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  • Are you an owl or a lark? A chronotype quiz.

    A person's chronotype indicates how a person may perform at different times of day. Some people ('larks') find themselves most alert earlier in the day, and will go to bed early. 'Owls' may be most alert at night and prefer to go to bed late. Recent research from the London School of Economics suggests that 'owls' tend to have higher IQs, but a 2006 study by psychologist Marina Giampietro found that late risers may be more likely to suffer from depression. Studies at the University of Bologna have shown that 'larks' may be more conscientious people. Early birds, of course, also get the worm. Where do you fall on morning-evening spectrum? Are you a lark or an owl? Take the quiz and add up your points to find out:
    11/12/2010 01:35 pm

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  • The man who would be Italy's next prime minister: Pier Luigi Bersani

    Despite letting Silvio Berlusconi edge to within a few points in the polls, Mr. Bersani's Democratic Party still looks to be the favorite to win Italy's elections next Sunday and Monday. But who is he?

  • Have archeologists located Mona Lisa's skeleton?

    Archeologists in Florence, Italy, have found a tomb that they say might hold the remains of Lisa Gherardini, who was immortalized in Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic 'Mona Lisa.'

  • Rome explosions at embassies linked to Italian anarchists

    Rome explosions at the Swiss and Chilean embassies today bear the hallmarks of Italian anarchists, who could be trying to take advantage of the country's fragile political situation, say experts.
    12/23/2010 01:59 pm

  • Are you an owl or a lark? A chronotype quiz.

    A person's chronotype indicates how a person may perform at different times of day. Some people ('larks') find themselves most alert earlier in the day, and will go to bed early. 'Owls' may be most alert at night and prefer to go to bed late. Recent research from the London School of Economics suggests that 'owls' tend to have higher IQs, but a 2006 study by psychologist Marina Giampietro found that late risers may be more likely to suffer from depression. Studies at the University of Bologna have shown that 'larks' may be more conscientious people. Early birds, of course, also get the worm. Where do you fall on morning-evening spectrum? Are you a lark or an owl? Take the quiz and add up your points to find out:
    11/12/2010 01:35 pm

  • Funeral for Italian soldiers: turning point for troops in Afghanistan?

    The Taliban killing of six soldiers in Kabul prompts calls for withdrawal. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said there will be no pullout of Italian troops.
    09/21/2009 01:00 am

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