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  • California Lawmakers Move One Step Closer Toward Ending Daylight Saving Time

    06/02/2017 3:00:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    L A Times | 06/02/2017
    Assembly Bill 807 is the second effort in as many years by the Legislature to revisit California's use of Daylight Saving Time. The state's voters first approved its use through a 1949 ballot measure. And because of that history, the issue must go back to voters if changes are to be made. The bill received almost no discussion in Thursday's 48-6 vote in the Assembly. It now heads to the state Senate, where a similar effort died last year. ... Daylight Saving Time was first applied in a uniform fashion across the U.S. in 1966. States can exempt themselves from...
  • NATIONAL NAPPING DAY – Day After Return of Daylight Saving Time

    03/13/2017 12:16:55 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you. A needed rest can make you feel better and also improve your mood. After having the extra amount of sleep, a person will notice that they will be more productive and energetic. Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits. Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze.
  • Daylight-saving time is dumb and we should get rid of it

    03/12/2017 5:44:21 AM PDT · by MagillaX · 173 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 10, 2017 | Dave Mosher
    Steel yourself: It's nearly time to turn our clocks forward an hour for the start of daylight-saving time (DST). This arcane and terrible ritual officially starts on March 13, 2016. At 1:59 a.m. on Sunday morning, our clocks will wind forward an hour to 3:00 a.m. instead of 2:00 a.m. That gives us one less hour of sleep and means the sun will rise an hour later than we're used to.
  • Daylight saving time may be killing you

    03/10/2017 1:09:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies ^ | 3/10/17 12:11 PM | John Siciliano
    Duke Energy, one of the largest electric utilities in the country, included an article this week that took aim at the clock-changing law, which was updated just over a decade ago by a 2005 energy bill. It pointed out a number of adverse health effects that are a side effect of using 0.5 percent less energy per day as a result of gaining an hour of sunlight. Studies published over the last decade on the effects of daylight saving time have shown it interferes with natural sleep patterns, which people never truly recover from. ... Even worse, medical studies showed...
  • Daylight Saving Time 2016: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How

    11/05/2016 11:33:57 PM PDT · by Cvengr · 29 replies ^ | November 2, 2016 12:52pm ET | Jeanna Bryner
    The time-honored ritual of setting clocks back an hour is just around the corner, as daylight saving time (sometimes erroneously called daylight savings time) comes to an end … for this year, at least. Do you even remember when you set your clock forward in March? In doing so, you were continuing the long tradition started by Benjamin Franklin to conserve energy. Below is a look at when daylight saving time starts and ends during the year, its history, why we have it now and some myths and interesting facts about the time change. When Does It Start and End?...
  • Daylight saving time ends Sunday in the United States

    Daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, with the time changes taking place at 2:00 a.m. local time. Germany began observing DST on May 1, 1916 during WWI to conserve fuel. The Standard Time Act of March 19, 1918, began on March 31, 1918cinvthe U.S. The idea was unpopular and Congress abolished DST after the war. President Franklin Roosevelt re-instituted year-round DST, calling it "War Time", on February 9, 1942 that lasted until the last Sunday in September 1945. Until 1966 there was no federal law on daylight saving...
  • Could daylight saving time increase your risk of stroke?

    03/01/2016 5:39:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    cbs ^ | 02/29/2016 | Ashley Welch
    Dr. Teshamae Monteith, an assistant professor of clinical neurology and director of the headache program under the general neurology division at the University of Miami, said that although the overall risk found in the study is small, it is still significant. "Stroke is a major health problem resulting in high rates of disability," she told CBS News. "Understanding the timing of stroke onset is critical, because acute stroke management depends on receiving treatments within a relatively short window." A 2014 study published in the journal Open Heart found that setting clocks ahead one hour in the spring was also associated...
  • Daylight Slaying Time

    10/28/2015 7:07:43 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 31 replies
    10/28/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
  • DST starts in Egypt on April 30, 2015

    04/08/2015 8:00:52 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    "During the month of Ramadan, clocks are expected to be turned back again one hour around June 18 and forward again around July 18, 2015. According to Law 35 issued in May 2014, Egypt returns to standard time during Ramadan, when Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours"
  • Ten States consider dropping daylight saving time

    03/23/2015 7:18:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s been taking place for nearly as long as I’ve been alive and I’m having a hard time recalling a single conversation with anyone who was an enthusiastic fan. The subject is daylight saving time, which crops up twice every year in nearly the entire nation, and is then promptly forgotten again once everyone gets their internal clocks mostly readjusted. But perhaps this is finally coming to an end as ten states debate dropping the practice, picking a time and sticking to it. States across the country are taking a dim view toward daylight saving time. And some say...
  • Does today Start D.S.T. or not?

