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Personal development collects posts about learning skills, being more productive, etc.

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My mis­takes on the path to impact

Denise_Melchin4 Dec 2020 22:13 UTC
428 points
74 comments11 min readEA link

Don’t Be Bycatch

DirectedEvolution10 Mar 2021 5:28 UTC
352 points
19 comments3 min readEA link

Ask­ing for advice

Michelle_Hutchinson5 Sep 2020 10:29 UTC
120 points
40 comments4 min readEA link

Doom Circles

Amy Labenz8 Jul 2022 13:29 UTC
54 points
49 comments3 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing VIVID: A new EA or­ga­ni­za­tion as­piring to scale effec­tive self-im­prove­ment & reflection

GidiKadosh19 Oct 2022 18:19 UTC
88 points
15 comments6 min readEA link

EA In­fosec: skill up in or make a tran­si­tion to in­fosec via this book club

Jason Clinton5 Mar 2023 21:02 UTC
170 points
15 comments2 min readEA link

10 Habits I recom­mend (2020)

Michelle_Hutchinson2 Jan 2021 17:15 UTC
90 points
17 comments3 min readEA link

Re­cov­er­ing from Rejection

Aaron Gertler3 Jul 2023 9:42 UTC
171 points
5 comments11 min readEA link

Five Ways To Pri­ori­tize Better

lynettebye27 Jun 2020 18:40 UTC
61 points
2 comments21 min readEA link

Learn­ing By Writing

Holden Karnofsky22 Feb 2022 15:39 UTC
146 points
12 comments10 min readEA link

Un­der­in­vest­ment at the top: what I dis­cov­ered coach­ing a dozen EA leaders

Tee1 Apr 2022 12:36 UTC
102 points
19 comments34 min readEA link

Con­sider work­ing more hours and tak­ing more stimulants

Arjun Panickssery15 Dec 2022 20:38 UTC
73 points
22 comments4 min readEA link

‘Ugh Fields’, or why you can’t even bear to think about that task

Robert_Wiblin14 Sep 2020 16:39 UTC
60 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

Coach­ing match­mak­ing is now open: in­vest in com­mu­nity well­ness by in­vest­ing in yourself

Tee17 Jul 2023 11:17 UTC
39 points
0 comments20 min readEA link

Manag­ing ‘Im­posters’

Michelle_Hutchinson29 Jan 2022 15:46 UTC
164 points
9 comments8 min readEA link

Train­ing Bot­tle­necks in EA (pro­fes­sional skills)

Michelle_Hutchinson17 Jan 2021 19:29 UTC
67 points
24 comments7 min readEA link

10 things I bought and recom­mend (2020)

Michelle_Hutchinson30 Dec 2020 14:47 UTC
50 points
7 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] Ad­vice for an al­co­holic EA

anotherburneraccountsorry16 Feb 2023 9:19 UTC
41 points
21 comments2 min readEA link

Join a ‘learn­ing by writ­ing’ group

jwpieters26 Apr 2023 11:36 UTC
26 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

A database of effec­tive pro­duc­tivity recommendations

Ben Williamson17 Jun 2022 15:42 UTC
104 points
11 comments5 min readEA link

Up­side Bar­gains: How To Be More Ambitious

Alex Vellins30 Mar 2023 12:13 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Ma­trix Moments

elifland30 Jan 2022 22:20 UTC
40 points
0 comments3 min readEA link
(www.foxy-scout.com)

Choose your own odyssey: re­sults & in­sights from Tee Bar­nett Coach­ing Train­ing (TBCT)

Tee8 Apr 2024 15:44 UTC
27 points
3 comments89 min readEA link

I went on a (very) long walk, and it was a great ca­reer decision

Emily Grundy7 Nov 2023 3:57 UTC
95 points
9 comments7 min readEA link

There’s too much to learn

Yi-Yang27 Feb 2022 8:01 UTC
45 points
6 comments3 min readEA link

How I solved my prob­lems with low en­ergy (or: burnout)

Luise24 May 2023 21:15 UTC
135 points
18 comments14 min readEA link

Refin­ing My Mo­ral Values Us­ing Steel­man Solitaire

Evan LaForge2 Feb 2024 10:07 UTC
19 points
3 comments9 min readEA link

Get­ting Bet­ter at Writ­ing: Why and How

bgarfinkel17 Mar 2023 15:31 UTC
95 points
6 comments3 min readEA link

Effi­cient Learn­ing: Memorization

Alvin Ånestrand15 Apr 2023 12:51 UTC
9 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Mea­sur­ing Progress

lynettebye28 Aug 2020 0:31 UTC
49 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

The Im­por­tance-Avoidance Effect

davidhartsough16 Sep 2021 23:16 UTC
51 points
14 comments10 min readEA link

Yearly themes to guide your growth

eirine🔸13 Jan 2024 14:37 UTC
9 points
1 comment4 min readEA link
(saidtwice.substack.com)

In­tro­duc­ing Effec­tive Self-Help

Ben Williamson6 Jan 2022 13:11 UTC
111 points
18 comments22 min readEA link

[Question] What skills would you like 1-5 EAs to de­velop?

