Daylight saving time is upon us again. But is it good?

Plus, so much Spider-Verse. Which is good.
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Why daylight saving time messes with your brain | Atlas Obscura

“As people in the U.S. prepare to set their clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 10, 2024, I find myself bracing for the annual ritual of media stories about the disruptions to daily routines caused by switching from standard time to daylight saving time. … But the effects go beyond simple inconvenience. Researchers are discovering that ‘springing ahead’ each March is connected with serious negative health effects, including an uptick in heart attacks and teen sleep deprivation. In contrast, the fall transition back to standard time is not associated with these health effects.”

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Why Snarkitecture builds artistic ‘interventions’ in retail stores | RetailBrew

“When the pandemic elevated online shopping, some predicted the demise of brick-and-mortar stores — the thinking being that even when in-person shopping felt safe again, the convenience of e-commerce would render stores irrelevant. But that’s not what’s happening. At their best, a new crop of stores have become destinations, beckoning shoppers with creative displays that encourage testing products, design flairs that have them reaching for phones to snap photos for social media, and activities that reconnect them with neighbors.”

Muscle cars enter their electric era | Axios

“With the upcoming launch of the all-electric Dodge Charger Daytona, Stellantis is targeting a skeptical and perhaps even downright hostile audience: muscle car fans. … Electric vehicles (EVs) have already hit the mainstream — even some pickups run on battery power now. Muscle cars represent the last bastion of the gasoline era.”

StackSocial - Freak in the sheets? | [Partner]

Geez, spreadsheets. What did you think we meant? Anyway, no matter how good you think you are at organizing things in Google Sheets, there’s always someone better. And that someone is ChatGPT. SheetMagic eliminates the back-and-forth of using ChatGPT, integrating the bot into Sheets. So, instead of going to the OpenAI site and copying and pasting your answers, you can just type “=AI(” into any cell for a fully immersive AI experience that automates your work. Use it with your existing OpenAI account, and keep it for life for just $49. [Ad]

Watch mind-blowing Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse art come to life | Gizmodo

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was already a work of art — but now, it’s a work of art in a whole new way. Artist Scott Campbell has painted a stunning image featuring basically every single Spider character in the movie, in a single image, and io9 has the exclusive reveal and an amazing process video too. The piece is part of the new art exhibit ‘Rise of the Great Showdowns,’ which opens Friday, March 8 at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. It’ll feature over 200 brand-new showdown paintings, many of which you can see on Campbell’s Instagram.”

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