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Core TagLast edit: 9 Feb 2024 2:18 UTC by jimrandomh

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.

Practical Sub-Topics

Domains of Well-being

Careers
Emotions
Exercise (Physical)
Financial Investing
Gratitude
Happiness
Human Bodies
Nutrition
Parenting
Slack
Sleep
Well-being

Skills, Tools, Techniques

Cryonics
Emotions
Goal Factoring
Habits
Hamming Questions
Life Improvements
Meditation
More Dakka
Pica
Planning & Decision-Making
Self Experimentation
Skill Building
Software Tools
Spaced Repetition
Virtues (Instrumental)

Productivity

Akrasia
Motivations
Prioritization
Procrastination
Productivity
Willpower

Interpersonal
Circling
Conversation (topic)
Communication Cultures
Relationship

The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
686 points
406 comments7 min readLW link

Be­ware Triv­ial Inconveniences

Scott Alexander6 May 2009 22:04 UTC
238 points
107 comments4 min readLW link

Schol­ar­ship: How to Do It Efficiently

lukeprog9 May 2011 22:05 UTC
231 points
147 comments5 min readLW link

Re­pos­i­tory repository

pinyaka28 Jul 2013 22:59 UTC
64 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

On learn­ing difficult things

So8res11 Nov 2013 23:35 UTC
202 points
47 comments6 min readLW link

The Zet­telkas­ten Method

abramdemski20 Sep 2019 13:15 UTC
215 points
90 comments42 min readLW link3 reviews

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Thread

28 Feb 2020 6:43 UTC
218 points
337 comments1 min readLW link1 review

How Long Can Peo­ple Use­fully Work?

lynettebye3 Apr 2020 21:35 UTC
148 points
8 comments12 min readLW link1 review

How to Be Happy

lukeprog17 Mar 2011 7:22 UTC
221 points
207 comments17 min readLW link

Slack

Zvi30 Sep 2017 11:10 UTC
262 points
74 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Wire­less is a trap

benkuhn7 Jun 2020 15:30 UTC
157 points
13 comments7 min readLW link1 review
(www.benkuhn.net)

Strate­gies for Per­sonal Growth

Raemon28 Jul 2018 18:27 UTC
142 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

Fact Posts: How and Why

sarahconstantin2 Dec 2016 18:55 UTC
256 points
34 comments3 min readLW link

“Cheat to Win”: Eng­ineer­ing Pos­i­tive So­cial Feedback

sarahconstantin5 Feb 2018 23:16 UTC
184 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

Do Women Like Ass­holes?

Jacob Falkovich22 Jun 2020 2:14 UTC
37 points
10 comments17 min readLW link

Scien­tific Self-Help: The State of Our Knowledge

lukeprog20 Jan 2011 20:44 UTC
227 points
502 comments10 min readLW link

How to teach things well

Neel Nanda28 Aug 2020 16:44 UTC
103 points
16 comments15 min readLW link1 review
(www.neelnanda.io)

A Gen­tle In­tro­duc­tion on How to Use Anki to Im­prove Your Memory

simbyotic4 Feb 2021 9:59 UTC
18 points
2 comments14 min readLW link

[Question] How do you op­ti­mize pro­duc­tivity with re­spect to your men­strual cy­cle?

just_browsing7 Feb 2021 21:39 UTC
97 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Bor­ing Ad­vice Repository

Qiaochu_Yuan7 Mar 2013 4:33 UTC
107 points
573 comments1 min readLW link

Tips for the most im­mer­sive video calls

benkuhn27 Sep 2020 20:36 UTC
60 points
9 comments15 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Sun­set at Noon

Raemon21 Nov 2017 2:05 UTC
204 points
27 comments17 min readLW link

Guide to ra­tio­nal­ist in­te­rior decorating

mingyuan19 Jun 2023 6:47 UTC
268 points
45 comments12 min readLW link

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
420 points
130 comments9 min readLW link1 review

To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
348 points
37 comments4 min readLW link1 review
(www.benkuhn.net)

Can a Ve­gan Diet Be Healthy? A Liter­a­ture Review

Erich_Grunewald12 Mar 2021 12:47 UTC
26 points
0 comments11 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

Third Time: a bet­ter way to work

bfinn7 Jan 2022 21:15 UTC
114 points
74 comments8 min readLW link

Men­tal Health and the Align­ment Prob­lem: A Com­pila­tion of Re­sources (up­dated April 2023)

10 May 2023 19:04 UTC
246 points
53 comments21 min readLW link

Me­taPrompt: a tool for tel­ling your­self what to do.

abramdemski16 Mar 2021 20:49 UTC
66 points
12 comments15 min readLW link

Pri­ori­tiz­ing Parental Sleep

jefftk30 Sep 2022 2:10 UTC
75 points
9 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Papers to start get­ting into NLP-fo­cused al­ign­ment research

Feraidoon24 Sep 2022 23:53 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Post ridicu­lous munchkin ideas!

D_Malik15 May 2013 22:27 UTC
80 points
1,251 comments1 min readLW link

Be­come a per­son who Ac­tu­ally Does Things

Neel Nanda25 Jul 2020 9:29 UTC
53 points
17 comments3 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

How I use Google Forms in my Workflow

Harri Besceli26 Jul 2020 12:17 UTC
34 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

The Good Try Rule

DirectedEvolution27 Dec 2020 2:38 UTC
56 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

Real Reality

ship_shlap5 Feb 2022 4:13 UTC
22 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

On Tables and Happiness

Alexander25 Apr 2022 9:51 UTC
25 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Group house norms re­ally do seem toxic to many peo­ple.

sapphire11 Jan 2021 23:42 UTC
65 points
31 comments3 min readLW link

Mak­ing Vaccine

johnswentworth3 Feb 2021 20:24 UTC
569 points
249 comments6 min readLW link3 reviews

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

Mati_Roy7 May 2020 23:29 UTC
11 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Let the AI teach you how to flirt

DirectedEvolution17 Sep 2020 19:04 UTC
47 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Give it a google

Adam Zerner29 Dec 2020 5:30 UTC
141 points
28 comments7 min readLW link1 review

Coron­avirus Jus­tified Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Summary

15 Mar 2020 22:25 UTC
87 points
53 comments6 min readLW link

My Al­gorithm for Beat­ing Procrastination

lukeprog10 Feb 2012 2:48 UTC
140 points
138 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] How to se­lect a long-term goal and al­ign my mind to­wards it?

Alexander24 Dec 2021 11:40 UTC
19 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

When should you re­lo­cate to miti­gate the risk of dy­ing in a nu­clear war?

Adam Zerner4 Mar 2022 10:34 UTC
55 points
27 comments14 min readLW link

You are prob­a­bly un­der­es­ti­mat­ing how good self-love can be

Charlie Rogers-Smith14 Nov 2021 0:41 UTC
141 points
18 comments12 min readLW link1 review

App and book recom­men­da­tions for peo­ple who want to be hap­pier and more productive

KatWoods6 Nov 2021 17:40 UTC
133 points
43 comments8 min readLW link

An Ap­pren­tice Ex­per­i­ment in Python Pro­gram­ming, Part 3

16 Aug 2021 4:42 UTC
14 points
10 comments22 min readLW link

In­ten­tion­ally Mak­ing Close Friends

Neel Nanda27 Jun 2021 23:06 UTC
280 points
34 comments18 min readLW link1 review
(www.neelnanda.io)

[Question] Are there good classes (or just ar­ti­cles) on blog writ­ing?

Brendan Long19 Apr 2021 1:10 UTC
14 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Be­ware of Other-Optimizing

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 Apr 2009 1:58 UTC
180 points
119 comments5 min readLW link

My Fear Heuristic

lsusr1 Dec 2020 8:00 UTC
107 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Chris Voss ne­go­ti­a­tion MasterClass: review

VipulNaik20 Nov 2021 22:39 UTC
70 points
15 comments33 min readLW link

Your Cheer­ful Price

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Feb 2021 5:41 UTC
262 points
82 comments17 min readLW link6 reviews

DIY De­liber­ate Practice

lynettebye21 Aug 2023 12:22 UTC
62 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(lynettebye.com)

A whirlwind tour of Ethereum finance

cata2 Mar 2021 9:36 UTC
233 points
52 comments11 min readLW link

The First Sam­ple Gives the Most Information

Mark Xu24 Dec 2020 20:39 UTC
132 points
16 comments1 min readLW link1 review
(markxu.com)

Pain is not the unit of Effort

alkjash24 Nov 2020 20:00 UTC
499 points
89 comments5 min readLW link2 reviews
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

You can just spon­ta­neously call peo­ple you haven’t met in years

lc13 Nov 2023 5:21 UTC
154 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

On Creativity—The joys of 5 minute timers

Neel Nanda18 Aug 2020 6:26 UTC
16 points
1 comment6 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Start with a Title

lsusr30 Oct 2021 8:59 UTC
14 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Up­dates and Reflec­tions on Op­ti­mal Ex­er­cise af­ter Nearly a Decade

romeostevensit8 Jun 2023 23:02 UTC
186 points
55 comments2 min readLW link

Pr­ereq­ui­site Skills

lsusr24 Dec 2021 10:11 UTC
17 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Point of Easy Progress

silentbob28 Mar 2021 16:38 UTC
59 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Ex­ces­sive Nuance and Derailing Conversations

Alexander23 Jan 2022 10:42 UTC
42 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

The Felt Sense: What, Why and How

Kaj_Sotala5 Oct 2020 15:57 UTC
149 points
20 comments14 min readLW link1 review

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

Mark Xu16 May 2020 16:53 UTC
114 points
166 comments1 min readLW link

Write Sur­pris­ingly About Reality

lsusr16 Oct 2021 7:30 UTC
35 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

How I be­came a per­son who wakes up early

Alex_Altair18 Dec 2021 18:41 UTC
66 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What are the pros and cons of seek­ing a for­mal di­ag­no­sis of autism?

Dumbledore's Army29 Dec 2021 16:52 UTC
28 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Comprehension

eapache13 Jun 2020 15:08 UTC
29 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

An­drew Hu­ber­man on How to Op­ti­mize Sleep

Leon Lang2 Feb 2023 20:17 UTC
37 points
6 comments6 min readLW link

I hired 5 peo­ple to sit be­hind me and make me pro­duc­tive for a month

Simon Berens5 Feb 2023 1:19 UTC
243 points
81 comments10 min readLW link
(www.simonberens.com)

Choos­ing the Zero Point

orthonormal6 Apr 2020 23:44 UTC
170 points
24 comments3 min readLW link2 reviews

Au­to­mat­i­cally Turn­ing Off Com­puter at Night

Raemon15 Jul 2020 20:42 UTC
19 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Be­com­ing a Staff Engineer

Gordon Seidoh Worley3 Apr 2022 2:30 UTC
64 points
33 comments6 min readLW link

Do your­self a FAVAR: se­cu­rity mindset

lukehmiles18 Jun 2022 2:08 UTC
20 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Lsusr’s Ra­tion­al­ity Dojo

lsusr13 Feb 2024 5:52 UTC
93 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

A scheme for sam­pling durable goods first-hand be­fore mak­ing a purchase

riceissa17 Feb 2022 23:36 UTC
29 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

What are the re­sults of more parental su­per­vi­sion and less out­door play?

juliawise25 Nov 2023 12:52 UTC
215 points
30 comments5 min readLW link

Act­ing Wholesomely

owencb26 Feb 2024 21:49 UTC
37 points
32 comments1 min readLW link

Nate Soares’ Life Advice

CatGoddess23 Aug 2022 2:46 UTC
152 points
41 comments3 min readLW link

Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
217 points
157 comments6 min readLW link

Live a life you feel ex­cited about

Neel Nanda21 Aug 2020 19:16 UTC
18 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Re­solve Cycles

CFAR!Duncan16 Jul 2022 23:17 UTC
133 points
8 comments10 min readLW link

Nice Clothes are Good, Actually

Gordon Seidoh Worley31 Jan 2023 19:22 UTC
62 points
28 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] For re­duc­ing caf­feine de­pen­dence, does daily max­i­mum mat­ter more, or does to­tal daily in­take mat­ter more?

Maxwell Peterson9 Jul 2021 15:40 UTC
14 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Ele­vated Air Puri­fier Cubes

jefftk19 Dec 2021 0:50 UTC
13 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Let­ter] Rus­si­ans are Wel­come in America

lsusr5 Mar 2022 10:15 UTC
68 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Six weeks doesn’t make a habit

lynettebye6 Aug 2022 8:54 UTC
47 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

How to Lu­me­nate (UK Edi­tion)

chanamessinger13 Mar 2022 13:43 UTC
47 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

[TL;DR] “Train­ing for the New Alpinism” by Steve House and Scott John­ston

lsusr29 Oct 2021 21:20 UTC
23 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Jet­lag, Nausea, and Diar­rhea are Largely Optional

Thomas Kwa21 Mar 2022 22:40 UTC
89 points
32 comments2 min readLW link

Sled­ding Is Underrated

jefftk5 Feb 2022 21:10 UTC
35 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Don’t Let Per­sonal Do­mains Expire

jefftk6 Mar 2022 2:50 UTC
39 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Quan­tify­ing Risk

devansh12 Oct 2021 14:41 UTC
4 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What health-re­lated tips do you have for buy­ing meat?

Adam Zerner23 Oct 2021 7:09 UTC
17 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Con­sider Tak­ing Zinc Every Time You Travel

Elizabeth1 Oct 2021 3:50 UTC
47 points
44 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

My cur­rent think­ing on money and low carb diets

Adam Zerner29 Oct 2021 6:50 UTC
11 points
17 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] What’s your per­sonal TAP setup?

Raj Thimmiah29 Jul 2021 22:38 UTC
3 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Tools for keep­ing focused

benkuhn5 Aug 2020 2:10 UTC
128 points
26 comments4 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Ex­er­cise Trade Offs

Elizabeth31 Aug 2021 2:40 UTC
32 points
4 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Dear Self; we need to talk about ambition

Elizabeth27 Aug 2023 23:10 UTC
247 points
24 comments8 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Me­mory re­con­soli­da­tion for self-affection

Kaj_Sotala27 Oct 2020 10:10 UTC
49 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

En­abling Children

lincolnquirk3 Mar 2021 0:02 UTC
53 points
22 comments3 min readLW link

Don’t feel bad about not know­ing ba­sic things

Adam Zerner24 May 2021 1:49 UTC
88 points
33 comments4 min readLW link

Things that can kill you quickly: What ev­ery­one should know about first aid

jasoncrawford27 Dec 2022 16:23 UTC
166 points
21 comments2 min readLW link1 review
(jasoncrawford.org)

The best things are of­ten free or cheap

Adam Zerner18 Mar 2021 2:57 UTC
25 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

How feel­ing more se­cure feels differ­ent than I expected

Kaj_Sotala17 Sep 2021 9:20 UTC
77 points
15 comments3 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Alpha α and Beta β

lsusr10 Oct 2020 6:27 UTC
9 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Health & Lifestyle In­ter­ven­tions With Heavy-Tailed Out­comes?

