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What are good sofware tools? What about general productivity/wellbeing tips?

AppBlock - if you're hooked on distracting mobile apps that affect your productivity, then you could block it conditionally using AppBlock. It helps you block apps for a specificied time period, location (e.g. workplace), usage limit (e.g. 30 min/day), or launch count (e.g. 20x/day). Additionally, it has Strict Mode wherein you cannot turn off blocking unless a condition is fulfilled (e.g. after 1 day).

What are good sofware tools? What about general productivity/wellbeing tips?

Habitica – this mobile app helps you manage your Habits, Dailies, To-dos, and Rewards while playing an RPG. Basically, you tick off tasks you've done and then you gain character Exp and Gold, while failed tasks and negative habits you've committed decrease character Hp and Gold. Gold is used to purchase item and equipment. Quest and party system are also available.

EA and tackling racism

Hi, interesting post. I’m new here so please excuse faults in my comment.

“Is EA really all about taking every question and twisting it back to malaria nets and AI risk?”

Based on this article https://80000hours.org/career-guide/most-pressing-problems/:

“There’s no point working on a problem if you can’t find any roles that are a good fit for you – you won’t be satisfied or have much impact.”

“If you’re already an expert in a problem, then it’s probably best to work within your area of expertise. It wouldn’t make sense for, say, an economist who’s crushing it to switch into something totally different. However, you could still use the framework to narrow down sub-fields e.g. development economics vs. employment policy.”

In my understanding, EA also considers personal fit and thus working on other problems if the person can make a bigger impact from there. For example, if somebody alive today possesses the same aptitudes as (with all due respect) Martin Luther King Jr., then he’d be better in tackling Racism than Malaria nets and AI risks.