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  1. Search engine optimisation

    When someone googles "should I become a", then 80000 hours should be the first on the list and also be on top as an ad.

    Similar searches:
    "how to make an impact"
    "what should I do with my life"
    "careers"
    etc

    This could easily be done via buying in a recurring SEO service that keeps it at the top.

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  2. How to gain more career capital when you don't work at a reputable organisation

    After uni I did an internship and then worked for a tiny non-profit that was not well run and where I learnt very little - now I'm at a larger international company and my job is fine, but they are far from being a household name and not at the top of their field. I have read your guide on gaining career capital in any job, but it would be great to have a guide on how to "recover" after a series of non-optimal career moves at the beginning of your career, in terms of salary, impact and career satisfaction/progression.

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  3. Global Coordination

    Make a problem profile on improving global coordination

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  4. Podcast addict (android version) shows error while streaming or downloading episodes

    It shows error:The server hosting the podcast (feedproxy.gogle.com) is refusing to respond to the request.. I know I can access it on soundcloud, but it will be great if you can fix this.

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    I’d like to fix this ASAP. Can you give me more information – is this still happening? What app are you using so I can try to replicate? What is the exact feed address that is refusing to respond? :)

  5. 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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  6. How he could change his career.

    I know a man that changed his career and he has big impact even 30 years after his Death in two countries.first he was a scientist but....

    when he was young....
    "He was coming back with his mother. There was a poor person who had no warm clothes, trembling on the street corner. It was a cold winter, and he was empty-handed. In the morning, Mostafa became severely ill. The night before, he could not bring himself to sleep at home in a warm bed"
    Mostafa Chamran

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  7. The "Gap yah" page and video doesn't resonate with non-UK people

    Hi, I'm someone from the USA, and when I saw the "gap yah" video and read the guide web page that had it, I did not understand the humor at all, and because I was confused I found it off-putting or misaligned with the professionalism of the 80000 hours site. Please do something to change it so that people from other parts of the USA understand your message.

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  8. Discuss empathy and how it is literally imagining looking through other people's eyes and how it relates to that.

    Empathy.
    Looking through other people's eyes. Really looking through your own. How this is the truest and most intense form of empathy and the strongest guide...

    Also is there research on empathy/ on how everybodies conciousnesses are the same or research that relates to the level of conciousness that everybody has? Cuz if there is then u have evidence that empathy is important and everybody is equal and we should make a world where nobody should suffer.

    Please and thank you

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Potential Problems to Research

    Fixing globalization, switching from fossil fuels to nuclear energy (with proper regulation), and changing the model of mainstream medicine to Good Medicine (advocated by Dr. Frank Lipman) seem to be worth researching. They could have an enormously large positive impact as can the tax on the world’s wealthiest people for the world’s poorest people proposed by Bill Gates.

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  12. Protection of democracy as an urgent global problem

    Without freedom of speech a project such 80,000 Hours would not be possible. Academics, researchers and other thinkers have limited influence in a democratic system; in an autocratic system they may have zero influence. For example, academics and researchers may decide that a certain policy towards AI is the safest policy, but they still need to convince legislators to implement that policy. In a democratic system that is already difficult, where legislators are more concerned with vote-winning near-sighted policies. But in an autocratic system academics and researchers may not be free to express their concerns, let alone influence government policy.

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  13. Potential misunderstanding of the scientific method

    There may be a misunderstanding of the scientific method with scientific articles seemingly being trusted blindly. An individual's perception of reality is subjective, including individuals involved in an objective process. Furthermore, no organization is immune to corruption, including scientific organizations. While the scientific method is important, it can't be fully utilized at the individual level, and individuals are the ones who read scientific journals.

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  14. 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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  15. Please do a podcast episode about how to decide if academia is right for you.

    I have noticed that several of your podcast touch on this important topic, particularly asking academics about it. However, the academics often avoid the question. Perhaps you can collect all of these together into one podcast on the topic or find a interviewee to discuss it in detail. Best Tim.

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  16. CLIMATE CHANGE , the easiest way to combatcarbon emission percent so every one understands a reduce the % reduction you want to make a reali

    CLIMATE CHANGE , the easiest way to combatcarbon emission percent so every one understands a reduce the % reduction you want to make a reality test eg !10%
    every sunday cut of all electricity for one day to a town ban all car , and transport for sunday then the real truth shows the effect of now the reduction needed to achieve as the greens want and the childrens demonstration
    is realy doing what they want to achive now

    20% reduction 2 days per week achieved now no power , transport unless its generated by non coal fired or atomic…

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  18. Publicize and write an article about the benefits of distributed computation and how it can be used to make the world better

    Folding@home is a distributed computation model employed by medical science researching, and its namesake is a reference to the folding of proteins, which is a biological process involved in the creation of proteins in their final, 3D state.

    Running it during work, or during idle is an option, and you can kill the mining whenever you'd like. If people spent one day a week incurring this additional load on their computer, there could be a lot of research done in this area.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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