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"So my thoughtful wife suggested we try an experiment: for Valentine’s Day, we'd give to charity in the name of the other person. This way, we could make each other happier and healthier, while helping other people at the same time. Moreover, we could even improve our relationship. Three birds with one stone!"
Last year, my wife gave me the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift ever. Instead of candy and liquor, my wife suggested giving each other gifts that actually help us improve our mental and physical well-being, and the world as a whole, by donating to ...
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There are, most of us agree, excellent reasons for committing to a meatless diet. For one thing, our passion for meat has a negative impact on the environment. Of the 40 percent of the earth’s surf…
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If you're thinking of creating a massive conspiracy, you may be better scaling back your plans, according to an Oxford University researcher.
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There is no amount of wood smoke that is good to breathe. It is at least as bad for you as cigarette smoke, and probably much worse. (One study found it to be 30 times more potent a carcinogen.)
It seems to me that many nonbelievers have forgotten—or never knew—what it is like to suffer an unhappy collision with scientific rationality. We are open to good evidence and sound argument as a matter of principle, and are generally…
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Our brand new Deep Learning Course, a collaboration between Google and Udacity, will have you learning and mastering these techniques!
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In 2015 we moved $1.55 million to our recommended charities. This is a conservative estimate, and perhaps an extremely conservative one- as discussed in the Offline Donations section below, our true impact could have been several million dollars gre...
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"empirical studies generally find that immigrants are less likely to commit crime than domestic-born citizens" ... but suppose hypothetically that immigrants do commit more crime ... would it be permissible for a county to prevent immigrants from, say, Washington D.C.? "if [you] think it’s unjust to restrict internal migration because of crime, but not international migration because of crime, this shows that this putative justification for border controls ... isn’t doing independent work."
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With the help of the Impact Calculator, I learned how to multiply my generosity manifold! Imagine that when you give five dollars, you don’t give just to one person, but to seven people. When you reach into your pocket, you see seven smiles. When you...
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A simple questionnaire filled out by depressed patients can help identify whether a particular medication is likely to help them, according to a new study by Yale University researchers published Jan. 20 in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.
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Extreme poverty only still exists because we allow it to.
Do you have some extra money? Why not save a life?
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Education
  • Old Bridge High School
    1998 - 2002
  • Rutgers University
    Mathematics BA, 2002 - 2006
  • Rutgers University
    Education MA, 2006 - 2007
  • Rutgers University
    Education Ph.D., 2009 - 2011
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I give 50% of my pre-tax income to the world's best charity I can find; currently it's Against Malaria Foundation.
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I give 50% of my income to cost-effectively helping people.
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Teach mathematics in high school; tutor privately.
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    Math Teacher, present
  • Tutor
    Anything, present
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Old Bridge, NJ
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Krasnodar, Russia; Old Bridge, NJ - Krasnodar, Russia - Old Bridge, NJ - New Brunswick, NJ
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The Valentine’s Day Gift That Saves Lives
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

Last year, my wife gave me the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift ever. Instead of candy and liquor, my wife suggested giving each other gif

To Really Reduce Meat in Your Diet, Don’t Go Cold Turkey
theplate.nationalgeographic.com

There are, most of us agree, excellent reasons for committing to a meatless diet. For one thing, our passion for meat has a negative impact

Equation shows that large-scale conspiracies would quickly reveal themse...
phys.org

If you're thinking of creating a massive conspiracy, you may be better scaling back your plans, according to an Oxford University researcher

My First Year Earning-to-Give: a Retrospective | Haseeb Qureshi
haseebq.com

2015 has come to a close and I've just finished my first year's donations. In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my

How I Give on Less than $30,000 a Year (Part 1)
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

Is there a place in the effective altruistic movement for those of us making less than $30,000 a year? Giving is something we all can do to

GiveDirectly interviewed cash recipients and their neighbors. Here's wha...
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

The result is a set of portraits that are as complex as human life, with a range of emotions and experiences from the happy to the sad, the

The Global Carbon Budget 2015 - Blog About Infographics and Data Visuali...
www.coolinfographics.com

The Global Carbon Budget 2015 full report and infographic have just been released this week. ...

The Moral Imperative toward Cost-Effectiveness in Global Health
www.cgdev.org

In this essay, Toby Ord explores the moral relevance of cost-effectiveness, a major tool for capturing the relationship between resources an

Why Inconvenient Altruism Might Be the Best Altruism
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

This holiday giving season, let’s make the effort to donate the inconvenient way. That could mean writing a check instead of typing in your

Effective Altruism
bleedingheartlibertarians.com

Critics of effective altruism tend to focus their critiques against the seemingly utilitarian foundations of the movement. They ask, what ab

2 easy ways to donate your holiday to charity
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

It’s easy and free to fundraise for The Life You Can Save’s charities through online crowdfunding. We recommending using YouCaring, one of t

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365psd.com

Credit Card Icons, free vectors, credit card

Washington’s Wave of Anti-Refugee Hysteria Is Missing Something: Facts
www.cgdev.org

In times of fear, men and women of reason have a responsibility to speak about facts. I understand fear. I narrowly escaped a terrorist bomb

Migration and the Trillion Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk: Michael Clemens
www.cgdev.org

In this Wonkcast, originally posted on September 7, 2011, Michael Clemens explains why one of the biggest growth opportunities in the world

Much ado about nothing? The economic impact of refugee ‘invasions’
blogs.worldbank.org

To those European Union citizens who think that the ongoing “refugee invasion” into the EU is quickly becoming economically unsustainable: I

Where American donors go wrong
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

Americans spend more time watching TV each day than the total time they spend researching effective charities in a year. In order to maximiz

A new breed of hardcore altruists are changing the way we think about ch...
www.newstatesman.com

The act of giving is always a calculated risk. Julian Baggini explores the limits of altruism.

How I changed my approach to giving--and became a happier person
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

In the effective giving community, happiness is a hot topic. Effective givers aren’t just excited about giving to make others happy. They’re

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Ordered 4 dishes for takeout and they were all great.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Came with 4 friends, each of our dishes was delicious. Many dishes are under $10. The staff could speak English fluently and courteously answered our questions about the menu. Great atmosphere. Good place to visit.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Delicious food served super-quickly. My fiancee and I were in DC and had to leave in a hurry. We sat down and ordered right away. In under 5 minutes we had our order. It was delicious! This was around 4PM; we were very well attended by the waiters.
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Their Tom Kha soup blew me away! I've never ordered seconds in any restaurant yet, but at Laut I ordered a second serving of Tom Kha. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and the food is good. The Tom Kha soup is amazing (or at least that one time that I tried it). Will return again sometime :)
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Was traveling across the US with my fiancee; had the most delicious meal of our journey. Both our dishes were amazing. We'll be visiting it again before we leave the city. We had the lunch special which included two small spring rolls, small cup of their soup-of-the-day, the main dish (chosen from about 20 on offer), and an awesome tapioca & coconut milk desert. All for the amazing price of $7 per person. MUST GO THERE!!!
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reviewed a year ago