We’re trained to think that messiness is evil and unproductive. With that said, most of us have promised ourselves to finally tame our messy desks – for our own sake, or we just got enough of some of our colleague’s annoying side eye.
But before you turn into Martha Stewart or a professional organizer, you deserve to know that there is a method to all that madness. As it turns out, science is on your side, and it’s telling you that having a messy desk can be something to be proud of.
Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs had messy desks. So if you don’t mind being a part of that clique, then you don’t have to do anything about your unorganized workstation.
While most believe that messy people are lazy, the truth of the matter is that they use chaos as creative fuel, challenge the status quo, and more. And guess what? Science said that messy desks could be a sign of genius.
I told you science is on your side.
We have heard over and over again that we should always clean our desks for us to be more productive. While that might work for some people, it is not always the case for the rest of the human race.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota revealed:
“Participants in the messy room generated the same number of ideas for new uses as their clean-room counterparts. But their ideas were rated as more interesting and creative when evaluated by impartial judges.”
Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman, authors of “A Perfect Mess,” said:
“That messiness and disorder can be so useful wouldn’t seem such a counterintuitive notion if it weren’t for the bias towards neatness programmed into most of us. Specifically, people tend to ignore the cost of neatness, discount the possibility that messiness can’t always be excised no matter how hard it’s fought, and trust the idea that mess can work better than neatness.”
Vegans Want To You To Stop Saying ‘Bring Home The Bacon’ Because It’s Offensive
Because there’s more than one way to skin a cat, or rather, more than one way to peel a potato.
People probably don't think twice about using sayings like "bringing home the bacon" or "beating a dead horse." However, vegans want everyone to stop using these offensive phrases. Instead, they are promoting a more "animal-friendly language" around children.
The idea was introduced by Shareena Z. Hamzah, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Swansea University. She published her thoughts about how "meat is more than just a form of sustenance, it is the very king of all foods." According to Hamzah, meat is "a source of societal power" but the use of meat-based metaphors could change soon.
Vegans believe that 'letting a cat out of the bag' is also offensive.
Guy Gets Note With Two Different Phone Numbers And The Internet Is Loving It
“This is the content I like to see all the time when I open Twitter!”
What would you do if you get a note from a secret admirer? It's certainly a thrilling surprise. However, one guy got a message that included two different phone numbers. What he did next has the internet rooting for him.
Twitter user @cocdycy found himself in an interesting situation. The young man was just hanging out when he was handed a note. The message came from two secret admirers who thought he was cute but were unsure about his sexual orientation. Nevertheless, they decided to give him both of their phone numbers.
Who wouldn't love to get a note like this?
Fitness Blogger Promotes Natural Beauty By Not Shaving Her Legs And Armpits
“I think it’s unfair that people think they have to be in this cultural norm.”
Morgan Mikenas finds comfort in promoting something that most women may cringe at. The fitness blogger is inspiring people into embracing their natural beauty, and when she said "natural," she really meant it.
While many consider the “no makeup” look to be a promotion of natural beauty, Morgan took things a little further than that. She decided to stop shaving her body hair and revealed what it was like after three years of growth.