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Prac­ti­cal posts give di­rect, ac­tion­able ad­vice on how to achieve goals and gen­er­ally suc­ceed. The art of ra­tio­nal­ity would be use­less if it did not con­nect to the real world; we must take our ideas and ab­strac­tions and col­lide them with re­al­ity. Many places on the in­ter­net will give you ad­vice; here, we value sur­vey data, liter­a­ture re­views, self-blinded tri­als, quan­ti­ta­tive es­ti­mates, and the­o­ret­i­cal mod­els that aim to ex­plain the phe­nom­ena.

Ma­te­rial that is di­rectly about how to think bet­ter can be found at Ra­tion­al­ity.

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Be­ware Triv­ial Inconveniences

Scott Alexander
6 May 2009 22:04 UTC
131 points
113 comments4 min readLW link

The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog
16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
339 points
364 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Thread

28 Feb 2020 6:43 UTC
230 points
335 comments1 min readLW link

Re­pos­i­tory repository

pinyaka
28 Jul 2013 22:59 UTC
49 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

How Long Can Peo­ple Use­fully Work?

lynettebye
3 Apr 2020 21:35 UTC
99 points
1 comment12 min readLW link

Slack

Zvi
30 Sep 2017 11:10 UTC
190 points
66 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Schol­ar­ship: How to Do It Efficiently

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

On learn­ing difficult things

So8res
11 Nov 2013 23:35 UTC
123 points
44 comments6 min readLW link

How to Be Happy

lukeprog
17 Mar 2011 7:22 UTC
146 points
206 comments17 min readLW link

The Zet­telkas­ten Method

abramdemski
20 Sep 2019 13:15 UTC
185 points
71 comments42 min readLW link

Bor­ing Ad­vice Repository

Qiaochu_Yuan
7 Mar 2013 4:33 UTC
75 points
573 comments1 min readLW link

Fact Posts: How and Why

sarahconstantin
2 Dec 2016 18:55 UTC
131 points
32 comments3 min readLW link

Wire­less is a trap

benkuhn
7 Jun 2020 15:30 UTC
109 points
12 comments7 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Strate­gies of Per­sonal Growth

Raemon
28 Jul 2018 18:27 UTC
122 points
27 comments4 min readLW link1 nomination

Scien­tific Self-Help: The State of Our Knowledge

lukeprog
20 Jan 2011 20:44 UTC
157 points
502 comments10 min readLW link

Do Women Like Ass­holes?

Jacobian
22 Jun 2020 2:14 UTC
30 points
9 comments17 min readLW link

“Cheat to Win”: Eng­ineer­ing Pos­i­tive So­cial Feedback

sarahconstantin
5 Feb 2018 23:16 UTC
266 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

How to teach things well

Neel Nanda
28 Aug 2020 16:44 UTC
70 points
12 comments15 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Sun­set at Noon

Raemon
29 Nov 2017 14:52 UTC
202 points
19 comments17 min readLW link

Be­come a per­son who Ac­tu­ally Does Things

Neel Nanda
25 Jul 2020 9:29 UTC
43 points
17 comments3 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Post ridicu­lous munchkin ideas!

D_Malik
15 May 2013 22:27 UTC
58 points
1,250 comments1 min readLW link

Coron­avirus Jus­tified Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Summary

15 Mar 2020 22:25 UTC
88 points
48 comments6 min readLW link

My Al­gorithm for Beat­ing Procrastination

lukeprog
10 Feb 2012 2:48 UTC
92 points
138 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] What would you do differ­ently if you were less con­cerned with look­ing weird?

Mati_Roy
7 May 2020 23:29 UTC
10 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Let the AI teach you how to flirt

AllAmericanBreakfast
17 Sep 2020 19:04 UTC
36 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Choos­ing the Zero Point

orthonormal
6 Apr 2020 23:44 UTC
136 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What are your great­est one-shot life im­prove­ments?

Mark Xu
16 May 2020 16:53 UTC
91 points
120 comments1 min readLW link

Self-help, hard and soft

technicalities
7 Jun 2020 15:39 UTC
16 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Grow­ing Independence

jefftk
7 Jun 2020 20:20 UTC
139 points
27 comments10 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Comprehension

eapache
13 Jun 2020 15:08 UTC
29 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Be­ware of Other-Optimizing

Eliezer Yudkowsky
10 Apr 2009 1:58 UTC
114 points
119 comments5 min readLW link

Au­to­mat­i­cally Turn­ing Off Com­puter at Night

Raemon
15 Jul 2020 20:42 UTC
17 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

How I use Google Forms in my Workflow

Harri Besceli
26 Jul 2020 12:17 UTC
31 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Tools for keep­ing focused

benkuhn
5 Aug 2020 2:10 UTC
115 points
26 comments4 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Live a life you feel ex­cited about

Neel Nanda
21 Aug 2020 19:16 UTC
16 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

What To Do If Nu­clear War Seems Imminent

Ben_LandauTaylor
13 Sep 2018 19:35 UTC
73 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(benlandautaylor.com)

How to do re­mote co-working

SoerenMind
8 May 2020 19:38 UTC
27 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What was your rea­son­ing for de­cid­ing whether to raise chil­dren?

Mati_Roy
15 May 2020 3:53 UTC
4 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Learn­ing Rhythms

jefftk
16 May 2020 11:00 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Learn­ing to build conviction

benkuhn
16 May 2020 23:30 UTC
36 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

[Question] How to learn from a stronger ra­tio­nal­ist in daily life?

Thomas Kwa
20 May 2020 4:55 UTC
16 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Reflec­tive Complaints

Raemon
21 May 2020 21:11 UTC
36 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

LessWrong v2.0 Anti-Kib­itzer (hides com­ment au­thors and vote counts)

Marcello
23 May 2020 23:44 UTC
62 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Pantry Sta­ples for DIY

jefftk
4 Jun 2020 18:10 UTC
16 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Build a Bet­ter Exo­brain: Week 0 Overview

Spiracular
9 Jun 2020 19:09 UTC
21 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

BBE W1: HMCM and Note­tak­ing Systems

Spiracular
9 Jun 2020 19:20 UTC
26 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Max­i­miz­ing im­pact at startup with high EA po­ten­tial?

knite
10 Jun 2020 6:25 UTC
8 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Per­sonal Ex­per­i­ment] One Year with­out Junk Me­dia: Six-Month Update

lsusr
18 Jun 2020 16:34 UTC
68 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

My weekly re­view habit

benkuhn
21 Jun 2020 14:40 UTC
69 points
5 comments4 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

[Question] How ought I spend time?

