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9 ways to savvily, satirically navigate Spring Daylight Savings

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“Falling back” is great because you get an extra hour at the bars, an extra hour of sleep, or just a spare hour jingling like loose change in space.

However, this Sunday, March 10, we will be “springing ahead,” meaning we will lose an hour.

Preparing for this kind of shock to the system is no joke. Or is it? We’ve put together a list of some resourceful ways to navigate Daylight Savings, and some not so resourceful ways. You be the judge:)

  • Get at least 20 extra minutes of sleep between now and Sunday to make up for the lost hour.
  • You know that thing you’ve been putting off for days, months, maybe even years? Yeah, schedule to get around to it between 2am and 3am Sunday (don’t remind yourself this time won’t exist, simply revel in the fact you’re getting sh*t done).
  • Grant a person in your life one wish that you promise to fulfill between the hours of 2am and 3am this Sunday (again, this time won’t exist, but they don’t have to know that).
  • Pet as many dogs as you can…. Oh wait, that’s everyday.

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  • Move all your clocks forward 1 hour and 20 minutes to account for the time change and the fact that you’re always, always late.
  • Embrace the time you still have left to go to bed at 6:30pm and not get judged for it because technically, it’s dark outside.
  • Make a list of “falling back” -related excuses that disable you from functioning like a normal human being (yes, simply citing the time change is enough to get you by for at least a week, but after that you’re going to have to get more creative (i.e. “I was diagnosed at an early age with a delayed circadian rhythm that takes longer than normal to adapt to change”)).
  • Take time to embrace the fact that no matter how hard winter is trying to stay in our lives, spring and time are working together to make sure that at some point in the [hopefully] near future, our pale faces and battered spirits will feel the sweet, sweet warmth of sun on our faces once again again.
  • Call your mom.
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2 tiny Columbus Zoo babies bring big hope for endangered species

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The newest babies at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium may be small, but they bring big hope for one of the most endangered species on the planet.

On November 1 and 3, reptile keepers at the Zoo’s Shores region successfully hatched two rare yellow-headed temple turtles (Heosemys annandalii), the first ever hatched in an indoor zoological environment. The breakthrough is critical in efforts to boost the numbers of temple turtles, which are facing extinction, according to a release from the zoo.

Keepers note that the two hatchlings are "very active" and "very healthy." They are being cared for in behind-the-scenes habitats as they continue to grow stronger. Right now, the hatchlings are about the size of a racquetball and weigh approximately 80 grams–the same weight as a small tomato. They will grow to be up to about 2 feet long and weigh about 35 pounds.

These two turtles were the only ones to survive out of their mother's nest. Of five eggs, one turtle hatched on its own, and the care team helped another break out of its shell when it was experiencing some difficulties. Two other eggs did not contain viable hatchlings, and the fifth egg did not hatch.

“Our team is extremely proud of hatching these turtles, as well as being able to do so inside the Columbus Zoo’s Reptile House," said Becky Ellsworth, Curator of the Zoo’s Shores region. "This is a wonderful achievement as our Animal Care staff has been able to learn more information about this rare and important species, contributing significant knowledge to the zoological community working to help protect these turtles."

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Local attraction makes “World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019” list

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Today, TIME For Kids revealed the first-ever World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019 list, and among other international attractions, a Columbus business found itself in the mix.

Otherworld, which shook up the local entertainment scene when it opened earlier this year, was named one of the "World's Coolest Places" because of its quality, originality, sustainability, and accessibility. 

For those who haven't made the trip out to 5819 Chantry Dr. in southeast Columbus yet, Otherworld is an immersive and interactive art installation, featuring dozens of adventures, mysteries, and puzzles throughout its 47 rooms. Read more about it in our (614) Magazine coverage.

See below for the Otherworld write-up by Ellen Nam of TIME For Kids:

"Otherworld is an art installation built by more than 40 artists. They filled a 32,000-square-foot facility with large-scale works, secret passages, and playgrounds that blur the line between virtual and digital. Each of Otherworld’s 47 rooms is designed to resemble a science-fiction fantasyland. Visitors are encouraged to explore freely. Kids can fill in magical coloring books and solve puzzles. Those who are feeling adventurous can crawl into the mouth of a giant fuzzy monster."

To see the full list of the World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019 and to learn more about how each attraction was chosen, visit time.com/kid-places.

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Sonic Temple announces full lineup for 2020

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Update: Sonic Temple has announced the full lineup of performers for the 2020 edition of the fest. Check it out below, via the Sonic Temple Facebook page:

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Exit light, enter night: Sonic Temple Fest has announced all-time metal legends Metallica will grace the stage for the first time ever in 2020.

One of the "big four" of thrash metal, Metallica have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have sold more than 125 million albums worldwide. The group is currently the only act announced for the second year of the hard rock festival formerly known as Rock on the Range.

Sonic Temple 2020 is scheduled for May 15, 16, and 17 at Mapfre Stadium. Passes go on sale on October 14 at noon, with layaway options available. For more information, visit sonictemplefestival.com/.

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