Poor Doors, Hot Trains, Old Ads: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

It's hot pretty much everywhere and everyone's in a horrible mood. Which means there is plenty of ruining of cities to be had—so much so, that I've had to double up on this week's selections. From a plan to plunge Russia into darkness, to a steamy, sweaty Tube in London, it's What's Ruining Our Cities: The Dog Days of… » 7/27/14 4:00pm 7/27/14 4:00pm

How Many Clocks Did You Change Yourself For Daylight Savings?

I did the thing this morning. I woke up, looked at the clock, saw that it was time to get up, jumped out of bed even though the alarm on my phone hadn't gone off yet, started turning lights on, remembered daylight savings, checked the time on my phone, went back to sleep for an hour. Actually it was kind of nice. » 11/03/13 2:00pm 11/03/13 2:00pm

Don’t Forget To Set Back That One Non-Internet Clock You Inevitably…

Tonight's the night we do that Daylight Savings Time thing again, so here's a reminder to find that one dumb-clock you still have in your house and set it back an hour. Unlike almost everything else you look at the time on, remember that the good old-fashioned analogue clock above your stove or the one in the… » 11/03/12 10:00pm 11/03/12 10:00pm

10 Gadgets That Help You Cope With The End of Daylight Saving Time

Ever since daylight saving time ended last weekend, I've been a little depressed. By the time work is through, there is nothing but bleak, cold darkness outside. It perpetually feels later than it really is, and the horrible reality is that it will only get worse. By December 21st many of us will be experiencing… » 11/07/08 4:00pm 11/07/08 4:00pm