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Sleepyheads, Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

A Los Angeles sunset, May 24, 2013. (Photo by Joslynn Gallant/Flickr Creative Commons)
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Congratulations! All your hard work is being rewarded -- you get an extra hour of time this weekend for sleeping, partying, decorating, whatever.

That's because Daylight Saving Time is once again coming to an end, so you get to put that "fall back" mnemonic to use by setting your clocks back an hour. You can officially do so at 2 a.m. Sunday, as you're laying in bed staring at the ceiling into the wee hours of the morning -- or just do it Saturday night before bed or Sunday morning or when you get around to it after being an hour early to everything for a week.

This also means it's going to start feeling a lot darker a lot earlier, thanks both toward our relentless march toward winter and the fact that we're artificially shifting our clocks.

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Conversely, get ready for brighter mornings that will make you feel like you somehow slept in when you didn't.

Another key factor to remember: if you have timers for things that aren't just connected to your phone or your Alexa or your futuristic smart house, those need to be adjusted too. That includes things like sprinklers and timed thermostats.

After all this, you're safe until March 10 of next year, when... well, you know.

So have a great weekend reclaiming that hour cruelly stolen from you by the evil spring. Unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii, where you don't observe Daylight Saving Time and can just know what time it is year-round without a calendar.

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