Day: January 26, 2008

Another Reason Why WordPress Beats TypePad

I don’t often post negative reviews, but I did last month, when I moved my blog from TypePad.com to WordPress.com.

I summarized the reasons in this post: Why I Switched From TypePad.com.

Now it’s time to update that post with the following, from TechCrunch: WordPress Boosts Free Storage to 3GB. Leaves Blogger, TypePad in the Dust.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to make the switch.  It’s really easy to export your blog from TypePad and import it into WordPress (click those links for instructions).

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Article: The Early Bird Gets the Bad Grade

I can relate to this. I was not (and am not) a “morning person.”

From the New York Times:

January 14, 2008
Op-Ed Contributor
The Early Bird Gets the Bad Grade
By NANCY KALISH

IT’S Monday morning, and you’re having trouble waking your teenagers. You’re not alone. Indeed, each morning, few of the country’s 17 million high school students are awake enough to get much out of their first class, particularly if it starts before 8 a.m. Sure, many of them stayed up too late the night before, but not because they wanted to.

Research shows that teenagers’ body clocks are set to a schedule that is different from that of younger children or adults. This prevents adolescents from dropping off until around 11 p.m., when they produce the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, and waking up much before 8 a.m. when their bodies stop producing melatonin. The result is that the first class of the morning is often a waste, with as many as 28 percent of students falling asleep, according to a National Sleep Foundation poll. Some are so sleepy they don’t even show up, contributing to failure and dropout rates.

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