MondSemmel6 Jun 2022 16:26 UTC
12 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

On Reflection

Neel Nanda14 Dec 2020 16:14 UTC
27 points
2 comments13 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Thoughts on Mustachianism

Adam Zerner9 Jan 2021 9:27 UTC
31 points
20 comments11 min readLW link

[Question] How do you think about mildly tech­ni­cal peo­ple try­ing to ad­vance sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy?

Cui16 Feb 2022 3:43 UTC
7 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Ac­ti­vated Char­coal for Han­gover Preven­tion: Way more than you wanted to know

Maxwell Peterson10 Jan 2022 19:26 UTC
81 points
27 comments31 min readLW link1 review

How to find a good mov­ing service

Ziyue Wang21 Oct 2023 4:59 UTC
8 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Leaky Del­e­ga­tion: You are not a Commodity

Darmani25 Jan 2021 2:04 UTC
296 points
34 comments15 min readLW link1 review

Ap­pen­dices to cry­on­ics signup sequence

mingyuan22 Jan 2021 6:40 UTC
30 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

Why in­door light­ing is hard to get right and how to fix it

Richard Korzekwa 28 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
193 points
53 comments15 min readLW link1 review

Who should you ex­pect to spend your life with?

KatjaGrace23 Jan 2021 9:00 UTC
37 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

The 99% prin­ci­ple for per­sonal problems

Kaj_Sotala2 Oct 2023 8:20 UTC
123 points
19 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Car Thoughts

jefftk7 Mar 2021 21:30 UTC
8 points
8 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Clip keys to­gether with tiny carabiners

Brendan Long31 Jan 2024 4:26 UTC
10 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Grow­ing Independence

jefftk7 Jun 2020 20:20 UTC
184 points
27 comments10 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] What are good elec­tion bet­ting op­por­tu­ni­ties?

Scott Garrabrant29 Oct 2020 7:19 UTC
32 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Self-help, hard and soft

technicalities7 Jun 2020 15:39 UTC
16 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

On house­hold dust

Nina Rimsky30 Jun 2023 17:03 UTC
74 points
12 comments5 min readLW link

Affordances

abramdemski2 Apr 2021 20:53 UTC
58 points
18 comments6 min readLW link

How I Meditate

Gordon Seidoh Worley8 Mar 2021 3:34 UTC
17 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

How to make er­rands fun

dominicq17 Jun 2021 11:27 UTC
24 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Avoid Con­tentious Terms

jefftk24 Feb 2021 3:10 UTC
59 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The topic is not the content

Aaron Bergman6 Jul 2021 0:14 UTC
176 points
24 comments5 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

[Question] Thoughts on a “Se­quences In­spired” PhD Topic

goose00017 Jun 2021 20:36 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

par­ent­ing rules

Dave Orr21 Dec 2020 19:48 UTC
155 points
9 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] How should you go about valu­ing your time?

Adam Zerner10 Jan 2021 6:54 UTC
17 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

A No-Non­sense Guide to Early Retirement

tryactions24 Feb 2021 16:37 UTC
75 points
46 comments27 min readLW link

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

Mati_Roy15 May 2020 3:53 UTC
4 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Fu­ture Of Work

specbug19 Jul 2021 23:16 UTC
−1 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(sixeleven.in)

An Open Let­ter To My­self On How To Not Get Any Work Done.

HarryO23 Aug 2021 7:18 UTC
42 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Shame: Authen­tic & Ap­plied/​Man­u­fac­tured Shame

Phoenix Eliot18 Aug 2021 21:37 UTC
8 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

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

lsusr18 Jun 2020 16:34 UTC
67 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Worth check­ing your stock trad­ing skills

at_the_zoo8 Nov 2021 19:19 UTC
48 points
37 comments3 min readLW link

My weekly re­view habit

benkuhn21 Jun 2020 14:40 UTC
70 points
5 comments4 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

How much should you up­date on a COVID test re­sult?

mayleaf17 Oct 2021 19:49 UTC
114 points
43 comments9 min readLW link

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

knite10 Jun 2020 6:25 UTC
8 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Non-Fun­gible Costs

hawkebia18 Feb 2022 17:15 UTC
13 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] How ought I spend time?

Quinn30 Jun 2020 16:53 UTC
10 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Use Nor­mal Predictions

Jan Christian Refsgaard9 Jan 2022 15:01 UTC
145 points
67 comments6 min readLW link

Where to Live for Happiness

ethanmorse7 Jun 2022 1:09 UTC
19 points
6 comments26 min readLW link
(210ethan.github.io)

Pud­dle Tem­per­a­ture Alarm

jefftk8 Jun 2022 2:10 UTC
13 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

How to use ChatGPT to get bet­ter book & movie recommendations

KatWoods15 Jul 2023 8:55 UTC
28 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Po­tato diet: A post mortem and an an­swer to SMTM’s article

Épiphanie Gédéon14 Jul 2022 23:18 UTC
47 points
34 comments16 min readLW link

[Question] Sup­pos­ing Europe is headed for a se­ri­ous en­ergy crisis this win­ter, what can/​should one do as an in­di­vi­d­ual to pre­pare?

Erich_Grunewald31 Aug 2022 19:28 UTC
18 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What New Desk­top Should I Buy?

Zvi8 Jul 2022 15:04 UTC
15 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

How I in­ter­nal­ized my achieve­ments to bet­ter deal with nega­tive feelings

Raymond Koopmanschap27 Feb 2024 15:10 UTC
38 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Stop try­ing to have “in­ter­est­ing” friends

eq19 Apr 2023 23:39 UTC
40 points
15 comments6 min readLW link

How to Search Mul­ti­ple Web­sites Quickly

NicholasKross22 Jun 2023 0:42 UTC
16 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Feel­ings are Good, Actually

Gordon Seidoh Worley21 Feb 2023 2:38 UTC
18 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Be Happier

Klevador16 Apr 2012 1:51 UTC
165 points
267 comments35 min readLW link

Helping peo­ple to solve their problems

Neel Nanda31 Aug 2020 20:41 UTC
18 points
3 comments10 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

At­ten­tion is your scarcest resource

benkuhn30 Jul 2020 1:00 UTC
96 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Check­list of Ra­tion­al­ity Habits

AnnaSalamon7 Nov 2012 21:19 UTC
203 points
189 comments11 min readLW link

Heuris­tics for pre­vent­ing ma­jor life mistakes

SK220 Dec 2023 8:01 UTC
28 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

How to do re­mote co-working

SoerenMind8 May 2020 19:38 UTC
25 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Covid 9/​10: Vi­tamin D

Zvi10 Sep 2020 19:00 UTC
113 points
50 comments15 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Tak­ing Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam by efim

efim10 Sep 2020 10:18 UTC
5 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

COVID Strat­egy 101

Mike Harris5 Oct 2020 19:30 UTC
58 points
7 comments18 min readLW link

Se­cure Hand Holding

jefftk25 Jul 2023 1:40 UTC
28 points
43 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Ra­tional Home Buying

Scott Alexander27 Aug 2011 0:15 UTC
165 points
138 comments7 min readLW link

Trans­lat­ing CFAR to Therapy

squidious26 Sep 2017 7:00 UTC
28 points
1 comment5 min readLW link
(www.blogger.com)

My guide to lifelogging

Matthew Barnett28 Aug 2020 21:34 UTC
28 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

How I buy things when Light­cone wants them fast

jacobjacob26 Sep 2022 5:02 UTC
218 points
21 comments8 min readLW link

Build a Bet­ter Exo­brain: Week 0 Overview

Spiracular9 Jun 2020 19:09 UTC
20 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Dice De­ci­sion Making

Bart Bussmann10 Mar 2023 13:01 UTC
18 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

Com­puter In­put Sucks—A Brain Dump

Johannes C. Mayer8 Mar 2023 11:06 UTC
14 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

On the na­ture of help—a frame­work for helping

Faustify29 Aug 2022 20:42 UTC
3 points
2 comments13 min readLW link

Ex­er­cise is Good, Actually

Gordon Seidoh Worley2 Feb 2023 0:09 UTC
90 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

Run­ning by Default

jefftk5 Jan 2023 13:50 UTC
100 points
38 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Tools for find­ing in­for­ma­tion on the internet

RomanHauksson9 Feb 2023 17:05 UTC
78 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(roman.computer)

Bed­bugs are a Solved Prob­lem—DIY Bio-Weapon works.

sapphire30 Nov 2022 3:40 UTC
58 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

My “2.9 trauma limit”

Raemon1 Jul 2023 19:32 UTC
164 points
31 comments7 min readLW link

Col­lege Ad­mis­sions as a Bru­tal One-Shot Game

devansh5 Dec 2022 20:05 UTC
10 points
26 comments2 min readLW link

Liv­ing No­mad­i­cally: My 80/​20 Guide

KatWoods8 Feb 2023 1:31 UTC
35 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Fight­ing with­out hope

Akash1 Mar 2023 18:15 UTC
44 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

Against Com­plete Black­out Cur­tains For Sleep

jp11 Mar 2023 18:29 UTC
19 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Mak­ing friends

dominicq13 Mar 2021 19:23 UTC
26 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Small Talk is Good, Actually

Gordon Seidoh Worley4 Feb 2023 0:38 UTC
50 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Kelly Bet on Everything

Jacob Falkovich10 Jul 2020 2:48 UTC
101 points
20 comments5 min readLW link2 reviews

The Ap­pren­tice Thread 2

hath1 May 2023 20:09 UTC
50 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Ra­tion­al­ity for Kids?

goose00016 Sep 2020 22:58 UTC
51 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

Mak­ing Book­ing.Com less out to get you

Elizabeth17 Apr 2023 4:04 UTC
21 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.alexcharlton.co)

Up­com­ing heat­wave: advice

stavros15 Jul 2022 5:03 UTC
16 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

House Gro­cery Spending

jefftk19 Jul 2023 3:00 UTC
13 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] How do you get a job as a soft­ware de­vel­oper?

lsusr15 Aug 2022 14:45 UTC
22 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Favourite new AI pro­duc­tivity tools?

Gabe M15 Jun 2022 1:08 UTC
14 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Large Gains from Small Choices

Srdjan Miletic28 Dec 2020 19:34 UTC
8 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Mean­ingful Rest

Neel Nanda29 Aug 2020 15:50 UTC
70 points
4 comments4 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Jam is obsolete

jefftk26 Jul 2020 14:00 UTC
25 points
24 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Should we buy Google stock?

Random Trader15 May 2022 18:38 UTC
0 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Say­ing no to the Appleman

Johannes C. Mayer29 Apr 2022 10:39 UTC
47 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

Dun­can Sa­bien On Writing

lynettebye7 Apr 2022 16:09 UTC
35 points
3 comments16 min readLW link

3-bit filters

iivonen28 Apr 2022 11:55 UTC
8 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

How I fixed exercise

GabrielExists20 Mar 2022 4:52 UTC
41 points
7 comments7 min readLW link

PSA: Cars don’t have ‘blindspots’

romeostevensit1 Jul 2020 17:04 UTC
37 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] When did you ori­ent?

lukehmiles19 Jun 2023 7:22 UTC
11 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Do a cost-benefit anal­y­sis of your tech­nol­ogy usage

TurnTrout27 Mar 2022 23:09 UTC
190 points
53 comments13 min readLW link

Two Proso­cial Re­jec­tion Norms

Emrik28 Apr 2022 20:53 UTC
52 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

Sur­vey advice

KatjaGrace24 Aug 2022 3:10 UTC
93 points
11 comments3 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Ob­vi­ous advice

So8res6 Dec 2015 2:00 UTC
14 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(mindingourway.com)

Pro­duc­tivity Notes I

matto15 Feb 2022 13:08 UTC
9 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

De­tach the grim-o-meter

So8res5 Oct 2015 3:00 UTC
15 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(mindingourway.com)

Try­ing harder works, sometimes

Kaveh-Sedghi3 Feb 2022 5:04 UTC
6 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Too right to write

Solenoid_Entity20 Jan 2022 13:21 UTC
28 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

You Can Get Fluvoxamine

AppliedDivinityStudies18 Jan 2022 23:48 UTC
60 points
18 comments3 min readLW link

What’s wrong with Pomodoro

bfinn22 Jan 2022 16:54 UTC
13 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

How Bad Is QWERTY, Really? A Re­view of the Liter­a­ture, such as It Is

Erich_Grunewald15 Jan 2022 12:07 UTC
61 points
11 comments15 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

P(C) vs. NP(C)

Nicole Dieker5 Jan 2022 21:34 UTC
3 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Per­sonal blog­ging as self-im­posed oppression

xarkn15 Jan 2022 14:51 UTC
36 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

Be­ing at peace with Doom

Johannes C. Mayer9 Apr 2023 14:53 UTC
23 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

In­ter­net Liter­acy Atrophy

Elizabeth26 Dec 2021 12:30 UTC
111 points
49 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Guidelines for cold mes­sag­ing people

Severin T. Seehrich17 Jan 2022 12:07 UTC
32 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Al­most ev­ery­one should be less afraid of lawsuits

alyssavance27 Nov 2021 2:06 UTC
196 points
18 comments5 min readLW link2 reviews

In Defence of Op­ti­miz­ing Rou­tine Tasks

leogao9 Nov 2021 5:09 UTC
47 points
6 comments3 min readLW link1 review

[Question] What have your ro­man­tic ex­pe­riences with non-EAs/​non-Ra­tion­al­ists been like?

Randomized, Controlled5 Dec 2021 4:41 UTC
46 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Us­ing a mem­ory palace to mem­o­rize a text­book.

DirectedEvolution19 Jun 2020 2:09 UTC
62 points
16 comments6 min readLW link1 review

Good­hart’s Imperius

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien29 Oct 2021 20:19 UTC
79 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

Stop ar­bi­trar­ily limit­ing yourself

unoptimal9 Dec 2021 2:42 UTC
27 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Ideal For­mat/​Fre­quency of In­for­ma­tion Consumption

Avi19 Oct 2021 15:39 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Up­date] Without a phone for 10 days

Benjamin Spiegel20 Oct 2021 1:17 UTC
11 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Scott Alexander20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
778 points
249 comments10 min readLW link

What makes us happy and de­pressed?