Quinn
30 Jun 2020 16:53 UTC
10 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

PSA: Cars don’t have ‘blindspots’

romeostevensit
1 Jul 2020 17:04 UTC
27 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Trans­lat­ing CFAR to Therapy

squidious
26 Sep 2017 7:00 UTC
49 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(www.blogger.com)

Kelly Bet on Everything

Jacobian
10 Jul 2020 2:48 UTC
62 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

Jam is obsolete

jefftk
26 Jul 2020 14:00 UTC
24 points
21 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

At­ten­tion is your scarcest resource

benkuhn
30 Jul 2020 1:00 UTC
74 points
4 comments4 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Eng­ineer­ing Ex­pe­rience Through Score

ZorbaTHut
2 Aug 2020 12:09 UTC
24 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

My guide to lifelogging

Matthew Barnett
28 Aug 2020 21:34 UTC
22 points
4 comments7 min readLW link

Tak­ing Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam by efim

efim
10 Sep 2020 10:18 UTC
4 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Covid 9/​10: Vi­tamin D

Zvi
10 Sep 2020 19:00 UTC
103 points
36 comments15 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] Ra­tion­al­ity for Kids?

goose000
16 Sep 2020 22:58 UTC
48 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

100 Ways To Live Better

Jacobian
31 Dec 2019 20:23 UTC
46 points
4 comments13 min readLW link

[Question] How do you use face masks?

ChristianKl
13 Feb 2020 14:18 UTC
10 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Some quick notes on hand hygiene

willbradshaw
6 Feb 2020 2:47 UTC
71 points
52 comments3 min readLW link

Quaran­tine Preparations

jefftk
25 Feb 2020 2:40 UTC
60 points
38 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Con­ver­sa­tional Cul­tures: Com­bat vs Nur­ture (V2)

Ruby
8 Jan 2020 20:23 UTC
136 points
88 comments9 min readLW link2 nominations4 reviews

Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Backed By Deep Theories

Eliezer Yudkowsky
25 Apr 2009 18:52 UTC
49 points
114 comments4 min readLW link

Get Rich Slowly

Jacobian
10 Feb 2017 23:02 UTC
11 points
0 comments13 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

Get Rich Real Slowly

Jacobian
10 Jun 2019 17:51 UTC
39 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

Debt is an Anti-investment

Jacobian
5 Jul 2018 20:00 UTC
43 points
41 comments6 min readLW link

87,000 Hours or: Thoughts on Home Ownership

romeostevensit
6 Jul 2019 8:01 UTC
18 points
49 comments8 min readLW link

Re­view of “Life­cy­cle In­vest­ing”

JessRiedel
12 Apr 2020 3:12 UTC
53 points
19 comments13 min readLW link

Risk-aver­sion and in­vest­ment (for al­tru­ists)

paulfchristiano
28 Feb 2013 3:44 UTC
24 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

Look for the Next Tech Gold Rush?

Wei_Dai
19 Jul 2014 10:08 UTC
47 points
115 comments1 min readLW link

Mak­ing money with Bit­coin?

Clippy
16 Feb 2011 19:17 UTC
25 points
124 comments1 min readLW link

Con­trar­ian LW views and their eco­nomic implications

Larks
8 Oct 2014 23:48 UTC
22 points
126 comments1 min readLW link

A Guide to Ra­tional Investing

ColbyDavis
15 Sep 2014 2:36 UTC
40 points
45 comments29 min readLW link

Fi­nan­cial Effec­tive­ness Repository

Gunnar_Zarncke
18 Nov 2014 9:57 UTC
5 points
62 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Direct work vs. earn-to-give?

warrenjordan
5 May 2020 5:52 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

Cop­ing and Cultures

Spiracular
6 May 2020 22:49 UTC
51 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

Med­i­ta­tion skill: Sur­fing the Urge

Max Hodges
7 May 2020 17:30 UTC
16 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Shared House Setup

jefftk
9 May 2020 11:30 UTC
26 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Mind: Board Game Review

Alexei
10 May 2020 0:45 UTC
26 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Really Fresh Baking

jefftk
10 May 2020 11:40 UTC
27 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Set­ting up a new Mac

jefftk
11 May 2020 11:50 UTC
10 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

How to take smart notes (Ahrens, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu
23 Jul 2019 15:34 UTC
61 points
10 comments6 min readLW link

Kids and Time

jefftk
12 May 2020 11:40 UTC
30 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

How to Beat Procrastination

lukeprog
5 Feb 2011 18:49 UTC
187 points
156 comments15 min readLW link

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

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

Run­ning Wired Ethernet

jefftk
13 May 2020 17:20 UTC
11 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Ad­ding a House­mate Un­der Covid

jefftk
14 May 2020 21:30 UTC
16 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

“It’s Okay”, In­struc­tions, Fo­cus­ing, Ex­pe­rienc­ing and Frames

Ouroborus
15 May 2020 0:49 UTC
16 points
6 comments7 min readLW link
(ouroborusdotblog.wordpress.com)

Nyoom

Alicorn
12 Oct 2018 2:34 UTC
72 points
18 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Isn’t Tesla stock highly un­der­val­ued?

Liron
18 May 2020 1:56 UTC
23 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

Why Artists Study Anatomy

Sisi Cheng
18 May 2020 18:44 UTC
83 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Bag-Dry­ing Clips

jefftk
19 May 2020 14:00 UTC
12 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Haskenthetical

philh
19 May 2020 22:00 UTC
18 points
9 comments14 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

Wrap­ping and Centering

jefftk
21 May 2020 14:30 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] How does pub­lish­ing a pa­per work?

Liron
21 May 2020 12:14 UTC
42 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What as­pects of the world emo­tion­ally both­ers you on an im­me­di­ate per­sonal level on a daily ba­sis?

Mati_Roy
22 May 2020 6:27 UTC
8 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Get It Done Now

Zvi
22 May 2020 12:20 UTC
52 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] What is your in­ter­net search method­ol­ogy ?

George
23 May 2020 20:33 UTC
15 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Ob­sidian: A Mind Map­ping Mark­down Editor

lifelonglearner
27 May 2020 16:26 UTC
12 points
12 comments1 min readLW link
(obsidian.md)

Wrist Issues

jefftk
28 May 2020 16:50 UTC
16 points
11 comments4 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The prin­ci­ple of no non-Apologies

agentydragon
28 May 2020 19:58 UTC
25 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Why take notes: what I get from note­tak­ing and my desider­ata for note­tak­ing systems

crabman
29 May 2020 21:46 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(github.com)

Our Need for Need

eapache
29 May 2020 11:12 UTC
31 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

[Question] Any­one recom­mend a video course on the the­ory of com­pu­ta­tion?

elityre
30 May 2020 19:52 UTC
9 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Restricted Diet and Longevity, does eat­ing pat­tern mat­ter?

jmh
1 Jun 2020 21:28 UTC
6 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How to val­i­date re­search ideas?

Ariel Kwiatkowski
4 Jun 2020 21:37 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Effec­tive chil­dren education

kotrfa
3 Jun 2020 20:35 UTC
46 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How can you find the best in­for­ma­tion out of all in­for­ma­tion?

Raj Thimmiah
3 Jun 2020 6:40 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Introduction

eapache
4 Jun 2020 1:03 UTC
14 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Attitude

eapache
6 Jun 2020 12:29 UTC
14 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Your best fu­ture self

Raemon
6 Jun 2020 19:10 UTC
29 points
22 comments3 min readLW link

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Communication

eapache
9 Jun 2020 1:04 UTC
11 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

BBE W1: Per­sonal Note­tak­ing Desider­ata Walkthrough

Spiracular
9 Jun 2020 19:19 UTC
18 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Keep: Move checked items to bottom

jefftk
11 Jun 2020 0:30 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Turns Out In­ter­rup­tions Are Bad, Who Knew?

