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The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog
16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
259 points
347 comments7 min readLW link

The Blue-Min­i­miz­ing Robot

Scott Alexander
4 Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
194 points
161 comments4 min readLW link

The Ne­glected Virtue of Scholarship

lukeprog
5 Jan 2011 7:22 UTC
192 points
153 comments3 min readLW link

How to Beat Procrastination

lukeprog
5 Feb 2011 18:49 UTC
172 points
154 comments15 min readLW link

Work­ing hurts less than pro­cras­ti­nat­ing, we fear the twinge of starting

Eliezer Yudkowsky
2 Jan 2011 0:15 UTC
154 points
142 comments3 min readLW link

Less Wrong NYC: Case Study of a Suc­cess­ful Ra­tion­al­ist Chapter

Cosmos
17 Mar 2011 20:12 UTC
147 points
173 comments11 min readLW link

Scien­tific Self-Help: The State of Our Knowledge

lukeprog
20 Jan 2011 20:44 UTC
144 points
501 comments10 min readLW link

SIAI—An Examination

BrandonReinhart
2 May 2011 7:08 UTC
143 points
207 comments13 min readLW link

Learned Blankness

AnnaSalamon
18 Apr 2011 18:55 UTC
141 points
187 comments5 min readLW link

How to Be Happy

lukeprog
17 Mar 2011 7:22 UTC
139 points
204 comments17 min readLW link

Schol­ar­ship: How to Do It Efficiently

lukeprog
9 May 2011 22:05 UTC
134 points
146 comments5 min readLW link

A Crash Course in the Neu­ro­science of Hu­man Motivation

lukeprog
19 Aug 2011 21:15 UTC
133 points
91 comments38 min readLW link

The curse of identity

Kaj_Sotala
17 Nov 2011 19:28 UTC
130 points
305 comments6 min readLW link

Pro­ce­du­ral Knowl­edge Gaps

Alicorn
8 Feb 2011 3:17 UTC
129 points
1,478 comments1 min readLW link

Less Wrong Ra­tion­al­ity and Main­stream Philosophy

lukeprog
20 Mar 2011 20:28 UTC
126 points
340 comments5 min readLW link

The 5-Se­cond Level

Eliezer Yudkowsky
7 May 2011 4:51 UTC
121 points
323 comments8 min readLW link

Levels of Action

alyssavance
14 Apr 2011 0:18 UTC
116 points
47 comments9 min readLW link

Ra­tional Home Buying

Scott Alexander
27 Aug 2011 0:15 UTC
112 points
138 comments7 min readLW link

Philos­o­phy: A Diseased Discipline

lukeprog
28 Mar 2011 19:31 UTC
108 points
439 comments7 min readLW link

Epis­tle to the New York Less Wrongians

Eliezer Yudkowsky
20 Apr 2011 21:13 UTC
105 points
275 comments10 min readLW link

The benefits of mad­ness: A pos­i­tive ac­count of arationality

Skatche
22 Apr 2011 19:43 UTC
105 points
122 comments14 min readLW link

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

orthonormal
1 Jan 2011 18:53 UTC
102 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

Ri­tual Re­port: NYC Less Wrong Sols­tice Celebration

Raemon
20 Dec 2011 20:37 UTC
102 points
179 comments11 min readLW link

Your in­ner Google

PhilGoetz
16 Sep 2011 6:56 UTC
101 points
70 comments1 min readLW link

Se­crets of the eliminati

Scott Alexander
20 Jul 2011 10:15 UTC
101 points
256 comments3 min readLW link

Pri­soner’s Dilemma Tour­na­ment Results

prase
6 Sep 2011 0:46 UTC
101 points
171 comments11 min readLW link

Build Small Skills in the Right Order

lukeprog
17 Apr 2011 23:01 UTC
97 points
219 comments5 min readLW link

How I Lost 100 Pounds Us­ing TDT

Zvi
14 Mar 2011 15:50 UTC
97 points
242 comments4 min readLW link

Ap­prov­ing re­in­forces low-effort behaviors

Scott Alexander
17 Jul 2011 20:43 UTC
96 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

Make your train­ing useful

AnnaSalamon
12 Feb 2011 2:14 UTC
95 points
48 comments5 min readLW link

The Bias You Didn’t Expect

Psychohistorian
14 Apr 2011 16:20 UTC
95 points
92 comments2 min readLW link

2011 Sur­vey Results

Scott Alexander
5 Dec 2011 10:49 UTC
94 points
516 comments8 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on ra­tio­nal­ity a year out

[deleted]
31 Mar 2011 1:35 UTC
94 points
108 comments4 min readLW link

Ac­tion and habit

Swimmer963
2 Jun 2011 14:59 UTC
91 points
106 comments4 min readLW link

The Cog­ni­tive Science of Rationality

lukeprog
12 Sep 2011 20:48 UTC
90 points
106 comments15 min readLW link

[link] Back to the trees

[deleted]
4 Nov 2011 22:06 UTC
87 points
47 comments2 min readLW link

How to un­der­stand peo­ple bet­ter

pwno
14 Oct 2011 19:53 UTC
86 points
164 comments5 min readLW link

Just an­other day in utopia

Stuart_Armstrong
25 Dec 2011 9:37 UTC
86 points
116 comments13 min readLW link

A Ra­tion­al­ist’s Tale

lukeprog
28 Sep 2011 1:17 UTC
84 points
308 comments6 min readLW link

Mea­sur­ing aver­sion and habit strength

Academian
27 May 2011 1:05 UTC
83 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

Why We Can’t Take Ex­pected Value Es­ti­mates Liter­ally (Even When They’re Un­bi­ased)

HoldenKarnofsky
18 Aug 2011 23:34 UTC
83 points
252 comments17 min readLW link

Back to the Ba­sics of Rationality

lukeprog
11 Jan 2011 7:05 UTC
83 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

Branches of ra­tio­nal­ity

AnnaSalamon
12 Jan 2011 3:24 UTC
79 points
66 comments5 min readLW link

Value of In­for­ma­tion: Four Examples

Vaniver
22 Nov 2011 23:02 UTC
78 points
60 comments10 min readLW link

Polyhacking

Alicorn
28 Aug 2011 8:35 UTC
77 points
603 comments8 min readLW link

2011 Less Wrong Cen­sus /​ Survey

Scott Alexander
1 Nov 2011 18:28 UTC
77 points
699 comments1 min readLW link

On the un­pop­u­lar­ity of cry­on­ics: life sucks, but at least then you die

gwern
29 Jul 2011 21:06 UTC
77 points
468 comments7 min readLW link

Abil­ity to react

Swimmer963
18 Feb 2011 19:19 UTC
77 points
99 comments4 min readLW link

96 Bad Links in the Se­quences [fixed]

Louie
27 Apr 2011 19:01 UTC
76 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Fol­low-up on ESP study: “We don’t pub­lish repli­ca­tions”

CarlShulman
12 Jul 2011 20:48 UTC
74 points
50 comments2 min readLW link