As PC gamers, we love sitting down in front of our desks and spending long nights playing the games we enjoy. But as the night rolls on, so few of us realize that our posture slowly worsens. We hunch over, we stretch our necks towards our screens, and we shift around in our sitting positions. Sometimes, we might step away for a bit, but when we come back to send messages, we look down towards our screen and bend our wrists at awkward angles.
If the media is to be believed, when it comes to love and relationships, millennials are in a state of catastrophe. Hookup culture has replaced genuine connection; courtship is dead. Common courtesies like break-ups? There’s an app for that. And even though the heavily-cited scare stat that 50% of all marriages end in divorce has been debunked for years now, it’s hard to muster up faith in a generation that would put their chance at finding someone to build a future with into an app that will let them right-swipe down the path of least resistance.
With doctors warning against the health implications of prolonged sitting, the concept of using a height adjustable desk at your workplace or at home is starting to take center stage. You see, even when one maintains an active lifestyle, but still sits for prolonged periods of time in front of a computer, it cancels out the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle. You are still bound to experience back pains and other ergonomic ailments related to your sitting posture. In order to to avoid these problems, furniture builders have come up with creative solutions, such as standing desks and accessories to go alongside them.
When it comes to relationships and millennials, there’s no shortage of ink spilled analyzing the ever-changing whims of a digitally connected dating pool. Though exclamatory articles would have you believe that millennials these days don’t believe in love, commitment, or real relationships, studies have proven that what millennial daters are looking for in relationships – security, honesty, growth – hasn’t changed that much from our predecessors. What has changed? How millennials assess those “good relationship” markers, and what they are – and aren’t – willing to accept in the process.
At ten o’clock in the morning on April 2nd, 2014, StandDesk launched on Kickstarter. I sat at my computer screen, channeling my inner Looney Toon’s character with eyes wide and jaw on the floor, as the number of backers instantly began to rise.
Ferocious texts flew back and forth between myself and StandDesk Founder and CEO, Steven Yu, much in the vein of “omg omg omg,” “holy crap can you believe this?!,” AKLFKGENLKDJsg AHHH,” and “This. Is. Awesome.”
We’ve all seen the employee happiness articles: “Pay doesn’t matter, perks do.” “These are the ten perks your company needs to attract millennials.” “Here are the 63 perks your team wants more than a raise.”
Have you ever wondered how to make your work life more productive? At many jobs, workspaces are relatively uniform, dictated by the powers that be. But the thing is, not every employee thinks and works in the same way, so while the workstation provided may fit the personality type of some workers, it won’t be best suited to others. Luckily, there are a lot of products out there at affordable costs that can help you stay organized and optimize productivity - the trick is finding which ones are right for you.
Productivity experts have been trying to solve workplace efficiency for over a century. Why hasn’t it been solved yet?
Let’s face it, sitting at work all day can be a real pain in the ass (pun intended). I’m a very active person outside of work and enjoy playing sports and weightlifting whenever I can. When I got my first real life 9-5 job, I noticed that doing these activities wasn’t always as easy as it used to be. Sure, age plays some part, but through a little self examination, I realized sitting down for long periods of time was the real culprit: not only does it stiffen up my muscles, but it lowers my energy levels.
“When I started working at my first job out of college, there was nothing more exciting to me than being invited to a meeting,” says Fran, a 26-year old project manager in San Francisco. “I assumed that the more colorful blocks I had on my schedule, the more proof it must be that I was a vital part of the company.” But Fran, who says she was scheduled for at least two company meetings a day, quickly grew weary of the roundups.