Monday, January 03, 2005

Wake up 

I've decided this term to teach macro theory at 3pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while one of my colleagues taught last year at 8am. Whose attendance will be better, if this story is true?

We all know that teenagers hate to get up in the morning. But are they really just lazy, or is there a biological cause?

A European survey of the sleeping habits of 25,000 people now provides powerful evidence that biology is indeed to blame. Whereas children sleep later and later as they get older, we undergo an abrupt shift at age 20, after which we start sleeping earlier again.

Of course, since SCSU has many commuters, the attractiveness of the 3pm Friday class is pretty low. Still, I have a full class and my colleague still has two seats for his 5pm Monday course this term.

The kid in the picture looks remarkably like my son. (H/T: Newmark's Door.)