Editors' Picks

ORGANIZING (home & office)

Cleanliness is next to godliness, sages have been telling us for centuries, but is orderliness also a virtue? Are people happier and more efficient in well-organized surroundings? Or is the effort to keep things neat and tidy busy work that squanders creative energy and diverts focus from more important matters? And where does an inclination toward neatness—or messiness—originate? Is it a learned trait or embedded in our DNA? Cognitive scientists are now searching for answers to these questions. We eagerly await their answers. In the meantime, we see no harm in sharing some of our favorite organizing ideas. 


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