Now that Christmas has passed, the rush to return gifts that are too small, too big or just not right begins. Many retailers are opening at the early hours of December 26, and consumers appear ready. In fact, after Christmas sales represent a good proportion of holiday sales.
Many people relish the extra hour of sleep they received through the change from daylight savings time to standard time. However, it could also mean the beginning of seasonal affective disorder, since the days are considerably shorter than they were almost two months ago.
It is common knowledge in Virginia that texting while driving is a bad idea. Studies have shown that at normal highway speeds, a car can travel the length of a football field in the time a driver takes his or her eyes off the road to look at their cell phone to read or send text messages.