comments »<p>All of us get ‘boo-boos’. <i>Right?</i> Some of us get them …

Best DIY Websites for Free Furniture Plans and Projects

DIY-minded folks, take note. The following websites are chock full of free plans to build tables, storage, beds — you name it. They'll give you the …