Daylight Saving Time – A Historical and Practical Guide

March 9 is daylight saving time! If you’re like Monica Siguenza, a designer at ProPoint Graphics, the thought of losing an hour of sleep leads you to wonder why we go through the disruption each year. “I was always confused by the change and I came to find that I wasn’t the only one,” she says. “It’s something that we are very familiar with since we do it every year, yet we don’t quite fully understand why.”

One reason for daylight saving time is to conserve energy, but there isn’t much information or many hard facts on how much energy we really save. The monetary impact remains ambiguous as well. What we do know is that when spring rolls around people have extra time to exercise, which can be relaxing after a long day at work. A small shift in time can affect our behavior and lifestyles, even though the amount of hours remains the same. It’s the difference between being on the couch and being outdoors.

Here are 12 facts about daylight saving time (one for every hour) that will help you get ready for the big “spring forward” and learn the history behind changing our clocks.

5 Weird Energy Sources

Energy consumption seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. This infographic, brought to you by saveonenergy.com, talks about some of the coolest energy saving innovations available today.

Five Things The Government Has Done Right

While the United States government receives a lot of criticism for their seeming inability to accomplish anything, they do have bragging rights on a few things. The government has encouraged and even funded a few projects over the years that have pushed America further than most other nations. Funding new systems of communication, creating interstate travel and promoting public health programs are all ways in which the government has gotten it right.
In this infographic, bestsocialworkprograms.com takes a look at five ways in which the government has successfully worked to promote the public good.