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On Sleep Procrastination: Going To Bed At A Reasonable Hour 2021-04-16T23:31:25.126Z

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Comment by iamef on Sign up for the Forum's email digest · 2021-03-23T19:08:13.394Z · EA · GW

I didn't realize that this existed until now, is there a way for this to be more visible? For instance, incorporated in the notifications settings (where I spent way too much time trying to find this a couple of months ago)? Is there a way to auto-add people who join the EA forum to this mailing list and unsubscribe as necessary?

Comment by iamef on Should we consider the sleep loss epidemic an urgent global issue? · 2021-03-21T03:15:21.678Z · EA · GW

I, like Holly, am also interested in exploring this, though have not thought rigorously about this. 

  • A lot of people who are in power might be running low on sleep. This can jeopardize our future and is relevant to improving institutional decision making
  • (As Holly said) It could be good to promote sleep widely in EA circles given that we want to be optimal and it seems quite tractible to change a culture in a smaller community vs. the whole world. (Although it is my impression that EA orgs already encourage healthy work / sleep habits.) 

    Now we have the question: Should the EA community encourage sleep within the community more so than it does now?
Comment by iamef on Yale EA’s Fellowship Application Scores were not Predictive of Eventual Engagement · 2021-01-29T06:57:25.713Z · EA · GW

Thank you so much for the insights! We've tried longer applications to ensure that the fellows are more engaged due to bad experiences of fellows dropping out / derailing the conversation in the past. However, the point about counterfactual impact has nudged me to shorten our application!

Comment by iamef on Yale EA’s Fellowship Application Scores were not Predictive of Eventual Engagement · 2021-01-29T06:57:01.366Z · EA · GW

Thank you so much for the insights! We've tried longer applications to ensure that the fellows are more engaged due to bad experiences of fellows dropping out / derailing the conversation in the past. However, the point about high-potential people being busy has convinced me to shorten our application!

Comment by iamef on Yale EA’s Fellowship Application Scores were not Predictive of Eventual Engagement · 2021-01-28T06:17:44.458Z · EA · GW

What are the community's thoughts on making the application super long so that only the most interested people apply (and basically accept everyone who applies)? Would this be considered selective in the same way as rejecting people?

Comment by iamef on Introducing High Impact Athletes · 2020-11-30T16:32:59.386Z · EA · GW

Agree with alexrjl

Comment by iamef on What the EA community can learn from the rise of the neoliberals · 2020-07-07T14:51:17.349Z · EA · GW

A possible counter-argument to this strategy is that neoliberalism appeals to people with power (businesses with $$ that don't want to get regulated). Very interesting read though!