We spring forward this weekend

We spring forward this weekend

We spring forward this weekend

Pediatric sleep expert Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, has advice to help parents successfully transition their young children into Daylight Saving Time.

But one thing is clear in all machinations and manipulations to spring forward over the years: Daylight savings time, which begins Sunday, was not created to benefit farmers.

The agency boasts people tend to spend more time outside during Daylight Saving Time, meaning they tend to run household appliances and lights less during the almost 8-month period.

But time marches on, spring forward we must and change the clocks we shall. Hawaii and Arizona (with the exception of the state's Navajo Nation) remain on the same time year-round. What do you think of Daylight Savings Time? The DOT also says that DST is observed for reasons including saving energy, preventing traffic injuries and reducing crime.

Daylight Saving Time will be in effect until Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at which point clocks will "fall back" one hour.

Needless to say Daylight Saving Time is a big deal for golf. And when temperatures climb above 100, we'll wish we had daylight-spending time, urging the world to spin faster and return to the more comfortable dark side of Earth.

Amid everything else in our country, adjusting clocks twice a year - and the resultant confusion and sleepiness - no longer is worthwhile.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse with the extended winter weather that good old Time Change weekend comes along. Spring forward, fall back. The time change for them meant hired hands got off work while there was still daylight and work that needed to be done.

My husband has always been in the habit of adjusting just one clock the night before and resetting all the others the next day.

Since 2007, by federal law, Daylight Saving Time now begins on the second Sunday of each March and it ends on the first Sunday of each November.

It's that time of year again; time to lose an hour of sleep. In the United States, 2 a.m. was originally chosen as the changing time because most families were home and it was the time when the fewest number of trains were running, therefor causing the least disruption.

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