    10/26/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 36 replies
    self ^ | 10-26-14 | self
    My computer changed time, it's new. My phone did not.
  • Daylight Saving Time: Keep it year round

    10/24/2014 1:11:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    (CNN) -- On Sunday, November 2, it will again be the end of Daylight Saving Time. Many of us will be muttering to ourselves as we wander around resetting all of our various clocks -- on the thermostat, clock radio and stove, among other places. Sure, you'll get an extra hour of sleep by turning back the clock by an hour in the fall. But if you have a regular day job, you'll be commuting home in the dark instead of in daylight come the following day. Why do we do this every fall? And why do we dial forward...
  • Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks: study

    03/29/2014 7:54:37 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 29, 2014 | Ransdell Pierson and Bill Berkrot
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 percent, compared to other Mondays during the year, according to a new U.S. study released on Saturday. By contrast, heart attack risk fell 21 percent later in the year, on the Tuesday after the clock was returned to standard time, and people got an extra hour's sleep.
  • Lawmaker hopes upcoming daylight savings will be Tennessee's last

    03/08/2014 4:16:33 AM PST · by don-o · 77 replies
    Johnson City (TN) Press ^ | March 7, 2014 | Tony Casey
    When Tennesseans spring ahead this weekend, it could be the last time they change clocks. That is, if a bill sponsored by state Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville, goes through. Todd’s bill calls for the state to stay on daylight saving time all year round. As usual, people are advised to set their clocks ahead one hour as the time change goes into affect at 2 a.m. Sunday. If the bill is written into law, it would be the last time adjustments would be made and no more clock changes would occur.
  • Spring ahead: 2014 Daylight Saving Time means time to turn the clocks forward.

    03/07/2014 9:09:51 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    ABC News Tampa Bay ^ | 3/6/2014 | Gregg Burrage
    The warm weather across the Tampa Bay area is a sure reminder that the Spring is right around the corner. Along with nice weather, it's also time for longer days. Daylight Saving Time is quickly coming for 2014. Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time, or DST for short, begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. For 2014, that means it is time to 'spring ahead' this weekend. This Saturday night, Tampa Bay area residents need to change their clocks. March 9 is the second Sunday in March this year, so at 2:00 Sunday...
  • History of Daylight Saving Time – Ending

    10/28/2013 3:43:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 74 replies
    BillPetro ^ | October 28, 2013 | BILL PETRO
    Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is a brilliant campaign to convince us that we’re getting more daylight each day, when in reality we’ve simply changed our clocks and then forgotten about it within two weeks. DST begins each year at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March in most of the United States and its territories, however there are some places that have not bought into this campaign: it is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the city of South Bend, Indiana nor the state of Arizona except for the Navajo Indian Reservation,...
  • Daylight Saving Time 2012: Time to Set Clocks Back This Weekend.

    11/03/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sat, Nov 3, 2012 | ABC News
    You'll lose an extra hour of light but gain an hour back this weekend as daylight saving time officially ends. As standard time resumes at 2 a.m. Sunday, it's time to "fall back," so set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed tonight. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. Daylight saving time is mandated by governments, which instituted the time switch during World Wars I and II to save energy and resources for the war effort. Previously, daylight saving time was observed in the United States from April until mid-October.
  • Not Putting the Clocks Back This Weekend Would Improve Health, Says Expert

    10/29/2010 7:47:42 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 72 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Staff
    Not putting the clocks back this weekend but still putting them forward in the spring would be a simple and effective way to vastly improve our health and well-being, says an expert in the online British Medical Journal. Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute, argues that the effect of doing so would be to increase the number of 'accessible' daylight hours and thus encourage more outdoor activity throughout the year. A major public health problem contributing to the incidence of chronic illnesses in the UK is caused by lack of exercise, writes Hillman. Adults are recommended...
  • Daylight Saving Time ends ... for four short months

    10/27/2009 1:59:31 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 102 replies · 2,415+ views
    Wallet Pop ^ | Oct. 27, 2009 | Aaron Crowe
    Finally, America -- or most of it -- will get an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning when Daylight Saving Time ends. And the scam that we'll be more productive and save money on electricity bills because there was an extra hour of daylight will be put on hiatus until next spring. The only good things about turning the clock back an hour before going to bed Saturday night is that you'll get an extra hour of sleep, and it's a good reminder to change the batteries on smoke alarms. Otherwise, this whole dance about saving money is a waste...

    11/02/2008 12:07:13 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 55 replies · 1,843+ views
    You know the drill! Set those clocks back!