Trends around productivity are a little dubious. What works for one person might not work for another, and it’s practically impossible to design a style that will work for absolutely everyone. Just look at office design; the open concept space allows some people to feed off the group energy, but others need some element of privacy and quiet to focus.
Financial stress is real, and it affects more people than you might think. CNN reports that 76% of households live paycheck-to-paycheck. Combined with growing credit card debt, many people are living beyond their means. It’s no wonder that 71% of the population cites money troubles as a major source of stress. And that stress bleeds over into relationships, emotional states, and other areas of life.