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Published: Saturday, March 9 2013 7:17 p.m. MST

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joseywales
Park City, UT

When will this madness end? Get rid of these clock changes. Depression rises in the winter when you drive home from work in the dark at 5pm. I wish the whole nation would get rid of it, but since Hawaii and Arizona can do it, why can't Utah. Honestly, does anyone like setting clocks back in the winter, then up again in March? It's so stupid!

Maudine
SLC, UT

@ joseywales: Actually, driving home in the dark at 5 pm in the winter is the norm - during winter months we are on standard time. The changes from DST are during the spring and summer.

joseywales
Park City, UT

Maudine- I was referring to the movement called Permanent DST. Leaving the clocks where they are now, not falling back. I guess you could say moving away from the "norm". Times change (pun intended) and many believe that there could be energy savings, but more importantly, the time added to the end of the day in winter could help mood and increase peoples motivation. For most, waking up in the dark or going to work in the dark isn't as much as a mood killer as getting home in the dark. It stifles people and is one reason many believe people gain more weight in the winter.

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