Daylight Saving Time

Changing our clocks forward an hour each year may seem a simple task, but the effects on your body, not to mention your pets' bodies, can be more complicated. Here's what you need to know about the time change.
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Eye-Opener: Naps Linked with Higher Risk of Death
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April 21st, 2014
Middle-aged and older adults who take daytime naps may be at increased risk of dying, a new study from England suggests.
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Does a Bedtime Snack Help or Hurt Your Sleep?
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February 28th, 2014
Eating a small snack a few hours before bedtime may help you sleep by preventing hunger from waking you. However, there are no snacks that guarantee to put you to sleep.
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Long Naps Linked to Diabetes
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October 23rd, 2013
A nap, or as the Chinese call it, a wujiao, is a pleasant break from the day, but the debate on its health effects continues.
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Daylight Saving Time: Why Do We Adjust Clocks in March?
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March 7th, 2014
On Sunday, most Americans will lose a precious hour of their weekend to daylight saving time. Except for those who live in Arizona and Hawaii, adjusting clocks twice a year is a time-honored ritual, but why do we bother to "fall back" and "spring forward?
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Duh! The 13 Most Obvious Findings of 2013
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December 26th, 2013
Not all science findings blow our socks off, even if they have to do with important topics. Here's a list of the research that definitely did not surprise us in 2013.
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Bowflex Boost: Fitness Tracker Review
October 22nd, 2013
The Bowflex fitness is one of the most affordable fitness trackers on the market, but how well does it perform?
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Snooze Smarts: How Naps Help Preschoolers Learn
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September 23rd, 2013
Teachers have long considered naps a valuable part of a preschooler's day, and research now confirms the learning benefits of daytime snoozes. After napping, children performed significantly better on a memory task than when they did not nap, a new study
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Insomniacs' Brains May Be More Plastic
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March 4th, 2014
The brains of people with insomnia may have more plasticity than those of people who sleep well, new research suggests.
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5 Weird Effects of Daylight Saving Time
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November 2nd, 2013
Daylight saving time might save us money in energy consumption, but not without taking often overlooked tolls on our bodies.
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A Night's Sleep Cleans Brain of Harmful Toxins
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October 17th, 2013
While the reasons why we need sleep remain mysterious, a new study shows that one activity in the brain cranks up during sleep: the disposal of waste.
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