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Vindication! Science Says a Messy Workspace Means a More Creative Mind

Oh my god, I love it so much when science flatters my insecurities and validates my flaws! Yeah, medicine, space travel, blah blah blah, whatever, but TELL ME MORE ABOUT HOW MY DIRTY DISHES MEAN I'M LITERALLY VINCENT VAN GOGH. New research out of the University of Minnesota has found that a messy workspace sometimes… » 8/16/13 4:00pm 8/16/13 4:00pm

Do You Own Your Stuff Or Does Your Stuff Own You?

Laura Miller has a piece on Salon today titled "We Are What We Buy." Miller talks to Rob Walker, who has a new book, Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are and we find out that 77% of Americans think that they are perceptive when it comes to marketing pitches. Walker himself was one of them,… » 6/03/08 1:00pm 6/03/08 1:00pm