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Cost Effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

  The Problem The WHO estimates that depression and anxiety together account for 75,000,000 DALYs annually, making up ~5% of total DALYs. In “ Measuring the Impact of Mental Illness on Quality of Life” , I argue that there is good reason to think that the system used to generate... Read More
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Cause Area: Human Rights in North Korea

The suffering that the North Korean regime inflicts on its citizens is a lesser source of suffering than malaria worldwide (but not compared to individual highly malarial countries of similar population as North Korea) or industrial agriculture in US states of similar population. However, it may be on par or... Read More
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Sentience Institute 2017 Accomplishments, 2018 Plans, and Room for Funding

[Cross-posted from Sentience Institute's blog .] Since we founded Sentience Institute (SI) earlier in 2017, we’ve had our noses to the grindstone working to produce high-quality strategic research that informs advocates. In this post, we’ll summarize what we’ve learned so far and discuss what we’ll do next year if we... Read More
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Project for Awesome: You can move ~$1K to a top charity by making a short video - no talent required!

Project for Awesome (a project of John and Hank Green) is running from December 15th-17th, and a bunch of money will go to charity. We can influence some of the donations by making videos for our chosen charities, uploading them from noon EST on December the 15th, and then having... Read More
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Wild-Animal Suffering Research’s Plans for 2018 and RFMF

Cross-posted on behalf of Persis Eskander of the Wild-Animal Suffering Research team.   -- Summary Wild animals suffer on an immense scale, we don’t yet have solutions to this suffering and very few people are concerned. The Wild-Animal Suffering Research (WASR) project’s mission is to find a path to reduce... Read More
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Wild-Animal Suffering Research 2017 Retrospective

Cross-posted on behalf of the Wild-Animal Suffering Research team.   --   Note: This post is an update on the progress of the Wild-Animal Suffering Research project. If you’re not familiar with this project, you can read our launch post and mission . Background Wild-Animal Suffering Research (WASR) launched as... Read More
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Rethink Charity Forward: Giving Platform for Canadian Donors

Rethink Charity has launched RC Forward , Canada’s first cause-neutral donation routing fund for high-impact charities around the world.   Until now, Charity Science Outreach (CSO) has been accepting donations from Canadians to GiveWell -recommended charities. Many of these are not registered charities in Canada, so CSO has been able... Read More
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Introducing EA Work Club – high-impact jobs and side projects for EAs

If you're looking to find a high-impact job, or do some high-impact volunteering, it's hard to know where to look. (There's the 80,000 Hours job board – which is great, though doesn't accept public submissions, and is skewed towards AI research openings. It also has a few listings that are... Read More
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Cash transfers are not necessarily wealth transfers

Here’s a common argument: The problem with the poor is that they haven’t got enough money. There’s ample empirical evidence backing this up. Therefore, the obviously-correct poverty intervention is to simply give the poor cash. You might be able to do better than this, but it’s a solid baseline and... Read More
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Volunteering for a non-EA charity - a write up

This is long, so first paragraph is an abstract. I did a week of volunteering for a non-EA charity, mainly for personal reasons. I was glad I did it as I found it a worthwhile experience and I hope that seeing poverty first hand will further motivate me while earning... Read More

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