Elizabeth
11 Jun 2020 23:10 UTC
69 points
13 comments2 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

What gripes do you have with Mus­tachi­anism?

adamzerner
11 Jun 2020 23:42 UTC
12 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Why do all out at­tacks ac­tu­ally work?

lc
12 Jun 2020 20:33 UTC
37 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

An on­line pre­dic­tion mar­ket with rep­u­ta­tion points

wilf
12 Jun 2020 9:29 UTC
11 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Thomas Kwa’s Bounty List

Thomas Kwa
13 Jun 2020 0:03 UTC
12 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How do you find good con­tent on Youtube?

Rudi C
13 Jun 2020 12:29 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Re­minder: Blog Post Day III today

Daniel Kokotajlo
13 Jun 2020 10:28 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Is util­i­tar­i­anism the re­sult of a Con­flict The­ory sin­gu­lar­ity?

spkoc
16 Jun 2020 13:29 UTC
5 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] What should I teach to my fu­ture daugh­ter?

Anabel RC
19 Jun 2020 0:32 UTC
5 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Us­ing a mem­ory palace to mem­o­rize a text­book.

AllAmericanBreakfast
19 Jun 2020 2:09 UTC
56 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

The point of a mem­ory palace

AllAmericanBreakfast
20 Jun 2020 1:00 UTC
23 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

How to make a pre­dicted AI al­ign­ment event/​meet­ing calendar

rmoehn
20 Jun 2020 22:43 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

In­sights Over Frameworks

lifelonglearner
20 Jun 2020 19:52 UTC
14 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

The Bright Side of rationalization

Alexey Smirnov
21 Jun 2020 16:30 UTC
0 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Per­sonal ex­pe­rience of coffee as nootropic

ryan wong
23 Jun 2020 12:00 UTC
18 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How do you Mur­phyjitsu es­sen­tially risky ac­tivi­ties?

9eB1
23 Jun 2020 21:09 UTC
11 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Half-Baked Prod­ucts and Idea Kernels

Liron
24 Jun 2020 1:00 UTC
53 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What’s the name for that plau­si­ble de­ni­a­bil­ity thing?

eapache
24 Jun 2020 18:42 UTC
10 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Don’t pun­ish your­self for bad luck

Sherrinford
24 Jun 2020 21:52 UTC
16 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Five Ways To Pri­ori­tize Better

lynettebye
27 Jun 2020 18:40 UTC
112 points
7 comments20 min readLW link

Self-sac­ri­fice is a scarce resource

mingyuan
28 Jun 2020 5:08 UTC
107 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

I am Bad at Flirt­ing; Real­iz­ing that by Notic­ing Confusion

snog toddgrass
30 Jun 2020 20:05 UTC
7 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What’s the most easy, fast, effi­cient way to cre­ate and main­tain a per­sonal Blog?

Ferdinand Cachoeira
1 Jul 2020 18:51 UTC
1 point
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Non offen­sive word for peo­ple who are not sin­gle-mag­is­terium-Bayes thinkers

rockthecasbah
1 Jul 2020 22:33 UTC
3 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Poly Do­mes­tic Partnerships

jefftk
3 Jul 2020 14:10 UTC
16 points
4 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Crowd­fund­ing] LessWrong podcast

Mati_Roy
3 Jul 2020 20:59 UTC
9 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Let There be Sound: A Fris­to­nian Med­i­ta­tion on Creativity

jollybard
4 Jul 2020 3:33 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(jollybard.wordpress.com)

How to find a lost phone with dead bat­tery, us­ing Google Lo­ca­tion His­tory Takeout

Wei_Dai
30 May 2019 4:56 UTC
57 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

“Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast”

moridinamael
24 Jan 2018 16:52 UTC
74 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Im­ple­ment­ing an Idea-Man­age­ment System

ryqiem
18 Oct 2019 10:48 UTC
38 points
23 comments4 min readLW link

Say Wrong Things

G Gordon Worley III
24 May 2019 22:11 UTC
100 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Try more things.

whales
12 Jan 2014 1:25 UTC
51 points
20 comments7 min readLW link

Is Ra­tion­al­ist Self-Im­prove­ment Real?

Jacobian
9 Dec 2019 17:11 UTC
181 points
62 comments11 min readLW link

How habits work and how you may con­trol them

Kaj_Sotala
12 Oct 2013 12:17 UTC
68 points
76 comments13 min readLW link

[Question] When is evolu­tion­ary psy­chol­ogy use­ful?

snog toddgrass
10 Jul 2020 18:22 UTC
3 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Should I take an IQ test, why or why not?

snog toddgrass
10 Jul 2020 16:52 UTC
2 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

The Kelly Criterion

Zvi
15 Oct 2018 21:20 UTC
66 points
16 comments3 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Book Re­view: So Good They Can’t Ig­nore You, by Cal Newport

Swimmer963
23 Apr 2014 3:27 UTC
27 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

16 types of use­ful predictions

Julia_Galef
10 Apr 2015 3:31 UTC
109 points
54 comments8 min readLW link

CO2 Strip­per Post­mortem Thoughts

Diffractor
30 Nov 2019 21:20 UTC
121 points
35 comments8 min readLW link

“Just Suffer Un­til It Passes”

lionhearted
12 Feb 2018 4:01 UTC
156 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn
8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
145 points
154 comments6 min readLW link

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

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

Dremeling

Czynski
14 Jul 2020 19:23 UTC
32 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Align­ment Re­search Field Guide

abramdemski
8 Mar 2019 19:57 UTC
207 points
5 comments17 min readLW link

Does Think­ing Hard Hurt Your Brain?

Raemon
29 Apr 2018 18:56 UTC
48 points
38 comments1 min readLW link

Be Happier

Klevador
16 Apr 2012 1:51 UTC
123 points
278 comments35 min readLW link

Could some­one please start a bright home light­ing com­pany?

lincolnquirk
26 Nov 2019 19:20 UTC
86 points
41 comments6 min readLW link
(www.lincolnquirk.com)

[Question] What are the best tools you have seen to keep track of knowl­edge around testable state­ments?

migueltorrescosta
17 Jul 2020 15:02 UTC
2 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

My Dat­ing Plan ala Ge­offrey Miller

snog toddgrass
17 Jul 2020 4:52 UTC
−3 points
57 comments3 min readLW link

Pulse and Glide Cycling

jefftk
19 Jul 2020 19:02 UTC
11 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] What are the best on­line tools for mee­tups and meet­ings?

Raemon
27 Mar 2020 22:58 UTC
27 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Sel­ling real es­tate: should you over­price or un­der­price?

steve2152
20 Jul 2020 15:54 UTC
19 points
5 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] What are the limits of self-ed­u­ca­tion?

nitropie
21 Jul 2020 18:01 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Fresh Bread

Zvi
21 Jul 2020 20:40 UTC
23 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] If you are signed up for cry­on­ics with life in­surance, how much life in­surance did you get and over what term?

elityre
22 Jul 2020 8:13 UTC
25 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Are par­a­sitic worms an effec­tive weapon against MS?