Marius Hobbhahn3 Oct 2021 6:25 UTC
16 points
6 comments19 min readLW link

30-ish fo­cus­ing tips

Raymond D22 Oct 2021 19:38 UTC
21 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

List of things I think are worth read­ing (last up­dated 3/​1/​2021)

just_browsing1 Jan 2021 17:05 UTC
3 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Train­ing My Friend to Cook

lsusr29 Aug 2021 5:54 UTC
67 points
33 comments3 min readLW link

A Bet­ter Time un­til Sun­burn Calculator

Josh Jacobson17 Aug 2021 0:40 UTC
52 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

For God’s sake, Google it.

Aaron Bergman10 Aug 2021 23:52 UTC
19 points
16 comments4 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Fermi Fingers

Optimization Process9 Aug 2021 19:56 UTC
28 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Learn­ing in lay­ers of mus­cle memory

Anshul Jain22 Jul 2021 18:57 UTC
5 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(www.anshuljain.me)

Eight Hun­dred Slightly Poi­soned Word Games

Scott Alexander9 Aug 2021 20:17 UTC
109 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Tasker ac­tions which save me time and sanity

just_browsing1 Sep 2021 14:49 UTC
28 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

BBE W1: HMCM and Note­tak­ing Systems

Spiracular9 Jun 2020 19:20 UTC
26 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

A quan­ti­ta­tive in­tro­duc­tion to churning

electroswing28 Jun 2021 22:21 UTC
18 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

How to Sleep Better

Marius Hobbhahn16 Jul 2021 0:00 UTC
48 points
49 comments15 min readLW link

Ex­per­i­ments with a ran­dom clock

Malmesbury13 Jun 2021 17:08 UTC
58 points
12 comments7 min readLW link
(www.telescopic-turnip.net)

Max­i­miz­ing Yield on US Dol­lar Pegged Coins

Annapurna8 Jun 2021 1:12 UTC
15 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

A Some­what Ra­tion­al­ist Baptism

ZorbaTHut25 Jun 2021 0:39 UTC
12 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Me­dia Diet: Cul­ti­vat­ing Voice, De­liber­ate Ac­tion, and Alive Time

Willa17 Jul 2021 5:56 UTC
5 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

How much should we value life?

Adam Zerner6 Sep 2021 22:30 UTC
29 points
25 comments38 min readLW link

Bel­l­man’s Curse on Advice

nibnalin19 Apr 2021 2:30 UTC
2 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Want­ing to Suc­ceed on Every Met­ric Presented

Logan Riggs12 Apr 2021 20:43 UTC
67 points
25 comments3 min readLW link

On Sleep Pro­cras­ti­na­tion: Go­ing To Bed At A Rea­son­able Hour

emily.fan17 Apr 2021 2:10 UTC
22 points
22 comments9 min readLW link

Homeo­static Bruce

matejsuchy8 Apr 2021 19:13 UTC
13 points
8 comments10 min readLW link
(matejsuchy.substack.com)

Pick­ing Men­tors For Re­search Programmes

Raymond D10 Nov 2023 13:01 UTC
96 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

Re­cently I bought a new laptop

Tetraspace10 Apr 2021 20:29 UTC
31 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

[Writ­ing Ex­er­cise] A Guide

lsusr8 May 2021 0:22 UTC
16 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

How to use hyp­n­a­gogic hal­lu­ci­na­tions as biofeed­back to re­lieve insomnia

David Gross13 Mar 2021 15:28 UTC
47 points
21 comments21 min readLW link

Seven Years of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast4 Mar 2021 2:42 UTC
264 points
38 comments34 min readLW link1 review

Pantry Sta­ples for DIY

jefftk4 Jun 2020 18:10 UTC
16 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Cur­ing Sleep: My Ex­pe­riences Do­ing Cow­boy Science

jayterwahl20 Feb 2021 23:59 UTC
89 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

Aim to get re­jected often

Amir Bolous22 Feb 2021 22:38 UTC
10 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What is the liter­a­ture on long term wa­ter fasts?

lc16 May 2023 3:23 UTC
16 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Tak­ing money seriously

dominicq28 Jan 2021 12:53 UTC
83 points
8 comments5 min readLW link

Cal­ibrated es­ti­ma­tion of workload

kerspoon30 Jan 2021 12:15 UTC
12 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

Les­sons I’ve Learned from Self-Teaching

TurnTrout23 Jan 2021 19:00 UTC
337 points
74 comments9 min readLW link1 review

How I ap­ply (so-called) Non-Violent Communication

Kaj_Sotala15 May 2023 9:56 UTC
82 points
25 comments3 min readLW link

Col­lAc­tion his­tory and les­sons learned

Ron17 Jan 2021 15:01 UTC
34 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] Early ca­reer choices to max­imise learn­ing?

Eugleo4 Feb 2021 13:37 UTC
6 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Dist­in­guish­ing goals from chores

Amir Bolous10 Jan 2021 7:45 UTC
5 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Mak­ing Up Baby Signs

jefftk9 May 2023 16:40 UTC
44 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Boost your pro­duc­tivity, hap­piness and health with this one weird trick

ajc58619 Oct 2023 23:30 UTC
9 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Long Covid Risks: 2023 Update

Elizabeth6 May 2023 18:20 UTC
70 points
9 comments4 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

[Question] Tech­niques to fix in­cor­rect mem­o­riza­tion?

Brendan Long30 Dec 2023 21:32 UTC
19 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

How Less­wrong helped me make $25K: A ra­tio­nal pric­ing strategy

kareemabukhadra21 Dec 2020 20:20 UTC
50 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

(USA) N95 masks are available on Amazon

Wei Dai18 Jan 2021 10:37 UTC
54 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

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

Marcello23 May 2020 23:44 UTC
59 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

The­ory Of Change As A Hy­poth­e­sis: Choos­ing A High-Im­pact Path When You’re Uncertain

lynettebye28 Nov 2020 4:38 UTC
19 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Eng­ineer­ing Ex­pe­rience Through Score

ZorbaTHut2 Aug 2020 12:09 UTC
25 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

The Good Balsamic Vinegar

jenn26 Jan 2024 19:30 UTC
51 points
4 comments2 min readLW link
(jenn.site)

How to Ab­sorb a Shared Suc­cess Script (while also think­ing you’re liv­ing with­out one)

Hazard31 Jan 2021 20:17 UTC
62 points
6 comments16 min readLW link

Be­ing Pro­duc­tive With Chronic Health Con­di­tions

lynettebye5 Nov 2020 0:22 UTC
94 points
7 comments9 min readLW link

Gifts Which Money Can­not Buy

johnswentworth4 Nov 2020 19:37 UTC
87 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

Euro­pean Master’s Pro­grams in Ma­chine Learn­ing, Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence, and re­lated fields

Master Programs ML/AI14 Nov 2020 15:51 UTC
34 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Reflec­tive Complaints

Raemon21 May 2020 21:11 UTC
35 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Four man­age­ment/​lead­er­ship book summaries

nikola19 Aug 2023 23:38 UTC
11 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Luck based medicine: in­os­i­tol for anx­iety and brain fog

Elizabeth22 Sep 2023 20:10 UTC
40 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

In Ad­di­tion to Rage­bait and Doomscrolling

mike_hawke3 Dec 2020 18:26 UTC
73 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

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

Thomas Kwa20 May 2020 4:55 UTC
16 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Des­per­a­tion ham­ster wheels

Nicole Ross28 Oct 2020 2:32 UTC
97 points
5 comments6 min readLW link
(www.cuttingmangoes.com)

Cu­ri­os­ity needs courage

Amir Bolous25 Mar 2021 3:38 UTC
24 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Men­strual cy­cle effects—Clue study sum­mary and commentary

just_browsing31 Mar 2021 16:28 UTC
79 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Things are al­lowed to be good and bad at the same time

Kaj_Sotala17 Oct 2020 8:00 UTC
52 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Ra­tional re­tire­ment plans

Ik15 May 2023 17:49 UTC
7 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Learn­ing to build conviction

benkuhn16 May 2020 23:30 UTC
36 points
1 comment5 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Learn­ing Rhythms

jefftk16 May 2020 11:00 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion strate­gies for autism, with examples

stonefly3 May 2023 5:25 UTC
15 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

How to reach 80% of your goals. Ex­actly 80%.

Bart Bussmann10 Oct 2020 17:33 UTC
36 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

TEAM: a dra­mat­i­cally im­proved form of therapy

Jakob_J31 May 2021 13:33 UTC
27 points
19 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] AI Win­ter Is Com­ing—How to profit from it?

maximkazhenkov5 Dec 2020 20:23 UTC
15 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Se­cond Ci­ti­zen­ships, Res­i­den­cies, and/​or Tem­po­rary Relocation

Josh Jacobson16 Feb 2021 19:24 UTC
72 points
30 comments39 min readLW link

Sun­screen: much more than you wanted to know

Pierre Vandenberghe28 Sep 2021 10:42 UTC
29 points
10 comments6 min readLW link
(pierreavdb.substack.com)

Sun-fol­low­ing Gar­den Mir­rors?

jefftk21 Mar 2023 16:20 UTC
15 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Three con­figurable prettyprinters

philh10 Aug 2023 23:10 UTC
9 points
0 comments22 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

Nyoom

Alicorn12 Oct 2018 2:34 UTC
84 points
20 comments5 min readLW link

Em­bar­rass­ment and Instinct

damiensnyder4 Jan 2021 18:16 UTC
6 points
1 comment3 min readLW link
(www.damiensnyder.com)

Public trans­mit metta

Kaj_Sotala4 Oct 2020 11:40 UTC
29 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

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

Ouroborus15 May 2020 0:49 UTC
16 points
6 comments7 min readLW link
(ouroborusdotblog.wordpress.com)

Ad­ding a House­mate Un­der Covid

jefftk14 May 2020 21:30 UTC
16 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Some heuris­tics I use for de­cid­ing how much I trust sci­en­tific results

NathanBarnard18 Jan 2024 2:48 UTC
13 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

Be­ing good at the basics

dominicq4 Nov 2023 14:18 UTC
32 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Run­ning Wired Ethernet

jefftk13 May 2020 17:20 UTC
11 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Should I test my­self for microplas­tics?

Augs7 Aug 2023 17:31 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Align­ing my web server with de­vops prac­tices: part 2 (se­cu­rity)

VipulNaik6 Aug 2023 1:30 UTC
6 points
0 comments19 min readLW link

Mut­ing on Group Calls

jefftk2 Oct 2020 20:30 UTC
12 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] When(if ever) are su­per­stim­uli good/​use­ful/​ad­van­ta­geous?

Perhaps1 Aug 2023 15:50 UTC
−7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Re­view: The Div­ing Bell and the Butterfly

KatjaGrace2 Jan 2021 1:30 UTC
32 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

ChatGPT for trans­la­tion

Varshul Gupta2 Aug 2023 11:57 UTC
1 point
0 comments3 min readLW link
(dubverseblack.substack.com)

Sub­di­vi­sions for Use­ful Distil­la­tions?

Sharat Jacob Jacob24 Jul 2023 18:55 UTC
8 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

“Win First” vs “Chill First”

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)28 Sep 2020 6:48 UTC
101 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

Are Guitars Ob­so­lete?

jefftk29 Jul 2023 13:20 UTC
11 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Hiring en­g­ineers and re­searchers to help al­ign GPT-3

paulfchristiano1 Oct 2020 18:54 UTC
206 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

Puz­zle Games

Scott Garrabrant27 Sep 2020 21:14 UTC
56 points
68 comments7 min readLW link

Thoughts on be­ing mortal

Joe Carlsmith1 Jan 2021 19:17 UTC
77 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Kids and Time

jefftk12 May 2020 11:40 UTC
30 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Apollo Neuro Fol­low Up

Elizabeth22 Jul 2023 17:20 UTC
28 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

How to take smart notes (Ahrens, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu23 Jul 2019 15:34 UTC
69 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

A Healthy News Diet

mpr31 Dec 2020 22:19 UTC
8 points
5 comments5 min readLW link
(matthewroll.com)

Re­plac­ing the Big Air Purifier

jefftk22 Jul 2023 12:10 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] What are good ice breaker ques­tions for meet­ing peo­ple in this com­mu­nity?

Mati_Roy28 Sep 2020 15:07 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Tap­ping Out In Two

philh5 Dec 2019 23:10 UTC
16 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

Some end-of-year me­dia recommendations

mingyuan31 Dec 2020 20:10 UTC
77 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

Notic­ing Wasted Motion

lynettebye17 Sep 2020 2:30 UTC
21 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Me­moriz­ing a Deck of Cards

Tofly16 Sep 2020 1:31 UTC
27 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Facts vs Interpretations

Declan Molony27 Feb 2024 7:57 UTC
5 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Low hang­ing fruits (LWCW 2020)

ArthurRainbow15 Sep 2020 18:15 UTC
17 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

Spoiler-Free Re­view: Orwell

Zvi16 Sep 2020 13:30 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

What hap­pens if you drink ace­tone?

dynomight14 Sep 2020 14:22 UTC
82 points
13 comments1 min readLW link2 reviews
(dyno-might.github.io)

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

cauliflower13 Sep 2020 2:39 UTC
1 point
8 comments1 min readLW link

Gems from the Wiki: Para­noid Debating

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

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

jmh10 Sep 2020 12:47 UTC
8 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Gen­der Exploration

sapphire14 Jan 2024 18:57 UTC
110 points
23 comments5 min readLW link
(open.substack.com)

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

Randomized, Controlled13 Sep 2020 22:05 UTC
3 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

On Nice­ness: Look­ing for Pos­i­tive Externalities

Neel Nanda14 Sep 2020 18:03 UTC
31 points
0 comments10 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Some thoughts on criticism

Buck18 Sep 2020 4:58 UTC
88 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

New ca­reer re­view: AI safety tech­ni­cal research

Benjamin Hilton17 Jul 2023 15:34 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

In­tro­duc­ción al Riesgo Ex­is­ten­cial de In­teligen­cia Artificial

david.friva15 Jul 2023 20:37 UTC
4 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

Loneli­ness and the para­dox of choice

DirectedEvolution9 Sep 2020 16:30 UTC
17 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Run­ning the num­bers: Cryo vs Dis­count rate

RomeoStevens4 Jun 2014 7:54 UTC
9 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

The map and ter­ri­tory of NFT art

frcassarino29 Dec 2020 11:45 UTC
27 points
12 comments5 min readLW link
(federicorcassarino.substack.com)

Elimi­nat­ing Cookie Ban­ners is Hard

jefftk13 Jan 2024 3:00 UTC
23 points
15 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Cap­tur­ing Ideas

abramdemski9 Sep 2020 21:20 UTC
71 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

So­lar One Year In

jefftk22 Nov 2019 15:20 UTC
19 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Do the change you want to see in the world

TeaTieAndHat14 Jul 2023 10:19 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

D&D.Sci(-fi): Coloniz­ing the SuperHyperSphere

abstractapplic12 Jan 2024 23:36 UTC
45 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

Wear a Helmet While Driv­ing a Car

James_Miller30 Jul 2015 16:36 UTC
97 points
118 comments1 min readLW link

Really Fresh Baking

jefftk10 May 2020 11:40 UTC
26 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Shed Wall Plans

jefftk6 Sep 2020 22:20 UTC
6 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Loneliness

DirectedEvolution8 Sep 2020 8:14 UTC
17 points
0 comments12 min readLW link

Schedul­ing Al­gorithm for a PhD Student

Tim Liptrot24 Sep 2020 16:10 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Ra­tion­al­ity and Cli­mate Change

Emiya5 Oct 2020 10:21 UTC
37 points
76 comments1 min readLW link

The Mind: Board Game Review

Alexei10 May 2020 0:45 UTC
26 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Two ar­gu­ments for not think­ing about ethics (too much)

Kaj_Sotala27 Mar 2014 14:15 UTC
61 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

Shared House Setup

jefftk9 May 2020 11:30 UTC
26 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Choos­ing the right ask for a context

ChristianKl28 Dec 2020 14:58 UTC
14 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Tiddly­wiki for or­ga­niz­ing notes and research

eukaryote1 Sep 2019 18:44 UTC
42 points
8 comments3 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Through­put vs. Latency

12 Jan 2024 21:37 UTC
28 points
2 comments13 min readLW link

Things to con­sider when op­ti­miz­ing: Sleep

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

Med­i­ta­tion skill: Sur­fing the Urge

Max Hodges7 May 2020 17:30 UTC
16 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Self-Blinded L-Thea­nine RCT

niplav31 Oct 2023 15:24 UTC
50 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Baseline Like­li­hood of Long-Term Side Effects From New Drugs?

