Tips that might help you, a family member, or a friend
 
Welcome to perhaps the best free self-help website. The documents below are full of tips and resources I collected for living happily and wisely. Sharing them is the best way I can uniquely help you in life. Farther below I explain my motives.

I kept the files in Microsoft Word so that you can edit and pass them on to your children and grandchildren.You may want to open and save the documents as PDF files to make them easier to read. There are about 1,600 pages here.

The five categories: Your life purpose, your career, your possessions and travels, your health, and your relationships


Help for finding your life purpose:
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 - assessing your personality type and learning style (4 pages)
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 - assessing your religious and philosophical beliefs (1 page)
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 - brainstorming your life purpose (for retirees too) (11 pages)
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 - simplifying your life to crystallize your purpose (5 pages)
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 - connecting your purpose to daily tasks (35 pages)


Help for your career:
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 - public speaking (17 pages)
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 - pitching and selling (12 pages)
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negotiating (12 pages)
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delegating (for managers) (6 pages)
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 - contracting with freelancers (9 pages)
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 - crowdsourcing
(7 pages)
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 - self-publishing your book or ebook (117 pages)
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finding a co-founder
(3 pages)
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starting and managing a nonprofit (66 pages)
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advocacy and activism (23 pages)
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using online video (22 pages)
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 - website design and analytics (25 pages)
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 - social-media marketing (67 pages)
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 - building online communities with tools such as wikis (14 pages)
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 - teaching grades K-12 in general (227 pages)
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teaching history and geography (72 pages)

  More activities for teaching history:
  World: prehistory - 1600 C.E. (135 pages)
 
World: 1600 - present (124 pages)

  U.S.: 1492 - 1900 (72 pages)
 
U.S.: 1900 - present (119 pages)

Help for your possessions and travels:
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your money (58 pages)
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your home (35 pages)
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your automobile
(10 pages)
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 - affordable travel and overseas relocation (25 pages)
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 - buying a mattress (5 pages)
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 - using a personal lawyer (5 pages)

Help for your health:
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 - exercising (35 pages)
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 - nutrition and 550 low-fat recipes (169 pages)
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 - health costs and physical healing (14 pages)


Help for your relationships:
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 - managing your emotions (18 pages)
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 - listening and building rapport (15 pages)
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 - dating, getting engaged, and wedding planning (36 pages)
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 - romance with your partner
(49 pages)
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 - communication with your partner (15 pages)
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 - physical intimacy with your partner (246 pages)
    This one is not appropriate for work or children.
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 - parenting (115 pages)
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 - caregivers, the dying, the bereaved, and executors (20 pages)

I made this website because apart from this, I have been developing a peace concept for conflicts overseas, a concept based on publications by scholars in the educational and social sciences. When I thought of it, I felt nervous because 

a) no one else in the world had yet to implement or even propose this concept according to what was in print or online;
b) it might be the best peace process possible for over a dozen well-known conflicts, including several in the Middle East;
c) a PhD program would be of limited help since there wasn't one that covered even half of this multidisciplinary concept; and
d) the concept might vanish forever if I did not take it upon myself to explain it.

I struggled in explaining myself, especially to diplomats. Fortunately, I saw that I could become more articulate if I first researched how to live simply and happily and how to express a rational vision. When I had enough on each topic, I moved to the next one. I kept at it and can now describe my points much more clearly than when I started making these documents. The website for this concept is still under development.

Initially I made the files for myself, but then I saw they can help everyone. Most of the information is solid wisdom, but now I know that the healthiest recipes are low-calorie, low-glycemic, low-gluten, high-fiber, and not just low-fat. Perhaps the best website for recipes is Yummly. Yummly searches all online recipe databases except for the Whole Foods recipe website, which has an “Advanced Search” function on its right side.

A second website worth mentioning here is the best free personal-finance site, the Bogleheads Forum, named after the founder of Vanguard, a mutual-fund company. You can create a free profile, anonymously explain your finances to 28,000 members, and ask for investment advice or for a confirmation that you are doing okay with your portfolio. You will likely get several good responses, including one or two from investment advisers who are happy to both help you and reveal their real name. They know that doing this allows them to be found in a Google search by prospects who are researching advisers and who want insight into each adviser's mind. It doesn't matter if your portfolio has $50 in it or $50 million.

The teaching documents are here because I have also been a teacher.

If this site helps you in some way, please share it with others. You never know how they might benefit.