Demeter
23 Jul 2020 13:59 UTC
27 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

Longevity in­ter­ven­tions when young

George
24 Jul 2020 11:25 UTC
27 points
17 comments39 min readLW link
(cerebralab.com)

[Question] Us­ing books to prime behavior

ryan wong
25 Jul 2020 5:59 UTC
10 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Pho­tos Be­fore Drywall

jefftk
25 Jul 2020 1:40 UTC
17 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Change the world a lit­tle bit

AllAmericanBreakfast
26 Jul 2020 22:35 UTC
22 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Ba­sic Con­ver­sa­tional Co­or­di­na­tion: Micro-co­or­di­na­tion of In­ten­tion

elityre
27 Jul 2020 22:41 UTC
40 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Check­list of Ra­tion­al­ity Habits

AnnaSalamon
7 Nov 2012 21:19 UTC
125 points
189 comments11 min readLW link

Use cu­ri­os­ity

AnnaSalamon
25 Feb 2011 22:23 UTC
61 points
62 comments1 min readLW link

The 3 Books Tech­nique for Learn­ing a New Skilll

mr-hire
9 Jan 2019 12:45 UTC
160 points
47 comments2 min readLW link

Origi­nal Seeing

Eliezer Yudkowsky
14 Oct 2007 4:38 UTC
87 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

How to Mea­sure Anything

lukeprog
7 Aug 2013 4:05 UTC
73 points
51 comments22 min readLW link

Refer­ences & Re­sources for LessWrong

XiXiDu
10 Oct 2010 14:54 UTC
124 points
106 comments20 min readLW link

[Question] How effec­tive are tul­pas?

Raven
9 Mar 2020 17:35 UTC
39 points
56 comments2 min readLW link

Tiddly­wiki for or­ga­niz­ing notes and research

eukaryote
1 Sep 2019 18:44 UTC
42 points
7 comments3 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

[Question] What is your Per­sonal Knowl­edge Man­age­ment sys­tem?

sayan
16 Jul 2019 20:20 UTC
18 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

Vi­sual Men­tal Imagery Training

GuySrinivasan
19 Feb 2013 22:21 UTC
39 points
51 comments4 min readLW link

Build Small Skills in the Right Order

lukeprog
17 Apr 2011 23:01 UTC
103 points
220 comments5 min readLW link

Two ar­gu­ments for not think­ing about ethics (too much)

Kaj_Sotala
27 Mar 2014 14:15 UTC
32 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

En­gag­ing Se­ri­ously with Short Timelines

deluks917
29 Jul 2020 19:21 UTC
42 points
22 comments3 min readLW link

Wear a Helmet While Driv­ing a Car

James_Miller
30 Jul 2015 16:36 UTC
60 points
117 comments1 min readLW link

Run­ning the num­bers: Cryo vs Dis­count rate

RomeoStevens
4 Jun 2014 7:54 UTC
4 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Op­ti­mal Exercise

RomeoStevens
10 Mar 2014 3:37 UTC
62 points
144 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] In what ways are holi­days good?

DanielFilan
28 Dec 2018 0:42 UTC
22 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

NicholasKross
31 Jul 2020 3:41 UTC
18 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Tap­ping Out In Two

philh
5 Dec 2019 23:10 UTC
18 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

[Question] Is this info on zinc lozenges ac­cu­rate?

philh
27 Jul 2019 22:05 UTC
31 points
21 comments5 min readLW link

Ad­vanced Place­ment exam cut­offs and su­perfi­cial knowl­edge over deep knowledge

JonahS
1 Sep 2013 21:01 UTC
7 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

Thoughts on de­sign­ing poli­cies for oneself

John_Maxwell
28 Nov 2012 1:27 UTC
80 points
63 comments7 min readLW link

Sports

adamzerner
26 Dec 2015 19:54 UTC
12 points
25 comments6 min readLW link

Abil­ity to react

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

Ham­mer­time Day 2: Yoda Timers

alkjash
31 Jan 2018 5:10 UTC
60 points
20 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

The Value of The­o­ret­i­cal Research

paulfchristiano
25 Feb 2011 18:06 UTC
40 points
53 comments3 min readLW link

How and Why to Granularize

lukeprog
17 May 2011 15:16 UTC
65 points
60 comments4 min readLW link

The tails com­ing apart as a strat­egy for success

Bucky
1 Oct 2018 15:18 UTC
33 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Con­sid­er­a­tions on Cryonics

niplav
3 Aug 2020 17:30 UTC
34 points
4 comments21 min readLW link

RT-LAMP is the right way to scale di­ag­nos­tic test­ing for the coronavirus

Kevin
4 Aug 2020 10:05 UTC
38 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Strate­gic choice of identity

Vika
8 Mar 2014 16:27 UTC
89 points
58 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How do you or­ganise your read­ing?

brook
6 Aug 2020 14:54 UTC
19 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] I’m look­ing for re­search look­ing at the in­fluence of fic­tion on chang­ing elite/​pub­lic be­hav­iors and opinions

Timothy Underwood
7 Aug 2020 13:49 UTC
6 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Is Wire­cut­ter still good?

Ben Pace
7 Aug 2020 21:54 UTC
46 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Heuris­tics for De­cid­ing What to Work On

John_Maxwell
1 Jun 2011 7:31 UTC
20 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Eval­u­at­ing Opus

jefftk
8 Aug 2020 16:40 UTC
20 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Draw­ing Less Wrong: Tech­ni­cal Skill

Raemon
5 Dec 2011 5:12 UTC
27 points
36 comments9 min readLW link

Draw­ing Less Wrong: Should You Learn to Draw?

Raemon
14 Nov 2011 7:31 UTC
26 points
55 comments9 min readLW link

Draw­ing Less Wrong: Overview of Skills, and Rele­vance to Rationality

Raemon
19 Nov 2011 5:05 UTC
15 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

Fix it and tell us what you did

JulianMorrison
23 Apr 2009 14:54 UTC
43 points
39 comments1 min readLW link

Travel Through Time to In­crease Your Effectiveness

tanagrabeast
23 Aug 2015 1:32 UTC
41 points
13 comments10 min readLW link

Set­ting Up a Green Screen

jefftk
14 Aug 2020 20:00 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Ex­plicit and tacit rationality

lukeprog
9 Apr 2013 23:33 UTC
40 points
77 comments4 min readLW link

Seven habits to­wards highly effec­tive minds

Richard_Ngo
5 Sep 2019 23:10 UTC
39 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Go Do Something

Davis_Kingsley
21 May 2019 15:42 UTC
41 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

The Cog­ni­tive Costs to Do­ing Things

lionhearted
2 May 2011 9:13 UTC
39 points
21 comments4 min readLW link

On Creativity—The joys of 5 minute timers

Neel Nanda
18 Aug 2020 6:26 UTC
10 points
1 comment6 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

WordPress De­stroys Edit­ing Pro­cess, Seek­ing Alternatives

Zvi
18 Aug 2020 15:50 UTC
17 points
18 comments1 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Mediums Over­power Messages

lsusr
20 Oct 2019 5:46 UTC
38 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

My Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam

moridinamael
22 Mar 2018 18:40 UTC
38 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Un­con­scious Com­pe­tence and Counter-Incentives

lifelonglearner
10 Mar 2018 6:38 UTC
37 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

[Question] What ex­er­cises go best with 3 blue 1 brown’s Lin­ear Alge­bra videos?

