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, grandchildren, and anyone else. My modest hope is that these documents will be continually revised and passed on as an heirloom to the next generation long after I am gone. You may want to save a second copy as a PDF file to make it easier to read. There are over 2,000 pages here. 

The five categories: Your life purpose, your career, your possessions and travels, your health, and your relationships
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 - building a nonprofit (187 pages) 
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 - business letters (3 pages)
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 - finding a co-founder (3 pages)
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 - negotiating (11 pages)
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 - pitching and selling (12 pages)
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 - public speaking (19 pages)
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 -  using online video (22 pages)
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 Activities for teaching history (PDF files):
  World: prehistory - 1600 C.E. (135 pages) 
  
World: 1600 - present (124 pages)

  U.S.: 1492 - 1900 (72 pages)
  
U.S.: 1900 - present (119 pages)
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 Websites for teaching:
  Teaching in general
  Teaching social studies
  Teaching with technology (from 2007)
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Websites for teaching (PDF files):
 Teaching in general
  Teaching social studies
  Teaching with technology (from 2007)
  Teaching social studies (88 pages)
  Teaching with technology (16 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
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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 (21 pages)
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 - nutrition and 550 low-fat recipes (171 pages)
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 - health costs and physical healing (14 pages)


Help for your relationships:
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 - labeling and managing your emotions
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 - listening and building rapport (14 pages)
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 - dating, partner communication, the engagement, and the wedding
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 - PG-13 romance with your partner (but for all ages) (49 pages)
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 - parenting (128 pages)
I made this website because apart from this, I have been developing a new peace concept for some of the world's most famous conflicts. The concept involves synthesizing research from many academic disciplines, including some that seem unconnected. When researching it, I struggled to keep my focus because I had to read technical research in both breadth and depth on issues that are hotly disputed but different depending on the conflict. As a result, I struggled in explaining my concept and tailoring what I was saying when speaking to different audiences.    

Fortunately I realized I could be more articulate if I first emptied my mind of a lot of other topics that one should know about for living simply and happily, or for expressing a vision to the wider public. This list is subjective of course. If I felt inexplicably anxious about a certain topic not related to my peace concept, I researched it enough to feel confident about it and then put my findings onto this website. 

Doing this has allowed me to let go of irrelevant topics from my working memory while retaining their morsels of wisdom in an external place, like this website. As a result, I have greater working memory and metacognition, like extra RAM on a computer, and I can now describe my concept much more clearly than when I started making these documents. The peace concept's website is PeaceSchools.org

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 one, which has an advanced-search option. 

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 75,000 other 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 from elsewhere 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.