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  1. Give serious consideration to the recent UN 2019 report on climate change.

    I think it reveals the issue to be more pressing than 80,000 Hours currently suggests. In fact, it makes me really doubt the validity of a lot of the website's content because an apocalypse seems imminent to me.

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  2. Improve Factory Farming Page

    I've noticed that factory farming ranks very high on the list of problems, and I definitely agree that it should be where it is, if not higher. However, it only touches on one aspect of factory farming, ignoring some of its worst effects. For example, the factory farming page does not mention the impact on global warming, deforestation, other environmental issues, factory farm workers, and much, much more. The page should be updated with info on all of this, not just the abused animals (though that is extremely important as well).

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  3. Taking into account career stalling

    I think an interesting topic to discuss would be the facts and implications of career stalling - people finding that they cannot easily progress past a certain point in their career. For example, the "Peter principle" suggests that people are promoted to their "level of incompetence" and then fail to be effective or move up the career ladder. It would be interesting to know if there is much research showing whether this is true, and if it is how long it typically takes to happen, or what other reasons there can be for careers to stall. Also, it may have…

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  4. American Law School Student Paths

    In America, getting involved in public policy, politics, or government frequently requires or nearly requires a law degree (usually from a prestigious university). A hoard of well-qualified students choose this path each year. While it may be well-trod, there isn't a lot of EA or 80,000 Hours specific advice on how best to navigate going into the public sector. Party politics is one thing and has more readily available advice. But 80,000 Hours offers no American advice similar to the Fast Stream UK approach for civil service. I think there is an eager hoard of future lawyers who would be…

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  5. Add Trauma to problem profiles.

    Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) impact health as well as behavior to such a degree that a high ACE score can shorten life for up to 20 years. The economic toll estimated is $124 billion. The effects of trauma on society are huge and complex: intergenerational circles of violence, associations with political extremism, addiction, etc. Parenting and anti-violence trainings, advocacy, financial support as well as mental health services need to be tested in their efficacy for preventing ACEs from happening, as well as reducing their impact. more info: http://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/apps/aces/

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  6. Would be great to have a career guide for bioengineering research and applications

    Bioengineering in the past few years has made tremendous progress and can be an extremely high impact option for engineers, physicians (working in medical applications of bioengineered devices) and even graduates of biological sciences. Things like neural prosthetics could undergo major advances. Please consider making a guide for this field!

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  7. The age factor: a second career at 45

    Most of your articles - albeit very informative and well written - seem to direct their attention at either younger people, or those that have made different career choices than me. Having a background in arts and exercise, I find EA extremely attractive, but I only have few skills that will translate into the careers and scenarios. I also have to realize that if I'm to start a new career now, I won't have as many working years as someone twenty years my junior. Is it feasible to factor age into your career reviews and quiz to generate: adjusted lifespan…

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  8. Podcast: adjust speech speed to that of guest so playback speed can be regulated better.

    Rob Wiblin recommends using playback effects to adjust the listening speed for effective podcast listening. Great advice but his podcast is usually the one podcast where this is hardest to do because he usually speaks much faster than the guest. That makes speeding up an episode hard because Rob becomes hard to follow when the guest's speed is set for the perfect focus level.
    I understand that Rob slowing down his speech will make episodes longer, but the ability to regulate the speed will make for better understanding and save some time again (provided you increase listening speed).

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  10. Is happiness in the eye of the beholder?

    Hello!
    Thank you so much for your work!
    I have one wish:
    Could you please address in your research and guidance the tension between objective and subjective happiness?
    From a pure economic point of view, I agree with your attitude and analysis of where it is best to put our effort and resources. However, I believe that happiness has quite a bit to do with one's psychological state of mind, point of view and perception of "reality", rather than with the "objective" conditions of their "reality".
    Surely one's basic needs have to be fulfilled in order for them to be…

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  11. Stories of exploration

    I feel that exploration is one of the most hard to internalize pieces of advice and can be a tough bullet to bite. The natural inclination for most people is to stick with familiar things and go for the option that is most prestigious.

    I think that reading some stories of people who've benefitted from exploration would be helpful for overcoming this.

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  12. Add a sustainability focus on your job board

    Hello! I would love to see more of an environmental focus on some of your job postings, including a sustainability section of your dropdown menu. Climate change is one of the most challenging issues that our society faces today, and I think 80,000 Hours could have an impact on this issue by promoting job opportunities that deal with climate change or other environmental issues (such as resource depletion, pollution, conservation, invasive species, ecological restoration, social corporate responsibility, ect.). I'm currently doing my masters in Sustainability, and it is a rapidly changing space with a lot of innovation, creativity, and job…

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  13. Add agronomist to career options

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug is considered to have saved more lives than any other person in history by developing wheat varieties for impoverished countries. More innovations are needed in agronomy, especially for Africa. GMO crops also benefit the environment by allowing farmers to produce more food on less land with less pesticides.

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  14. Idea for the podcast:

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  15. Foreign Language Quiz

    I think it would be amazing if the 80000 hours team developed a quiz similar to the great career quiz to advise on what foreign language one should learn. Languages are a massive element of the current jobs market but most online quizzes just advise which one to take based on your hobbies. It's incredibly confusing. Not to mention I always get a language I already speak - which is French or Spanish. I'd like to see a quiz that takes account of where one is living, their career, possible future trends, jobs currently available for those who speak the…

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  16. Jobs for life science majors

    Hey nice site. I've been following you for a while, and your content seems well researched and different from the "standard" career advice I normally see. The startup pages are interesting, though I have a feeling the focus tends to be on the tech industry. Can you do a page in biotech startups, or working on the biotech industry in general? There is a page on biomedical research, but biotech is kind of broader in its applications, and there are lots of things you could do besides research. I am doing a degree in molecular biology, and intending to enter…

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  17. fix broken download links for 80000 hours book

    The download-link for the 80k hours book at http://book.80000hours.org/download/xfFwjmU) is broken. Context: This is the link which is sent via mail as a consequence of filling in https://80000hours.org/gift.

    where can I find a working link to forward to friends?
    Thanks!

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  18. Providing a Nutrition Guide

    Providing a guide how to nourish to be most productive. And how to avoid the most common risks by serious dideases.

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  20. Please modify or delete the heading that appears every time you move up when reading a blog post.

    Perhaps most people don't read like me, but I often move up to re-read something etc, and it's annoying to have that appear each time.

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