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    Post by femme fatale on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:38 pm

    Spring ahead +1 hr tonight!
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    Post by CeCe on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:51 am







    *Walter White returning soon :-)
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    Post by Shale on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:15 am

    When are we going to stop this twice-a-year insanity and give our biorhythms a rest?





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    Post by Alan Smithee on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:43 am

    Actually, didn't DST begin on 3/10/13? (and ends 11/3/13). This was long but interesting.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130309-daylight-savings-time-2013-what-time-is-it-spring-forward-nation/



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    Post by Supernova on Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:30 pm

    Alan Smithee wrote:Actually, didn't DST begin on 3/10/13? (and ends 11/3/13).

    That's what I was thinking too.
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    Post by femme fatale on Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:37 pm

    My mistake.
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    Post by Alan Smithee on Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:57 pm

    femme fatale wrote:My mistake.

    LOL, no worries. I confuse W2's and W4's sometimes Wink . Begin or end...we still had to change all the damn clocks!



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    Post by Chris on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:09 pm

    Today was a nice looking day. On top of that extra hour of daylight, the weather was good.



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    Post by Shale on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:00 am

    It's not an extra hour of daylight.

    I will be biking to work in the dark at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

    And tired because I will be getting up and 'extra' hour early.
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    Post by Kral on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:41 am

    I'm glad that the sun is setting an hour later now. I was driving home from work at 6:30 tonight and it was still daytime. Two months ago when I was driving home on the highway at the exact same time, it was pitch dark. Love the spring ahead, hate the fall back.



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    Post by GrayWolf on Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:24 am

    Finally back to normal.
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    Post by Tony Marino on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:06 pm

    Im tired today.......................



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    Post by CatEyes10736 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:19 pm

    Change to daylight saving time takes biggest health toll today


    By Karen Kaplan
    March 11, 2013, 6:15 a.m.
    Today is one of the most dangerous days of the year -- and the onset of daylight saving time is to blame.

    Though it began on Sunday, researchers have found the most acute effects occur on the first Monday after clocks spring forward. That's when about one-fifth of the world’s population is forced to get up and go to school or work one hour earlier than their bodies are used to. (Unlike on Sunday, there's no option to just sleep in.)

    Losing a single hour may seem trivial in the scheme of things, but medical researchers have spent a good amount of time investigating some of the health consequences of switching to daylight saving time. Here are some of the things they have learned:

    * Heart attacks are more likely in the first week after we spring forward. After examining nationwide data on hospital admissions to coronary care units in Sweden, researchers found that the incidence of acute myocardial infarctions was 3.9% higher than usual in the first week after daylight saving time took effect. The risk was even greater for people already taking heart medicines, according to a 2012 report in the journal Sleep Medicine.

    * Traffic accidents are 8.6% more common on the first Monday of daylight saving time, according to an analysis of Canadian data that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1996.

    * A more recent study based on 21 years' worth of accident data from the U.S. concluded that there's "a significant increase" in fatal crashes on that first Monday. Those findings appeared in a 1999 edition of Sleep Medicine.

    * Workplace accidents are more common -- and more severe -- on the Monday after switching to daylight saving time, according to an analysis of mining injuries that used 23 years' worth of data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The findings were published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in 2009.

    * The disruption to normal sleep rhythms was blamed for an uptick in suicides among Australian men in the first weeks after daylight saving time begins. "Small changes in chronobiological rhythms are potentially destabilizing in vulnerable individuals," study authors wrote in a 2008 edition of the journal Sleep and Biological Rhythms.

    * Increased sleepiness on the first Monday after switching to daylight saving time leads to a "dramatic increase in cyberloafing behavior" (i.e. surfing the Web when you should be getting work done), at least in Singapore, according to a 2012 study in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

    * The transition hits hardest for night owls, and it can take up to three weeks for them to adjust to the new time, German researchers reported in a 2009 edition of Sleep Medicine.

    * Perhaps the solution is to simply stay on daylight saving time all year. A 2004 report in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention calculated that doing so would provide enough extra daylight to avert hundreds of fatal car crashes. Specifically, it said, 195 fewer drivers and passengers and 171 fewer pedestrians would die each year.

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