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What A Hoot! November 12, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Humor.
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170px-alice_par_john_tenniel_30Some of us are Night Owls, ready to rock when the Early Birds in our lives are ready to roost.

Before hitting the hay, Early Birds may toss out that familiar adage, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,” in a futile effort to encourage Night Owls to retire too.

Ben Franklin’s oft-repeated words have been  circulating for more than two centuries now, but was he right in his assessment of the situation?

Someone who “calls it a night” and retires early may be healthier and wealthier than someone who dances the night away . . . but are they wiser?

Not necessarily.

Recent research indicates that Night Owls, not Early Birds, have higher IQs and intelligence overall.

Night Owls are Wise Owls . . . not Dodo Birds.

What a Hoot!

The downside?

Night Owls are prone to addictions and mental instability . . . tending to substantiate the health and wealth portions of Ben’s life equation.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away . . . does that include psychiatrists?

Related Article:  Night Owls vs. Morning People ~ Who’s Smarter?

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After posting this, I checked my e-mails and found a Christmas ad titled:  Night Owl & Early Bird Specials. 

Stores don’t discriminate . . . encouraging ALL BIRDS to feather their nests.