To Do List

When is the best time of the day to have your picture taken?

Late morning or early afternoon. Having your picture taken then gives you a few hours or more to shake off the puffiness from your night of sleep. But don’t pose after 3 p.m., when you’ll start looking tired from the day’s events.

When is the best time of the day to play a musical instrument?

Late afternoon. Hand-eye coordination reaches optimal levels then. It’s also a time when most people report being fairly alert, so if your child is learning how to play the guitar, the piano or some other instrument, try to schedule their lessons after they get out of school.

When is the best time of the day to make love?

10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Both social and biological factors influence this. First, the biology: Our sense of touch and our skin sensitivity are at their highest levels in the late evening, when we’re already in a comfy place -- bed. The other reasons, the social ones, tend to be more practical: Couples work during the day and are busy in the early evening, preparing dinner and spending time with their children. Late evening is probably the only time during the week that couples with children can make time for sex. But that isn’t the only explanation. During the weekends and on vacations, when our weekday schedules are thrown off, sex still seems to occur more often between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

More Best Times:

When is the best time to reward or discipline your dog?

The answer is on Page 39.

When is the best time to be born?

Go to Page 40.


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