Daylight Savings Time 2013

Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 9:54am.

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Don’t forget to “fall back” this Sunday! Daylight Savings Time 2013 comes to an end on November 3rd at 2:00 am. All around the world, people will enjoy an extra hour of sleep and wake up to an earlier sunrise. It is commonly believed that Daylight Savings Time is observed worldwide, but several countries and even two states (Arizona and Hawaii) don’t participate. This phenomenon also occurs on different dates throughout the world. Daylight Savings Time in the US begins the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. Although Daylight Savings Time is believed to have been suggested by Benjamin Franklin in the 1700s, it was not widely observed until World War II. Daylights Savings Time was implemented as an energy-saving method during World War II, but whether or not this was successful is still widely debated.

Thanks to “smart” devices, most people don’t have to worry about manually changing the time on their cell phones, televisions and computers. However, it’s a good idea to check the time on your microwave, oven and other devices that may not change automatically. Many people also believe that gaining an additional hour of sleep from Daylight Savings Time gives them more energy and better overall health. Why not use your extra hour and energy to fall in love with a new home? Our expert Realtors can help you make the most out of your extra time and set up tours of your favorite Austin area homes this weekend. Contact us today for more information about Austin homes for sale and real estate.

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