Love at First Hack

February 28th, 2014 | by Dan Walsh

Love is a many splendored, sometimes frustrating thing. Especially when you don’t have it. The Western World is enamored with …


The Gonzo Meaning of Life

February 22nd, 2014 | by Dan Walsh

Hunter S. Thompson’s advice on what to do with life. Hunter S. Thompson had a reputation for unique perspectives. The …


Addicted to Money

February 9th, 2014 | by Dan Walsh

When bonuses aren’t big enough. When the banking crisis hit in 2008, I couldn’t understand why bankers and traders were …


Kickstarter Is The New Seismic Study

January 28th, 2014 | by Dan Walsh

I recently met with Jake Miller to talk about his wildly successful Duo Coffee Steeper Kickstarter campaign. With over 2,700 backers …


Happy One Year Anniversary!

January 28th, 2014 | by Dan Walsh

Tangents & Distractions is officially one year old today! I want to thank everyone who’s been involved with the site. …


Tiny Habits Big Impact

December 28th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

What do you want to change? BJ Fogg is a habit researcher at Stanford. Over the last 18 years he’s …


How To Finally Floss

December 19th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

I finally started flossing this year. I hope my dentist doesn’t frequent the site, because I’m about to admit something …


13 Virtues of Benjamin Franklin

December 12th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

The pursuit of moral perfection. Benjamin Franklin is the unofficial godfather of the American self-help movement. In his autobiography, he …


Create Good Habits with Lift

December 5th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

An app that builds super powers. Lift is the “ultimate goal platform” and one of the most useful apps on …



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