Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Daylight Savings Time, Standard Time, and Time Zones: the Politics of the Clock

Most people in the US will be switching from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time this Sunday, November 3. Specifically, they will be setting their clocks back an hour, from 2 AM to 1 AM, to enjoy an extra hour of morning sunshine.

Why do we have a ritual of setting our clocks back an hour in the fall, and forward an hour in the spring? Is it true that, as a Native American proverb says, “Only a white man would believe you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket”?

Daylight Saving Time: How Is This Still A Thing?

Daylight Saving Time: How Is This Still A Thing?

This hilarious – but accurate -- perspective will make you laugh year ‘round:
Daylight Saving Time

Why Should We Abolish Daylight Saving Time?

How can you decide which is better: Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time? In this downloadable PDF from the Society for Biological Rhythms, the...

Escape the Burden of Switching to Daylight Time

Our inner clock doesn’t know that the government has rescheduled our lives.

Indiana: Where It’s Always Later Than You Think!

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Cannons: Alarm Clocks for Sluggards

"Oblige a man to rise at four in the morning, and it is probable he will go willingly to bed at eight in the evening," wrote Benjamin Franklin before we knew how to reset our inner clocks.

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