DST: Thank the Golf Lobby for today’s extra hour

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..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.

sources,  Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, and QZ: Daylight Saving Time … by corporate lobbies, not farmers

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Arianna Huffington deletes her employees emails when on vacation (and you can too)

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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 Vacation AutoResponder using Outlook.

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Creating a Delete-and-Reply Rule in Outlook

  1. Click File and select Automatic Replies.
  2. Check Send automatic replies.
  3. Check Only send during this time range and set vacation time.
  4. Leave Inside my organization field blank.
  5. Click Outside my organizatIon tab and enter a ‘.’
    (This field is required, but will be superseded by the rule template).
  6. Click Rules.
  7. Click Add Rules.
  8. Check Delete and Reply with, then click Template.
  9. 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 dmsnyder@moo.cow or re-email me when and if I return”).
  10. Close.
  11. Click OK, and click Yes to confirm ‘all senders’.
  12. OK. OK.

Cheers!

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Dude, Where’s My Car? Parking with Google Maps

Although I’ve not had the cinematic misfortune to see Ashton Kutcher utter this titular question, I have, occasionally, misplaced my car.

But no more; with the latest update to Google Maps  you can record where you parked your car, and when.

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To Record Your Parking Spot

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Press the Blue dot . A menu will appear.
  3. Select Save your parking.

Notifications remind you when it’s time to feed the meter, and a map directs you back to your vehicle.

Cheers!

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Use Google to Find Your Phone

Honey, have you seen my phone?

You don’t need a tracking device to locate your Android phone. Just log into your Google Play Store account and access the Android Manager.

You can have your phone send out a Here I am! ring, or lock the device with an “If found, please return..” message;

…to reunite you with your lost loved one.

To Locate your Android Phone

  1. Go to https://play.google.com.
    Note: you will need to be logged into your Google account.
  2. Click the settings googlesettingsgearicon and select Android Device Manager.
    Your phone’s location location-icon-png-14will appear highlighted.
  3. Select preferred option(s):
    a. Click Ring to have your phone ring.
    b. Enable and Select Lock to secure your phone.
    c. Click Erase to wipe your personal data.

Cheers!

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REPOST: How Much Daylight does Daylight Savings Time really save us?

groundhogWhile 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.

Click here to view DST Interactive Chart at Quartz.com

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Cheers!

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Apple Watch’s Smart(looking) competitor from H. Moser & Cie

Get a Life!

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.

To see style in action, watch this clever video.

 

TAG Heuer is the first luxury watchmaker to launch a smartwatch

 

When it comes to watches, can European style successfully merge with Silicon Valley design?

Tag Heuer - Connected SmartwatchTag 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

For more click here: to access QZ.com article.