Raemon
1 Jan 2019 21:29 UTC
30 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

The Ass­hole Filter

DragonGod
7 Oct 2017 16:51 UTC
32 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(siderea.livejournal.com)

[Question] What self-help has helped you?

G Gordon Worley III
20 Dec 2018 3:31 UTC
34 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

The housekeeper

toonalfrink
3 Dec 2018 20:01 UTC
26 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Your Most Valuable Skill

Alicorn
27 Sep 2009 17:01 UTC
28 points
97 comments2 min readLW link

The Shadow Question

Alicorn
14 Oct 2009 1:40 UTC
30 points
45 comments4 min readLW link

In What Ways Have You Be­come Stronger?

Vladimir_Nesov
15 Mar 2009 20:44 UTC
27 points
40 comments1 min readLW link

The ideas you’re not ready to post

JulianMorrison
19 Apr 2009 21:23 UTC
26 points
264 comments1 min readLW link

Kin­naird’s truels

Johnicholas
5 Mar 2009 16:50 UTC
28 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

New Post ver­sion 1 (please read this ONLY if your last name be­ings with a–k)

lukeprog
27 Jul 2011 21:57 UTC
34 points
87 comments5 min readLW link

Strate­gies for deal­ing with emo­tional nihilism

[deleted]
10 Oct 2010 13:31 UTC
32 points
177 comments4 min readLW link

Im­prov­ing En­joy­ment and Re­ten­tion Read­ing Tech­ni­cal Literature

sentientplatypus
7 Aug 2013 6:29 UTC
39 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

Don’t teach peo­ple how to reach the top of a hill

PhilGoetz
4 Mar 2014 21:38 UTC
33 points
37 comments6 min readLW link

Bad rea­sons for a ra­tio­nal­ist to lose

matt
18 May 2009 22:57 UTC
30 points
72 comments3 min readLW link

Pro­duc­tivity tool: race!

wwa
16 Jan 2014 21:53 UTC
32 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Things That Shouldn’t Need Point­ing Out

Alicorn
21 Apr 2011 1:13 UTC
28 points
48 comments1 min readLW link

Río Grande: judg­ment calls

KatjaGrace
27 Jan 2019 3:50 UTC
28 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(worldlypositions.tumblr.com)

Re­con­soli­da­tion Through Experience

mr-hire
13 Nov 2019 20:04 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

How to set up foot pedals

jefftk
23 Aug 2020 16:40 UTC
19 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

On Sud­denly Not Be­ing Able to Work

Jacobian
25 Aug 2020 22:14 UTC
35 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Zib­bal­done With It All

Randomini
28 Aug 2020 11:37 UTC
22 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Mean­ingful Rest

Neel Nanda
29 Aug 2020 15:50 UTC
31 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Helping peo­ple to solve their problems

Neel Nanda
31 Aug 2020 20:41 UTC
14 points
3 comments10 min readLW link
(NIL)

Less Wrong Product & Ser­vice Recommendations

lukeprog
2 Jul 2012 13:18 UTC
24 points
371 comments1 min readLW link

Things to con­sider when op­ti­miz­ing: Sleep

[deleted]
28 Oct 2014 17:26 UTC
15 points
49 comments1 min readLW link

Es­ti­mat­ing the ROI of Insulation

jefftk
3 Sep 2020 20:30 UTC
13 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Mul­ti­vari­ate es­ti­ma­tion & the Squig­gly language

ozziegooen
5 Sep 2020 4:35 UTC
39 points
5 comments7 min readLW link

Tak­ing vi­tamin D3 with K2 in the morning

ChristianKl
30 Nov 2018 19:00 UTC
48 points
38 comments5 min readLW link

Shed Wall Plans

jefftk
6 Sep 2020 22:20 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Loneliness

AllAmericanBreakfast
8 Sep 2020 8:14 UTC
12 points
0 comments12 min readLW link

Loneli­ness and the para­dox of choice

AllAmericanBreakfast
9 Sep 2020 16:30 UTC
17 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Cap­tur­ing Ideas

abramdemski
9 Sep 2020 21:20 UTC
68 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] In 1 year and 5 years what do you see as “the nor­mal” world.

jmh
10 Sep 2020 12:47 UTC
8 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Have you tried hiIQpro.com’s cog­ni­tive train­ing or coach­ing?

BossSleepy
13 Sep 2020 22:05 UTC
3 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Does turn­ing on the shower help re­duce wild­fire smoke in the air?

cauliflower
13 Sep 2020 2:39 UTC
2 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Free Money at Pre­dic­tIt: 2020 Gen­eral Election

Zvi
14 Sep 2020 14:40 UTC
20 points
3 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

What hap­pens if you drink ace­tone?

dynomight
14 Sep 2020 14:22 UTC
61 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(dyno-might.github.io)

Gems from the Wiki: Para­noid Debating

15 Sep 2020 3:51 UTC
29 points
1 comment3 min readLW link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Low hang­ing fruits (LWCW 2020)

ArthurRainbow
15 Sep 2020 18:15 UTC
17 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

Me­moriz­ing a Deck of Cards

Tofly
16 Sep 2020 1:31 UTC
27 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Spoiler-Free Re­view: Orwell

Zvi
16 Sep 2020 13:30 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Notic­ing Wasted Motion

lynettebye
17 Sep 2020 2:30 UTC
14 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Some thoughts on criticism

Buck
18 Sep 2020 4:58 UTC
83 points
10 comments5 min readLW link

Schedul­ing Al­gorithm for a PhD Student

rockthecasbah
24 Sep 2020 16:10 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

The Five Main Mus­cles for a Full Range of Nat­u­ral Move­ment, Dy­namic Align­ment & Balance.

leggi
1 Sep 2019 3:22 UTC
12 points
9 comments10 min readLW link

The ‘5 Main Mus­cles of Move­ment’ Made Easy.

leggi
7 Dec 2019 9:17 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Fibromyal­gia, Pain & De­pres­sion. How much is due to phys­i­cal mis­al­ign­ment?

leggi
29 Oct 2019 14:58 UTC
4 points
4 comments14 min readLW link

A Good Pos­ture - Mus­cles & Self-Aware­ness.

leggi
15 Nov 2019 9:19 UTC
8 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

The case for lifel­og­ging as life extension

Matthew Barnett
1 Feb 2020 21:56 UTC
30 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

Ham­mer­time Day 1: Bug Hunt

alkjash
30 Jan 2018 6:40 UTC
128 points
18 comments5 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Is fake news bul­lshit or ly­ing?

HarperSachs
26 May 2020 16:55 UTC
20 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Can Hu­man­ism Match Reli­gion’s Out­put?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Mar 2009 11:32 UTC
59 points
114 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What are ob­jects that have made your life bet­ter?

