July 17, 2014 | Rohan

I'm certainly not a morning person, and I'm envious of those able to spring out of bed as soon as dawn breaks.

But being an early bird may have its drawbacks. A study suggests that early risers are less honest as the day goes on. The opposite is seen too: night owls are less honest towards the start of their days.

At only 200 participants the study is small, though. I hope businesses don't take it too literally and start reshuffling their staff depending on how awake they look!

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Participants did problem-solving tasks and self-reported their results, then examiners tested how honest they were.

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