Ben Franklin may have been wrong when he sang the praises of being early to bed, early to rise. A new study has found that night owls (people who stay up late and sleep late) may be smarter — with the kind of intelligence linked to high-prestige careers and higher incomes — than larks (aka "morning people"). But while night owls scored better than larks on inductive reasoning tests, regarded as predictive of academic performance and achievement, they actually tended to do worse in school, possibly due to the timing of the school day. Sigh. Who else feels sad for these poor misunderstood night owls, unable to fulfill their superior promise in a morning-person world? Who, who? [Source]
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