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History’s Greatest Minds Loved Standing Desks

Posted by Philip Zittell on Oct 11, 2016 8:14:22 AM

Key Historical Figures Who Used Standing Desks

Great minds think alike. Whether separated by geography or time, there’s still a distinct through line with brilliant thinkers -- they simply understand how to solve problems using innovative new ideas and creative strategies. 

Take, for example, the very place that they do all of that problem solving: the desk.

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Building A Different Kind of Desk with UNICEF

Posted by Philip Zittell on Oct 4, 2016 4:26:33 PM

 The KIND Project Delivers Desks to Students in Need

At Omnirax, it's clear that we consider the desk to be an important part of everyday life. Think about what happens at your desk -- you work, communicate, commiserate, read, and often play at it. It supports all tools of communication, from pen and paper to computers to tablets. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the desk is its brain: the central processing center of information. Without having a simple desk, daily life becomes much more difficult.

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Why are Height Adjustable Desks So Popular?

Posted by Philip Zittell on Sep 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Ergonomics? Flexibility? All of the Above 

In the world of office furniture, height-adjustable desks are becoming increasingly popular options. In fact, they are often offered by facilities as a prime alternative to standard desks in the corporate world. In the startup realm, they’re often a first choice for many, particularly in the tech world. So why are height-adjustable desks -- also known as sit-stand desks -- so popular? There’s no secret to it, in many cases it’s as simple as giving someone both what they want and what they need.

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High Tech Meets Ergonomic Tech with Backoffice’s New Furniture

Posted by Philip Zittell on Sep 14, 2016 9:31:15 AM

Marin IT Company Renovates with Ergonomic Sit-Stand Desks

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Why Sitting is the New Smoking

Posted by Philip Zittell on Sep 6, 2016 2:42:47 PM

The Employee Dangers of Long-Term Sitting

It’s 2016, and the world is a far different place compared to what it was in the 1980s. There’s the internet, hybrid cars, smartphones...and a world that largely frowns upon smoking. Of course, most people understand the dangers of smoking: from lung cancer to hypertension to the sheer cost involved, smoking just doesn’t make a lot of sense in today’s day and age.

So why are millions of office workers across the country doing something just as harmful as smoking every day?

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Topics: Office