Joar Skalse27 Dec 2020 13:37 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Cop­ing and Cultures

Spiracular6 May 2020 22:49 UTC
50 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

Be­ware the sub­op­ti­mal routine

jwfiredragon10 Jan 2024 19:02 UTC
12 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

AI Safety Chatbot

21 Dec 2023 14:06 UTC
48 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Less Wrong Product & Ser­vice Recommendations

lukeprog2 Jul 2012 13:18 UTC
30 points
371 comments1 min readLW link

Es­ti­mat­ing the ROI of Insulation

jefftk3 Sep 2020 20:30 UTC
13 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Ba­sic Con­ver­sa­tional Co­or­di­na­tion: Micro-co­or­di­na­tion of In­ten­tion

Eli Tyre27 Jul 2020 22:41 UTC
40 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Change the world a lit­tle bit

DirectedEvolution26 Jul 2020 22:35 UTC
22 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

My idea of sa­cred­ness, di­v­inity, and religion

Kaj_Sotala29 Oct 2023 12:50 UTC
29 points
9 comments4 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Quaran­tine Preparations

jefftk25 Feb 2020 2:40 UTC
58 points
38 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Any­one Else Us­ing Brilli­ant?

Sable24 Oct 2023 12:12 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

A model of re­search skill

L Rudolf L8 Jan 2024 0:13 UTC
47 points
6 comments12 min readLW link
(www.strataoftheworld.com)

Lightweight min­i­mal speech recog­ni­tion?

jefftk12 Jul 2023 12:00 UTC
9 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Some quick notes on hand hygiene

willbradshaw6 Feb 2020 2:47 UTC
68 points
52 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] How do you use face masks?

ChristianKl13 Feb 2020 14:18 UTC
12 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

On Frus­tra­tion and Regret

silentbob27 Feb 2024 12:19 UTC
6 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

A Guide to Ra­tional Investing

ColbyDavis15 Sep 2014 2:36 UTC
55 points
45 comments29 min readLW link

Sel­ling real es­tate: should you over­price or un­der­price?

Steven Byrnes20 Jul 2020 15:54 UTC
19 points
5 comments10 min readLW link

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

Raemon27 Mar 2020 22:58 UTC
26 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Con­trar­ian LW views and their eco­nomic implications

Larks8 Oct 2014 23:48 UTC
30 points
126 comments1 min readLW link

Zib­bal­done With It All

Randomini28 Aug 2020 11:37 UTC
24 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Mul­ti­vari­ate es­ti­ma­tion & the Squig­gly language

ozziegooen5 Sep 2020 4:35 UTC
44 points
5 comments7 min readLW link

Mak­ing money with Bit­coin?

Clippy16 Feb 2011 19:17 UTC
42 points
129 comments1 min readLW link

Look for the Next Tech Gold Rush?

Wei Dai19 Jul 2014 10:08 UTC
70 points
115 comments1 min readLW link

100 Ways To Live Better

Jacob Falkovich31 Dec 2019 20:23 UTC
68 points
8 comments13 min readLW link

Risk-aver­sion and in­vest­ment (for al­tru­ists)

paulfchristiano28 Feb 2013 3:44 UTC
27 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

Does Think­ing Hard Hurt Your Brain?

Raemon29 Apr 2018 18:56 UTC
18 points
38 comments1 min readLW link

Re­view of “Life­cy­cle In­vest­ing”

JessRiedel12 Apr 2020 3:12 UTC
71 points
22 comments13 min readLW link

A sim­ple de­vice for in­door air management

Richard Korzekwa 2 Oct 2020 1:02 UTC
49 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

On Sud­denly Not Be­ing Able to Work

Jacob Falkovich25 Aug 2020 22:14 UTC
35 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Align­ment Re­search Field Guide

abramdemski8 Mar 2019 19:57 UTC
263 points
9 comments17 min readLW link2 reviews

Dremeling

Czynski14 Jul 2020 19:23 UTC
35 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Could some­one please start a bright home light­ing com­pany?

lincolnquirk26 Nov 2019 19:20 UTC
91 points
41 comments6 min readLW link
(www.lincolnquirk.com)

87,000 Hours or: Thoughts on Home Ownership

romeostevensit6 Jul 2019 8:01 UTC
19 points
50 comments8 min readLW link

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

migueltorrescosta17 Jul 2020 15:02 UTC
2 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

orthonormal1 Jan 2011 18:53 UTC
138 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

My Dat­ing Plan ala Ge­offrey Miller

snog toddgrass17 Jul 2020 4:52 UTC
2 points
57 comments3 min readLW link

Pulse and Glide Cycling

jefftk19 Jul 2020 19:02 UTC
11 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Debt is an Anti-investment

Jacob Falkovich5 Jul 2018 20:00 UTC
46 points
42 comments6 min readLW link

Balanc­ing Games

jefftk24 Feb 2024 14:40 UTC
63 points
18 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

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

nitropie21 Jul 2020 18:01 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Fresh Bread

Zvi21 Jul 2020 20:40 UTC
22 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Fi­nan­cial Effec­tive­ness Repository

Gunnar_Zarncke18 Nov 2014 9:57 UTC
7 points
62 comments1 min readLW link

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

Eli Tyre22 Jul 2020 8:13 UTC
26 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

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

Demeter23 Jul 2020 13:59 UTC
31 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

Longevity in­ter­ven­tions when young

George3d624 Jul 2020 11:25 UTC
45 points
17 comments39 min readLW link
(cerebralab.com)

[Question] Us­ing books to prime behavior

ryan wong25 Jul 2020 5:59 UTC
10 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Pho­tos Be­fore Drywall

jefftk25 Jul 2020 1:40 UTC
18 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

So­ci­aLLM: pro­posal for a lan­guage model de­sign for per­son­al­ised apps, so­cial sci­ence, and AI safety research

Roman Leventov19 Dec 2023 16:49 UTC
17 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Meetup Tip: Heart­beat Messages

Screwtape7 Dec 2023 17:18 UTC
61 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Get Rich Real Slowly

Jacob Falkovich10 Jun 2019 17:51 UTC
34 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] For fun: How long can you hold your breath?

exanova6 Dec 2023 23:36 UTC
1 point
7 comments1 min readLW link

“Just Suffer Un­til It Passes”

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)12 Feb 2018 4:01 UTC
90 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Get Rich Slowly

Jacob Falkovich10 Feb 2017 23:02 UTC
17 points
1 comment13 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

Paraso­cial re­la­tion­ship logic

KatjaGrace23 Feb 2024 7:30 UTC
20 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

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

warrenjordan5 May 2020 5:52 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

Use cu­ri­os­ity

AnnaSalamon25 Feb 2011 22:23 UTC
83 points
61 comments1 min readLW link

The 3 Books Tech­nique for Learn­ing a New Skilll

Matt Goldenberg9 Jan 2019 12:45 UTC
196 points
48 comments2 min readLW link

Origi­nal Seeing

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Oct 2007 4:38 UTC
156 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

How to Mea­sure Anything

lukeprog7 Aug 2013 4:05 UTC
117 points
55 comments22 min readLW link

Refer­ences & Re­sources for LessWrong

XiXiDu10 Oct 2010 14:54 UTC
162 points
104 comments20 min readLW link

[Question] How effec­tive are tul­pas?

Evenflair9 Mar 2020 17:35 UTC
38 points
59 comments2 min readLW link

How to set up foot pedals

jefftk23 Aug 2020 16:40 UTC
19 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] What is your Per­sonal Knowl­edge Man­age­ment sys­tem?

sayan16 Jul 2019 20:20 UTC
22 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Vi­sual Men­tal Imagery Training

GuySrinivasan19 Feb 2013 22:21 UTC
35 points
51 comments4 min readLW link

Build Small Skills in the Right Order

lukeprog17 Apr 2011 23:01 UTC
166 points
219 comments5 min readLW link

CO2 Strip­per Post­mortem Thoughts

Diffractor30 Nov 2019 21:20 UTC
113 points
37 comments8 min readLW link

En­gag­ing Se­ri­ously with Short Timelines

sapphire29 Jul 2020 19:21 UTC
43 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

16 types of use­ful predictions

Julia_Galef10 Apr 2015 3:31 UTC
167 points
55 comments8 min readLW link

Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Backed By Deep Theories

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Apr 2009 18:52 UTC
69 points
114 comments4 min readLW link

Eval­u­at­ing Solar

jefftk17 Feb 2024 21:50 UTC
26 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

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

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 23 Apr 2014 3:27 UTC
42 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

The virtue of determination

Richard_Ngo10 Jul 2023 5:11 UTC
57 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

Chain Breaking

Mark Xu29 Dec 2020 1:06 UTC
23 points
6 comments10 min readLW link
(markxu.com)

Un­der­stand­ing the two most com­mon men­tal health prob­lems in the world

spencerg6 Jul 2023 14:06 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

“Con­cepts of Agency in Biol­ogy” (Okasha, 2023) - Brief Paper Summary

Nora_Ammann8 Jul 2023 18:22 UTC
40 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] How do you do post mortems?

matto3 Dec 2023 14:46 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Meetup Tip: Ask At­ten­dees To Ex­plain It

Screwtape7 Jul 2023 16:08 UTC
10 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Re­con­soli­da­tion Through Experience

Matt Goldenberg13 Nov 2019 20:04 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Sher­lock­ian Ab­duc­tion Master List

Cole Wyeth2 Dec 2023 22:10 UTC
10 points
27 comments7 min readLW link

Apoca­lypse Prep­ping—Con­cise SHTF guide to pre­pare for AGI doomsday

prepper4 Jul 2023 17:41 UTC
−8 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
(prepper.i2phides.me)

Op­ti­mal Exercise

RomeoStevens10 Mar 2014 3:37 UTC
142 points
148 comments9 min readLW link

Set­ting up a new Mac

jefftk11 May 2020 11:50 UTC
10 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The 4-Hour So­cial Life

lsusr30 Dec 2020 0:58 UTC
13 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Lay­er­ing and Tech­ni­cal Debt in the Global Wayfind­ing Model

herschel6 Jul 2023 17:30 UTC
4 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Sapi­ent Algorithms

Valentine17 Jul 2023 16:30 UTC
80 points
15 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Can LessWrong provide me with some­thing I find ob­vi­ously highly use­ful to my own prac­ti­cal life?

agrippa7 Jul 2023 3:08 UTC
32 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] In what ways are holi­days good?

DanielFilan28 Dec 2018 0:42 UTC
20 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

The Kelly Criterion

Zvi15 Oct 2018 21:20 UTC
100 points
24 comments3 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

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

snog toddgrass10 Jul 2020 16:52 UTC
2 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

One Year of Pomodoros

Alex_Altair31 Dec 2020 4:42 UTC
56 points
7 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] When is evolu­tion­ary psy­chol­ogy use­ful?

snog toddgrass10 Jul 2020 18:22 UTC
3 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Free Money at Pre­dic­tIt: 2020 Gen­eral Election

Zvi14 Sep 2020 14:40 UTC
20 points
3 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] How do I make pre­dic­tions about the fu­ture to make sense of what to do with my life?

Raj Thimmiah22 Feb 2024 11:22 UTC
8 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

[Question] What is your fi­nan­cial port­fo­lio?

Algon28 Jun 2023 18:39 UTC
11 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Do You Want the Com­plex­ity in the Tools or in Their Usage?

mxshn31 Dec 2020 10:58 UTC
7 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

NicholasKross31 Jul 2020 3:41 UTC
20 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Río Grande: judg­ment calls

KatjaGrace27 Jan 2019 3:50 UTC
25 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(worldlypositions.tumblr.com)

Im­plic­itly Typed C

jefftk11 Dec 2023 16:10 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Self-ex­per­i­ment: A sup­ra­phys­iolog­i­cal dosage of testos­terone.

shapeshifter26 Jun 2023 10:26 UTC
8 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Is this info on zinc lozenges ac­cu­rate?

philh27 Jul 2019 22:05 UTC
37 points
24 comments5 min readLW link

Self-Blinded Caf­feine RCT

niplav27 Jun 2023 12:38 UTC
42 points
9 comments8 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 4: Murphyjitsu

Mark Xu18 Feb 2020 17:33 UTC
22 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Which ra­tio­nal­ity posts are beg­ging for fur­ther prac­ti­cal de­vel­op­ment?

