It's the end of Daylight Savings Time, so you get an extra hour of sleep tonight. Adjust your clocks before you go to bed. The change happens at 2 AM, but you can change your clocks anytime you wish.



1. Look both ways before crossing the street.

2. Use reflective tape for high visibility.

3. Stand with an adult when accepting candy.

4. If candy isn't prepackaged, after you get home, toss it out, no matter how tasty it looks.


You've had your flu shot, but how about your high-risk neighbor who perhaps doesn't drive? Elderly people are especially susceptible to the flu and can't afford to miss their seasonal vaccination. Ask them if they would like a ride to the clinic, even if they have a car. They are more likely to say yes if you're doing the driving.


Start assembling a group for the last day of the month's festivities. Trick-or-treating is a shared activity. Pair your children, wear team armbands, and insist they walk with an adult. Your night will be full of fun when you spend it together.


Bulbs like to snuggle in a group over the winter. (Okay, bulbs don't care about suggling, but they should!) Put six-to-eight in a small space, and a dozen if you have the room. They will show off well when they come to life next spring. Don't forget to add mulch to keep them from drying out during sunny weather.