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  1. 80 000 hours audiobook

    More and more of us are listening to books instead of reading them. Could you please record the 80 000 hours book? It would make it accessible to more people. Thank you!

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    • hey did you do career review thing or something on Postdoctoral Fellowship or Fellowship programs

      I am wondering if there is comprehensive guide or something on Postdoctoral Fellowship or Fellowship program. I hope, many of us would appreciate if you guys do something like career review on Postdoctoral Fellowship or Fellowships. Thank

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      • Clarify what you're measuring

        It seems like "cost vs. impact" is the main measurement for the effectiveness of a cause, but how are you prioritizing "impact"? (ie: reduced deaths, economic growth, environmental healing).
        Specifically, more research has been done on the economics of happiness, and have you been successful in quantifying the impact certain causes have on happiness? Many "first-world" causes (ie: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, foster care, etc.) have more to do with increasing a person's self-worth than health or economic concerns. While these don't rank high in your models (presumably because of the cost of these programs with lower quantifiable results), the personal…

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        • Verification of links and update of research

          I have noticed that a few of the links provided on the career guide do not actually work, I advise for all of them to be checked as it appears that some of the original articles have been moved to new addresses.

          Another suggestion is to update the articles on the website in general (and the statistics mentioned). I noticed that many were written in 2016, which is recent, but I think many could benefit and be even more convincing if they were updated with the newest statistics (or maybe new research is necessary).

          It also seems that the feedback…

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          • Career suggestion: patent attorney

            Patent attorneys are well paid (6 figure salaries possible after qualification with 5+ years' experience: http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/career-advice/patent-attorney-salaries/) and the profession is not that well known amongst STEM graduates. It's a possibility for someone who has a technical background but doesn't want to go into a strictly quantitative profession. There is good potential for earning to give.

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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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              • Pop-ups definitely shouldn't use Times New Roman

                Not good at all, and should be quick to fix.
                http://imgur.com/a/wVimJ

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                    • Workless Work?

                      Are jobs that mostly only require one's presence in the repertoire of possible job suggestions? Such jobs can be a good way of earning a living while doing independent research and writing. I, for example, am a security guard and spend about 75% of my work time reading. I also make a decent enough salary that I can donate a substantial amount of my income.

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                      • Expand to France !

                        You should definitely expand your public to European countries, translate your research, and build partnerships with meaningful companies you might have identified.

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                        • The video in the "take a break" page of the decision tool is not available in Canada

                          ...and probably other countries. Maybe you should replace it with a video that is available everywhere?

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                          • "Work with us" page is outdated

                            The only oppurtunity listed links to a page which talks about a 2015 or 2016 start date. The page itself says it was last updated 2014.

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                            • Target audience

                              So you're use of examples such as UK specifics are great for a UK citizen like myself, but your target audience can be a little off sometimes. It often seems as though you're focusing on people who already have large amounts of career capital and can move easily, or those who have significant earnings already, not those at the start of their careers. You often tout most people as earning $40,000 a year, this is pure nonsense for most graduates in the UK. A lot of us (i don't know the figures) end up in menial entry-level jobs, if we…

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                              • Career planning tool date field is backward for americans.

                                In here:
                                "When are you next going to review your plan?"
                                The date field is DD/MM/YYYY, which Americans will find backwards. The international standard that avoids this is putting year first YYYY/MM/DD

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                                • Anthropology phd

                                  Please consider doing an evaluation of pursuing a phd in anthropology and whether its recommended or not. What impacts and prospects it has in which areas.

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                                  • What to do when you don't have "options" in Mind?

                                    The career guide / quiz seem to assume a lot more clarity of options and purpose going into this than I expected. Almost like I need to be most of the way to deciding before I bother with 80000.
                                    I don't know what options I have, because it's a fine line between none and so many vague / weak hopes or ideas. Without clarity of my options I can't even begin to gain value from your guide/quiz.
                                    What will you change?

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                                    • Please start publishing articles to Apple News

                                      I would love to be able to read 80000 Hours via the Apple News app. It'd be nice to have all my consumption in one place.

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                                      • Text Display

                                        (On chrome, 100% zoom, HD monitor) In the standard font, there is no gap between the dot and rest of the letter 'i', making it look like 'l'. This makes it much harder to quickly read through text. Zooming in for example fixes this, but why should the user have to do that?

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                                        • Page display issue

                                          On the completion page of your newsletter signup, your download link buttons display with 0 margin (Chrome v50), so they are right on top of each other. My guess, based on the styling of the bottom button, is that they originally displayed side by side (the mobi download links has an element style with a left-margin attached to it, which is causing it to display out of alignment with the button above it).

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                                          .btn-primary {margin-bottom: 1em;}

                                          and remove the left-margin inline style for the mobi download button.

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