The clocks have jumped forward an hour, leaving us all a little sleepier than usual. However the change isn't too bad: it gives us the convenient excuse for an extra hour (or so) in bed and for arriving late all day. But when and why do lose an hour each spring – and should we get rid of the practice altogether? Here is everything you need to know about springing forward.
Today is the day that the clocks change as Britain moves in to British Summer Time (BST). While that means the days are getting longer, it also means we lose an extra hour in bed as the clocks change all around us.
Every year on the second Sunday in March, most places in the United States "spring" their clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time. It's a time-honored tradition that's always been in effect for the overwhelming majority of people alive today. But why do we have Daylight Saving Time? There are a few traditional justifications* for it, but upon closer scrutiny, they're all myths.
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