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  1. 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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    • 4 votes
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      • 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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        • 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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          • Global Coordination

            Make a problem profile on improving global coordination

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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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              • Idea for the podcast:

                - Upload the episodes to Spotify! There are many cheap services that let you host music there e.g. Distrokid. However, it might be worth looking into how to get them to show up as 'podcasts' and not just music tracks - this sort of thing might work? https://techcrunch.com/2015/05/20/spotify-introduces-video-clips-podcasts-and-activity-based-playlists/

                - I think the episodes could also do well on YouTube. Sam Harris puts his up on YT and he has a fairly good following on there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxStuUxaZxQ . I personally prefer to listen to stuff on YouTube and Spotify over Soundcloud, and I think others may feel the same way.

                -…

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                • 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? :)

                  • Add a simple way to point out errata & typos in posts (+ errata for the Julia Galef podcast transcript)

                    (Solution might be the same as https://80000hourshelp.uservoice.com/forums/220029-feedback-forum/suggestions/6940000-get-annotate-able-texts )
                    This might improve quality, as only a few people who notice problems make their way here, and neither this feedback & ideas page nor the Disqus comments section seem the right place for a typo thread.

                    For now, here are my nitpicks for the Julia Galef podcast transcript -- https://80000hours.org/2017/09/is-it-time-for-a-new-scientific-revolution-julia-galef-on-how-to-make-humans-smarter/ -- not so much because I'm a stickler for accuracy but because some of them seem like they could impede understanding:

                    Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Phillip Tetlock.
                    Phillip > Philip

                    Julia is a writer and speaking focused on…

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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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                      • 5 votes
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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • Put more females on the 80,000 hours team.

                                  I'm a male, but I recognize that there's a lack of female writers for 80,000 hours. A lot of the careers mentioned in the guide are male-dominated fields, and it would be helpful to have advice for females on how to progress through such fields, such as by providing links to strong female STEM organizations that can provide community and connections.

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                                  • Contact effective idea-explaining channels in Youtube

                                    Contact idea explaining Youtube channels like Vox, big think, VSauce or any that explains stuff to their audience and that align with your views to explain your organization and your research to them to convince them to explain those things to their audiences in their characteristic ways

                                    Basically reach out for groups or persons that have larger influences to try to believe in your views and spreads those ideas further, either online or in person (although it's arguably easier online)

                                    Or try to get their followers interested and make them ask for that content from the content creators
                                    Or even…

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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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                                      • Collaboration with and/or research checking of Paul Hawken's Drawdown book

                                        Paul Hawken's suggestions of how to effectively move into the 22nd century are intriguing, and I would love to know how a crosscheck of his assumptions and research prove or disprove his conclusions.

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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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