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Be Well Rounded

If you work from home, consider investing in a curved desk—it could help you feel more relaxed, according to research from Oregon State University. "When study participants viewed rooms with furniture that had softer, rounded edges, they reported that the space was more inviting and they felt calmer than when they saw similar rooms with rectangular furniture," says study coauthor Sibel Dazkir, PhD. "While more research needs to be done, choosing the right office furnishings could potentially lead to less stress."