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Thoughts on Personal Finance for Effective Altruists

Thank you for posting this

I’ve been pursuing both strategies. Donating as much as I can today, and putting money into retirement accounts, which I then sign to the same charity as the beneficiary on my death.

Asking for advice

When working with groups I often ask, “what did you do well?” And “what could you do better?” But the “do better” feedback is not very helpful as it feels more like criticism.

However this model of asking for performance feedback and giving advice is much better. It seems that both giver and receiver feel more empowered. The giver, by being able to offer value. And the recipient by getting some actionables to focus on in their development.

I am going to use this. Thank you!


COVID-19 brief for friends and family

The way that this is a sociopolitical problem is because the virus exposes so many problems that we have today in our society and media. I understand that the media is just trying to inform us, but they are taking it into a whole other level. Many of my family members are extremely worried about it, and this is because they look into unreliable sources. Furthermore, many people believe that the virus has spread to places in which it hasn’t. Secondly, the amount of sheer racism that is being directed towards China is sad. A stereotype in which states that Chinese people follow a certain diet is wrong, and they shouldn’t be judged.

Insomnia with an EA lens: Bigger than malaria?

Hi. Did you hear about "Dream" by Panda company?
Dreem has developed a combined hardware/software solution to
It is a wearable headband that is an FDA class II medical device and is equipped with five EEG sensors, one pulse oximeter, and one accelerometer that all work together to measure sleep activity and various stages of sleep. The device also delivers sound vibrations through bone conduction to ease patients to sleep, and a digital app guides patients through a coaching program inspired by cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI)

The company has raised $60 million from investors so I'm sure you will find confederates