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  1. Hey guys have you thought about doing a problem profile on global financial stability? Existential risks of another world-wide recession?

    Hey guys have you thought about doing a problem profile on global financial stability? Existential risks of another world-wide recession?

    Love 80,0000 hours thanks for all the content!

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    • 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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      • serious diversity problem

        Your founders, core team, and advisors are all white-looking men. The women are all apparently relegated to support positions and are also mostly white-looking. How can you possibly know anything about doing good in the world if you have such a serious problem with your own in-house diversity issues? There are gzillions of wonderful folks from less-represented groups doing great philanthropy and development work!!!! You should have figured that one out a LONG time ago!!!

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          • "Work with us" page is outdated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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                          • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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