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Daylight Saving Time, often referred to as “Summer Time”, “DST” or “Daylight Savings Time”, is a way of making better use of the daylight in the evenings by setting the clocks forward one hour during the longer days of summer, and back again in the fall. When DST is not observed, it is called standard time, normal time or winter time.
Clock confusion will occur again in next weekend when daylight saving time gets under way in the Europe and some other countries! Twice each year this controversial practice gives rise to various questions: Why do we spring forward and fall back? Does daylight saving time (DST) really save energy? Is it bad for your health? There is no consensus, but experts do offer some answers.
Clocks back or forward?
The clock moves ahead (= losing one hour) in the spring when DST starts, and falls back one hour (= gaining one hour) when DST ends in the fall. To remember which way the clock goes, keep in mind one of these sayings: “spring forward, fall back” or “spring ahead, fall behind.”
Upcoming time changes (The list displays locations that will change their clocks during the next 4 weeks.)
Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2014 (A brief overview over which countries and territories that plan to observe DST during .)
Article source and more info about daylight saving time: timeanddate.com
“Work is killing me!”
It’s a phrase we hear and say all too often. And even though we don’t mean it literally, you might be surprised to know that there could be some truth to it.
Yes, work might really be killing you.
Many things that we find ourselves doing every day in the workplace are having a negative effect on our health, not to mention our productivity. Check out the common “workplace killers” below and learn what you can do differently to boost your bottom line, and more importantly, your life expectancy.