Good Day, Bad Day
The siesta, done deals
OOD DAY FOR: The siesta, as a third of workers said they fell asleep or became very sleepy at work in the past month. The culprit, according to the National Sleep Foundation, is work—people are staying up later to finish the average four-and-a-half hours they bring home each week. On average, people go to sleep at 10:53 p.m. and wake up at 5:35 a.m. (AP in Yahoo! Finance)
BAD DAY FOR: Done deals, after the Air Force unexpectedly awarded a $35 billion airborne-refueling tanker contract to Northrop Grumman and Europe’s EADS, not Boeing. The contract could be worth $60 billion more in parts and maintenance. (MarketWatch) Boeing looked to have the contract wrapped up, before losing an initial deal in a procurement scandal. (The New York Times, free registration)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
MOST POPULAR ON THE WEEK
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- What is driving the increasingly weird behavior of the polar jet stream?
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How our botched understanding of 'science' ruins everything
- Christians have no moral rationale for spanking their children
- Should you hope to die at 75? Absolutely not.
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- Stop hating on cyclists
- Why America should team up with Bashar al-Assad's regime
- The science of sex: 4 harsh truths about dating and mating
Subscribe to the Week