How to Use Conflicting Thoughts to Spur Creativity

by Lynn S. Scwebach When Irish playwright and screenwriter Martin McDonagh went to Bruges, Belgium for a short holiday, he found himself at first enchanted with the city's cultural beauty but after only a few hours, McDonagh wondered why he was bored. McDonagh said it was as if two sides of his brain were arguing …

Is the Campaign Promise to Smoke Pot Truly Creative?

by Lynn S. Schwebach  Promising to light up a marijuana joint if you win a congressional seat is original, but does it qualify as truly creative? “It’s certainly novel and original,” said Dean Keith Simonton, Ph.D., of the University of California, Davis. I asked Simonton this question regarding Andy Caffrey’s vow to light up on …