LoganStrohl23 Jul 2023 22:22 UTC
60 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Agency begets agency

Richard_Ngo6 Jul 2023 13:08 UTC
57 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Tak­ing vi­tamin D3 with K2 in the morning

ChristianKl30 Nov 2018 19:00 UTC
53 points
47 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Fermi Challenge: Trains and Air Cargo

Ben Pace5 Oct 2020 21:51 UTC
23 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

On “Not Screw­ing Up Ri­tual Can­dles”

Raemon27 Sep 2020 21:55 UTC
48 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Can you pre­vent nega­tive long-term effects of bad trips with sleep de­pri­va­tion?

Anton Rodenhauser24 Jun 2023 14:05 UTC
15 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

More Us­able Recipes

jefftk18 Jan 2024 17:40 UTC
14 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Case for Brain-Only Preservation

Mati_Roy20 Apr 2023 22:01 UTC
21 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(biostasis.substack.com)

Ad­vanced Place­ment exam cut­offs and su­perfi­cial knowl­edge over deep knowledge

JonahS1 Sep 2013 21:01 UTC
12 points
22 comments2 min readLW link

Thoughts on de­sign­ing poli­cies for oneself

John_Maxwell28 Nov 2012 1:27 UTC
112 points
63 comments7 min readLW link

How to Beat Procrastination

lukeprog5 Feb 2011 18:49 UTC
259 points
161 comments15 min readLW link

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

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Jan 2011 0:15 UTC
331 points
159 comments3 min readLW link

You don’t get to have cool flaws

Neil 28 Jul 2023 5:37 UTC
30 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Bad rea­sons for a ra­tio­nal­ist to lose

matt18 May 2009 22:57 UTC
34 points
83 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What tech­ni­cal-ish books do you recom­mend that are read­able on Kin­dle?

Rudi C3 Jan 2021 20:54 UTC
3 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Pro­gram­ming an IFS for al­ter­nate uses

SilverFlame29 Apr 2023 0:25 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Tech­nolog­i­cal un­em­ploy­ment as an­other test for ra­tio­nal­ist winning

RomanHauksson2 May 2023 4:16 UTC
14 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

My best sys­tem yet: text-based pro­ject management

jt2 May 2023 17:44 UTC
6 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Where to start with statis­tics if I want to mea­sure things?

matto20 Apr 2023 22:40 UTC
21 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

So­ci­aLLM: pro­posal for a lan­guage model de­sign for per­son­al­ised apps, so­cial sci­ence, and AI safety research

Roman Leventov19 Dec 2023 16:49 UTC
17 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Sports

Adam Zerner26 Dec 2015 19:54 UTC
19 points
26 comments6 min readLW link

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

orthonormal1 Jan 2011 18:53 UTC
138 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

Em­bar­rass­ment and Instinct

damiensnyder4 Jan 2021 18:16 UTC
6 points
1 comment3 min readLW link
(www.damiensnyder.com)

Abil­ity to react

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 18 Feb 2011 19:19 UTC
100 points
99 comments4 min readLW link

Nyoom

Alicorn12 Oct 2018 2:34 UTC
84 points
20 comments5 min readLW link

Sun-fol­low­ing Gar­den Mir­rors?

jefftk21 Mar 2023 16:20 UTC
15 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Pre­fer the Bri­tish Style of Quo­ta­tion Mark Punc­tu­a­tion over the American

Erich_Grunewald11 Sep 2021 13:37 UTC
46 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

Debt is an Anti-investment

Jacob Falkovich5 Jul 2018 20:00 UTC
46 points
42 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Is there a bee­minder with­out the pun­ish­ment?

warrenjordan14 Sep 2021 2:51 UTC
16 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Balanc­ing Games

jefftk24 Feb 2024 14:40 UTC
63 points
18 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Is sit­ting in the sun much bet­ter than sit­ting in the shade?

just_browsing28 Apr 2021 18:48 UTC
16 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Best em­piri­cal ev­i­dence on bet­ter than SP500 in­vest­ment re­turns?

bluefalcon25 Apr 2021 5:13 UTC
12 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

Get Rich Real Slowly

Jacob Falkovich10 Jun 2019 17:51 UTC
34 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Is there a good soft­ware solu­tion for math­e­mat­i­cal ques­tions?

ChristianKl25 Apr 2021 18:03 UTC
9 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Paraso­cial re­la­tion­ship logic

KatjaGrace23 Feb 2024 7:30 UTC
20 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Get Rich Slowly

Jacob Falkovich10 Feb 2017 23:02 UTC
17 points
1 comment13 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

[Question] Apps /​ tools for com­bat­ting sleep pro­cras­ti­na­tion?

emily.fan24 Apr 2021 1:40 UTC
3 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Spoiler-Free Re­views: Mon­ster Slay­ers, Dream Quest and Loop Hero

Zvi26 Apr 2021 15:00 UTC
15 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

On silence

Aaron Bergman30 Apr 2021 3:15 UTC
48 points
16 comments9 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

The Schel­ling Game (a.k.a. the Co­or­di­na­tion Game)

jchan3 May 2021 14:31 UTC
31 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

CO2 Strip­per Post­mortem Thoughts

Diffractor30 Nov 2019 21:20 UTC
113 points
37 comments8 min readLW link

16 types of use­ful predictions

Julia_Galef10 Apr 2015 3:31 UTC
167 points
55 comments8 min readLW link

Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Backed By Deep Theories

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Apr 2009 18:52 UTC
69 points
114 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Does an app/​group for per­sonal fore­cast­ing ex­ist?

DirectedEvolution20 Apr 2021 5:04 UTC
19 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

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

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 23 Apr 2014 3:27 UTC
42 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

Why “put down your phone and go out­side” is Bad Ad­vice.

madilynHex20 Apr 2021 19:05 UTC
12 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

What books are for: a re­sponse to “Why books don’t work.”

Aaron Bergman21 Apr 2021 23:18 UTC
35 points
16 comments6 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Less Wrong Product & Ser­vice Recommendations

lukeprog2 Jul 2012 13:18 UTC
30 points
371 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How do you do post mortems?

matto3 Dec 2023 14:46 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Quick ex­am­i­na­tion of miles per micro­mort for US drivers, with ad­just­ments for safety-in­creas­ing behavior

Josh Jacobson19 Apr 2021 23:19 UTC
44 points
15 comments1 min readLW link
(docs.google.com)

Net­works of Meaning

Erich_Grunewald17 Apr 2021 7:30 UTC
21 points
1 comment10 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

Zib­bal­done With It All

Randomini28 Aug 2020 11:37 UTC
24 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Place-Based Pro­gram­ming—Part 2 - Functions

lsusr16 Apr 2021 0:25 UTC
14 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

[Let­ter] Ad­vice for High School #1

lsusr20 Apr 2021 4:09 UTC
93 points
28 comments4 min readLW link

Faerie Rings

hamnox21 Apr 2021 21:47 UTC
15 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

The Kelly Criterion

Zvi15 Oct 2018 21:20 UTC
100 points
24 comments3 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

How & when to write a busi­ness plan

bfinn15 Apr 2021 15:45 UTC
13 points
5 comments5 min readLW link

Auc­tion­ing Off the Top Slot in Your Read­ing List

mike_hawke14 Apr 2021 7:11 UTC
22 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How do you deal with de­ci­sion paral­y­sis?

Raj Thimmiah13 Apr 2021 6:01 UTC
4 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Train­ing the YouTube Algorithm

lsusr15 Apr 2021 6:37 UTC
30 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Are there op­por­tu­ni­ties for small in­vestors un­available to big ones?

DirectedEvolution15 Apr 2021 9:13 UTC
25 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

Im­plic­itly Typed C

jefftk11 Dec 2023 16:10 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[LINK] Luck, Skill, and Im­prov­ing at Games

Davis_Kingsley11 Apr 2021 14:35 UTC
13 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(towernumbernine.com)

Us­ing Flash­cards for De­liber­ate Practice

DirectedEvolution12 Apr 2021 19:07 UTC
23 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Lay­er­ing and Tech­ni­cal Debt in the Global Wayfind­ing Model

herschel6 Jul 2023 17:30 UTC
4 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Peo­ple Will Listen

sapphire11 Apr 2021 16:51 UTC
84 points
36 comments4 min readLW link

The Case for Ex­treme Vac­cine Effectiveness

Ruby13 Apr 2021 21:08 UTC
142 points
37 comments23 min readLW link

[Question] What are some in­ter­est­ing ex­am­ples of risks mea­sured in micro­morts?

skybrian16 Apr 2021 5:25 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Two Designs

SatvikBeri22 Apr 2021 16:32 UTC
31 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

[link] If some­thing seems un­usu­ally hard for you, see if you’re miss­ing a minor insight

Kaj_Sotala5 May 2021 10:23 UTC
48 points
19 comments1 min readLW link
(drmaciver.substack.com)

[Question] How hard is it to dis­guise my gait?

just_browsing7 Jun 2021 22:21 UTC
10 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What should one’s policy re­gard­ing den­tal xrays be?

Randomized, Controlled17 Sep 2021 20:55 UTC
12 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What spe­cific de­ci­sion, event, or ac­tion sig­nifi­cantly im­proved an as­pect of your life in a value-con­gru­ent way? How?

Willa1 Apr 2021 4:26 UTC
9 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

[Question] How many micro­morts do you get per UV-in­dex-hour?

David Scott Krueger (formerly: capybaralet)30 Mar 2021 17:23 UTC
20 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Notes from “Don’t Shoot the Dog”

juliawise2 Apr 2021 16:34 UTC
243 points
11 comments12 min readLW link1 review

[Question] Where to start with statis­tics if I want to mea­sure things?

matto20 Apr 2023 22:40 UTC
21 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

The Pareto Best and the Curse of Doom

Screwtape21 Feb 2024 23:10 UTC
107 points
22 comments9 min readLW link

Think like an ed­u­ca­tor about code quality

Adam Zerner27 Mar 2021 5:43 UTC
44 points
8 comments9 min readLW link

Some things I’ve learned in college

Aaron Bergman25 Mar 2021 21:30 UTC
22 points
1 comment7 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Mak­ing a Cheer­ful Bid

DirectedEvolution27 Mar 2021 19:37 UTC
10 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Apoca­lypse Prep­ping—Con­cise SHTF guide to pre­pare for AGI doomsday

prepper4 Jul 2023 17:41 UTC
−8 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
(prepper.i2phides.me)

Write a busi­ness plan already

bfinn25 Mar 2021 0:13 UTC
17 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

Buy­ing a house and mak­ing friends in un­ex­pected places

dominicq28 Mar 2021 14:35 UTC
28 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Noise Pol­lu­tion and Cognition

chw5 Apr 2021 21:26 UTC
9 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Trust sta­tus sigmoidally

DirectedEvolution20 Mar 2021 19:50 UTC
15 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Is Jan­uary AI a real thing?

Ericf20 Mar 2021 0:10 UTC
9 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Un­nec­es­sary Bore­dom Bias

Mathisco20 Mar 2021 19:29 UTC
8 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Is Ra­tion­al­ist Self-Im­prove­ment Real?

Jacob Falkovich9 Dec 2019 17:11 UTC
254 points
78 comments11 min readLW link3 reviews

Shar­ing a Car

jefftk17 Mar 2021 13:30 UTC
12 points
16 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] What are fun lit­tle puz­zles /​ games /​ ex­er­cises to learn in­ter­est­ing con­cepts?

Mati_Roy18 Mar 2021 3:26 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Pro­cess Orientation

lincolnquirk21 Mar 2021 15:21 UTC
31 points
4 comments5 min readLW link

Wild Reading

DirectedEvolution15 Mar 2021 21:34 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­plor­ing Luck

arashparam14 Mar 2021 19:12 UTC
3 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Feed­back calibration

cousin_it15 Mar 2021 14:24 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tions for fu­ture dis­po­si­tions to­ward Twitter

mike_hawke14 Mar 2021 22:10 UTC
14 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Open loops in fiction

Kaj_Sotala14 Mar 2021 8:50 UTC
70 points
13 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Seat­belt Ex­ten­ders and Booster Seats

jefftk14 Mar 2021 21:50 UTC
16 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Link: How to Star-Man

Chris_Leong16 Mar 2021 3:12 UTC
12 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(centerforinquiry.org)

Six-Door Cars

jefftk21 Mar 2021 19:30 UTC
20 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Don’t Sell Your Soul

Jacob Falkovich6 Apr 2021 19:02 UTC
65 points
43 comments9 min readLW link

Quaran­tine variety

KatjaGrace10 Mar 2021 8:40 UTC
12 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

[Question] Ad­vice on choos­ing an al­co­hol re­hab cen­ter?

Slingshot927120 Nov 2023 18:46 UTC
2 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Sim­ple Tricks to Im­prove KN95 Masks

dawangy8 Mar 2021 8:59 UTC
25 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Celi­acs don’t need to live in fear

futurehumdrum18 Feb 2024 2:30 UTC
16 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

If you’ve learned from the best, you’re do­ing it wrong

George3d68 Mar 2021 13:14 UTC
36 points
18 comments6 min readLW link
(cerebralab.com)

Mak­ing a Kingfisher Video

jefftk14 Mar 2021 1:40 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Prag­matic Cut­offs

Borasko7 Mar 2021 18:35 UTC
4 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Notic­ing and Over­com­ing Bias

Neel Nanda6 Mar 2021 21:06 UTC
14 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

In­tro­duc­ing Metafore­cast: A Fore­cast Ag­gre­ga­tor and Search Tool

7 Mar 2021 19:03 UTC
83 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

Does mak­ing un­steady in­cre­men­tal progress work?

peterbarnett5 Mar 2021 7:23 UTC
8 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(peterbarnett.org)

Self-Blinded Caf­feine RCT

niplav27 Jun 2023 12:38 UTC
42 points
9 comments8 min readLW link

Let There be Sound: A Fris­to­nian Med­i­ta­tion on Creativity

jollybard4 Jul 2020 3:33 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(jollybard.wordpress.com)

Check OK, bab­ble-read, op­ti­mize (how I read text­books)

DirectedEvolution6 Mar 2021 3:17 UTC
25 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Apollo Creed prob­lems and Club­ber Lang prob­lems—fram­ing, and how to ad­dress the lat­ter?

