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Self-Improvement and Self-Help Topics in Other Forums

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EARLIER SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND SELF-HELP TOPICS IN OTHER FORUMS

Following is a list of the topic-threads I found that might be of interest to individuals seeking self-improvement and self-help information for problems that almost everyone faces at some time in life. I make no guarantee that the content of these topics will be helpful. I worked only from the titles. And, of course, these earlier topics-threads were not set up strictly for self-improvement and self-help use; instead, they may contain a lot of secondary debate and discussion.

FORUMS; SUBFORUMS; and TOPIC TITLES

Facts; Philosophy; Metaphysics & Epistemology.

- Epistemology of Creativity, How to Think Creatively.

Facts; Philosophy; Ethics.

- I know how a Christian would deal with guilt, How about an O'ist?

- Positive outlook and happiness.

- Physical expression of anger, How to deal with it.

- Guilty Objectivists, Should an O'ist experience guilt?

- Judging other people.

- Determining one's hierarchy of values, How is it done?

- Central purpose in life.

Facts; Science; Biology & Medicine.

- Chiropractic treatment, Bunk or legit?

- Exercise for handi-crips, Getting out of the vicious cycle of no energy.

- Healthy eyes and good vision, How to avoid glasses.

- Vitamins, What is needed and why.

- Headaches caused by thinking.

- Aging, Genes/stress.

Facts; Science; Engineering & Technology.

- Buying a "naked" computer.

- Buying a new computer, Guidelines?

- Buying a new computer, CD-RW drive?

Facts; Science; Psychology.

- Communication with your love ones, Should anything be kept to yourself?

- Lapses in the process of self-improvement, Can you avoid them?

- Self-discipline vs. being too hard on yourself.

- Emotions that shouldn't be there, and how to get rid of them.

- Awkwardness, Understanding awkwardness.

- Integrating Objectivism.

- Rationalism, Nature, detection, and cure?

- Focusing.

Facts; Humanities; History.

- Nonfictional success stories, inspirational history

Facts; Humanities; Economics.

- Retirement investing.

- Investment theories and strategies.

- Good financial education.

Facts; The Learning Center; Grammar School.

- Various topics on improving grammar.

Facts; The Learning Center; The Writer's Roundtable.

- Essay writing; for clarified thinking.

- Using a spec sheet as an aid to writing.

Values; Arts; Literature.

- Recommendations.

Values; Arts; Performing Arts.

- Disagreements about films, what is the root cause?

- Classical recording suggestions?

Values; Relationships -- Love & Romance, Friendship, Family

- Various topics on marriage, meddling relatives, children, and other relationships.

Values; Careers, Work & School.

- Choosing a career, finding a passion.

- Keeping your energy level up when working long hours?

- Central purpose.

- When they want you to be less than you are.

- Preparing a resume.

- Reading philosophical texts, Which methods work best?

- Workplace problems.

- What is your passion?

- Stress and victory.

- Openly advocate Objectivism?

- Study Methods and Motivations, by Edwin Locke, applied psychology of learning.

Values; Current Events.

- News, What is it? What is it worth? How do you handle it?

Values; Cultural Activism; Activist Projects.

- Starting an Objectivist club, How to go about it?

Values; By Members, For Members.

- An Introduction to Progressive Exercise.

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EARLIER SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND SELF-HELP TOPICS IN OTHER FORUMS

Following is a list of the topic-threads I found that might be of interest to individuals seeking self-improvement and self-help information for problems that almost everyone faces at some time in life. I make no guarantee that the content of these topics will be helpful. I worked only from the titles. And, of course, these earlier topics-threads were not set up strictly for self-improvement and self-help use; instead, they may contain a lot of secondary debate and discussion.

FORUMS; SUBFORUMS; and TOPIC TITLES

If anyone is interested, I'd like to start a thread on effective op/ed posting. I'm at least a "strong" poster myself, but I want to improve, and I know there are lots of people who want to, also. I'm thinking of a practical sort of discussion, focused on examples from blogs and forums, etc. I imagine taking an example and analyzing it for strengths and for weaknesses of all sorts. After a good handful of those, patterns should emerge.

We could set exercises, and let the topic go where different people want to in order to address particular problems. I'd like to be able to put up some things I've posted elsewhere, to get others' criticisms about its effectiveness as a communication, which is much clearer when separate from the general discussion of agreement/disagreement with the opinion expressed.

I suppose this could fit under "Writing," but it is more narrow. It involves grammar, but isn't exactly that, either. New to this forum, I'm open to guidance on where to set this sort of thing up, or, if there are at least three or four others who think they'd like to pursue it, we'll simply go from here.

Mindy Newton

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If anyone is interested, I'd like to start a thread on effective op/ed posting. I'm at least a "strong" poster myself, but I want to improve, and I know there are lots of people who want to, also. I'm thinking of a practical sort of discussion, focused on examples from blogs and forums, etc. I imagine taking an example and analyzing it for strengths and for weaknesses of all sorts. After a good handful of those, patterns should emerge.

A good place for that would be the "Activist Projects" forum (link).

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