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Research on teenagers suggests that night owls are in fact not lazy, sluggish, or undisciplined; and that they may indeed be brighter than the early risers, who are usually seen in a better light.

The internal clocks of some people make them evening types. They stay up late and sleep in later in the mornings. The morning types go to bed early and are at their peak early in the mornings.

The research conducted at the University of Madrid included tests that measured school performance and individual intelligence. Evening types scored higher on inductive reasoning, which is considered to be a good estimate of general intelligence. Inductive reasoning is also linked to innovative thinking, more prestigious jobs and a tendency to earn higher incomes.

The study found that night owls’ school achievement was rated lower than morning larks’ by about 8 per cent. Researchers believe that this suggests that night owls are disadvantaged by early morning school schedules.

Professor Jim Horn of Loughborough University says that evening types tend to be more social and more people-orientated. He suggests they will probably be good at cryptic crosswords, whereas the morning types will probably rather attempt the logical ones.

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what about people who both go to bed late and get up early?

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I'm a night owl...and not an early riser...how I ever used to get up at 5am to get dressed and to work on time boggles my mind.. I always do my best work in the evening, too... nothing I do before noon is critical, my brains not fully engaged yet.
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I'm a night owl...and not an early riser...how I ever used to get up at 5am to get dressed and to work on time boggles my mind.. I always do my best work in the evening, too... nothing I do before noon is critical, my brains not fully engaged yet.

Same here. I can't tell if I have always been this way or I got used to 3-11 midnights or both. One of my kids is this way and he got t from me. I have conformed to going to bed early and now waking up early because of the habits of others in my home.
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I try not to do my best work, ever.  :silly:

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I'm a night owl, always have been even as a small child.  My mother said it wasn't unusual for her to get up in the night and I would be playing with my toys in the dark (that's kind of creepy, isn't it?).  When I got a little older, I would sneak a flashlight under the covers and read books after "bedtime".

Even now, I get up relatively early - but only because it takes me two hours to fully wake up, and that's only possible after drinking a pot of coffee. 

I have a theory about this, and would appreciate any input to see if I'm right.  I was born after midnight and I think I just slid into a biorhythm of coming into the world at night.  I wonder if that holds true for anyone else? 

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I'm a night owl, always have been even as a small child.  My mother said it wasn't unusual for her to get up in the night and I would be playing with my toys in the dark (that's kind of creepy, isn't it?).  When I got a little older, I would sneak a flashlight under the covers and read books after "bedtime".

Even now, I get up relatively early - but only because it takes me two hours to fully wake up, and that's only possible after drinking a pot of coffee. 

I have a theory about this, and would appreciate any input to see if I'm right.  I was born after midnight and I think I just slid into a biorhythm of coming into the world at night.  I wonder if that holds true for anyone else? 



Drop the pot and go for the turkish.  Turkish coffee is amazing, and you can get in one small cup the same punch you get from a whole pot of American style coffee.

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Drop the pot and go for the turkish.  Turkish coffee is amazing, and you can get in one small cup the same punch you get from a whole pot of American style coffee.

Is turkish like espresso?  Two things - I count that pot of coffee as part of my day's water consumption so I kind of get that out of the way early in the day.  Also, I've come to cherish that two hours of sluffing around in my pajamas and not allowing anyone to talk to me until I "wake up". 

Where do you get turkish coffee?
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Is turkish like espresso?  Two things - I count that pot of coffee as part of my day's water consumption so I kind of get that out of the way early in the day.  Also, I've come to cherish that two hours of sluffing around in my pajamas and not allowing anyone to talk to me until I "wake up". 

Where do you get turkish coffee?

Kinda sorta, but it's really just different.  It's a really, really finely ground coffee.  You basically take a pot, put in as much water as you need for the number of cups you're making, then put a heaping tsp of coffee into the pot for each cup, then you chuck in as much, or as little, sugar as you want - it's best when it's thick and sweeeeeet - then you simmer it up to a slow boil and when the coffee begins to rise to the surface, you pour it out - gently - into a cup.  Let it cool a tad, and then sip and enjoy.  That's what really makes it different from espresso, which is brewed by forcing hot steam through the grounds; in turkish coffee the grounds are gently heated up and their flavor released in a more relaxed way.

Depending on where you are, you should be able to get it at any largish grocery store, or if there's a coffee specialist near you, from them.