CraigMichael14 Mar 2021 1:29 UTC
18 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are a ra­tio­nal­ist’s best tools for bet­ter de­ci­sion mak­ing?

acomeyer25 Feb 2021 22:06 UTC
1 point
1 comment1 min readLW link

“Do X be­cause de­ci­sion the­ory” ~= “Do X be­cause bayes the­o­rem”

lc14 Apr 2023 20:57 UTC
39 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

When I left Google

jefftk28 Feb 2021 21:40 UTC
10 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Aaron Silver­book on anti-cav­ity bacteria

DanielFilan20 Nov 2023 3:06 UTC
31 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

Things That Shouldn’t Need Point­ing Out

Alicorn21 Apr 2011 1:13 UTC
40 points
48 comments1 min readLW link

A dozen habits that work for me

mike_hawke6 Jan 2021 22:52 UTC
28 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

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

Tim Liptrot1 Jul 2020 22:33 UTC
3 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Bad busi­ness advice

Logan Kieller14 Feb 2024 17:01 UTC
19 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(logankieller.substack.com)

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

PhilGoetz4 Mar 2014 21:38 UTC
48 points
37 comments6 min readLW link

Im­prov­ing En­joy­ment and Re­ten­tion Read­ing Tech­ni­cal Literature

sentientplatypus7 Aug 2013 6:29 UTC
45 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

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

Ferdinand Cachoeira1 Jul 2020 18:51 UTC
2 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Are there good ne­go­ti­a­tion classes?

shenkev24 Feb 2021 19:24 UTC
6 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Com­pro­mis­ing with Compulsion

matejsuchy25 Feb 2021 16:43 UTC
4 points
1 comment8 min readLW link

Ex­ploit­ing Crypto Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets for Fun and Profit

Srdjan Miletic13 Mar 2021 2:31 UTC
31 points
25 comments5 min readLW link

I am Bad at Flirt­ing; Real­iz­ing that by Notic­ing Confusion

snog toddgrass30 Jun 2020 20:05 UTC
8 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

The Kelly Cri­te­rion in 3D

lsusr20 Feb 2021 8:21 UTC
46 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How can I pro­tect my bank ac­count from large, sur­prise with­drawals?

Maxwell Peterson22 Feb 2021 18:57 UTC
7 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Short­cuts With Chained Probabilities

jefftk18 Feb 2021 2:00 UTC
15 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Neck abacus

KatjaGrace18 Feb 2021 7:40 UTC
18 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

The Prob­lem with Giv­ing Advice

Rossin17 Feb 2021 21:52 UTC
13 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Over­com­ing Helplessness

Neel Nanda22 Feb 2021 15:03 UTC
17 points
1 comment10 min readLW link
(neelnanda.io)

Self-sac­ri­fice is a scarce resource

mingyuan28 Jun 2020 5:08 UTC
129 points
18 comments5 min readLW link

Ex­per­i­ment­ing With Foot­board Piezos

jefftk11 Feb 2024 3:00 UTC
11 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Re­mem­ber­ing peo­ple’s name with Anki

ArthurRainbow14 Feb 2021 16:34 UTC
8 points
5 comments4 min readLW link

Five examples

Adam Zerner14 Feb 2021 2:47 UTC
42 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

Bos­ton So­cial Dance Covid Requirements

jefftk12 Apr 2023 2:30 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Most kinds of noise stress me out a lot, and I have a strong prefer­ence for silence. I tend to quickly no­tice quiet en­vi­ron­ments. Does this oc­cur to any­one else? Any idea why?

Space L Clottey14 Feb 2021 11:37 UTC
4 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Rea­son­able ways for an av­er­age LW re­tail in­vestor to get up­side risk?

Randomized, Controlled16 Feb 2021 19:44 UTC
21 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

Sup­port vs Ad­vice & Hold­ing Off Solutions

abramdemski23 Feb 2021 1:12 UTC
29 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Don’t pun­ish your­self for bad luck

Sherrinford24 Jun 2020 21:52 UTC
16 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Child­hood Roundup #2

Zvi11 Apr 2023 13:50 UTC
31 points
4 comments19 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

The art of car­ing what peo­ple think

KatjaGrace12 Feb 2021 5:40 UTC
43 points
7 comments3 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Bring Back Free-Flow Valves

jefftk7 Feb 2021 3:50 UTC
12 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] A Tale of Two In­tel­li­gences: xRisk, AI, and My Relationship

xRiskAnon92310 Apr 2023 23:35 UTC
2 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Speedrun­ning my Morn­ing Makes the Coffee Taste Weird

kithpendragon11 Feb 2021 17:06 UTC
13 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Watch­ing themselves

jefftk12 Feb 2021 22:20 UTC
48 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Could in­duced and sta­bi­lized hy­po­ma­nia be a de­sir­able men­tal state?

MvB12 Jun 2023 12:13 UTC
8 points
22 comments2 min readLW link

What Piles Up Must Pile Down

silentbob9 Apr 2023 18:37 UTC
35 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Ways of be­ing with you

KatjaGrace5 Feb 2021 7:00 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Kin­naird’s truels

Johnicholas5 Mar 2009 16:50 UTC
28 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Does any­one else some­times “run out of gas” when try­ing to think?

Sunny from QAD3 Feb 2021 12:57 UTC
7 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Dot­ting i’s and Cross­ing t’s—a Jour­ney to Pub­lish­ing Elegance

wedrifid14 Mar 2012 21:23 UTC
19 points
15 comments5 min readLW link

Net­work­ing and Ex­pert Con­sult­ing As Ra­tion­al­ity Bottlenecks

DirectedEvolution5 Feb 2021 5:41 UTC
33 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

Su­per-fore­cast­ers as a ser­vice

frcassarino12 Feb 2021 13:35 UTC
6 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(federicorcassarino.substack.com)

Kelly isn’t (just) about log­a­r­ith­mic utility

SimonM23 Feb 2021 12:12 UTC
34 points
41 comments4 min readLW link

In­sights Over Frameworks

lifelonglearner20 Jun 2020 19:52 UTC
14 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Self-Crit­i­cism Can Be Wrong And Harmful

DirectedEvolution1 Feb 2021 1:07 UTC
12 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

#5: Mak­ing your cry­on­ics ar­range­ments official

mingyuan2 Feb 2021 23:54 UTC
37 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

The Shadow Question

Alicorn14 Oct 2009 1:40 UTC
40 points
44 comments4 min readLW link

The point of a mem­ory palace

DirectedEvolution20 Jun 2020 1:00 UTC
28 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

Tips for Em­piri­cal Align­ment Research

Ethan Perez29 Feb 2024 6:04 UTC
42 points
0 comments22 min readLW link

#6: Op­tional ad­di­tional steps

mingyuan2 Feb 2021 23:57 UTC
42 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

gamers be­ware: mod­ded Minecraft has new malware

the gears to ascension7 Jun 2023 13:49 UTC
14 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(github.com)

[Question] What are good al­ter­na­tives to Pre­dic­tion­book for per­sonal pre­dic­tion track­ing? Edited: I origi­nally thought it was down but it was just 500 un­til I though of clear­ing cook­ies.

sortega7 Apr 2023 19:18 UTC
4 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Two Ways To Re­duce Un­hap­piness That Comes From Dis­torted Views of Reality

Anne Hsu8 Jun 2023 17:43 UTC
3 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

#4.4: The in­surance un­der­writ­ing process

mingyuan28 Jan 2021 2:33 UTC
29 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Non-Co­er­cive Perfectionism

Matt Goldenberg26 Jan 2021 16:53 UTC
24 points
25 comments3 min readLW link

Run­ning the Num­bers on a Heat Pump

jefftk9 Feb 2024 3:00 UTC
30 points
12 comments4 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Word­tune review

KatjaGrace26 Jan 2021 9:40 UTC
52 points
9 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Define Your Learn­ing Goal: Com­pe­tence Or Broad Knowledge

DirectedEvolution25 Jan 2021 20:47 UTC
35 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

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

Anabel RC19 Jun 2020 0:32 UTC
5 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How do you build re­silient per­sonal sys­tems?

Raj Thimmiah25 Jan 2021 9:56 UTC
5 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Your Most Valuable Skill

Alicorn27 Sep 2009 17:01 UTC
32 points
97 comments2 min readLW link

#4.1: Types of life insurance

mingyuan26 Jan 2021 19:55 UTC
39 points
13 comments11 min readLW link

Fight Akra­sia and De­ci­sion Fa­tigue with DIY Pro­duc­tivity Software

DanB30 Jan 2021 18:38 UTC
25 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

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

rmoehn20 Jun 2020 22:43 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

The 10,000-Hour Rule is a myth

lynettebye1 Feb 2021 4:47 UTC
52 points
25 comments6 min readLW link

In What Ways Have You Be­come Stronger?

Vladimir_Nesov15 Mar 2009 20:44 UTC
31 points
40 comments1 min readLW link

The ideas you’re not ready to post

JulianMorrison19 Apr 2009 21:23 UTC
29 points
264 comments1 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on the cry­on­ics sequence

mingyuan3 Feb 2021 1:17 UTC
100 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

The Bright Side of rationalization

Alexey Smirnov21 Jun 2020 16:30 UTC
0 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

How to em­bark on a jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery (and po­ten­tially suc­ceed)

Ester Dobiášová4 Jun 2023 18:46 UTC
6 points
0 comments14 min readLW link
(ladyesik.wordpress.com)

Meta-con­ver­sa­tion shouldn’t be taboo

Adam Zerner5 Jun 2023 0:19 UTC
34 points
36 comments4 min readLW link

Band Les­sons?

jefftk28 Feb 2024 3:00 UTC
13 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Co­or­di­na­tion at­tempt: Fa­cil­i­tat­ing con­ver­sa­tional splin­ters in Gathertown

femtogrammar24 Jan 2021 7:35 UTC
2 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Per­sonal ex­pe­rience of coffee as nootropic

ryan wong23 Jun 2020 12:00 UTC
20 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How do you Mur­phyjitsu es­sen­tially risky ac­tivi­ties?

9eB123 Jun 2020 21:09 UTC
12 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

TryCon­tra Events

jefftk13 Jun 2023 17:30 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Half-Baked Prod­ucts and Idea Kernels

Liron24 Jun 2020 1:00 UTC
62 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Notes on Frugality

David Gross5 Feb 2021 16:54 UTC
15 points
3 comments12 min readLW link

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

eapache24 Jun 2020 18:42 UTC
11 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Cry­on­ics Ca­reer Sur­vey (more jobs than you think)

Mati_Roy18 Jun 2023 2:13 UTC
41 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Press the hap­piness but­ton!

Spiarrow15 Jun 2023 17:30 UTC
5 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Is there an aca­demic con­sen­sus around Rent Con­trol?

edoarad22 Jan 2021 16:18 UTC
3 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Lifestyle in­ter­ven­tions to in­crease longevity

RomeoStevens28 Feb 2014 6:28 UTC
254 points
386 comments12 min readLW link

Ad­ven­tist Health Study-2 sup­ports pesc­etar­i­anism more than veganism

Elizabeth17 Jun 2023 20:10 UTC
67 points
11 comments6 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Five Ways To Pri­ori­tize Better

lynettebye27 Jun 2020 18:40 UTC
132 points
7 comments20 min readLW link1 review

More metal less ore

Logan Kieller14 Nov 2023 16:59 UTC
8 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(logankieller.substack.com)

A Sketch of Good Communication

Ben Pace31 Mar 2018 22:48 UTC
184 points
35 comments3 min readLW link1 review

Level­ing Up Or Level­ing Off? Un­der­stand­ing The Science Be­hind Skill Plateaus

lynettebye16 Jun 2023 0:18 UTC
45 points
9 comments18 min readLW link

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

lukeprog27 Jul 2011 21:57 UTC
39 points
87 comments5 min readLW link

Strate­gies for deal­ing with emo­tional nihilism

[deleted]10 Oct 2010 13:31 UTC
39 points
175 comments4 min readLW link

COVID-19: home stretch and fourth wave Q&A

habryka6 Jan 2021 22:44 UTC
39 points
29 comments12 min readLW link

Lifelong investments

jefftk23 Jan 2021 3:40 UTC
35 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Is util­i­tar­i­anism the re­sult of a Con­flict The­ory sin­gu­lar­ity?

spkoc16 Jun 2020 13:29 UTC
5 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Bed­time reminiscences

Kaj_Sotala19 Feb 2021 11:50 UTC
16 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Us­ing Claude to con­vert di­a­log tran­scripts into great posts?

mako yass21 Jun 2023 20:19 UTC
6 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

Full Driv­ing En­gage­ment Optional

jefftk7 Feb 2024 2:30 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Li’l pots

KatjaGrace24 Jan 2021 12:40 UTC
37 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

A ghost

Joe Carlsmith21 Jan 2021 7:14 UTC
16 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Would most peo­ple benefit from be­ing less co­er­cive to them­selves?

Matt Goldenberg21 Jan 2021 14:24 UTC
24 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

Re­minder: Blog Post Day III today

Daniel Kokotajlo13 Jun 2020 10:28 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

The Multi-Tower Study Strategy

DirectedEvolution21 Jan 2021 8:42 UTC
57 points
8 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] Can you pre­vent nega­tive long-term effects of bad trips with sleep de­pri­va­tion?

Anton Rodenhauser24 Jun 2023 14:05 UTC
15 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Bad rea­sons for a ra­tio­nal­ist to lose

matt18 May 2009 22:57 UTC
34 points
83 comments3 min readLW link

Pro­duc­tivity tool: race!

wwa16 Jan 2014 21:53 UTC
43 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

#4: In­tro­duc­tion to life in­surance for cryonics

mingyuan22 Jan 2021 20:58 UTC
48 points
10 comments6 min readLW link

Ex­per­i­men­tal Fat Loss

johnlawrenceaspden1 Jun 2023 20:26 UTC
23 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What self-help has helped you?

Gordon Seidoh Worley20 Dec 2018 3:31 UTC
35 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

Another med­i­cal miracle

Dentin25 Jun 2023 20:43 UTC
177 points
45 comments3 min readLW link

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

Rudi C13 Jun 2020 12:29 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Poly Do­mes­tic Partnerships

jefftk3 Jul 2020 14:10 UTC
16 points
4 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Self-ex­per­i­ment: A sup­ra­phys­iolog­i­cal dosage of testos­terone.

shapeshifter26 Jun 2023 10:26 UTC
8 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Crowd­fund­ing] LessWrong podcast

Mati_Roy3 Jul 2020 20:59 UTC
9 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Never Go Full Kelly

SimonM25 Feb 2021 12:53 UTC
49 points
7 comments8 min readLW link

Danc­ing to Po­si­tional Calling

jefftk1 Jun 2023 2:40 UTC
11 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Do web­sites and apps ac­tu­ally gen­er­ally get worse af­ter up­dates, or is it just an effect of the fear of change?

lillybaeum10 Dec 2023 17:26 UTC
33 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What is your fi­nan­cial port­fo­lio?

