Do we save energy by turning our clocks ahead? The answer is No. The answer has been no for more than 100 years. And yet, I am repeatedly asked the question, as if it is hard to believe that sticking our fingers into the faces of our clocks twice a year doesn't add up.
Before we had our sons, the extra hour every fall meant more time to work, explore New York or watch one more episode of our latest binge. Now, the end of Daylight Saving Time represents waking up in the dark and adding 60 more minutes to the grouchiest part of our evening.
I'm going to diagnose myself as a sufferer of early onset seasonal affective disorder. Early onset as in early in the day. Several times this week I've had to stop myself from climbing into my pajamas at 7 p.m.