Your desk may be neater than your male colleagues', but it probably harbors more germs. Bacteria levels on women desks were nearly three times higher than on men. The probable cause: munchies in the desk drawers. "Unwrapped foods like fruit, bagels and cupcakes are havens for microorganisms. Men keep fewer snacks, and the snacks they do have - chips, candy bars - are usually wrapped. The more bacteria in your workspace, the more likely you are to get sick, so keep food sealed. Once a week, wipe down your desk, phone and keyboard with a disinfectant.