Mark Xu
21 May 2020 20:59 UTC
26 points
52 comments1 min readLW link

Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Scott Alexander
20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
445 points
237 comments10 min readLW link

Prac­ti­cal Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: A Tax­on­omy of Disagreement

eapache
19 Jun 2020 2:25 UTC
10 points
8 comments10 min readLW link

Old-world Poli­tics Fallacy

Rudi C
23 Jun 2020 12:32 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Lifestyle in­ter­ven­tions to in­crease longevity

RomeoStevens
28 Feb 2014 6:28 UTC
148 points
377 comments12 min readLW link

A Sketch of Good Communication

Ben Pace
31 Mar 2018 22:48 UTC
171 points
34 comments3 min readLW link3 nominations1 review

Life at Three Tails of the Bell Curve

lsusr
27 Jun 2020 8:49 UTC
49 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Liv­ing Luminously

Alicorn
17 Mar 2010 1:17 UTC
68 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

You have a set amount of “weird­ness points”. Spend them wisely.

peter_hurford
27 Nov 2014 21:09 UTC
80 points
97 comments3 min readLW link

Ra­tional Home Buying

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

A New Way to Vi­su­al­ize Biases

dtm
22 Jul 2020 17:57 UTC
5 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Why You Might Want a New Way to Vi­su­al­ize Biases

dtm
27 Jul 2020 17:30 UTC
17 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

The Curse of Cur­sory Idealism

Noah Blaff
28 Jul 2020 19:56 UTC
7 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

What i learned giv­ing a lec­ture on NVC

Yoav Ravid
20 Feb 2019 9:08 UTC
11 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

In­tegrity and ac­countabil­ity are core parts of rationality

habryka
15 Jul 2019 20:22 UTC
137 points
62 comments6 min readLW link

Your in­ner Google

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

Make your train­ing useful

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

Swim­ming Up­stream: A Case Study in In­stru­men­tal Rationality

TurnTrout
3 Jun 2018 3:16 UTC
119 points
7 comments8 min readLW link

Hu­mans need places

Benquo
19 Apr 2018 19:50 UTC
113 points
6 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Epis­tle to the New York Less Wrongians

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

Ex­pected Pain Parameters

Alicorn
14 Jul 2018 19:30 UTC
85 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Break your habits: be more empirical

Academian
2 Oct 2010 21:04 UTC
101 points
31 comments2 min readLW link

How to avoid dy­ing in a car crash

[deleted]
17 Mar 2012 19:44 UTC
82 points
293 comments7 min readLW link

Ex­pe­riences in ap­ply­ing “The Biode­ter­minist’s Guide to Par­ent­ing”

juliawise
17 Jul 2015 19:19 UTC
77 points
34 comments9 min readLW link

Punc­tu­al­ity—Ar­riv­ing on Time and Math

Xachariah
3 May 2012 1:35 UTC
89 points
40 comments5 min readLW link

How To Have Things Correctly

Alicorn
17 Oct 2012 6:10 UTC
76 points
219 comments6 min readLW link

You Are Be­ing Underpaid

T3t
15 Apr 2018 6:28 UTC
66 points
16 comments8 min readLW link

Hold Off On Propos­ing Solutions

Eliezer Yudkowsky
17 Oct 2007 3:16 UTC
76 points
50 comments3 min readLW link

A Mo­tor­cy­cle (and Cal­ibra­tion?) Accident

boggler
18 Mar 2018 22:21 UTC
71 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist horo­scopes: A low-hang­ing util­ity gen­er­a­tor.

AdeleneDawner
22 May 2011 9:37 UTC
64 points
78 comments2 min readLW link

[link] “Paper strips” mem­ory technique

lincolnquirk
6 Oct 2018 12:11 UTC
13 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[LINK] How to in­crease conscientiousness

lincolnquirk
4 Oct 2013 15:26 UTC
0 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[LINK] Why Your Cus­tomers Would Be Hap­pier If You Charged More

lincolnquirk
21 Sep 2012 20:10 UTC
0 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Eth­er­net Is Worth It For Video Calls

jefftk
11 Apr 2020 12:10 UTC
53 points
26 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

A Suite of Prag­matic Con­sid­er­a­tions in Fa­vor of Niceness

Alicorn
5 Jan 2010 21:32 UTC
90 points
198 comments3 min readLW link

What are the op­ti­mal bi­ases to over­come?

aaronsw
4 Aug 2012 15:04 UTC
71 points
70 comments2 min readLW link

Science: Do It Yourself

alyssavance
13 Feb 2011 4:47 UTC
69 points
207 comments6 min readLW link

Op­ti­mal Employment

Louie
31 Jan 2011 12:50 UTC
62 points
279 comments10 min readLW link

TDT for Humans

alkjash
28 Feb 2018 5:40 UTC
62 points
5 comments5 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Poli­ti­cal Skills which In­crease Income

Xodarap
2 Mar 2014 17:56 UTC
59 points
19 comments4 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity Les­sons Learned from Ir­ra­tional Ad­ven­tures in Romance

lukeprog
4 Oct 2011 2:45 UTC
58 points
616 comments6 min readLW link

Ac­tive vs Pas­sive Distraction

squidious
14 Feb 2018 22:14 UTC
62 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

How to Es­cape From Im­moral Mazes

Zvi
16 Jan 2020 13:10 UTC
59 points
17 comments19 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Pro­ject pro­posal: Ra­tion­al­ity Cookbook

toonalfrink
21 Nov 2017 14:34 UTC
55 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

In­ter­net Search Tips: how I use Google/​Google Scholar/​Lib­gen

gwern
12 Dec 2018 14:50 UTC
54 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

Ap­ply­ing Be­hav­ioral Psy­chol­ogy on Myself

John_Maxwell
20 Jun 2010 6:25 UTC
55 points
38 comments2 min readLW link

Ap­plied Picoeconomics

Scott Alexander
17 Jun 2009 16:08 UTC
50 points
83 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Is there a guide to ‘Prob­lems that are too fast to Google’?

Vaniver
17 Jun 2019 5:04 UTC
49 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

The 3% In­cline (thefer­rett.com)

Raemon
27 Apr 2018 0:56 UTC
49 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.theferrett.com)

How to Build a Lumenator

Raemon
12 Aug 2018 5:11 UTC
46 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

Sim­ple em­bod­ied cog­ni­tion hacks

curiousepic
23 Mar 2011 13:24 UTC
46 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

A Step-by-step Guide to Find­ing a (Good!) Therapist

squidious
18 Jul 2018 1:50 UTC
44 points
5 comments9 min readLW link
(opalsandbonobos.blogspot.com)

Coffee: When it helps, when it hurts

JustinShovelain
10 Mar 2010 6:14 UTC
44 points
109 comments1 min readLW link

No, Se­ri­ously. Just Try It.

lukeprog
20 Apr 2011 16:11 UTC
56 points
42 comments2 min readLW link

How I Am Productive

peter_hurford
27 Aug 2013 13:04 UTC
55 points
34 comments14 min readLW link

Spend Money on Ergonomics

Kevin
23 Dec 2011 6:40 UTC
45 points
212 comments5 min readLW link

The True Re­jec­tion Challenge

Alicorn
27 Jun 2011 7:18 UTC
43 points
533 comments1 min readLW link

My recom­men­da­tions for grat­i­tude exercises

MaxCarpendale
5 Aug 2019 19:04 UTC
41 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