Kirsten1 Mar 2019 11:01 UTC
48 points
26 comments1 min readEA link

Re­la­tion­ship Ad­vice Repository

Ruby20 Jun 2022 15:38 UTC
25 points
6 comments37 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

New skil­led vol­un­teer­ing board for effec­tive an­i­mal advocacy

Jamie_Harris18 Jun 2021 12:27 UTC
31 points
4 comments2 min readEA link
(www.animaladvocacycareers.org)

Make a Slack wa­ter­cooler: a space for your team to share half-baked ideas

peterhartree25 Sep 2023 6:19 UTC
23 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Lewis Bol­lard on self-ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, zero dis­trac­tions, and hy­per focus

lynettebye27 Apr 2020 23:46 UTC
59 points
0 comments16 min readEA link

Cost-Effec­tive­ness of Air Puri­fiers against Pollution

Lukas Trötzmüller30 Jul 2020 8:37 UTC
67 points
11 comments14 min readEA link

Against the “smarts fetish”

Magnus Vinding8 Apr 2022 7:54 UTC
139 points
37 comments7 min readEA link

Spencer Green­berg: Value traps, and how to avoid them

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:51 UTC
11 points
1 comment19 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Des­per­a­tion Ham­ster Wheels

Nicole_Ross30 Oct 2020 16:55 UTC
166 points
21 comments6 min readEA link
(www.cuttingmangoes.com)

Net­work­ing for Nerds [linkpost]

Evie6 Jul 2022 13:34 UTC
47 points
2 comments6 min readEA link
(benjaminreinhardt.com)

Spencer Green­berg: De­ci­sion-mak­ing work­shop — learn how to make bet­ter decisions

EA Global25 Oct 2020 5:48 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

[Question] How much do you (ac­tu­ally) work?

SiebeRozendal20 May 2021 20:04 UTC
54 points
18 comments1 min readEA link

You Don’t Need To Jus­tify Everything

ThomasW12 Jun 2022 18:36 UTC
139 points
11 comments3 min readEA link

Your Time Might Be More Valuable Than You Think

Mark Xu18 Oct 2021 0:55 UTC
54 points
1 comment6 min readEA link
(markxu.com)

[Question] How to make the most im­pact­ful dona­tion, in terms of taxes?

Katie S14 Jun 2020 23:25 UTC
29 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What self-help top­ics would you like bet­ter re­search/​ re­sources on?

Ben Williamson19 Jan 2022 14:46 UTC
30 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What are your favourite ways to buy time?

Will Bradshaw2 Nov 2021 10:02 UTC
73 points
35 comments1 min readEA link

End­ing a news habit

Lars Mennen20 Jan 2021 10:18 UTC
13 points
2 comments3 min readEA link
(larsmennen.me)

[Question] How to best ad­dress Repet­i­tive Strain In­jury (RSI)?

Jonas V19 Nov 2020 9:15 UTC
22 points
17 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What does failure look like?

BrownHairedEevee9 Apr 2021 22:05 UTC
32 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

ACE In­ter­views: Lynette Bye

Animal Charity Evaluators23 Jun 2020 1:42 UTC
19 points
0 comments6 min readEA link
(animalcharityevaluators.org)

Join a habit and pro­duc­tivity com­pe­ti­tion with other EAs!

Caro7 Apr 2022 16:45 UTC
26 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What has most im­proved your de­ci­sion-mak­ing in 2020?

SomeEA22 Dec 2020 19:02 UTC
1 point
1 comment1 min readEA link

Earn­ing to Give: Pro­gram­ming Lan­guage Choice

Ben_West🔸5 Apr 2015 15:45 UTC
5 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How to de­cide which pro­duc­tivity coach to try?

MichaelA12 Nov 2021 8:04 UTC
26 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

What 80,000 Hours learned by in­ter­view­ing peo­ple we re­spect ‘anony­mously’

80000_Hours18 Jun 2020 12:50 UTC
55 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Dun­can Sa­bien: Man­age your per­sonal autopilot

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
10 points
0 comments26 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Dun­can Sa­bien: Con­vinced, not con­vinc­ing (Bos­ton)

EA Global2 Jun 2017 8:48 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Test­ing New­port’s “Digi­tal Min­i­mal­ism” at CEEALAR

Kurt Brown25 Jul 2021 8:30 UTC
19 points
7 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] As an in­de­pen­dent re­searcher, what are the biggest bot­tle­necks (if any) to your mo­ti­va­tion, pro­duc­tivity, or im­pact?

Linch17 Feb 2022 19:32 UTC
47 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

Will MacAskill on his ‘Eat That Elephant’ rou­tine, learn­ing from suc­cess­ful peo­ple, and the diminish­ing marginal re­turns of time spent work­ing [blog cross-post]

lynettebye9 Oct 2019 18:40 UTC
43 points
4 comments13 min readEA link

How med­i­ta­tion helps me be a more effec­tive altruist

Ben23 Sep 2019 15:09 UTC
33 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

Se­cond Ci­ti­zen­ships, Res­i­den­cies, and/​or Tem­po­rary Relocation

Josh Jacobson16 Feb 2021 19:23 UTC
48 points
3 comments35 min readEA link

My recom­men­da­tions for RSI treatment

Max_Carpendale7 May 2019 18:43 UTC
77 points
26 comments18 min readEA link

A Day in the Life of a Parent

Larks12 Oct 2021 14:18 UTC
73 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

Con­crete Steps to Get Started in Trans­former Mechanis­tic Interpretability

Neel Nanda26 Dec 2022 13:00 UTC
18 points
0 comments12 min readEA link

[Question] What is a book that gen­uinely changed your life for the bet­ter?