Algon28 Jun 2023 18:39 UTC
11 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Whole­some­ness and Effec­tive Altruism

owencb28 Feb 2024 20:28 UTC
28 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Río Grande: judg­ment calls

KatjaGrace27 Jan 2019 3:50 UTC
25 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(worldlypositions.tumblr.com)

Fea­tures of Emacs that I only re­cently discovered

EmacsScrub16 Apr 2023 6:57 UTC
12 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

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

Wei Dai30 May 2019 4:56 UTC
53 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 4: Murphyjitsu

Mark Xu18 Feb 2020 17:33 UTC
22 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

“Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast”

moridinamael24 Jan 2018 16:52 UTC
40 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Effi­cient Learn­ing: Memorization

Alvin Ånestrand16 Apr 2023 17:58 UTC
4 points
2 comments5 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

How to type Alek­sander Mądry’s last name in LaTeX

DanielFilan21 Nov 2023 0:50 UTC
9 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(danielfilan.com)

[Question] How much does it cost to de­sign an app?

kjz20 Jan 2021 17:40 UTC
2 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Help your ri­vals when they are numerous

lsusr22 Jan 2021 20:51 UTC
32 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Browser Au­dio Latency

jefftk3 Feb 2021 2:40 UTC
10 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Im­ple­ment­ing an Idea-Man­age­ment System

MartinB18 Oct 2019 10:48 UTC
41 points
23 comments4 min readLW link

The Cost of a Sixth Seat

jefftk10 Mar 2021 3:20 UTC
16 points
12 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

User­script to always show LW com­ments in con­text vs at the top

Vlad Sitalo21 Nov 2023 17:53 UTC
44 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Dual Wield­ing Kin­dle Scribes

mesaoptimizer21 Feb 2024 17:17 UTC
50 points
17 comments6 min readLW link

Say Wrong Things

Gordon Seidoh Worley24 May 2019 22:11 UTC
114 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

In­ter­nal Dou­ble Crux: Video Games

supposedlyfun14 Mar 2021 11:45 UTC
15 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Try more things.

whales12 Jan 2014 1:25 UTC
85 points
20 comments7 min readLW link

Hasken­thet­i­cal up­date: user-defined macros

philh14 Mar 2021 21:20 UTC
7 points
0 comments9 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

Gaia Net­work: a prac­ti­cal, in­cre­men­tal path­way to Open Agency Architecture

20 Dec 2023 17:11 UTC
14 points
8 comments16 min readLW link

[Question] Any­one been through IFS or co­her­ence ther­apy?

warrenjordan15 Mar 2021 18:35 UTC
4 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How do you al­ign your emo­tions through up­dates and ex­is­ten­tial un­cer­tainty?

VojtaKovarik17 Apr 2023 20:46 UTC
4 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

AWS Has Raised Prices Before

jefftk3 Apr 2023 16:00 UTC
7 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Thomas Kwa’s Bounty List

Thomas Kwa13 Jun 2020 0:03 UTC
12 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Nutri­tion for brain.

Valentin202617 Mar 2021 5:00 UTC
5 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

A Tale of Two Res­tau­rant Types

Zvi21 Feb 2024 13:50 UTC
15 points
0 comments6 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Spirits vs Terms as Ar­bi­tra­tion Norms

nonveumann18 Mar 2021 5:07 UTC
12 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Re­con­soli­da­tion Through Experience

Matt Goldenberg13 Nov 2019 20:04 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Wuwei

lsusr17 Jan 2021 8:28 UTC
22 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

What Helped Me—Kale, Blood, CPAP, X-tiamine, Methylphenidate

Johannes C. Mayer3 Jan 2024 13:22 UTC
34 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

The Ass­hole Filter

DragonGod7 Oct 2017 16:51 UTC
21 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(siderea.livejournal.com)

How Microsoft’s ruth­less em­ployee eval­u­a­tion sys­tem an­nihilated team col­lab­o­ra­tion.

positivesum25 Nov 2023 13:25 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(tryingtruly.substack.com)

How habits work and how you may con­trol them

Kaj_Sotala12 Oct 2013 12:17 UTC
97 points
76 comments13 min readLW link

Gut Ren­o­vat­ing Another Bathroom

jefftk21 Feb 2024 3:00 UTC
22 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

De­tect­ing What’s Been Seen

jefftk24 Nov 2023 3:30 UTC
23 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Cal­ibrat­ing Ad­e­quate Food Consumption

Gunnar_Zarncke27 Mar 2021 0:00 UTC
5 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

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

Raemon1 Jan 2019 21:29 UTC
30 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

“Con­cepts of Agency in Biol­ogy” (Okasha, 2023) - Brief Paper Summary

Nora_Ammann8 Jul 2023 18:22 UTC
40 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

Pro­gram­ming an IFS for al­ter­nate uses

SilverFlame29 Apr 2023 0:25 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

An on­line pre­dic­tion mar­ket with rep­u­ta­tion points

kickboxer12 Jun 2020 9:29 UTC
11 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

The Case for Brain-Only Preservation

Mati_Roy20 Apr 2023 22:01 UTC
21 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(biostasis.substack.com)

Agree­ing to Disagree: to­wards a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of agreeableness

Aaron Bergman29 Mar 2021 3:14 UTC
11 points
1 comment8 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Les­sons from mas­sag­ing my­self, oth­ers, dogs, and cats

Chipmonk17 Dec 2023 4:28 UTC
0 points
27 comments5 min readLW link
(chipmonk.blog)

Meetup Tip: Ask At­ten­dees To Ex­plain It

Screwtape7 Jul 2023 16:08 UTC
10 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Why do all out at­tacks ac­tu­ally work?

lc12 Jun 2020 20:33 UTC
44 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

The virtue of determination

Richard_Ngo10 Jul 2023 5:11 UTC
57 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] How can I find trust­wor­thy dietary ad­vice?

Daniel Kokotajlo17 Jan 2021 13:11 UTC
30 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

Un­der­stand­ing the two most com­mon men­tal health prob­lems in the world

spencerg6 Jul 2023 14:06 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What’s the con­sen­sus on porn?

FinalFormal231 May 2023 3:15 UTC
4 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Can LessWrong provide me with some­thing I find ob­vi­ously highly use­ful to my own prac­ti­cal life?

agrippa7 Jul 2023 3:08 UTC
32 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Un­con­scious Com­pe­tence and Counter-Incentives

lifelonglearner10 Mar 2018 6:38 UTC
13 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Bayes’ the­o­rem, plau­si­ble de­ni­a­bil­ity, and smiley faces

Adam Zerner11 Apr 2021 20:41 UTC
24 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

Agency begets agency

Richard_Ngo6 Jul 2023 13:08 UTC
57 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

[Question] How do I make pre­dic­tions about the fu­ture to make sense of what to do with my life?

Raj Thimmiah22 Feb 2024 11:22 UTC
8 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

[Question] When is evolu­tion­ary psy­chol­ogy use­ful?

snog toddgrass10 Jul 2020 18:22 UTC
3 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

How to set up foot pedals

jefftk23 Aug 2020 16:40 UTC
19 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

On Sud­denly Not Be­ing Able to Work

Jacob Falkovich25 Aug 2020 22:14 UTC
35 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

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

snog toddgrass10 Jul 2020 16:52 UTC
2 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Board Game Theory

Optimization Process3 Apr 2023 6:23 UTC
8 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] How do you mea­sure con­for­mity?

lsusr17 Jan 2021 9:35 UTC
11 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Benefits of “micro-track­ing” for per­sonal health mea­sure­ments?

VipulNaik19 Jan 2021 14:58 UTC
9 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Sher­lock­ian Ab­duc­tion Master List

Cole Wyeth2 Dec 2023 22:10 UTC
10 points
27 comments7 min readLW link

My Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam

moridinamael22 Mar 2018 18:40 UTC
16 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Re­ply to a fer­til­ity doc­tor con­cern­ing poly­genic em­bryo screening

GeneSmith29 May 2023 21:50 UTC
58 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

What gripes do you have with Mus­tachi­anism?

Adam Zerner11 Jun 2020 23:42 UTC
12 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Lightweight min­i­mal speech recog­ni­tion?

jefftk12 Jul 2023 12:00 UTC
9 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Mediums Over­power Messages

lsusr20 Oct 2019 5:46 UTC
54 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Turns Out In­ter­rup­tions Are Bad, Who Knew?

Elizabeth11 Jun 2020 23:10 UTC
73 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Things to con­sider when op­ti­miz­ing: Sleep

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

Es­ti­mat­ing the ROI of Insulation

jefftk3 Sep 2020 20:30 UTC
13 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Mul­ti­vari­ate es­ti­ma­tion & the Squig­gly language

ozziegooen5 Sep 2020 4:35 UTC
44 points
5 comments7 min readLW link

Eval­u­at­ing Solar

jefftk17 Feb 2024 21:50 UTC
26 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Tak­ing vi­tamin D3 with K2 in the morning

ChristianKl30 Nov 2018 19:00 UTC
53 points
47 comments4 min readLW link

Shed Wall Plans

jefftk6 Sep 2020 22:20 UTC
6 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

So­lar One Year In

jefftk22 Nov 2019 15:20 UTC
19 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

“Just Suffer Un­til It Passes”

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)12 Feb 2018 4:01 UTC
90 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Why Pro­duc­tivity Sys­tems Don’t Stick

Matt Goldenberg16 Jan 2021 17:45 UTC
55 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

Do the change you want to see in the world

TeaTieAndHat14 Jul 2023 10:19 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] For fun: How long can you hold your breath?

exanova6 Dec 2023 23:36 UTC
1 point
7 comments1 min readLW link

Loneliness

DirectedEvolution8 Sep 2020 8:14 UTC
17 points
0 comments12 min readLW link

Meetup Tip: Heart­beat Messages

Screwtape7 Dec 2023 17:18 UTC
61 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Why I no longer iden­tify as transhumanist

Kaj_Sotala3 Feb 2024 12:00 UTC
58 points
27 comments3 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Keep: Move checked items to bottom

jefftk11 Jun 2020 0:30 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

In­tro­duc­ción al Riesgo Ex­is­ten­cial de In­teligen­cia Artificial

david.friva15 Jul 2023 20:37 UTC
4 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

Sapi­ent Algorithms

Valentine17 Jul 2023 16:30 UTC
80 points
15 comments5 min readLW link

New ca­reer re­view: AI safety tech­ni­cal research

Benjamin Hilton17 Jul 2023 15:34 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Loneli­ness and the para­dox of choice

DirectedEvolution9 Sep 2020 16:30 UTC
17 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Dremeling

Czynski14 Jul 2020 19:23 UTC
35 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Cap­tur­ing Ideas

abramdemski9 Sep 2020 21:20 UTC
71 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

De­con­di­tion­ing Aver­sion to Dislike

lsusr15 Jan 2021 7:57 UTC
14 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

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

jmh10 Sep 2020 12:47 UTC
8 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What fea­tures would you like to see in a per­sonal for­cast­ing /​ pre­dic­tion track­ing app?

regnarg25 May 2023 8:18 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Does Think­ing Hard Hurt Your Brain?

Raemon29 Apr 2018 18:56 UTC
18 points
38 comments1 min readLW link

Talk­box Bag­pipe Drones

jefftk2 Apr 2023 18:50 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

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

cauliflower13 Sep 2020 2:39 UTC
1 point
8 comments1 min readLW link

Free Money at Pre­dic­tIt: 2020 Gen­eral Election

Zvi14 Sep 2020 14:40 UTC
20 points
3 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

What hap­pens if you drink ace­tone?

dynomight14 Sep 2020 14:22 UTC
82 points
13 comments1 min readLW link2 reviews
(dyno-might.github.io)

Ci­ti­zen­ship in a Republic

Theodore Roosevelt16 Jan 2021 1:33 UTC
12 points
3 comments29 min readLW link
(theodoreroosevelt.org)

On Nice­ness: Look­ing for Pos­i­tive Externalities

Neel Nanda14 Sep 2020 18:03 UTC
31 points
0 comments10 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Public selves

KatjaGrace18 Jan 2021 21:10 UTC
40 points
14 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Low hang­ing fruits (LWCW 2020)

ArthurRainbow15 Sep 2020 18:15 UTC
17 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What ve­gan food re­sources have you found use­ful?

Elizabeth25 May 2023 22:46 UTC
29 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Spoiler-Free Re­view: Orwell

Zvi16 Sep 2020 13:30 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

WordPress De­stroys Edit­ing Pro­cess, Seek­ing Alternatives

Zvi18 Aug 2020 15:50 UTC
25 points
20 comments1 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Notic­ing Wasted Motion

lynettebye17 Sep 2020 2:30 UTC
21 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Pulse and Glide Cycling

jefftk19 Jul 2020 19:02 UTC
11 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] How has in­ter­nal­is­ing a post-AGI world af­fected your cur­rent choices?

yanni kyriacos5 Feb 2024 5:43 UTC
10 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Con­ver­sa­tional Cul­tures: Com­bat vs Nur­ture (V2)

Ruby31 Dec 2019 20:23 UTC
141 points
92 comments9 min readLW link5 reviews

The Cog­ni­tive Costs to Do­ing Things

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)2 May 2011 9:13 UTC
49 points
21 comments4 min readLW link

Sel­ling real es­tate: should you over­price or un­der­price?

Steven Byrnes20 Jul 2020 15:54 UTC
19 points
5 comments10 min readLW link

Schedul­ing Al­gorithm for a PhD Student

Tim Liptrot24 Sep 2020 16:10 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

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

nitropie21 Jul 2020 18:01 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Which ra­tio­nal­ity posts are beg­ging for fur­ther prac­ti­cal de­vel­op­ment?

LoganStrohl23 Jul 2023 22:22 UTC
60 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Fresh Bread

Zvi21 Jul 2020 20:40 UTC
22 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] What are the great­est near-fu­ture risks or dan­gers to you as an in­di­vi­d­ual?

nim5 May 2021 4:02 UTC
17 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Fi­nan­cial Effec­tive­ness Repository

Gunnar_Zarncke18 Nov 2014 9:57 UTC
7 points
62 comments1 min readLW link

Apollo Neuro Fol­low Up

Elizabeth22 Jul 2023 17:20 UTC
28 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Re­plac­ing the Big Air Purifier

jefftk22 Jul 2023 12:10 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

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

Eli Tyre22 Jul 2020 8:13 UTC
26 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

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

Demeter23 Jul 2020 13:59 UTC
31 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

Go Do Something

Davis_Kingsley21 May 2019 15:42 UTC
38 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

On “Not Screw­ing Up Ri­tual Can­dles”

Raemon27 Sep 2020 21:55 UTC
48 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Puz­zle Games

Scott Garrabrant27 Sep 2020 21:14 UTC
56 points
68 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Us­ing books to prime behavior

ryan wong25 Jul 2020 5:59 UTC
10 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

BBE W1: Per­sonal Note­tak­ing Desider­ata Walkthrough

Spiracular9 Jun 2020 19:19 UTC
17 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Pho­tos Be­fore Drywall

jefftk25 Jul 2020 1:40 UTC
18 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] What are good ice breaker ques­tions for meet­ing peo­ple in this com­mu­nity?