A Few Tips on How to Gen­er­ally Feel Bet­ter (and Avoid Headaches)

moridinamael
30 Apr 2018 16:02 UTC
47 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

The Un­finished Mys­tery of the Shangri-La Diet

Eliezer Yudkowsky
10 Apr 2009 20:30 UTC
31 points
231 comments5 min readLW link

Slack Bud­get: 3 sur­prise prob­lems per week

Raemon
25 Feb 2020 21:52 UTC
39 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Public Ser­vice An­nounce­ment Collection

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Jun 2013 17:20 UTC
39 points
330 comments1 min readLW link

Med Pa­tient So­cial Net­works Are Bet­ter Scien­tific Institutions

Liron
19 Feb 2010 8:11 UTC
37 points
49 comments2 min readLW link

Just Try It: Quan­tity Trumps Quality

atucker
4 Apr 2011 1:13 UTC
66 points
83 comments2 min readLW link

My sim­ple hack for in­creased alert­ness and im­proved cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing: very bright light

chaosmage
18 Jan 2013 13:43 UTC
58 points
130 comments2 min readLW link

Knowl­edge is Worth Pay­ing For

lukeprog
21 Sep 2011 18:09 UTC
45 points
109 comments4 min readLW link

It’s okay to be (at least a lit­tle) irrational

Kaj_Sotala
12 Apr 2009 21:06 UTC
54 points
59 comments2 min readLW link

Suc­cess and Fail Rates of Monthly Policies

lionhearted
9 Dec 2017 15:24 UTC
47 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

Too Smart for My Own Good

isovector
22 Jan 2019 17:51 UTC
40 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

At­tend­ing to Now

ialdabaoth
8 Nov 2017 16:53 UTC
63 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

How to brain­storm effectively

PECOS-9
19 May 2012 21:29 UTC
43 points
27 comments6 min readLW link

Cheat codes

sketerpot
1 Dec 2010 21:19 UTC
39 points
93 comments1 min readLW link

How to choose a mas­sage ther­a­pist

mingyuan
1 Mar 2020 6:53 UTC
25 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

How to make a gi­ant white­board for $14 (plus nails)

eukaryote
7 Jul 2019 19:23 UTC
29 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Op­ti­mal eat­ing (or rather, a step in the right di­rec­tion)

c_edwards
19 Jan 2015 1:35 UTC
7 points
65 comments7 min readLW link

Life Ex­ten­sion through Diet Modification

Caerbannog
16 May 2011 18:36 UTC
17 points
31 comments1 min readLW link

Draw­ing Less Wrong: Ob­serv­ing Reality

Raemon
21 Nov 2011 5:10 UTC
39 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

Low-hang­ing fruit: im­prov­ing wikipe­dia entries

LanceSBush
23 Jul 2013 13:14 UTC
38 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

In­visi­ble Choices, Made by Default

lsusr
20 Oct 2019 2:09 UTC
37 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Buy­ing Value, not Price

Jacobian
29 Apr 2019 15:51 UTC
35 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Pro­duc­tivity: Work­ing to­wards a sum­mary of what we know

adamzerner
9 Nov 2017 22:04 UTC
97 points
19 comments26 min readLW link

Sum­mary and Les­sons from “On Com­bat”

Gunnar_Zarncke
22 Mar 2015 1:48 UTC
21 points
64 comments7 min readLW link

11 core ra­tio­nal­ist skills

Roko
2 Dec 2009 8:09 UTC
51 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

Less Wrong NYC: Case Study of a Suc­cess­ful Ra­tion­al­ist Chapter

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

How to Un­der­stand and Miti­gate Risk

mr-hire
12 Mar 2019 10:14 UTC
57 points
24 comments16 min readLW link

Lazy Com­post is Worse Than Landfill

jefftk
15 Nov 2019 16:20 UTC
36 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

PSA: Learn to code

John_Maxwell
25 May 2012 18:50 UTC
34 points
77 comments3 min readLW link

Su­per­hu­man Meta Process

SquirrelInHell
3 Jan 2018 13:39 UTC
51 points
18 comments1 min readLW link
(squirrelinhell.blogspot.com)

[Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam] Ac­com­mo­date Your­self; Kind­ness Is An Epistemic Virtue; Priv­ileg­ing the Future

tcheasdfjkl
8 Sep 2018 5:54 UTC
49 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Writ­ing That Pro­vokes Comments

Raemon
4 Oct 2017 2:48 UTC
115 points
39 comments4 min readLW link

Tak­ing the Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam

lifelonglearner
22 Mar 2018 17:22 UTC
42 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Let There Be Light

Alicorn
17 Mar 2010 19:35 UTC
43 points
101 comments4 min readLW link

So­cial Dynamics

curi
10 Aug 2020 19:29 UTC
10 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Twenty ba­sic rules for in­tel­li­gent money management

James_Miller
19 Mar 2015 17:57 UTC
34 points
55 comments9 min readLW link

How to sign up for Al­cor cryo

oge
26 Apr 2015 2:51 UTC
32 points
31 comments1 min readLW link

You Need More Money

gilch
12 Aug 2020 6:16 UTC
35 points
16 comments7 min readLW link

How to Dis­solve It

TurnTrout
7 Mar 2018 6:19 UTC
41 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

In­vest­ment idea: bas­ket of tech stocks weighted to­wards AI

ioannes_shade
12 Aug 2020 21:30 UTC
11 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Topics from “Pro­ce­du­ral Knowl­edge Gaps”

NancyLebovitz
11 Feb 2012 21:38 UTC
39 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Strate­gies and tools for get­ting through a break up

lululu
18 May 2015 18:01 UTC
37 points
44 comments11 min readLW link

Ten small life improvements

paulfchristiano
20 Aug 2017 19:09 UTC
27 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Four Tips for Public Speaking

palladias
15 Apr 2013 14:56 UTC
39 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

In­stru­men­tal ra­tio­nal­ity/​self help re­sources

gothgirl420666
18 Jul 2013 2:58 UTC
37 points
107 comments1 min readLW link

Anti-Akra­sia Tech­nique: Struc­tured Procrastination

patrissimo
12 Nov 2009 19:35 UTC
53 points
54 comments3 min readLW link

Ac­ti­va­tion Costs

lionhearted
25 Oct 2010 21:30 UTC
29 points
41 comments3 min readLW link

Level­ing IRL

cousin_it
5 Aug 2011 21:35 UTC
33 points
126 comments1 min readLW link

Level­ing IRL—level 1

cousin_it
9 Aug 2011 17:12 UTC
20 points
93 comments2 min readLW link

Sys­tem­atic Lucky Breaks

SatvikBeri
3 Oct 2013 1:46 UTC
36 points
64 comments2 min readLW link

11 Less Wrong Ar­ti­cles I Prob­a­bly Will Never Have Time to Write

lukeprog
23 Oct 2011 2:44 UTC
35 points
37 comments2 min readLW link

Fight­ing Bi­ases and Bad Habits like Boggarts

palladias
21 Aug 2014 17:07 UTC
34 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

The Hos­tile Arguer

Error
27 Nov 2014 0:30 UTC
34 points
78 comments5 min readLW link

What epistemic hy­giene norms should there be?

