New research shows that todays teenagers, contrary
to their portrayal in the media as baggy-pants-wearing slackers,
comprise what sociology professor Barbara Schneider has dubbed
the ambitious generation.
Without Sleep :
When William Shakespeare wanted his witches in Macbeth
to utter a horrible curse, he had them deny their victim sleep.
Nearly 400 years later, in the May 27 New England Journal
of Medicine, medical researchers from the University of
Chicago and the University of California at San Francisco describe
the first case of a neurological disorder that matches the witches
curse: sporadic fatal insomnia (SFI).