JackM21 Oct 2020 19:33 UTC
26 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Master­mind Groups: A new Peer Sup­port For­mat to help EAs aim higher

Patrick Gruban31 May 2022 18:37 UTC
108 points
16 comments6 min readEA link

Im­pact Re­port for Effec­tive Altru­ism Coach­ing

lynettebye6 Aug 2019 5:41 UTC
86 points
13 comments11 min readEA link

How to im­prove your pro­duc­tivity: a sys­tem­atic ap­proach to sus­tain­ably in­creas­ing work output

KarolinaSarek20 May 2019 18:25 UTC
55 points
12 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] Ideas for avoid­ing op­ti­miz­ing the wrong things day-to-day?

Jack R26 Jan 2022 10:38 UTC
22 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Ap­ply to Ne­go­ti­at­ing for Good [Feb 26 - Mar 12]

Cillian_20 Jan 2022 11:21 UTC
44 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Tara Mac Au­lay on Hap­piness and Work, Self-Ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, and Prioritization

lynettebye4 Apr 2020 17:58 UTC
50 points
0 comments28 min readEA link

Par­ent­ing: Things I wish I could tell my past self

Michelle_Hutchinson12 Sep 2020 14:22 UTC
183 points
23 comments10 min readEA link

[Question] No, re­ally, can “dead” time be sal­vaged?

NicholasKross26 Oct 2021 0:02 UTC
4 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Habiba Is­lam: Pro­ject man­age­ment 101

EA Global14 Jun 2020 8:15 UTC
10 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Fi­nal Ver­sion Perfected: An Un­derused Ex­e­cu­tion Algorithm

Will Bradshaw3 Dec 2020 11:03 UTC
36 points
3 comments7 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Run­ning In­de­pen­dent Projects

Vaidehi Agarwalla15 Jul 2020 11:49 UTC
49 points
3 comments16 min readEA link

Lynette Bye: Plan­ning productivity

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
11 points
0 comments17 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Dun­can Sa­bien, Miranda Dixon-Luinen­burg, Malo Bour­gon, & Cath­leen Kil­gallen: Get­ting things done

EA Global11 Aug 2017 8:19 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

In­ter­view with Owen Cot­ton-Bar­ratt on Productivity

lynettebye21 Nov 2019 0:50 UTC
25 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] How to make peo­ple ap­pre­ci­ate asyn­chronous writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion more?

konrad10 Mar 2021 19:53 UTC
17 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Ways Fru­gal­ity In­creases Productivity

Ben_West🔸25 Jun 2019 21:06 UTC
83 points
18 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] Effec­tive ways to find love?

anonymousdude28 Dec 2022 19:26 UTC
13 points
11 comments1 min readEA link

A Bare­bones Guide to Mechanis­tic In­ter­pretabil­ity Prerequisites

Neel Nanda29 Nov 2022 18:43 UTC
54 points
1 comment3 min readEA link
(neelnanda.io)

The Im­por­tance of Time Capping

Joey 🔸28 Dec 2018 17:02 UTC
64 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Free 1:1 Learn­ing Coach­ing!

alexanderklarge15 Nov 2021 11:29 UTC
28 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

I want to be replaced

mariushobbhahn1 Feb 2022 14:45 UTC
57 points
8 comments4 min readEA link

Joey Savoie: Tools for de­ci­sion making

EA Global13 Jun 2020 8:12 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Pro­duc­tivity 101 For Beginners

Peter Wildeford5 Nov 2014 23:17 UTC
21 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

A spread­sheet/​tem­plate for do­ing an an­nual review

PeterSlattery22 Dec 2021 23:26 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

The role of tribes in achiev­ing last­ing im­pact and how to cre­ate them

nora29 Sep 2021 20:48 UTC
72 points
2 comments25 min readEA link

Do­ing brain­storm­ing better

eirine🔸9 Nov 2018 14:38 UTC
19 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Some read­ings & notes on how to do high-qual­ity, effi­cient research

MichaelA17 Nov 2021 17:01 UTC
69 points
0 comments7 min readEA link

Busi­ness Coach­ing/​Men­tor­ing For EA Organisations

TheBusinessGrowthAgency9 Nov 2021 11:11 UTC
64 points
11 comments2 min readEA link

Tips for over­com­ing low back pain

Magnus Vinding24 Mar 2020 16:41 UTC
71 points
10 comments6 min readEA link

Ca­reer Sugges­tion: Earn­ing to Skill

Ruby14 Apr 2022 0:46 UTC
27 points
17 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] As an in­de­pen­dent re­searcher, how do you stay or be­come mo­ti­vated, pro­duc­tive, and im­pact­ful?

