Don’t forget the time change this weekend!

Hello there friends,

If you live in a Daylight Saving Time zone like we do here in Kansas, you may want to try to remember that the clocks fall back Sunday at 12:00am!!

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Why do we do use Daylight Saving Time? There are some pros and cons. Many countries use DST to make better use of the natural daylight in the evenings, and many don’t. The difference in light is most noticeable in the areas close to the Poles, i.e. furthest away from the Earth’s Equator.

Some studies show that DST could lead to fewer road accidents and injuries by supplying more daylight during the hours more people use the roads. Other studies claim that people’s health might suffer due to DST changes.

DST is also used to reduce the amount of energy needed for artificial lighting during the evening hours. However, many studies disagree about DST’s energy savings and while some studies show a positive outcome, others do not.

This Sunday, remember that at Midnight we are “falling back”…i.e. regaining an hour of our day!! If I was a kid, this would mean one more hour of “trick or treating time” in to the late hours on Saturday night. Actually that late I was just getting into trouble, so parents keep an eye out this Saturday evening and early Sunday morning 😉

Good luck!