Half-pint history

The Postal Service has released a kid-centered companion to Publication 100, The United States Postal Service: An American History.

Publication 100-K, A Kids’ History of the United States Postal Service, is in PDF form and free to download.

“We hope this book helps to teach kids about the important role the Postal Service played in uniting the nation. Even in this digital age, the Postal Service still connects us, just as it has for nearly 250 years,” said Judy de Torok, corporate affairs vice president.

The colorful 40-page publication is filled with historic photographs; short, clear chapters exploring themes and landmarks in postal history; special pieces on postal animals; and several games and puzzles.

It was created by Jenny Lynch, the USPS historian, and her team.

Creating the book was “a labor of love,” Lynch said. “We had fun thinking about USPS history from a kids’ perspective — how to tell the most essential parts of our story, while keeping young readers engaged.”

More information about the history of the Postal Service is available on usps.com.

Mood food

Postal Service employees may participate in an upcoming webinar that will show how what you eat affects how you feel.

The webinar, “Mood Boosting Foods,” will be held Nov. 9 at noon Eastern.

Representatives from GEHA, a provider of health plans for federal employees, will discuss how certain foods can boost those feel-good hormones, and offer tips on making grocery lists that lighten spirits and improve long-term wellness.

Participants must register before the event on the webinar website.

Participation is voluntary. Nonexempt employees may participate off the clock or on authorized breaks.

The USPS Wellness LiteBlue page has additional resources. Employees who have questions can email the Benefits and Wellness team.

Fall back

Daylight saving time will end Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 a.m.

In areas where the change is observed, people will “fall back” and set their clocks back one hour at bedtime Nov. 4.

Standard time will be in effect until March 10, 2024, when daylight saving time will resume.