Linch17 Feb 2022 19:00 UTC
27 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

A.J. Ja­cobs: Do more good in less time

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
9 points
0 comments14 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Salary Ne­go­ti­a­tion for Earn­ing to Give

mulholio3 Apr 2019 12:30 UTC
57 points
28 comments2 min readEA link

Teach­ing You How To Learn post 1 is live!

alexanderklarge17 Aug 2021 18:35 UTC
6 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Ham­ming Ques­tions for Pro­ject Planning

Will Bradshaw6 Dec 2021 11:27 UTC
48 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Is mind­ful­ness good for you?

John G. Halstead29 Dec 2019 20:01 UTC
76 points
13 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] How should peo­ple spend money to be more pro­duc­tive?

Ben Williamson14 Apr 2022 13:22 UTC
30 points
30 comments1 min readEA link

De­tailed tips on be­ing helpful

Madhav Malhotra18 Sep 2021 12:05 UTC
11 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

14 Tech­niques to Ac­cel­er­ate Your Learning

davidhartsough15 Apr 2022 12:09 UTC
46 points
4 comments11 min readEA link

[Pod­cast] Rob Wiblin on self-im­prove­ment and re­search ethics

MichaelA15 Jan 2021 7:24 UTC
8 points
7 comments1 min readEA link
(clearerthinkingpodcast.com)

Niel Bow­er­man on goal-set­ting, hack­ing mo­ti­va­tion, and 80,000 Hours’ bout system

lynettebye3 Nov 2019 6:36 UTC
24 points
2 comments16 min readEA link

Claire Za­bel: Do­ing good as a stu­dent — trade­offs and pro­ject ideas

EA Global24 Oct 2020 19:56 UTC
11 points
0 comments14 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Ex­per­i­ment­ing with microsoli­dar­ity crews

Jarred Filmer6 Feb 2022 11:42 UTC
24 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism Coach­ing 2020 An­nual Re­view

lynettebye26 Jan 2021 22:52 UTC
41 points
6 comments10 min readEA link

Ret­ro­spec­tive on think­ing about my ca­reer for a year

careersthrowaway18 Jul 2020 13:24 UTC
62 points
4 comments7 min readEA link

Im­pos­tor syn­drome: how I cured it with spread­sheets and med­i­ta­tion

Kat Woods10 Feb 2023 15:05 UTC
58 points
13 comments19 min readEA link

Lev­el­ling Up in AI Safety Re­search Engineering

GabeM2 Sep 2022 4:59 UTC
158 points
20 comments15 min readEA link

Iron defi­cien­cies are very bad and you should treat them

Elizabeth13 Jan 2023 21:49 UTC
88 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing In­tro­duc­tions for Col­lab­o­ra­tive Truth Seek­ing Tools

brook23 Jan 2023 16:04 UTC
81 points
7 comments2 min readEA link

Ques­tions I ask my­self when mak­ing de­ci­sions (or com­mu­ni­cat­ing)

Catherine Low23 Jan 2023 16:21 UTC
165 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

Guessti­mate: Why and How to Use It

brook23 Jan 2023 19:37 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Guessti­mate: Why and how to use it

brook24 Jan 2023 14:16 UTC
25 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Qual­ities that al­ign­ment men­tors value in ju­nior researchers

Akash14 Feb 2023 23:27 UTC
31 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

EA Lon­don Quar­terly Re­view Day

Gemma Paterson21 Mar 2023 16:53 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Valuism—an ap­proach to life for you to consider

spencerg19 Jul 2023 15:23 UTC
33 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Anki with Uncer­tainty: Turn any flash­card deck into a cal­ibra­tion train­ing tool

Sage22 Mar 2023 17:26 UTC
57 points
3 comments1 min readEA link
(www.quantifiedintuitions.org)

Free coach­ing sessions

Monica Diaz21 Mar 2023 22:31 UTC
43 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

If You Have A Short At­ten­tion Span But Need To Read A Lot This Might Be What You’re Look­ing For

yanni kyriacos4 Apr 2023 6:26 UTC
9 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Ex­er­cise: Things we got wrong

Adam Binks7 Apr 2023 18:30 UTC
37 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

Peo­ple Skills for An­i­mal Peo­ple—Lead­er­ship Pro­gram | Scar­let Spark

Sharleen 17 Apr 2023 18:02 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Failing with abandon

So8res13 Apr 2015 6:31 UTC
41 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(mindingourway.com)

Grounded Agency: Achieve your goals while stay­ing rooted in reality

Rasool9 May 2023 21:49 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

From fear to excitement

richard_ngo15 May 2023 6:23 UTC
62 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Ad­vice for newly busy people

Severin12 May 2023 23:47 UTC
27 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Con­flicts be­tween emo­tional schemas of­ten in­volve in­ter­nal coercion

richard_ngo17 May 2023 10:08 UTC
34 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Re­solv­ing in­ter­nal con­flicts re­quires listen­ing to what parts want

richard_ngo19 May 2023 0:04 UTC
23 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Prac­tice English

J.A.M.1 Jun 2023 16:18 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Does EA bring out the best in me?