In terms of "waking up" time - which I love - nothing says you have to actually take that long to wake up, all that's needed is that everyone else believe it takes you that long to wake up.  Sort of like the story I once heard about Edison going fishing with a pole and line that had no hook on it - he did it not to catch fish but so that people wouldn't bother him because they thought he was trying to catch fish.

As far as water goes, I don't know if I'd count coffee towards the daily ration of water; caffeine is a diuretic and so probably removes all of the water, and then some, leaving you with no net benefit (and perhaps a slight deficiency).

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Kinda sorta, but it's really just different.  It's a really, really finely ground coffee.  You basically take a pot, put in as much water as you need for the number of cups you're making, then put a heaping tsp of coffee into the pot for each cup, then you chuck in as much, or as little, sugar as you want - it's best when it's thick and sweeeeeet - then you simmer it up to a slow boil and when the coffee begins to rise to the surface, you pour it out - gently - into a cup.  Let it cool a tad, and then sip and enjoy.  That's what really makes it different from espresso, which is brewed by forcing hot steam through the grounds; in turkish coffee the grounds are gently heated up and their flavor released in a more relaxed way.

Depending on where you are, you should be able to get it at any largish grocery store, or if there's a coffee specialist near you, from them.

In terms of "waking up" time - which I love - nothing says you have to actually take that long to wake up, all that's needed is that everyone else believe it takes you that long to wake up.  Sort of like the story I once heard about Edison going fishing with a pole and line that had no hook on it - he did it not to catch fish but so that people wouldn't bother him because they thought he was trying to catch fish.

As far as water goes, I don't know if I'd count coffee towards the daily ration of water; caffeine is a diuretic and so probably removes all of the water, and then some, leaving you with no net benefit (and perhaps a slight deficiency).

I live in a small town, so the Walmart Supercenter is the large store around here - but I'll look on the internet for it.  I get what you're saying about not letting anyone know that it doesn't take two hours for me to "wake up".  I've got my husband pretty well trained to leave me the hell alone in the morning...and I like it that way. 

Yeah, I know I'm not supposed to count the water in the coffee as part of my 8 glasses of water - but I'm sloshing around if I drink the pot and then start loading up on that much water.  It's something I'm working on improving.  Thanks for the info - I'll try the turkish coffee. 
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I live in a small town, so the Walmart Supercenter is the large store around here - but I'll look on the internet for it.  I get what you're saying about not letting anyone know that it doesn't take two hours for me to "wake up".  I've got my husband pretty well trained to leave me the hell alone in the morning...and I like it that way. 

Yeah, I know I'm not supposed to count the water in the coffee as part of my 8 glasses of water - but I'm sloshing around if I drink the pot and then start loading up on that much water.  It's something I'm working on improving.  Thanks for the info - I'll try the turkish coffee. 

a small cuppa turkish packs a lotta oomph, so that might give you the "wake up" boost without all the added water.  It's a good coffee to slowly sip, bit by bit, without milk or cream.

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a small cuppa turkish packs a lotta oomph, so that might give you the "wake up" boost without all the added water.  It's a good coffee to slowly sip, bit by bit, without milk or cream.

I'm up for it.  And I've got this set - I think it might be for turkish coffee.  It's a brass tray with a little brass pot with a handle and two little delicate china cups without handles.  It certainly looks turkish. 
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Ohmygosh--memories!  I've been to that place many times.

Been since the 80's that I was there late at night though.

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Ohmygosh--memories!  I've been to that place many times.

Been since the 80's that I was there late at night though.

 :beer: no place like it in the world.
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My Chief in the Navy use to say to us – “Don’t hoot with the owls of you want to fly with the Eagles.”    Wise words I remember over 35 years later.   
Of course this is the same man who was in the Navy so long he said he can tell you first hand it did rain 40 days and 40 nights and that Noah was a fine Skipper.
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My Chief in the Navy use to say to us – “Don’t hoot with the owls of you want to fly with the Eagles.”    Wise words I remember over 35 years later.   
Of course this is the same man who was in the Navy so long he said he can tell you first hand it did rain 40 days and 40 nights and that Noah was a fine Skipper.

He was probably happy to retire. I hear that there are 'smoke free' ships? You can't even smoke off the fantail? And booters have stress cards to imprint their thumb on and if it turns a certain color they can go take a nappie poo in their racks?  **nononono*
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?


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