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Daylight Saving: Is it a savings?

I am curious why they call it Daylight Saving?  I do not see any savings.  We gain an hour in Spring, and it is given back in Fall.  Not sure about you, but it leaves me feeling worn out and like I cannot catch up.

I did a bit of digging, here are some interesting facts about Daylight Saving:

From CNN: Myths and truths about Daylight Saving Time; By Michael Pearson, CNN. Posted October 30, 2015.  From Michael’s perspective, it is not much of a time saver.  Which was the rationale behind the concept, spring forward and fall back.  Yet, according to the article Michael refers to by the US Department of Energy, we save about 0.03% in energy consumption yearly.  Read more here.

Great, but my energy is not saved each year.  Rather I feel like I lose an hour no matter which we set our clocks.  How about you?

From Gizmodo: This Turning-The-Clocks-Back Nonsense Needs To Stop, written by Maddie Stone. She provides a bit of the history behind Daylight Saving Time, which when we spring forward is to provide us more time in our day.  Read more here.

Wikipedia provides a bit more information, which by the way could probably use some edits.  The credit goes to “New Zealander George Hudson proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895.”  You can read the article here. 

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There are more articles, it would take forever to fill this up.  I would rather let you share your findings.

Thank you.