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Two examples of European alt. protein policy 2022-04-27T09:43:59.449Z
Avian influenza is causing farmers to kill millions of chickens 2022-04-18T16:41:22.768Z
[Linkpost] - Sam Harris and Sam Bankman-Fried - Earning to Give 2021-12-26T21:48:53.953Z
How do you get more people to give you feedback? 2021-12-04T14:54:50.354Z

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Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Who wants to be hired? (May-September 2022) · 2022-09-21T17:20:12.218Z · EA · GW

I'd be curious to know if anyone got hired through this. 

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Say “nay!” to the Bay (as the default)! · 2022-09-06T13:20:45.179Z · EA · GW

I don't think using "optics" as a reason to shift away from the Bay is great. Many of the critiques you seem to be gesturing at would still ham away at EA regardless (potentially because it's an easy narrative to pick on or because it's easy to associate the movement's funding with Silicon Valley). 


I also think using the association between EA and Oxford Uni seems counterintuitive to me; people seem to often associate Oxford with "elitism".

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Long-Term Future Fund: December 2021 grant recommendations · 2022-08-19T10:03:57.699Z · EA · GW

Thanks for sharing this!

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Legal Impact for Chickens files its first lawsuit! Costco shareholder derivative case · 2022-07-08T10:39:45.076Z · EA · GW

This is exciting! Thank you for your and LIC's hard work!!

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Community Builders Spend Too Much Time Community Building · 2022-06-29T11:57:31.603Z · EA · GW

Thanks for creating this! I thought it was really useful and easy to read.

Minor point here, but I think phrases like "soldier mindset" and "high-fidelity" could have been hyperlinked to relevant definitions or articles for clarity.

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Seven ways to become unstoppably agentic · 2022-06-18T17:07:43.198Z · EA · GW

Good post!

I really liked the idea of a rejection doc when I first came across it. I have one with my brother, and it's been super helpful in keeping us motivated. 

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Animal Welfare & Alternative Proteins in the United Arab Emirates · 2022-05-26T18:10:00.211Z · EA · GW

“ Since 1980, the country’s animal product consumption has been on a downward trend”

Is there a source for this? (I might have missed out on it from the post. )

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on EA is more than longtermism · 2022-05-04T09:29:56.244Z · EA · GW

I think EA Grants is different from EA Funds. EA Grants was discontinued a while back - https://www.effectivealtruism.org/grants

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on My experience with imposter syndrome — and how to (partly) overcome it · 2022-04-22T22:44:45.888Z · EA · GW

I note down certain lines my therapist tells after a session. I look over them from time to time. One that's stuck with me is  "You don't need everything to fall in place for you to be okay. You don't need everything to fall in place for you to love yourself." These act as good reminders for me when things aren't going so well in my life. 

But other than that, I've found reading things like what Luisa has put out to be very useful. For example, someone sent me this essay by a law professor that was super valuable to read.  

I've also found self-hypnosis and meditation helpful but I think these can have varying degrees of usefulness for people.

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on My experience with imposter syndrome — and how to (partly) overcome it · 2022-04-21T22:27:40.567Z · EA · GW

Thanks for writing this! Especially this part:

I strongly recommend you aim to decouple your self-worth from your productivity and impact — to internalise that you have intrinsic worth no matter how productive you are or how much impact you have.

I was lucky to have a therapist who was able to help me internalise this, and I think it has been incredibly valuable in helping me break some of my negative thought patterns and self-deprecating tendencies.

Comment by AryanYadav on [deleted post] 2022-04-20T21:18:08.661Z

Fair, this is good for me to know!

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Avian influenza is causing farmers to kill millions of chickens · 2022-04-18T20:12:07.148Z · EA · GW

Thanks for linking this Matthew!

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on EA Updates for April 2022 · 2022-04-04T14:22:12.982Z · EA · GW

Ah. So you don't want to clog up the forum with something people aren't interested in? 

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on EA Updates for April 2022 · 2022-04-04T00:38:44.729Z · EA · GW

Why might you stop cross posting to the forum?

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on What I learnt from attending EAGx Oxford (as someone who's new to EA) · 2022-04-03T00:26:09.121Z · EA · GW

Well done on getting a post out on the forum about your experience Olivia!

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on “Should you use EA in your group name?” An update on PISE’s naming experiment · 2022-03-30T16:59:19.268Z · EA · GW

This is great! Thanks for writing a review on this. 

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Starting an EA chapter: Easier than you would think · 2021-12-27T21:03:33.995Z · EA · GW

Thanks for writing this! 
 

I broadly agree that starting an EA Chapter isn't very hard. Though your point on the amount of time one may sink into being an organiser might be missing some nuance. In speaking to other uni groups and from personally helping run the Bristol group, if you really want your group to do well it's going to come at some cost to your time. For example, you are going to have to put in effort to get the most out of really promising folks in your university groups with 1-1s; it can often take you some time to figure out how to set up an introductory fellowship the first time around. 

There is a bunch of help available with GCP and funding for stuff like productivity tools to save you time, but if you really want to get a lot out of your group you should be okay with the fact that it's going to take up time and effort. 

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Has anyone ever started an EA student group without being a student? If so, how? · 2021-12-23T09:46:05.295Z · EA · GW

Has anyone signed up to your intro fellowship after seeing it on Reddit? I am skeptical about marketing an intro fellowship via Reddit but would love to get your thoughts on it. 

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Has anyone ever started an EA student group without being a student? If so, how? · 2021-12-23T09:44:02.370Z · EA · GW

Touching on the latter - you might find this useful: https://handbook.globalchallengesproject.org/

Comment by AryanYadav on [deleted post] 2021-09-10T05:26:54.284Z

Hey Kerry!

Good question. I included this disclaimer because to me it seems very hard to define what we exactly mean by an "AI weapon", which makes a complete ban, like the one the BWC has, implausible. 

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Who become an Effective Altruist? · 2021-08-07T08:06:37.044Z · EA · GW

I feel like this is a hard question to answer. People who identify as an Effective Altruist come from all sorts of backgrounds and I suppose there aren't specific groups of people who are more likely to become EAs, as opposed to others. 

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Writing about my job: Civil Servant (UK foreign policy) · 2021-08-04T10:30:15.772Z · EA · GW

Do you think working in the Civil Service has given you a good skillset that you could transfer over to other EA career paths? 

Comment by Yadav (AryanYadav) on Getting started independently in AI Safety · 2021-07-06T17:41:40.270Z · EA · GW

Thanks for this!