Kaj_Sotala
21 Mar 2012 19:26 UTC
14 points
25 comments3 min readLW link

Talk­ing to your­self: A use­ful think­ing tool that seems un­der­stud­ied and underdiscussed

chaosmage
9 Sep 2014 16:56 UTC
33 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

TSR #9: Hard Rules

Hazard
9 Jan 2018 14:57 UTC
32 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Use­ful Con­cepts Repository

Qiaochu_Yuan
10 Jun 2013 6:12 UTC
32 points
105 comments1 min readLW link

Solved Prob­lems Repository

Qiaochu_Yuan
27 Mar 2013 4:51 UTC
28 points
272 comments1 min readLW link

Grad Stu­dent Ad­vice Repository

Stabilizer
14 Apr 2013 9:28 UTC
10 points
56 comments1 min readLW link

Be Nice to Non-Rationalists

wobster109
7 May 2013 2:27 UTC
32 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How do you know it’s time for a break?

Elizabeth
16 May 2019 4:33 UTC
31 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

The Towel Cen­sus: A Method­ol­ogy for Iden­ti­fy­ing Or­phaned Ob­jects in Your Home

mingyuan
22 Dec 2019 6:04 UTC
32 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

In­fer­en­tial credit history

RyanCarey
24 Jul 2013 14:12 UTC
33 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

Pat­tern-botch­ing: when you for­get you understand

MalcolmOcean
15 Jun 2015 22:58 UTC
33 points
18 comments7 min readLW link

Re­duc­tion­ism Revisited

alkjash
20 Mar 2018 6:00 UTC
32 points
5 comments4 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Against lone wolf self-improvement

cousin_it
7 Jul 2017 15:31 UTC
33 points
73 comments2 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist Horo­scopes: Low-hang­ing util­ity gen­er­a­tor?

AdeleneDawner
18 May 2011 21:52 UTC
26 points
81 comments2 min readLW link

In­tro­duc­ing the In­stru­men­tal Ra­tion­al­ity Sequence

lifelonglearner
26 Apr 2017 21:53 UTC
27 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 2: Search­ing for bugs

Mark Xu
16 Feb 2020 17:16 UTC
22 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 3: Tips and Tricks

Mark Xu
17 Feb 2020 18:53 UTC
20 points
4 comments11 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 4: Murphyjitsu

Mark Xu
18 Feb 2020 17:33 UTC
17 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 5: TAPs

Mark Xu
19 Feb 2020 18:11 UTC
16 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 6: Seek­ing Sense

Mark Xu
20 Feb 2020 17:33 UTC
7 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 7: Goal Factoring

Mark Xu
21 Feb 2020 17:55 UTC
8 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 8: Noticing

Mark Xu
22 Feb 2020 19:47 UTC
13 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 9: Dou­ble-Crux

Mark Xu
23 Feb 2020 18:08 UTC
4 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 10: Systemization

Mark Xu
24 Feb 2020 17:20 UTC
13 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 11: So­cratic Ducking

Mark Xu
25 Feb 2020 17:19 UTC
10 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 12: Focusing

Mark Xu
26 Feb 2020 19:07 UTC
9 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 13: Re­solve Cycles

Mark Xu
27 Feb 2020 17:45 UTC
8 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 14: Traf­fic Jams

Mark Xu
28 Feb 2020 17:52 UTC
7 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 15: CoZE

Mark Xu
29 Feb 2020 17:13 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 16: Ham­ming Questions

Mark Xu
1 Mar 2020 18:46 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 17: Deflinch­ing and Lines of Retreat

Mark Xu
21 Apr 2020 17:45 UTC
22 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 18: Nega­tive Vi­su­al­iza­tion

Mark Xu
22 Apr 2020 16:06 UTC
9 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 19: Ham­ming Ques­tions for Pot­ted Plants

Mark Xu
23 Apr 2020 16:00 UTC
44 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 20: OODA Loop

Mark Xu
24 Apr 2020 18:11 UTC
21 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 21: Ex­e­cut­ing Intentions

Mark Xu
25 Apr 2020 22:16 UTC
14 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 22: Mur­phyjitsu 2

Mark Xu
26 Apr 2020 20:18 UTC
12 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 23: TAPs 2

Mark Xu
27 Apr 2020 17:37 UTC
11 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 24: Re­solve Cy­cles 2

Mark Xu
28 Apr 2020 19:00 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 25: Re­cur­sive Self-Im­prove­ment

Mark Xu
29 Apr 2020 18:22 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Miti­gat­ing So­cial Awkwardness

Cayenne
1 May 2011 0:54 UTC
28 points
162 comments3 min readLW link

A frame­work for speed reading

limerott
16 Sep 2019 18:52 UTC
26 points
6 comments12 min readLW link
(limerott.com)

How to use a micro­phone rationally dur­ing pub­lic speaking

ChristianKl
14 Sep 2018 17:14 UTC
25 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

What’s the best way to rest?

[deleted]
15 Jun 2012 0:45 UTC
25 points
39 comments1 min readLW link

Luck I: Find­ing White Swans

fowlertm
12 Dec 2013 17:56 UTC
25 points
52 comments8 min readLW link

Luck II: Ex­pect­ing White Swans

fowlertm
15 Dec 2013 17:40 UTC
1 point
87 comments7 min readLW link

Press Your Luck (3/​3)

Douglas_Reay
8 Mar 2018 15:59 UTC
25 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Cur­rent guidance for COVID-19 self-care?

knite
23 Aug 2020 2:10 UTC
21 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Ran­dom ad­vice: Teenage U.S. LW-ers should prob­a­bly be tak­ing more AP exams

HonoreDB
7 Apr 2011 4:37 UTC
24 points
22 comments3 min readLW link

On Sys­tems—Liv­ing a life of zero willpower

Neel Nanda
16 Aug 2020 16:44 UTC
34 points
10 comments13 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

On Pro­cras­ti­na­tion—The art of shap­ing your fu­ture actions

Neel Nanda
1 Aug 2020 10:22 UTC
10 points
0 comments8 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

How To Fermi Model

9 Sep 2020 5:13 UTC
76 points
6 comments11 min readLW link

Low Hang­ing fruit for buy­ing a bet­ter life

taryneast
6 Jan 2015 10:11 UTC
24 points
208 comments1 min readLW link

On Nice­ness: Look­ing for Pos­i­tive Externalities

Neel Nanda
14 Sep 2020 18:03 UTC
29 points
0 comments10 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Tak­ing So­cial Initiative

Neel Nanda
19 Sep 2020 15:31 UTC
16 points
0 comments13 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Shittests are ac­tu­ally good

snog toddgrass
24 Sep 2020 17:20 UTC
3 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

Up close and per­sonal with the world

dominicq
25 Sep 2020 6:52 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
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