Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

When clocks change for daylight saving, change smoke detector batteries

When clocks change for daylight saving, change smoke detector batteries

A study by Laura Grant of Claremont McKenna College and Matthew Kotchen of Yale University concluded that the switch to daylight saving time actually increased energy use. Farmers prefer standard time because the earlier daylight lets fields dry before they're out in them. He mentioned changing clocks in a satirical essay in 1794 which is why the concept is often mis-attributed to Franklin.

Towards the end of the riding season it's easy to put off that bike upgrade you've been dreaming about but with the entire riding season ahead of you now is a great time to jump on that purchase.

Springing ahead one hour can take the pep out of your step. It's been modified several times, including year-round "War Time" during WWII. Daylight saving time is in effect in the USA for eight months of the year, and we'll change our clocks this weekend - but why do it at all?

- In November and December, Miami Dolphins games would start at 2 p.m. instead of the traditional 1 p.m. slot to coincide with the league schedule of 1 p.m. ET starts.

Many countries begin DST on different days, which causes confusion for worldwide business communications.

Patty Owens, of Bismarck, says she "loves" daylight saving time.

So the change Florida lawmakers desire is technically a change of time zone, from Eastern time to Atlantic time: the zone that's home to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Canadian Maritime provinces. What might have been a necessary wartime sacrifice, and then a way to save energy by keeping it light in the evening, is a custom that literally can make people ill.

Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. takes effect in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 11.

Hawaii and most of Arizona don't take part in daylight saving time.

Some people seem to like DST; others prefer standard time. "Getting ample shut-eye before you adjust the clocks can give your kids a head start and decrease the chances that they will be cranky and overtired, which can make falling asleep even more hard", Finkleston said. "So we'd just do away with moving the clocks".

In other studies on myocardial infarction (heart attack) and DST, similar bad effects have been seen during the week following the switch, Gaff reported.

Winter may still have a few tricks up its sleeve, but we'll be one step closer to spring when daylight saving time begins this weekend. Daylight saving time now accounts for about 65% of the year. The United States is one of them, along with other countries like the United Kingdom, Brazil, and the European Union. It was enforced during the First World War, in a bid to save money during wartime. During the 1970s energy crisis, President Richard Nixon signed an act implementing daylight time starting in January 1974 for a period of almost two years. Citing the confusion surrounding the practice of changing clocks twice a year, writer Allison Schrager proposed in 2013 that the USA needs to abandon the practice.

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