How To Get the Most Out of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time begins on Sunday for many regions around the world. That’s when you set the clocks forward an hour, in an effort to save precious daylight. The move signals that summer is almost here, which is a good thing.

It also means you lose an hour of sleep. Which might not be a good thing. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way. 

We’ve rounded up some essential reading to get the most out of the early morning. Learn more about how direct sunlight might actually be good for you (in small doses!), learn about the history of how we measure time and time zones, and get some tips and tricks for making the most out of early morning light.

Imagine a World With One Universal Time Zone…

If time zones are so complicated, maybe we should get rid of them entirely. Could we unify the world under one global clock? This 4-minute read from Nautilus helps us imagine what that would look like. Business travelers, here’s some wishful thinking for you. 

Sunlight Could Boost Immune Activity in the Skin

A new study from researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center found that exposure to ultraviolet light helps out your immune system. So take advantage of that extra hour of sunlight and go catch some rays. Read the story from Newsweek. 

Take Light, Not Drugs

Your immune system isn’t the only thing that gets a boost from sunlight. Researchers have found that light can help patients with chronic depression, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, and fatigue. If you’re having trouble becoming your best self, then an extra hour of daylight might be the answer. Read the story from Nautilus. 

A Brief Economic History of Time

You’ve heard that time is money. In this 10-minute read from The Atlantic, author Derek Thompson breaks down how the age of exploration and the industrial revolution completely changed the way people measure time, understand time, and feel and talk about time.

Get Things Done

And if time is money, then making the most of your time is a great financial endeavour. We all know that prioritization is key to getting things done. But how? That's where this book comes in. Brian Tracy offers practical advice that you can implement immediately to make sure you tick off everything on your to-do list.

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