6 Ways to Sleep Better in the Summer

Though seasonal shifts can derail your sleep, there are things you can do to snooze more soundly when it’s hot out.

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On Daylight Saving, There Are More Options Than You Might Think

There are only so many hours of light in the day. When should we enjoy them?

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I Think I Just Solved Daylight Saving Time

Congress can set the clock however it wants. Businesses and schools still get to decide when to open and close.

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It’s Never a Good Time for the Hunter Biden Story

For one thing, there’s a war on For another, it’s … unseemly.

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Zelensky’s Powerful Plea to Congress

Readers react to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech and urge a no-fly zone in Ukraine. Also: Violence against Asian Americans; daylight saving time.

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Senate Approves Making Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Legislation that passed unanimously would end the practice of setting clocks back one hour in the fall. Its prospects were uncertain in the House.

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Permanent daylight saving time plan nets rare unanimous US Senate vote

Cartoonish image of a hand smashing an alarm clock.

Enlarge / The United States may finally end its inconsistent, century-long relationship with changing its clocks twice a year. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the US Senate lodged a rare unanimous vote on a bill that could have drastic technological and transportation implications: a permanent, year-round adherence to daylight saving time (DST).

The one-page “Sunshine Protection Act,” as co-sponsored by Sens. Marc Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), is now cleared for a vote in the House of Representatives after passing by unanimous consent in the Senate. This bill, as originally filed in 2018 and reintroduced in 2021, would reverse the Calder Act’s introduction of a twice-a-year clock-change process in 1918, along with its eventual reinforcement by the Uniform Time Act of 1966.

The result would permanently leave clocks and timetables in the “spring forward” state of DST beginning in 2023, with the exception of states that had previously established specific time-change rules based on issues like different time zones in the same state. In terms of US politics, it’s unclear whether either major American party will mount serious opposition in the House to its eventual vote there—and President Joe Biden has yet to announce his stance on the bill.

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Fall Back? Spring Ahead? How About Neither, Experts Say.

Here’s where the debate over changing the clocks stands, and what it could mean for you.

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Daylight Saving Time: How to Help Your Kid Adjust

The right plan can ease the change.

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Big Kid Vaccines Are Here!

Rejoicing (mostly) ensues.

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Daylight Saving Time Is Ending. Why Not Forever?

Most Americans don’t like this disruptive ritual — but they’re split about which side of the clock-switching system they prefer.

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Should Daylight Saving Time End?

The great Daylight Time debate.

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Your Daylight Saving Time Questions Answered

A group of U.S. senators has joined the ranks of those who want to abolish daylight saving time, which has roots in cost-cutting strategies of the late 19th century.

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Learning to Love Daylight Saving Time

Springing forward and falling back is disruptive, and maybe even deadly, but our current system of time-keeping still can’t be beat.

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How to Use Your Daylight Saving Time ‘Bonus Hour’

“Spring ahead” will come as an even bigger relief than usual after a year of lockdown.

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How to Prepare Babies and Kids for the End of Daylight Saving Time

For parents of small children, ‘falling back’ doesn’t mean an extra hour in bed. But the right plan can help ease the change.

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