I quit my Ph.D. program to become a professional donor until extreme world poverty is eliminated (my aim is to earn as much as I can and donate most of it to the best charities). True story.
I started a Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology because I had high hopes that my eventual position as a tenured professor would be sweet all around. I thought that as a professor I would be able to do research on issues of great consequence for students and contribute towards implementing these and other important research findings into the school system. There are many interventions that are cheap to implemen
I just finished making a 5-minute documentary about people that give 10% or more of their pre-tax income to the most effective charities working on eliminating poverty in the world.
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Every year for the past 3 years I've been doing a "Birthday for Charity" where I ask everyone who wants to give me a present to donate money to my favorite charity instead. This is because (1) I don't need things and (2) even if I did, there are people who need things far more than I do.
Please consider having your own Birthday for Charity - and or pitch in for mine: http://wishes.causes.com/wishes/243514
This year I'm raising $1000 for Deworm the World, an organization that provides a remedy for a problem that causes severe illness in over 300 million people world wide and kills about 150,000 annually. It costs about $3.50 per person treat