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Extra hour comes this weekend

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Anyone wanting more time to do their favorite activity will have that once-a-year chance this weekend as we say goodbye to Daylight Saving Time and set our clocks back one hour to “standard” time.

Daylight Saving Time starts on in March and ends on the first Sunday of November. Set your clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months and back again in the fall.

Benjamin Franklin proposed the concept of Daylight Saving Time in 1784, but modern Daylight Saving Time was first suggested in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson, an entomologist from New Zealand.

The U.S and European countries first adopted DST during World War I in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produced electric power, but soon it just became a local event. States could decide if DTS would be part of their customs.

Many people often mistake Daylight Saving Time as Daylight Saving(s) Time due to the fact that it is often used in everyday context. “Daylight saving time” uses the present participle “saving” as an adjective, as in “labor saving device”.

According to LiveScience, not only does the end of DST gives one more hour of sleep, it also decreases number of heart attacks by 21 percent as well as fewer car accidents.

Make sure to set your clock back one hour on Saturday and enjoy that one extra hour of sleep.

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