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Children With Smartphones? 5 Smart Reasons Not to Give Your Child a Smartphone

Walk down any city street, and chances are the majority of the people you see will be looking down – focused more on the smartphone in their hands than on the world around them. While the majority of these smartphone addicts are adults, it’s becoming increasingly common to see children with smartphones doing the same. As a growing number of parents are beginning to introduce their children to tablets and smartphones during infancy, the ease with which even toddlers are mastering them can be startling. Last summer, researchers at the University of Iowa reported that by the age of two, 90 percent of modern children can use an iPad. Given these statistics, it’s hardly surprising that kids are beginning to want their own smartphones at a younger age than before. Influence Central’s 2016 Digital Trends Study revealed that on average, kids are receiving their first smartphone between the ages of…

Making up for Lost Time – Daylight Saving Time Effects

running at sunriseDaylight Saving Time was implemented during the First World War in order to increase the hours of daylight to conserve resources. When we refer to Daylight Saving Time (DST), we are not just talking about the one Sunday where the clocks change; we are actually referring to the entire the 8-month period when DST takes place, which begins in March and ends in November. Although most states in the U.S. practice DST, Arizona, Hawaii and other territories do not for differing reasons.
Although there are many criticisms of DST, the benefits seem to outweigh the costs. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), DST