Sun, May 19 2013 at 1:01 AM
Katnapper, you clearly didn't read much beyond the beginning of the piece I linked to - Edison slept between 5-7 hours a night and often took 2 naps a day, which adds up to close to 10 hours - perhaps an estimate, but not too far off the mark. Of course he wanted to be THOUGHT of as someone who slept less - only 4-5 hours - but the reality didn't prove that out. He wrote a great deal about sleeping minmal amounts, but it's not what he actually lived, and slept quite a lot. More to the point regarding what I wrote about (which was more about the time that we sleep, not amounts of sleep), was the fact that he had atypical sleeping patterns: As quoted in the piece I linked to: "For two days, and nights and twelve hours — sixty hours in all — he worked continuously without sleep, until he had conquered the difficulty; and then he slept for thirty hours. He often works all night, thinking best, he says, when the rest of the world sleeps."
Fri, May 03 2013 at 1:55 PM
My grandma always used to eat apples that way and tell me how wasteful I was being throwing half the apple out!
Thu, Apr 11 2013 at 3:05 PM
I agree - I think showing respect to anyone who is helping/assisting/serving you is important - those jobs are tough and too-often thankless, plus they don't pay well! The way I see people treat cashiers and waitstaff is so offensive it makes me want to apologize FOR the rude people sometimes!