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  1. Evaluating the impact capabilities of Urban Planners

    Much of the work of a planner requires mediation between major facets of society: government, citizenry, and private interests. It's both policy and constructing the built environment, which has major repercussions on community psyche, health, sustainability, and longevity. For how involved planning is in daily life, it goes widely unrecognized. Can this be examined on the career page?

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    • Create a career review about antibiotic resistance research?

      Antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths a year by 2050 (https://www.antimicrobialsworkinggroup.org/antimicrobial-resistance). Although this may be considered within the field of biomedical research, could the potential impact of reducing the dangers of antibiotic resistance merit its own career review on this website? Could this research tie into the existing profile on factory farming?

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      • Add a donation button on Google Podcasts

        Google Podcasts now allows for a donation button to be included directly a podcasts page. See 99% Invisible's podcast page for reference.

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        • It's Easier Than You Think

          It's easy to solve most health problems. For instance, colloidal silver can eliminate virtually a ALL bacterial and viral diseases. Other diseases are easily solved at low cost. See the book "Extraordinary Healthcare." Visit the site RebuildHealth.com Read the blog.

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          • Community College and Degree Reviews

            Hello 80,000 Hours,

            I'm Jacob. I am a community college student who constantly reads through your works to help myself decided on my educational outputs and career ideas. I wanted to make two suggestions.

            One, could 80,000 post a review on community college in their blog? The pros, cons, and 80,000 Hours overall thoughts on community college?

            Also, much like how you all have a career review page could you have a degree review page? Instead of listing out jobs it would list different BA degrees (English, Business, etc.) MA degrees, and PHDS? I know the career reviews has some…

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            • Make this work: https://80000hours.org/job-board/feed/

              An RSS feed would be very helpful to keep track of new offers (and it doesn't work) https://80000hours.org/job-board/feed/

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              • The risk of media

                one of the biggest problems: media media media http://neilpostman.org/

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                • EA careers that mesh well with parenthood. Profiles of people with high impact who were also raising kids.

                  There are a lot of parents (especially mothers) who take a career break or scale back on the hours worked in order to raise a family. How can these people go on to have a significant impact? Please profile people who had a large impact without neglecting their families. The first example that comes to mind is Jane Jacobs. What to do when the bottlenecks are limited time and career capital. Maybe talk about the role of volunteering in building civic society and the backbone of communities, the role of volunteering vs paid work.

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                  • EA careers that mesh well with parenthood. Profiles of people with high impact who were also raising kids.

                    There are a lot of parents (especially mothers) who take a career break or scale back on the hours worked in order to raise a family. How can these people go on to have a significant impact? Please profile people who had a large impact without neglecting their families. The first example that comes to mind is Jane Jacobs. What to do when the bottlenecks are limited time and career capital. Maybe talk about the role of volunteering in building civic society and the backbone of communities, the role of volunteering vs paid work.

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                    • Add 4Ocean, The Ocean Cleanup, and Ecosia to your list of high impact companies

                      Tackling the world's plastic problem should be treated as one of top priorities for the environment, our health and the whole planet. 4Ocean and The Ocean Cleanup are great companies which are both providing solutions in this area. And the environmental damage from deforestation is being addressed by Ecosia, and I believe these are all great companies to work for.

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                      • Problem profile on 1-6C climate change

                        There's a profile on tail risk of climate change, but it seems to me like the potential politically destabilising impact and many knock-on effects on global society of even 2 degree climate change is worth an appraisal. There's also the non-zero chance that even 2-4C degree climate change becomes unmanageable. Would you consider writing a profile on this topic please? Thanks

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                        • Let people add comments onto the article body, similar to Google Docs comments

                          By introducing a Highlight & Comment feature you could tap into the multiple perspectives and wisdom of your audience.

                          For example, when reading the below statement in 'Part 1', I wanted to add that it might be because of a sample bias and self selection -- i.e., those who are not receptive to stress are the ones ending pursing and excelling in those jobs:
                          "One puzzle is that studies of high ranking government and military leaders found they had lower levels of stress hormones and less anxiety, despite sleeping fewer hours, managing more people and having higher occupational demands.

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                          • Which ideas were considered but discarded?

                            Would love a list of "trashed" ideas, and reasons why they were trashed. It would also give us a fuller view of the careers already covered by 80,000 Hours.

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                            • Which ideas were considered but discarded?

                              Would love a list of "trashed" ideas, and reasons why they were trashed. It would also give us a fuller view of the careers already covered by 80,000 Hours.

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                              • Why isn't "Biorisk" (or something similar) available as a filter in the Job Board?

                                Is it considered under "Other"? If so, why is that, considering how high it ranks in your other cause area articles?

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                                • High(ish) impact carrier paths for ordinary people?

                                  I get that the main goal of 80000 h is to reach a large population to get at the truly exceptional people and i get that such a person can have a 100 fold or more impact but when listening to your podcast i feel like every episode is about a carrier that can merely remain in fantasy for me. What if you had just one episode on EA for regular people who have an IQ in the 120s or so (probably average for this community)? That might reach the bulk of your listener base.

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                                  • Great impact could be had by fostering collective impact

                                    Instead of focusing purely on fields that can be packed with clear evidence, people with the right skill set could have a disproportionate impact by acting as facilitators of various organisations operating in their local region towards similar goals and coordinating their efforts and encouraging collective learning and impact. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impact

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                                    • How can less intelligent people contribute?

                                      Most of your career advice is geared toward people who want to pursue advanced degrees in various disciplines. But effective altruism can be an attractive idea even to less intelligent people, to people who don’t function well within academia, or to any type of person who can’t pursue an advanced degree (including those too poor to afford one). What are the most important career paths for people with average or below-average intelligence? What are the most important career paths for intelligent people who aren’t able to perform well in a traditional academic environment? Career advice geared toward such people could…

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                                      • Prayer is a highly effective way to change our world. Research here is neglected. I so wish this was an area of consideration!

                                        Fund highly effective prayer studies with input from people highly skilled in prayer along with scientists who are open-minded to creatively work with interfaith communities to design these studies. The impact of prayer on world problems is a needed area of study that needs funding--the most effective types of prayer especially. Your consideration is appreciated.

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                                        • Consider adding cyber attacks on your list of global issues

                                          Cyber warfare has the potential to destroy our most critical infrastructures. White hat hackers have already demonstrated how easy it would be to shut down our power grid, destabilize nuclear power plants, and steal sensitive government intelligence. I haven't done enough research myself to accurately graph the scale, solvability, and neglectedness, but if I had to estimate, I would say scale is at 12, neglectedness at 7, and solvability at 8

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