Doodlers, rejoice! Scrawling stick figures and pyramids in afternoon meetings may actually make us concentrate more on the tasks at hand, not less. John F. Kennedy drew sailboats. Ronald Reagan sketched cowboys, football players and hearts. Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky filled his manuscript pages with images of buildings and faces. And Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Hillary Clinton: doodlers, all. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 29 Moley Talhaoui Meet the Swedish-Moroccan artist who set his dual identities on a creative collision course. Arts & Culture Issue 23 Kentaro Yamada An artist’s tip for falling short: Get back on the horse that threw you. Arts & Culture Issue 22 Personality Tests: A Brief History From warfare to psych wards to the workplace, Harriet Fitch Little uncovers our long-standing fascination with personality tests. Arts & Culture Entrepreneur Issue 22 Tips: Brainstorming and Contracts Whether you're brainstorming with colleagues or hammering out a contract, taking everyone's viewpoint into consideration leads to the best outcome. Arts & Culture Issue 22 Pattern & Repetition Science writer Philip Ball speaks on the intertwined relations of our brains and the patterns they perceive. Arts & Culture Issue 22 At Work With: Laurent Martin A little more than a decade ago, Laurent Martin defected from the advertising world and retreated into an artist's life in rural Catalonia.