Lorenzo Buonanno🔸27 Aug 2023 22:33 UTC
128 points
3 comments1 min readEA link
(bestjelly.substack.com)

Why we’re bad at pre­dict­ing what will make us happy—Workshop

Milli | Martin29 Sep 2023 21:17 UTC
10 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Prac­tice pub­lic speak­ing in a friendly & sup­port­ive group

Simon Newstead19 Sep 2023 23:31 UTC
23 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

How to Read

Peter Wildeford20 Dec 2014 23:54 UTC
14 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Marginal Revolu­tion Univer­sity’s courses and series

Vasco Grilo🔸1 Mar 2024 18:25 UTC
26 points
2 comments3 min readEA link
(mru.org)

35 In­ter­ac­tive Learn­ing Mo­d­ules Rele­vant to EAs /​ Effec­tive Altru­ism (that are all free)

spencerg23 Jun 2024 17:57 UTC
70 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Altru­ism sharp­ens altruism

Joey 🔸26 Dec 2023 13:37 UTC
270 points
21 comments3 min readEA link

Demo Video: Sneak-Peek Into the Wel­lbe­ing Sup­port Pro­gram for Am­bi­tious Altruists

Inga17 Apr 2024 13:41 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

re­flec­tions on smileys and how to make so­ciety’s in­ter­pre­tive pri­ors more charitable

Emrik16 May 2024 3:27 UTC
18 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

When Does Altru­ism Strengthen Altru­ism?

Jeff Kaufman21 Jan 2024 19:10 UTC
105 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Brian To­masik on per­sonal effectiveness

Vasco Grilo🔸5 Apr 2024 17:07 UTC
34 points
0 comments5 min readEA link
(reducing-suffering.org)

[Question] What are good sofware tools? What about gen­eral pro­duc­tivity/​wellbe­ing tips?

Nathan Young15 Jun 2020 11:47 UTC
9 points
21 comments1 min readEA link

A bunch of rea­sons why you might have low en­ergy (or other vague health prob­lems) and what to do about it

alexlintz8 Jun 2021 18:58 UTC
93 points
18 comments14 min readEA link

On Be­com­ing World-Class

Aaron Gertler19 Oct 2018 1:35 UTC
22 points
7 comments6 min readEA link

Five books to make you su­per effective

John_Maxwell2 Apr 2015 2:31 UTC
7 points
7 comments3 min readEA link

Fund­ing op­por­tu­nity for per­sonal/​pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment for those work­ing in AI safety (dead­line March 29)

atury25 Mar 2024 19:19 UTC
18 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Free Health Coach­ing this New Year

Rickey-Fukazawa24 Dec 2023 1:23 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Why aren’t we talk­ing about per­sonal de­vel­op­ment?

DirectedEvolution29 Feb 2020 20:23 UTC
37 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

Sound re­sources for Self-im­prove­ment?

trailblazer21 Jan 2024 6:35 UTC
0 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Why ev­ery EA should work with a coach

Dave Cortright3 Dec 2022 1:22 UTC
13 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Effec­tive Peer Sup­port Net­work in FTX crisis (Up­date)

Emily14 Nov 2022 12:09 UTC
133 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Should we in­vest more in sup­port­ing al­tru­ists to be at their best? (Men­tal health + pro­duc­tivity)

SebastianSchmidt13 Oct 2023 8:42 UTC
29 points
4 comments16 min readEA link

Some­thing to make my­self fas­ci­nated with com­put­ing sci­ence and AI.

Eduardo7 Dec 2022 2:12 UTC
3 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

How much par­ent­ing harms pro­duc­tivity and how you can re­duce it

Nicholas Kruus25 Feb 2024 14:13 UTC
84 points
25 comments3 min readEA link

Trust de­vel­ops grad­u­ally via mak­ing bids and set­ting boundaries

richard_ngo19 May 2023 22:16 UTC
25 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing an Em­piri­cal AI Safety Program

Joshc13 Sep 2022 21:39 UTC
64 points
7 comments2 min readEA link

Anony­mous EA comments

RobBensinger7 Feb 2017 21:42 UTC
42 points
91 comments2 min readEA link

Sus­tained effort, po­ten­tial, and obligation

AronM10 Jan 2022 21:39 UTC
51 points
4 comments10 min readEA link

Three Tiers of In­for­ma­tion Gathering

Christian Pearson6 Jul 2022 20:59 UTC
4 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

100+ Youtube videos with im­por­tant prac­ti­cal knowl­edge you prob­a­bly should know

Stenemo29 Nov 2022 14:36 UTC
4 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] To donate or not to donate [a lobe of my liver]?

