The National Academy of Sciences, in an attempt to prove the Bush Administration’s assertion that science is a pointless waste of tax dollars, released a report indicating that people in a happy mood are more creative. I’m pretty sure a quick survey around any local faculty room could have arrived at that same conclusion, but have only cost a box of donuts.

However, the report also notes that being in a good mood tends to make us more distracted. Which obviously means I have the happiest kids on Earth. Hmmm… maybe there’s merit in the study after all.

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