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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Broken link

    In https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/positively-shaping-artificial-intelligence/ first links above the box "Why work on this problem?" go to .local instead of .org

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  7. Add agronomist to career options

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug is considered to have saved more lives than any other person in history by developing wheat varieties for impoverished countries. More innovations are needed in agronomy, especially for Africa. GMO crops also benefit the environment by allowing farmers to produce more food on less land with less pesticides.

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  8. Stories of exploration

    I feel that exploration is one of the most hard to internalize pieces of advice and can be a tough bullet to bite. The natural inclination for most people is to stick with familiar things and go for the option that is most prestigious.

    I think that reading some stories of people who've benefitted from exploration would be helpful for overcoming this.

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  9. Add Trauma to problem profiles.

    Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) impact health as well as behavior to such a degree that a high ACE score can shorten life for up to 20 years. The economic toll estimated is $124 billion. The effects of trauma on society are huge and complex: intergenerational circles of violence, associations with political extremism, addiction, etc. Parenting and anti-violence trainings, advocacy, financial support as well as mental health services need to be tested in their efficacy for preventing ACEs from happening, as well as reducing their impact. more info: http://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/apps/aces/

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  10. Broken link

    In article https://80000hours.org/career-guide/how-to-be-successful/ link in part 12, sentence "We also have a big list of techniques for making rational career decisions." is broken.

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  11. 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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  12. Improve Factory Farming Page

    I've noticed that factory farming ranks very high on the list of problems, and I definitely agree that it should be where it is, if not higher. However, it only touches on one aspect of factory farming, ignoring some of its worst effects. For example, the factory farming page does not mention the impact on global warming, deforestation, other environmental issues, factory farm workers, and much, much more. The page should be updated with info on all of this, not just the abused animals (though that is extremely important as well).

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  14. Taking into account career stalling

    I think an interesting topic to discuss would be the facts and implications of career stalling - people finding that they cannot easily progress past a certain point in their career. For example, the "Peter principle" suggests that people are promoted to their "level of incompetence" and then fail to be effective or move up the career ladder. It would be interesting to know if there is much research showing whether this is true, and if it is how long it typically takes to happen, or what other reasons there can be for careers to stall. Also, it may have…

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  15. 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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  16. Wrong link in book

    The link to the full review of Product Manager in the mini review in the .mobi form of the book points to Data Science.

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  17. Foreign Language Quiz

    I think it would be amazing if the 80000 hours team developed a quiz similar to the great career quiz to advise on what foreign language one should learn. Languages are a massive element of the current jobs market but most online quizzes just advise which one to take based on your hobbies. It's incredibly confusing. Not to mention I always get a language I already speak - which is French or Spanish. I'd like to see a quiz that takes account of where one is living, their career, possible future trends, jobs currently available for those who speak the…

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  18. 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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  20. Critical Feedback

    Hi, First of all loved the journey from my first article, I think I've closely read about everything & followed steps like you guys have said. Truly life changing. I'm a Entrepreneur, product developer & designer & I would like to give some feedback which can hopefully improve the user experience & value


    1. there is too much emphasis on giving and donating in the start when I start to question what is this again a career guide or a life guide. with every product/service people wait for the Aha! moment like in facebook the first time you signed up its…

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