Ugh. You’re up an hour early, your body hates you for it, and even a gallon of coffee can’t get your day on track. Daylight saving sucks. But you know the worst part? It doesn’t have to be like this.
Today I found out Ben Franklin’s proposal of something like daylight saving time was written as a joke.
Remember the Daylight Saving Time bug from last year where iPhone alarms were off by one hour? It's back. Hope you weren't counting on your recurring alarm to wake you up this morning. (One-time alarms are still OK).
Tonight at 2am, remember to set your clock an hour forward. Look forward to both more sunlight at the end of the day and unfortunately, an earlier rise to work. Wikipedia explains why:
I completely forgot that I get an extra hour of that precious, precious thing called sleep tonight. Since I'm probably not the only forgetful Lucy around, here's a reminder to set your clocks back and snooze a bit longer.
It may not require 1.21 gigawatts of electricity for you to spring forward tonight—that is, tomorrow at 2 a.m.—but a new study does show that rather than save energy, Daylight Saving Time may very well lead to added energy consumption, potentially costing the country many billions of dollars.
The new daylight saving time rules that Congress passed in 2005 could screw with many of your precious gadgets. DST starts three weeks earlier than last year, on March 11, and ends one week later than before, on November 4. While not pulling a Henny-penny quite yet, analysts are warning people to make sure to grab any…