Mati_Roy28 Sep 2020 15:07 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What to do if you can’t form any habits what­so­ever?

masasin10 Jan 2021 1:17 UTC
18 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

“Win First” vs “Chill First”

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)28 Sep 2020 6:48 UTC
101 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] How much harder is it to re­vive a neuro-only cry­on­ics pa­tient?

Mati_Roy12 Jan 2021 23:24 UTC
20 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Sub­di­vi­sions for Use­ful Distil­la­tions?

Sharat Jacob Jacob24 Jul 2023 18:55 UTC
8 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Seven habits to­wards highly effec­tive minds

Richard_Ngo5 Sep 2019 23:10 UTC
38 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

My idea of sa­cred­ness, di­v­inity, and religion

Kaj_Sotala29 Oct 2023 12:50 UTC
29 points
9 comments4 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Are Guitars Ob­so­lete?

jefftk29 Jul 2023 13:20 UTC
11 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Change the world a lit­tle bit

DirectedEvolution26 Jul 2020 22:35 UTC
22 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Zvi’s Man­i­fold Mar­kets House Rules

Zvi13 Nov 2023 0:28 UTC
39 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

[U.S. spe­cific] PPP: free money for self-em­ployed & orgs (time-sen­si­tive)

Steven Byrnes9 Jan 2021 19:53 UTC
35 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Ba­sic Con­ver­sa­tional Co­or­di­na­tion: Micro-co­or­di­na­tion of In­ten­tion

Eli Tyre27 Jul 2020 22:41 UTC
40 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

The Ar­gu­ment For Spoilers

abramdemski21 May 2021 12:23 UTC
21 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Communication

eapache9 Jun 2020 1:04 UTC
12 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­plicit and tacit rationality

lukeprog9 Apr 2013 23:33 UTC
61 points
77 comments4 min readLW link

Hiring en­g­ineers and re­searchers to help al­ign GPT-3

paulfchristiano1 Oct 2020 18:54 UTC
206 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

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

warrenjordan5 May 2020 5:52 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

Use cu­ri­os­ity

AnnaSalamon25 Feb 2011 22:23 UTC
83 points
61 comments1 min readLW link

The 3 Books Tech­nique for Learn­ing a New Skilll

Matt Goldenberg9 Jan 2019 12:45 UTC
196 points
48 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Should I test my­self for microplas­tics?

Augs7 Aug 2023 17:31 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Origi­nal Seeing

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Oct 2007 4:38 UTC
156 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

Self-Blinded L-Thea­nine RCT

niplav31 Oct 2023 15:24 UTC
50 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

How to Mea­sure Anything

lukeprog7 Aug 2013 4:05 UTC
117 points
55 comments22 min readLW link

Align­ing my web server with de­vops prac­tices: part 2 (se­cu­rity)

VipulNaik6 Aug 2023 1:30 UTC
6 points
0 comments19 min readLW link

Refer­ences & Re­sources for LessWrong

XiXiDu10 Oct 2010 14:54 UTC
162 points
104 comments20 min readLW link

Mut­ing on Group Calls

jefftk2 Oct 2020 20:30 UTC
12 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Three con­figurable prettyprinters

philh10 Aug 2023 23:10 UTC
9 points
0 comments22 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

[Question] How effec­tive are tul­pas?

Evenflair9 Mar 2020 17:35 UTC
38 points
59 comments2 min readLW link

Set­ting Up a Green Screen

jefftk14 Aug 2020 20:00 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Travel Through Time to In­crease Your Effectiveness

tanagrabeast23 Aug 2015 1:32 UTC
64 points
13 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] Ra­tion­al­ity and Cli­mate Change

Emiya5 Oct 2020 10:21 UTC
37 points
76 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Fermi Challenge: Trains and Air Cargo

Ben Pace5 Oct 2020 21:51 UTC
23 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Vi­sual Men­tal Imagery Training

GuySrinivasan19 Feb 2013 22:21 UTC
35 points
51 comments4 min readLW link

Build Small Skills in the Right Order

lukeprog17 Apr 2011 23:01 UTC
166 points
219 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Why isn’t JS a pop­u­lar lan­guage for deep learn­ing?

Will Clark8 Oct 2020 14:36 UTC
12 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

In­vest­ment idea: bas­ket of tech stocks weighted to­wards AI

ioannes12 Aug 2020 21:30 UTC
18 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Tak­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity and par­tial derivatives

Ruby31 Dec 2023 4:33 UTC
42 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

A Healthy News Diet II

mpr7 Jan 2021 22:13 UTC
5 points
0 comments6 min readLW link
(matthewroll.com)

Philos­o­phy of Therapy

DaystarEld10 Oct 2020 20:12 UTC
116 points
27 comments16 min readLW link
(daystareld.com)

A work­shop on Life Influences

Elo10 Jan 2021 11:23 UTC
8 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Charisma is a Force Multiplier

Davis_Kingsley11 Oct 2020 10:21 UTC
39 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

#2: Neu­ro­cry­op­reser­va­tion vs whole-body preservation

13 Jan 2021 1:18 UTC
59 points
24 comments12 min readLW link

Every­thing I Know About Elite Amer­ica I Learned From ‘Fresh Prince’ and ‘West Wing’

Wei Dai11 Oct 2020 18:07 UTC
44 points
18 comments1 min readLW link
(www.nytimes.com)

Pray­ing to God

lsusr19 Jan 2021 10:25 UTC
6 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

Cry­on­ics signup guide #1: Overview

mingyuan6 Jan 2021 0:25 UTC
149 points
33 comments6 min readLW link1 review

The Sun Room

Jarred Filmer12 Oct 2020 21:08 UTC
18 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What fea­tures would you like a pre­dic­tion plat­form to have?

Mati_Roy13 Oct 2020 0:48 UTC
11 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are the un­writ­ten rules of academia?

Yitz25 Dec 2020 15:33 UTC
16 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Have the lock­downs been worth it?

12 Oct 2020 23:35 UTC
70 points
32 comments1 min readLW link

My fa­vorite es­says of life advice

benkuhn23 Dec 2020 23:00 UTC
80 points
17 comments7 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Chain Breaking

Mark Xu29 Dec 2020 1:06 UTC
23 points
6 comments10 min readLW link
(markxu.com)

New Bucket Bri­gade UI

jefftk23 Dec 2020 20:30 UTC
12 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Le­gal­ize Black­mail: An Example

Tim Liptrot14 Oct 2020 21:18 UTC
0 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Net­flix’s “Start-Up” and sincere work dramatization

Maxwell Peterson25 Dec 2020 5:32 UTC
17 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Covid 10/​15: Play­time is Over

Zvi15 Oct 2020 14:30 UTC
74 points
21 comments17 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

What is food like?

KatjaGrace22 Dec 2020 12:30 UTC
19 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Fix it and tell us what you did

JulianMorrison23 Apr 2009 14:54 UTC
49 points
38 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How do you keep track of your own learn­ing?

DirectedEvolution10 Jun 2021 20:25 UTC
8 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

You have re­cov­ered from SARS-CoV-2. Now what?

Annapurna18 Oct 2020 17:52 UTC
15 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Your best fu­ture self

Raemon6 Jun 2020 19:10 UTC
36 points
24 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] As a Washed Up Former Data Scien­tist and Ma­chine Learn­ing Re­searcher What Direc­tion Should I Go In Now?

Darklight19 Oct 2020 20:13 UTC
13 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Bet­ting Thread

Amandango20 Oct 2020 2:17 UTC
33 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

My check­list for pub­lish­ing a blog post

Steven Byrnes15 Aug 2023 15:04 UTC
83 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Mo­ral moralizing

KatjaGrace23 Dec 2020 6:50 UTC
12 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Run­ning the num­bers: Cryo vs Dis­count rate

RomeoStevens4 Jun 2014 7:54 UTC
9 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Op­ti­mal Exercise

RomeoStevens10 Mar 2014 3:37 UTC
142 points
148 comments9 min readLW link

Don’t Use Your Fa­vorite Weapon

Aaron Bergman3 Jan 2021 4:01 UTC
33 points
7 comments6 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Attitude

eapache6 Jun 2020 12:29 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Should I pre­fer to get a tax re­fund, or not to?

MichaelDickens22 Oct 2020 20:21 UTC
1 point
6 comments1 min readLW link

An Open Let­ter On Love

nroman22 Oct 2020 20:21 UTC
11 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Just For Fun

proshowersinger23 Oct 2020 21:35 UTC
7 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

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

Raemon19 Nov 2011 5:05 UTC
17 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

Draw­ing Less Wrong: Should You Learn to Draw?

Raemon14 Nov 2011 7:31 UTC
33 points
55 comments9 min readLW link

Draw­ing Less Wrong: Tech­ni­cal Skill

Raemon5 Dec 2011 5:12 UTC
37 points
36 comments9 min readLW link

Bab­ble challenge: 50 ways to stop torture

seed27 Oct 2020 19:38 UTC
8 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Ge­nius is (mostly) comparative

Amir Bolous5 Jan 2021 20:57 UTC
2 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

How to erad­i­cate the de­sire to check time-wast­ing sites

Space L Clottey20 Dec 2020 19:06 UTC
39 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Rea­sons that dis­cus­sions might feel hopeless

gogishvilli28 Oct 2020 19:59 UTC
11 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Stop Us­ing Dis­cord as an Archive

NicholasKross30 Mar 2023 2:15 UTC
10 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.reddit.com)

[Question] Bab­ble Challenge: Not-So-Fu­ture Co­or­di­na­tion Tech

abramdemski21 Dec 2020 16:48 UTC
29 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Eval­u­at­ing Opus

jefftk8 Aug 2020 16:40 UTC
20 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Op­po­site attractions

KatjaGrace19 Dec 2020 21:30 UTC
17 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

[Question] What value does per­sonal pre­dic­tion track­ing have?

fx20 Aug 2023 18:43 UTC
7 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Us­ing spaced rep­e­ti­tion to make the most out of blog posts and books

tchauvin21 Dec 2020 2:47 UTC
10 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Which COVID booster to get?

Sameerishere21 Oct 2023 19:43 UTC
8 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

One Year of Pomodoros

Alex_Altair31 Dec 2020 4:42 UTC
56 points
7 comments9 min readLW link

Pos­i­tive Ex­pec­ta­tions; how to build Hopefulness

J Bostock3 Jul 2021 13:41 UTC
9 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Bets, Bonds, and Kindergarteners

jefftk3 Jan 2021 21:20 UTC
414 points
35 comments2 min readLW link1 review
(www.jefftk.com)

Diet Ex­per­i­ment Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion: Long-term wa­ter fast­ing + seed oil re­moval

lc23 Aug 2023 22:08 UTC
56 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Heuris­tics for De­cid­ing What to Work On

John_Maxwell1 Jun 2011 7:31 UTC
24 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Re­sources On Men­tal Health And Find­ing A Therapist

lynettebye5 Jul 2021 7:54 UTC
19 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

[Question] Is Wire­cut­ter still good?

Ben Pace7 Aug 2020 21:54 UTC
45 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Introduction

eapache4 Jun 2020 1:03 UTC
15 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

The proper re­sponse to mis­takes that have harmed oth­ers?

Ruby31 Dec 2023 4:06 UTC
61 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

Fire­fox does not block an­a­lyt­ics by default

jefftk10 Jul 2021 12:50 UTC
9 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Do You Want the Com­plex­ity in the Tools or in Their Usage?

mxshn31 Dec 2020 10:58 UTC
7 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Strong Cheap Signals

trevor29 Mar 2023 14:18 UTC
29 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(betonit.substack.com)

[Question] Ra­tion­al­ist hor­ror movies

Elizabeth15 Oct 2023 7:42 UTC
46 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

How should TurnTrout han­dle his Deep­Mind equity situ­a­tion?

16 Oct 2023 18:25 UTC
61 points
27 comments6 min readLW link

How to par­ti­tion teams to move fast? De­bat­ing “low-di­men­sional cuts”

13 Oct 2023 21:43 UTC
41 points
2 comments11 min readLW link

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

Raj Thimmiah3 Jun 2020 6:40 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Some rea­sons why I fre­quently pre­fer com­mu­ni­cat­ing via text

Adam Zerner18 Sep 2023 21:50 UTC
51 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Some end-of-year me­dia recommendations

mingyuan31 Dec 2020 20:10 UTC
77 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

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

Timothy Underwood7 Aug 2020 13:49 UTC
6 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

/​r/​MLS­cal­ing: new sub­red­dit for NN scal­ing re­search/​discussion

gwern30 Oct 2020 20:50 UTC
21 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.reddit.com)

How do you read the news crit­i­cally?

ChristianKl31 Oct 2020 11:48 UTC
39 points
15 comments9 min readLW link

Notes on Compassion

David Gross1 Nov 2020 19:10 UTC
22 points
2 comments17 min readLW link

[Question] Effec­tive chil­dren education

kotrfa3 Jun 2020 20:35 UTC
49 points
31 comments2 min readLW link

Waf­fle Crepes

jefftk2 Nov 2020 15:30 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Non Polemic: How do you per­son­ally deal with “ir­ra­tional” peo­ple?

Emiya2 Nov 2020 13:44 UTC
12 points
54 comments4 min readLW link

How to take smart notes (Ahrens, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu23 Jul 2019 15:34 UTC
69 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

Logic Like a Lawyer

lsusr5 Jan 2021 7:38 UTC
14 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

How To So­cial­ize With Psy­cho(lo­gist)s

Sable20 Oct 2023 11:33 UTC
34 points
11 comments3 min readLW link
(affablyevil.substack.com)

Don’t read news

Eli_4 Nov 2020 18:14 UTC
27 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Cherry Pit Storage

jefftk31 Jul 2021 17:30 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Good Life in the face of the apocalypse

16 Oct 2023 22:40 UTC
82 points
8 comments10 min readLW link

Some things I’m look­ing for­ward to in 2021: prob­a­ble post-pan­demic edition

KatjaGrace17 Dec 2020 8:20 UTC
23 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Thoughts on be­ing mortal

Joe Carlsmith1 Jan 2021 19:17 UTC
77 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Ge­netic magic

KatjaGrace18 Dec 2020 5:20 UTC
18 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

A Man­i­fold mar­ket no­tice: Binance

Scrooge Mcduck22 May 2023 22:24 UTC
15 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tions made by Mati Roy in early 2020

Mati_Roy21 Nov 2020 3:24 UTC