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The way your desk looks may say a lot more about you than you think. Results from a new study indicate that people with messy desk may live less healthy, but more interesting lives, while people who keep their desks organized tend to be fit and get all their work done. The research appeared in the journal Psychological Science, and was originally designed to see what effect a messy desk has on people. Researchers put volunteers behind messy desks and clean desks and asked them to perform a series of tasks. Afterwards, participants were allowed to choose a snack, selecting between a healthy option and one that was not so healthy. Each time, the people who had organized desks choose a healthier alternative snack than those at messy desks. Behavioral scientist Kathleen Vohs from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota lead the study, and said messy desks seemed to lead people to seek novel approaches to their problems, favoring creativity and innovation. At the same time, these people also tended toward less healthy snacks. Vohs noted that people with organized desks often choose healthier snacks, and got more work done, but they were less creative.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Before You Straighten Up Your Desk, Read This, By Alice Park,, Accessed September 20, 2013.

Romans 7:15 (NKJV) (15) For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.

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