Connor Hansen

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Wearable Robots on the Rise to Help Paraplegics Walk

Wearable robots that help paraplegics walk seem to be much more common these days. Just this week they helped paralyzed veterans cross the stage at a …

Crystal meth made in North Korea floods global drugs market

The world’s drugs market is being flooded with 99 per cent pure crystal meth from North Korea.<p>Batches of the highly addictive drug bound for New York …

7 Ways to Have a Great Day--Every Day

Being happy at work is the result of the everyday steps you take to get into a positive place and remain there. Here's how.<p>I've written before about workplace happiness in terms of general rules like "don't obsess about things." Good advice, certainly, but general rules sometimes aren't enough.<p>For …

"The War is Not Won:" Game of Thrones Season 4: Official Trailer (HBO)

Vladimir Putin And His Bodyguard Of Lies

<b>Putin may be strong, but the internet is proving stronger. The Russian leader is learning that cultivating a network of lies is almost impossible in the age of information.</b><p>Throughout Russian president Vladimir Putin’s land-grab in Ukraine, much of the watchful world has known all along that his …

How to Avoid Confrontation… and Still Succeed

Conflicts rarely end well, so it's natural to want to avoid them. But you can't hide from them forever.<p>For every hard-nosed, coldly logical businessperson there are hundreds of entrepreneurs just like us: Worried about how others perceive us and avoiding confrontation at all cost.<p>Generally …

3 Ways to Know When to Quit on an Idea

When is a setback something to learn from, and when is it a sign to abandon an idea entirely? Here's how innovation guru Scott D. Anthony makes the call.<p>During my first tenure at <i>Inc.</i> (1998-2002), I could count on one hand the times I heard an entrepreneur or CEO use the word "iteration."<p>These days, …

Eye-Opening AMA Reveals What It's Like Growing Up In The Shadow Of A Nuclear Disaster

That user, CCPKA, did an eye-opening "Ask Me Anything" on Saturday that talked about being a kid in the north of Kiev, Ukraine, about 60 miles from the Chernobyl power plant.<p>At the time of the 1986 explosion that released massive amounts of radioactive particles into the air, Ukraine was still part …

The Future of Brands? Individuals.

In the past, a corporate marketing team controlled brand voice. With the advent of social technologies that empower the individual voices of …

Putin’s Fear of the Internet

In the mid-nineteen-sixties, Brezhnev’s Soviet Union introduced a law aimed at stifling ideological dissent. Article 190, Part 1 of the Soviet Criminal Code criminalized “the dissemination of the intentionally false insinuations defiling the Soviet state and social order.” The post-Stalin regime …

10 Greenest Cars Of 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- Ask an angry would-be Tesla buyer in New Jersey what a "green" car is and you'll get an earful about not only …

Are You a High-Performer--or Just an Overachiever?

There's a difference. A big difference. High-performers grow a business into what it needs to be.<p>Overachievers make for worrisome business leaders, and they’re doubly dangerous as CEOs. Why? Because their desire to <i>achieve</i> blinds them from the vital need to <i>perform</i>.<p>'Achieve' comes from an old French …

Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance

So there you are, when suddenly you hear that song that reminds you of that person. And you're emotionally hijacked-just like that. Good or bad, the song interacts with your neural net and triggers the emotions you have associated with it. Emotional hijacks happen every day, often unconsciously, …

Having High-Tech Gadgets Is a Career-Booster, Says Study

Always using the latest high-tech gadget is one way to boost your image at work, new research suggests.<p>Indeed, business professionals who want to be …

10 Study Hacks That Will Help You Ace Your Final Exams

The weeks devoted to studying for and taking final exams are a time of sleepless nights, anxiety, and generally poor health.<p>However, it doesn't have to be. We've combed through lists of study tips from college administrators, students, and Reddit users to find the best — and most unorthodox — ways …

4 Beliefs That Will (Eventually) Lead to a Nervous Breakdown

Anxiety is a powerful drug for entrepreneurs. In the right doses, it's mobilizing and motivating. But it can get out of hand more easily than you think.<p>Anxiety is a powerful drug for entrepreneurs. In the right doses, it can mobilize you into action and make you relentless in the pursuit of your …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Surefire Ways to Earn Passive Income

Everyone wants to make more money, but very few want to work more hours. The best way to work less and make more money is to learn how to generate …

U.S. manufacturing: U.S. production costs catching up with China

Another win for the made-in-America movement: A new report found that U.S. manufacturing in the past decade has become much more competitive compared with low-cost manufacturing rivals.<p>U.S. factories can make goods at the same cost or even cheaper than those made in Eastern Europe, according to a …