In response to High Impact Science
Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 11 January 2017 06:22:18PM 0 points [-]

Amazing article! Are there any resources available to help identify, prioritise and facilitate opportunities for high-impact science? I'm currently researching cause prioritisation of, and within, biotechnology - especially it's positive applications. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :)

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 11 January 2017 06:14:35PM 0 points [-]

Great job! My suggestions would be to include questions covering: a) career path and career changes, b) ways how individuals first got involved and are currently involved (e.g. via an EA hub event, if they attend any, or get involved in the online EA community) and c) what events/resources they use and would like more of/would get them more involved. Hopefully addressing the identity/discomfort issue!

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 11 January 2017 05:02:45PM 0 points [-]

could the 'GiveWell’s Top Charities for Giving Season 2013' blog post link be updated to the newest each year?

In response to comment by [deleted] on Introduction to Effective Altruism
Comment author: RyanCarey 12 April 2016 07:14:04AM *  3 points [-]

They both have the same main goal of making the major ideas in effective altruism available to relative newbies.

The Handbook is freely available online, and is made of volunteered essays and blog posts, by a variety of prominent EA authors. Doing Good Better is formally published, longer, carefully structured, easier to read, and consistently styled (as a pop-science/pop-philosophy book).

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 11 January 2017 04:56:29PM 0 points [-]

DGB also has some free sample chapters [https://80000hours.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Doing-Good-Better-Chapter-9.pdf] and then there's 80,000 Hours' free online careers guide in paperback and ebook format [https://www.amazon.co.uk/80-000-Hours-fulfilling-career-ebook/dp/B01M70QISP] which 80,000 Hours were recently offering for free.

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 10 January 2017 08:36:08PM 2 points [-]

Has anyone calculated a rough estimate for the value of an undergraduate student's hour? Assume they attend a top UK university, currently are unemployed, and plan to pursue earning to give. Thanks in advance for any info or links!

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 10 January 2017 08:26:26PM 0 points [-]

Has anyone calculated a rough estimate for the value of an undergraduate student's hour? Assume they attend a top UK university, currently are unemployed, and plan to pursue earning to give. Thanks in advance for any info or links!

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 10 January 2017 08:26:01PM 0 points [-]

Has anyone calculated a rough estimate for the value of an undergraduate student's hour? Assume they attend a top UK university, currently are unemployed, and plan to pursue earning to give. Thanks in advance for any info or links!

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 10 January 2017 08:24:14PM 0 points [-]

Has anyone calculated a rough estimate for the value of an undergraduate student's hour? Assume they attend a top UK university, currently are unemployed, and plan to pursue earning to give. Thanks in advance for any info or links!