Ernest Hemingway's most famous advice is "write drunk, edit sober." Although he likely never uttered those words (good rule of thumb: all quotes on the internet are probably wrong!), it's stuck around because it strikes a chord with many. Whether it's hammering out a chapter with a whiskey by their side or painting masterpieces with a side of absinthe, plenty of creatives have been known to enjoy a bit of booze while working on their masterpieces, and a 2017 study backs up their habit: a drink or two can make you more creative.
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There's no one hemisphere or area of the brain that accounts for creativity. 01:20
A wandering mind might help your brain to restructure the way you look at a problem, leading to a boost in creativity. 02:15
One study found that families who collectively scored higher on creativity tests were more likely to have an extra copy of the glucose mutarotase gene. 02:43
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