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Cramping Creativity: That's News To Me!

Today's "It's News To Us" comes from NPR & CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO® courtesy of the Page-A-Day Calendar E-Mail Edition.

Q:  A New Zealand psychologist has carefully studied the lives of more than 200 great artists and scientists in history and come to a shocking conclusion. What entrenched social institution is absolutely guaranteed to put an end to brilliant thinking and creativity?

A:  Marriage. The psychologist compared the productivity of these great minds to their biographies, and found out that almost all of them saw a huge drop in discovery and creative work after marriage. The devastating effect was compounded with the advent of children.

I should invite this psychologist to meet Chrissie - my wife is one of the more creative people I know.  And we've been married over 26 years!