Kyle J. Lucchese25 Aug 2023 16:26 UTC
44 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Most effec­tive ways to be happy?

anonymousdude21 Jul 2022 0:41 UTC
18 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing the Cam­bridge Bos­ton Align­ment Ini­ti­a­tive [Hiring!]

kuhanj2 Dec 2022 1:07 UTC
83 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

A Few Strate­gies for In­creas­ing Pro­duc­tivity

Sarah Eustis-Guthrie31 Dec 2021 18:37 UTC
38 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

How I failed to form views on AI safety

Ada-Maaria Hyvärinen17 Apr 2022 11:05 UTC
211 points
72 comments40 min readEA link

Ob­sidian for re­search & learn­ing—quick guide

alexanderklarge23 Nov 2021 11:06 UTC
12 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

More un­der­grad­u­ate or just-grad­u­ated stu­dents should con­sider get­ting jobs as re­search techs in aca­demic labs

jvb1 Sep 2021 9:02 UTC
41 points
10 comments10 min readEA link

Craft­ing Our Mis­sion State­ment: Weighted Fac­tor Models, Shal­low Re­search, and Les­sons Learned for Clar­ity and Impact

Harry Luk13 Oct 2023 16:43 UTC
9 points
4 comments6 min readEA link

Co­er­cion is an adap­ta­tion to scarcity; trust is an adap­ta­tion to abundance

richard_ngo23 May 2023 18:14 UTC
38 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Why I’m Not (Yet) A Full-Time Tech­ni­cal Align­ment Researcher

NicholasKross25 May 2023 1:26 UTC
11 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Kick-off meet­ing: Do­ing Things Bet­ter—A course in the art of ap­plied rationality

Severin11 Jan 2023 13:58 UTC
11 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Jan­uary On­line Events & Re­sources to Plan Your Year and Career

Alex R Kaplan1 Jan 2023 19:59 UTC
19 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

LW4EA: Elas­tic Pro­duc­tivity Tools

Jeremy3 Jan 2023 3:18 UTC
−1 points
5 comments1 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

An ap­proach for get­ting bet­ter at prac­tic­ing any skill

jacquesthibs3 Jan 2023 17:47 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Me­tac­u­lus Begin­ner Tour­na­ment for New Forecasters

Anastasia6 Jan 2023 2:35 UTC
33 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Book fund? HTML book rights?

Larissa Schiavo2 Jun 2022 2:16 UTC
5 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

Learn­ing as much Deep Learn­ing math as I could in 24 hours

Phosphorous8 Jan 2023 2:19 UTC
58 points
5 comments7 min readEA link

New ver­sion of Men­tal Health Nav­i­ga­tor website

Emily8 Jan 2023 21:37 UTC
22 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Men­tal Health Providers and Re­sources Listed on the Men­tal Health Nav­i­ga­tor Website

Emily9 Jan 2023 20:47 UTC
42 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

My Ex­pe­rience Donat­ing Blood Stem Cells, or: Why You Should Join a Bone Mar­row Registry

Silas Strawn3 Jan 2024 1:07 UTC
78 points
14 comments6 min readEA link

My ex­pe­rience build­ing math­e­mat­i­cal ML skills with a course from UIUC

Naoya Okamoto9 Jun 2024 11:41 UTC
2 points
0 comments10 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing aisafety.training

JJ Hepburn17 Jan 2023 1:55 UTC
108 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

AI Safety Fun­da­men­tals: An In­for­mal Co­hort Start­ing Soon! (cross-posted to less­wrong.com)

Tiago4 Jun 2023 18:21 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Cul­ti­vate an ob­ses­sion with the ob­ject level

richard_ngo7 Jun 2023 1:39 UTC
24 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

“Sta­tus” can be cor­ro­sive; here’s how I han­dle it

Akash24 Jan 2023 1:25 UTC
22 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Digi­tal Net­work­ing for Dum­mies

random_tips8 Jul 2022 8:13 UTC
18 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

The Weight of Small Altru­is­tic Actions

Siya Sawhney1 Jul 2024 14:07 UTC
2 points
1 comment2 min readEA link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

The Power Of Small Experiments

Alvin Ånestrand27 Jan 2023 17:30 UTC
9 points
2 comments7 min readEA link

Tell Cul­ture (EA Shenani­gans) - please RSVP

Milli | Martin27 Jan 2023 22:06 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Ad­vice I found helpful in 2022

Akash28 Jan 2023 19:48 UTC
38 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Talk to me about your sum­mer/​ca­reer plans

Akash31 Jan 2023 18:29 UTC
31 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

“My Model Of EA Burnout” (Lo­gan Strohl)

Will Aldred3 Feb 2023 0:23 UTC
97 points
2 comments6 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Ap­ply to the Cam­bridge ML for Align­ment Boot­camp (CaMLAB) [26 March − 8 April]

hannah9 Feb 2023 16:32 UTC
62 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

What’s coach­ing like? Rapid-fire takes on re­ceiv­ing & pro­vid­ing coach­ing from a train­ing program

Tee27 May 2024 9:33 UTC
13 points
0 comments18 min readEA link

How to get tech­nolog­i­cal knowl­edge on AI/​ML (for non-tech peo­ple)

FangFang30 Jun 2021 7:53 UTC
62 points
7 comments5 min readEA link

Look­ing Back, Mov­ing For­ward: a cozy evening of re­flec­tion and plan­ning [please RSVP]

Severin4 Dec 2022 16:17 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Coach­ing: Re­duce Strug­gle and Develop Talent

SebastianSchmidt1 Oct 2021 15:16 UTC
54 points
14 comments11 min readEA link

An­nual Re­views Aren’t Just for Organizations

kyle_fish16 Dec 2021 13:05 UTC
19 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

