Time To Think

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(Dr. Brian McDonough) Dr. Brian McDonough
Dr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more...
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Are you one of those people who looks at a list of emails you have not responded to and feels overwhelmed? Well, if you fit that category, there is a great study from the journal Nature that might make you feel better.

The study looked at Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. Both wrote thousands of letters and used snail mail as a major source of communication. But both had long delays in the time it took to respond. Some letters sat on their desks for two years.

Now, you might not be inefficient. You could be a genius. Remember, a quick response is not always the best response. Sometimes thinking things over could be the best idea.