..and thank blame the Barbecue, Baseball, and Candy Lobbies, too!
When daylight saving was first enacted, golf ball sales skyrocketed. One additional month of daylight saving was worth $200 million in added golf clubs sales and greens fees.
The barbecue industry said it was worth $100 million in additional sales of grills and charcoal briquettes.
Before Lighted stadiums made night games standard, the Baseball industry also exerted strong influence for Congress to enact Daylight Saving Time.
In 2005, the candy lobby, successfully lobbied for extending DST from six to eight months, thereby covering Halloween, reasoning that an extra hour of evening light would benefit the juvenile extortion racket (aka: ‘trick-or-treat’) thus positively impact sales.
Enjoying your vacation? How can you, when you have that nagging urge to check your email, and the added anxiety of returning to a mountain of email upon your return?
Arianna Huffington’s wellness company, Thrive Global, adopted a simple solution: During the time an employee is on vacation, new emails are deleted and the sender is urged to callback later.
“Thank you for your email. I am out of the office … please email me again when I return as this email will be deleted“
Their tool, Thrive Away, takes the pressure off employees to respond to the emails received during vacation. But you don’t need to work at Thrive to employ this strategy. Here are instructions on how to set up your own Delete-and-Reply VacationAutoResponder using Outlook.
Creating a Delete-and-Reply Rule in Outlook
Click File and select Automatic Replies.
Check Send automatic replies.
Check Only send during this time range and set vacation time.
Leave Inside my organization field blank.
Click Outside my organizatIon tab and enter a ‘.’
(This field is required, but will be superseded by the rule template).
Check Delete and Reply with, then click Template.
Enter reply text (for example, “Sorry I’m not home right now, I’m walking on a spiderweb..in Ibizia. Your message has been shredded into less than nothingness. Please contact email@example.com or re-email me when and if I return”).
While sleeping in this morning (with the extra hour I gained last night) I consider:
If, at 2:00 AM I set my clock to 1:00 AM, what happens in 60 mins when 2:00 AM rolls back around?
While pondering this Groundhog's day-esque vicious cycle, I invite you to re-read this post about the (un)importance of Daylight Savings Time
This weekend, many of us once again resumed standard time. Wondering if it’s worth it? This Interactive chart will help you apply some personal perspective to the argument for or against Daylight Savings Time.
That’s H. Moser & Cie, luxury Swiss watch manufacturers, response to activewear enthusiasts. With a design that looks remarkable similar to the Apple Watch, it boast one clear difference. This mechanical watch tells time; brilliantly, beautifully, and that’s all; encouraging you to connect in real-life and stop staring at your wrist.
When it comes to watches, can European style successfully merge with Silicon Valley design?
Tag Heuer’s answer, the Connected smartwatch. With all the trimmings this $1,500 Android device has all the sensors and fitness-tracking functions you’d expect in a smartwatch, wrapped up in a chic, high-end design you’d expect from Tag Heuer