Heroic—a free re­souce of per­sonal de­vel­op­ment and prac­ti­cal wisdom

SebastianSchmidt13 Nov 2022 18:02 UTC
−26 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

Stuff I buy and use: a lis­ti­cle to boost your con­sumer sur­plus and productivity

Aaron Bergman1 Jun 2022 0:09 UTC
97 points
33 comments12 min readEA link

EA’s in IT (In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy)

EAlly18 Feb 2023 20:17 UTC
5 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

The Cost Of Wasted Motion

lynettebye8 Sep 2020 2:55 UTC
9 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

James Nor­ris from Upgrad­able on “What is Beyond Liv­ing a Prin­ci­pled Life”—OpenPrin­ci­ples Speaker Session

Ti Guo15 Oct 2022 3:22 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment re­sources for fundraisers: a few links

Cameron_Meyer_Shorb22 May 2021 1:33 UTC
13 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

High Im­pact Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Pro­gram – Ap­pli­ca­tions Open

High Impact Leadership Coaching5 Sep 2023 21:34 UTC
31 points
3 comments6 min readEA link

[Link] Why Gen­er­al­ists Triumph in a Spe­cial­ized World

arikr5 Jun 2019 1:25 UTC
22 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

How to give advice

SebastianSchmidt31 Oct 2020 13:56 UTC
12 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

How to start a blog in 5 sec­onds for $0

peterhartree4 Jul 2022 8:28 UTC
35 points
11 comments2 min readEA link
(notes.pjh.is)

CFAR Work­shop in Hindsight

markov_user13 Dec 2020 16:18 UTC
45 points
3 comments11 min readEA link

[Question] What good are you do­ing to­day?

Prof.Weird20 Nov 2020 14:39 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

LW4EA: Hu­mans are not au­to­mat­i­cally strategic

Jeremy28 Feb 2022 18:39 UTC
14 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

From Lay­off to Co-found­ing in a Breath­tak­ing Two Months

Harry Luk26 Sep 2023 7:35 UTC
43 points
3 comments17 min readEA link

Seven ways to be­come un­stop­pably agentic

Evie18 Jun 2022 9:30 UTC
136 points
28 comments8 min readEA link

How to Get More Im­por­tant Things Done with the Eisen­hower [Effort] Matrix

Harry Luk6 Oct 2023 1:00 UTC
15 points
4 comments11 min readEA link

Be more effec­tive by learn­ing im­por­tant prac­ti­cal knowl­edge us­ing flashcards

Stenemo31 Aug 2022 12:40 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Read­ing list on al­tru­ism through self-risking

James_Banks17 Oct 2023 3:22 UTC
3 points
1 comment2 min readEA link
(archive.org)

Re­place­abil­ity v. ‘Con­tex­tu­al­ized Wor­thi­ness’

Tee27 Jul 2022 16:48 UTC
9 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] Have You Been Main­tain­ing Your Healthy Core Four?

Prof.Weird22 Nov 2020 11:37 UTC
13 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

How to write bet­ter blog posts

mariushobbhahn25 Jan 2022 12:29 UTC
79 points
5 comments6 min readEA link

My EA Journey

Eli Kaufman20 Aug 2023 9:37 UTC
57 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

On Sleep Pro­cras­ti­na­tion: Go­ing To Bed At A Rea­son­able Hour

emily.fan16 Apr 2021 23:31 UTC
47 points
9 comments8 min readEA link

[Question] Ex­plor­ing an EA Equiv­a­lent to Job Si­mu­la­tion Web­sites for Skills and Ap­ti­tude Devel­op­ment & Seek­ing In­sights on EA-Aligned Organizations

Aaron Graifman15 Feb 2024 4:36 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

What Should be Taught in Work­shops for Com­mu­nity Builders?

Akash15 Nov 2021 18:41 UTC
15 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

[Question] Has your “EA wor­ld­view” changed over time? How and why?

Ben Kuhn23 Feb 2019 14:22 UTC
28 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

A tem­plate for do­ing an­nual reviews

PeterSlattery19 Dec 2022 3:08 UTC
27 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

How I use Anki: ex­pand­ing the scope of SRS

TheMcDouglas12 Apr 2022 8:40 UTC
17 points
2 comments17 min readEA link

Give and Get Men­tal Health Sup­port Dur­ing Th­ese Hard Times

Emily11 Nov 2022 14:31 UTC
45 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­ing WorkStream EA: Pro­vid­ing sup­port, train­ing, and con­sult­ing for EA or­ga­ni­za­tional development

Deena Englander7 Dec 2022 0:01 UTC
38 points
4 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] Should effec­tive al­tru­ists learn a wide range of sub­jects?

jackchang11016 Feb 2024 2:29 UTC
4 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Grow your Men­tal Re­silience to Grow your Im­pact HERE—In­tro­duc­ing Effec­tive Peer Support

Inga8 Oct 2022 7:53 UTC
144 points
14 comments2 min readEA link

One EA’s Per­spec­tive on Depression

Dave Cortright1 Apr 2023 5:18 UTC
19 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Coach­ing: An un­der-ap­pre­ci­ated strat­egy among effec­tive altruists

acristia5 Dec 2020 11:04 UTC
41 points
12 comments10 min readEA link

Things I tell my­self to be more agentic

DMMF28 Apr 2024 14:44 UTC
19 points
0 comments3 min readEA link
(danfrank.ca)

[Question] Should I go to college

metachirality25 Feb 2024 19:16 UTC
3 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Question] Best units for com­par­ing per­sonal in­ter­ven­tions?

