We’ve all heard that it takes pain, suffering and maybe loathing to be ultracreative. You may even know some pensive, depressed artist types. The need for pain to create may be a myth, though, according to an item in the March ’11 Bottom Line Health: “People who are in a good mood think creatively. Volunteers who were uplifted (by watching videos of laughing babies, for example) performed better at creative problem solving than those saddened (by listening to gloomy music, for example).” So no need to cut off your ear to paint better. Watch “Borat” instead.