Tips for Surviving Daylight Saving Time

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"'If you want to cut off 25 per cent of the productiveness of the American farmer, just keep this law on the books, ' Prerau quotes one agricultural lobby as arguing during an effort to repeal daylight saving time in 1919", the network said.

On Sunday, March 12, 2017, Daylight Saving Time will return, and clocks will "spring forward" one hour.

A recent survey done by Harris Polls for CareerBuilder found that only one in five USA workers gets the recommended eight hours of sleep each night as it is, so losing an hour, even on the weekend, makes the problem worse. At this period of time, DST was extended to ten months in 1974 and eight months in 1975, and it reverted back in 1976 when the energy crisis ended, with daylight savings beginning on the first Sunday of April. The time of year when Daylight Saving Time hits and you're stuck changing clocks on everything from your bedroom alarm to your vehicle to your microwave. The DOT also says that DST is observed for reasons including saving energy, preventing traffic injuries and reducing crime.

The best solution would be to stay with what is known as daylight saving time year-round. Today only a minority of the world's population actually observes daylight savings, due to most of Asia and Africa not observing the time change.

So now that you know all about it, don't forget to change your clock!

In December, a psychology journal published results showing that federal judges handed out sentences that were on average 5 percent longer the day after daylight saving time began than those given out one week before or after. You either are reading this earlier than usual or set the digital clock improperly and already are an hour behind in your day. The "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery Campaign" is part of a national campaign to make sure that every home is equipped with working smoke detectors.

It's time to spring ahead!

The standard time in Montana is the mountain standard time zone as defined in 15 U.S.C. 261. It doesn't mean there's an extra hour of sunlight, only that sunrise and sunset will happen at later times. There's not much more depressing than looking at a clock and realizing you don't have as much time as you thought.

After years of confusion and frustration, consistency was established with the passage of the Uniform Time Act in 1966 which was amended as the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

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