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  1. 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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  2. Should language skills be a part of career capital?

    Versatile and valuable for a life time.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Career counselor resources

    Provide training programs for career counselors who want to learn about how to give advice through an EA lens. And, recommend a few career counselors that members of the community can go to, to get sit down, one-on-one counseling sessions.

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  6. 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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  7. Broken Link

    https://80000hours.org/student-groups/ the link to the eahub is broken, it's still going to the old cite

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  8. 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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  9. Cognitive Tools, Logic, and Words

    It may be a good idea to look into Jungian psychology (scientific or not), moral psychology, mental models, mindsets, and emotional intelligence. It seems greater attention needs to be paid to words and logic in both psychology and philosophy in some of your work to avoid building on a faulty base.

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  10. Noncommunicable disease

    Hi there,

    Thanks for all the great work and analysis you have been doing at 80000 hours. I was just wondering if you had thought about analysing noncommunicable disease as a 'most urgent global issue', particularly the role of malnutrition (undernutrition and overweight/obesity), which has strong links to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer?

    Using your own framework:
    -Scale: This is a massive global issue, which affects all countries around the world. The latest Global Nutrition Report has found that malnutrition directly affects 1 in 3 people around the world. Overweight and obesity is projected to increase in all countries worldwide,…

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  11. 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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  12. Matthew Legge - Are We Done Fighting?

    I'd love to see a podcast with Matthew Legge - author of the little-known book 'Are We Done Fighting?'. I'm no expert but it seems to me that working towards a culture which better enables one to discuss ideas and explain one's own opinions effectively to those who disagree, appreciate the viewpoints of those on the other side of the political spectrum, become familiar with one's own cognitive biases, and to change one's mind, would be a huge contributor to reducing existential risks and speeding the progress and application of humanist ideas. This is the topic of Matthew's book and…

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  13. The risk of media

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

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. "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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  17. Add hotjar to your web analytics stack

    Hi guys and thank you for existing.

    If you have not already done this i think you, in order to improve the 80000 hours website, should get hotjar in there and do the hotjar action plan.

    You get

    RECORDINGS
    CONVERSION FUNNELS
    FORM ANALYSIS
    FEEDBACK POLLS
    INCOMING FEEDBACK
    SURVEYS
    RECRUIT USER TESTERS

    /Kim - not affiliated with hotjar

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  18. Meaning/helping people

    A very interesting read: "I could do anything, if I only knew what it was" by Barbara Sher.
    In relation to step 1, meaning and helping others, this book gives a perspective that helped me letting go of beliefs about 'passion' and the idea of being selfish when pursuing things for myself and not 'for helping others'.

    "You have to forget whatever you were taught about 'meaningful work' and start noticing whatever has meaning to you. [...] The very first step to finding work that fits you is to understand the connection between doing what you love and doing something…

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