Ozzie Gooen13 Jan 2020 8:53 UTC
18 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

One’s Fu­ture Be­hav­ior as a Do­main of Calibration

markov_user31 Dec 2020 15:48 UTC
17 points
8 comments10 min readEA link

🔰Me­tac­u­lus Launches New Begin­ner Fore­cast­ing Tour­na­ment🔰

christian5 Apr 2023 20:08 UTC
21 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.metaculus.com)

You’re an ex­pe­rienced data sci­en­tist or pro­gram­mer? Help to im­prove wellbe­ing at scale.

Inga11 Apr 2023 13:12 UTC
32 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Things I recom­mend you buy and use.

BenSchifman24 Jan 2021 0:21 UTC
38 points
23 comments17 min readEA link

How al­tru­is­tic perfec­tion­ism is self-defeat­ing (Tim LeBon on The 80,000 Hours Pod­cast)

80000_Hours12 Apr 2023 19:21 UTC
59 points
1 comment15 min readEA link

The­ory Of Change As A Hy­poth­e­sis: Choos­ing A High-Im­pact Path When You’re Uncertain

lynettebye28 Nov 2020 4:36 UTC
33 points
5 comments3 min readEA link

New GPT3 Im­pres­sive Ca­pa­bil­ities—In­struc­tGPT3 [1/​2]

simeon_c13 Mar 2022 10:45 UTC
49 points
4 comments8 min readEA link

Anony­mous con­trib­u­tors an­swer: How hon­est and can­did should high-pro­file peo­ple be?

Aaron Gertler12 Feb 2020 0:14 UTC
22 points
0 comments8 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

[Question] How should I use my pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment bud­get?

JulianHazell30 Mar 2022 13:43 UTC
22 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Get­ting Ex­cited about Effi­ciency

lynettebye21 Sep 2020 23:04 UTC
17 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

[Question] Do peo­ple who ask for anony­mous feed­back via ad­mony­mous.co ac­tu­ally get good feed­back?

yanni kyriacos14 Mar 2024 0:04 UTC
23 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What are some skills use­ful for EA that one could learn in ~6 months?

jwpieters28 Jun 2021 17:43 UTC
20 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Ways of im­prov­ing one’s em­pa­thy and emo­tional in­tel­li­gence?

MikeC19 Jan 2022 10:27 UTC
3 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

My setup for read­ing, high­light­ing and annotation

peterhartree3 Jul 2022 10:52 UTC
12 points
0 comments2 min readEA link
(notes.pjh.is)

[Question] How should al­tru­is­tic blogs be differ­ent?

Julia_Wise26 Feb 2022 2:49 UTC
25 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

80,000 Hours: Bad habits among peo­ple try­ing to im­prove the world

Aaron Gertler12 Dec 2019 21:04 UTC
27 points
2 comments12 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

AI Align­ment Re­search Eng­ineer Ac­cel­er­a­tor (ARENA): call for applicants

TheMcDouglas17 Apr 2023 20:30 UTC
41 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Seek­ing Math + Pro­gram­ming Ac­cel­er­ated Learn­ing Advice

Phosphorous14 Jan 2022 7:37 UTC
15 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

End-of-Year Effec­tive­ness Check-In: A Tool for Per­sonal Reflection

emwalz21 Dec 2022 21:16 UTC
11 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] AI vs Ops—How should early-ca­reer Oper­a­tions peo­ple de­velop their skill set over the next 5 years?

Dim Sum24 Apr 2023 21:50 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

How to Be­come a World His­tor­i­cal Figure (Péladan’s Dream)

rogersbacon17 Jul 2022 22:41 UTC
−4 points
2 comments30 min readEA link

What if you’re work­ing on the wrong cause? Pre­limi­nary thoughts on how long to spend ex­plor­ing vs ex­ploit­ing.

Kat Woods6 Feb 2017 22:13 UTC
33 points
4 comments21 min readEA link

Crowd­sourc­ing Anki Decks

Arden Wiese16 Aug 2022 1:30 UTC
9 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

Pre­limi­nary Im­pres­sions from Digi­tal De­clut­ter at CEEALAR

Kurt Brown27 Mar 2022 6:34 UTC
13 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

How to Choose the Op­ti­mal Med­i­ta­tion Practice

oliverbramford18 Mar 2022 17:11 UTC
19 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

Effec­tive lan­guage-learn­ing for effec­tive altruists

taoburga19 Mar 2024 0:42 UTC
33 points
6 comments10 min readEA link

[Question] Have you no­ticed costs of be­ing an­ti­ci­pa­tory?

Jack R14 Feb 2022 19:16 UTC
15 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
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