The author of this forum post already links to that :)
Nice post; awesome illustrations.
I really love the https://heyfocus.com/ site blocker (bonus: it tracks how much time I spend working through the day, and I can easily see my work progress in chart form by day, week, month, year).
Got that tip from this article: https://markmanson.net/attention-diet, which also lists other good site blockers, and tips for focus. (skip down to "Step 1" onward, and especially "Step 4".)
Tool by Jon Haidt for reducing polarization: openmindplatform.org
It's a free, interactive course, which takes only ~1.5 hours total.
You can use it individually, or you can start your own group and be able to track your students' progress.
I just finished it yesterday, highly recommend.
Fun Fact: Someone from OpenMind did a lightning talk about it at EAGxBoston 2019.
Interesting article, thank you.
Sounds good, makes sense, Peter and Aaron.
Dr. Donald Hopkins -- he transformed the discrimination he experienced as a youth into curing 3.5 million people from Guinea worm disease.
This is the most captivating EA themed story I am aware of. However, I don't think many EA people even know of him.
I agree with you that stories like this could inspire and commit more people to EA projects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nOuAUfXjzQ (5 min NY Times vid on Dr. Hopkins) WARNING -- don't watch this video while you eat noodles!
This is a great post Julia. This helped me. I do a lot of volunteer work in my community and have been thinking about if I should give that up to attempt to devote more time to EA causes (even though I don't want to), but I really should not do this. Don't think I would be that effective with my extra time anyway, because something would be missing from my life. Much love.
Aidan thank you so so much. It means a lot to hear back in detail like this from any EA people. I'm mostly out of any kind of direct contact with EA's (aside from reading articles/videos) so it's awesome to have any kind of conversation. Thank you for helping to expand my knowledge. I understand better how this is all estimated now, and the more I learn about GiveWell the more respect I have for them. Wow. It's intense to come up with conversions like what they are doing.
I did struggle a bit with the $586 number and how I phrased it:
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Yo Aaron thank you so so much for taking the time to reply to me with all this info!!! Super helpful!!!
I didn't know about Live Below the Line, that is great to know about. I'm going to look into what people have done with that before I attempt any other projects. Totally get the negative feedback around that idea, which is obviously related to my own take.
As for my quote "if you think this lifestyle is a little odd, you are out of touch with how most people in the world live" - I have to counter that I did have a tent and sleeping bag... (read more)