Articles about Time, Calendars and Scheduling

Curious on how they scheduled appointments a couple of thousand years ago? Here's our collection of interesting articles about time and calendars, all the way from the ancient egypts to the modern computerized calendars of today.


Fascinating Clocks Around the World

Big Ben, London's Greatest Time Keeper

The chimes of Big Ben were first heard on the 11th of July 1859. It is arguably the most famous part of the clock tower attached to London's Houses of Parliament and was constructed under the reign of Queen Victoria I. Architect Charles Barr...

Christiaan Huygens & The Pendulum Clock

The pendulum clock is one of the most recognizable types of clocks. Many consider it to be a classic or antique timekeeping device. Invented in 1658 by a Dutchman named Christiaan Huygens, the pendulum clock was known for being the mo...

Discovering Time Zones

Given the nature of how the Earth turns on its own axis, and the relation of different parts of the world to the sun in the sky at any given moment, time zones are necessary as a way to standardize the measurement of time. In order for noon to be the m...

Features of the Astronomical Clock

By general definition, an astronomical clock is one that not only tells the time of the day, but also shows astronomical information. This astronomical data could be related to the location of the sun and moon, for exam...

Managing Ancient Schedules, A Look at Ancient Timepieces

History is a bit fuzzy on the invention of the hourglass. Some believe the idea can be credited to a French monk named Liutprand in the eighth century. It wasn't until the fourteenth century, however, that the hourglasses become a commonly used tool fo...

Timepiece Creation - The Making of Clocks and Watches

Time is a mysterious force that continually propels us forward. Measured and regulated entirely by our own constructs, it is a constant influence in our universe. Our lives revolve around the simple measurements of an hour, a minute, and a second. It i...

Ultimate Collection of Clock Resources

A clock is an instrument used to measure and indicate time. It is derived from the Latin word “clocca” meaning bell. The current day clock has arrived after a whole lot of transformations and improvements while the actual clock dates back t...



History and Calendars

A Brief History of the Hindu Calendar by TimeCenter
India has used the Hindu calendar to measure time since their ancient days. Over the years, the calendar has been edited and changed as the regional face of India has changed. There are several variations of the Hindu calendar in use t...
A History of Time and Ancient Calendars

The ancient Egyptians used a calendar similar to our current timekeeping system. It included one year equal to 365 days in length. Each year included 12 months. The Egyptians divided each month into 30 days; however, at the end of every year there exis...

Daylight Savings Time & the Modern Day Calendar

Daylight savings (DST), proposed well over a hundred years ago, has a rich and rather controversial history. Although the law or mandate hinges on the age-old practice of working and living according to the sun, there are very vocal parties both for an...

The History of the Western Calendar

In the earliest times, human beings calculated time by observing the periods of light and darkness that alternated continuously. The solar day is considered the earliest form of the calendar. The second basic type of calendar was the arbitrary calendar...

The Mayan Calendar & Concept of Time

The Mayans, known for being one of the most technologically advanced civilizations of their time, inhabited the regions of Central America and southern Mexico. Their most notable achievement was their intricate system of time, which consisted of three ...

When Time Began: The History and Science of Sundials

Sundials are the oldest known devices that are used to measure time. It depends on the rotation and movement of the sun. As the sun moves from east to west, the shadows formed predict the time of the day. The Egyptians were the first to use the sundial...



Scheduling and Time Management

Benefits of Time Management

At some point in their lives most people have experienced what happens when time management is not utilized. Whether it's feelings of stress from impending deadlines or loss of sleep from cramming in work during all-nighters, improper management of tim...

Create More Time in Your Day

Time management does not come naturally to many people, yet learning how to break down your life into practicable tasks ultimately makes you a more effective and productive member of your team or family, as well as greatly reduces your daily stress lev...

How Time Differs in College from High School

One of the key differences between high school and college is the concept of time. The way time is presented, organized, and managed in college is significantly different from high school, where each minute can be micromanaged by teachers and has to be...

Learn To Tell Time
Telling time is an important thing to know how to do and can be very useful in your daily life. Clocks can help you wake up in time for school, tell you when it's time for lunch, and alert you when your favorite TV show is about to come on. Learning how t...
Managing a Busy Schedule for College Students

While in college a student can easily become overwhelmed by a schedule that is busier than he or she is accustomed to. Trying to juggle one's studies and social life can quickly become overwhelming and may eventually threaten one's grades and education...

Managing a Busy Schedule for High School Students

High School can be a very exciting and busy time in the life of a young student. So much of a teen's future can depend on the way he or she performs in high school. With so many pressures to have the right friends, join the right clubs, and get the rig...

Online Printable Time Sheets For Teachers

Is there anything more tedious for a teacher than taking attendance every morning? The constant barrage of 'Here!', 'Present!,' or telling silences that denote absence can become the most disliked part of the school day for teachers and students alike;...

Online Tips for Teaching Kids to Tell Time

Teaching children how to tell time has a reputation for being a challenging endeavor. While not the easiest lesson to impart, it can also be endlessly rewarding, as time-telling skills can significantly increase a child's cognitive abilities. Thankfull...

Strategic Guide To Appointment and Time Management

Time management is useful for anyone who wants to complete a task or work project in a thorough way. To-do lists, prioritizing, planning, and organization all play a part in the productive use of time. One of the advantages of successful time managemen...

Time Management Tips for Busy Parents

For many working parents, managing professional responsibilities and home responsibilities can often feel like having two full time jobs. With so much to do and not enough hours in the day, it is important for parents to organize a routine that will he...

Time Management Tips to help Avoid Procrastination

Procrastination is a common threat to both personal and professional productivity. At some point in life, most people have fallen victim to procrastination. For some, it is a common state that can become so problematic that it may threaten one's job, e...

Tips for Making & Following a Study Schedule

When it comes to the academic success of students in both high school and college, learning to manage one's time is a must. Good time management can help students of all ages to improve how they study. For many students studying is a difficult endeavor...

Tips to Managing a Busy Schedule for Teachers

Many individuals have heard the old adage, "A teacher's work is never done." Statements like these often cause concern for those interested in education and can deter people from making the transition into the classroom. While there is a lot that needs...

Virtual Calendar Tutorials for Appointment Scheduling

Utilizing virtual calendars can be a great way to stay organized, stay on top of appointments, and keep track of meetings. New technologies even allow users to sync up their virtual calendars with their cell phones or PDAs, so staying on track is easie...

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