Berkeley, California - For fourth-year Berkeley student Chloe Tsang, it isn’t necessary to take an international flight to encounter the”global poverty” she has studied in class. Hunger, should we choose to see it, is “at our back door,” on the streets of Berkeley - a reality not to ignore or lament, she believes, but to address with head and heart.

Imperial, California - (BPT) - Family and friends make Thanksgiving special, but it’s the food that’s always the center of attention. From juicy turkey and creamy potatoes to zesty cranberries and buttery rolls, nobody leaves the table hungry. This year, delight guests by making the classic foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds dancing.

Imperial, California (BPT) - Your social calendar is packed to the brim with dinner parties, family activities and holiday festivities with loved ones. Whether you are hosting or attending as a guest, providing something delectable will always be a welcome addition to the celebration. Loved around the world, a scrumptious cheese platter is guaranteed to tempt everyone’s palate and be the perfect conversation starter.

Imperial, California (BPT) - You don’t need the juggling skills of a big-top performer in order to host a successful holiday gathering. Careful planning, time management and an eye for adding quick and easy ‘homemade’ touches will make your gathering one for the memory books, while still having plenty of time to enjoy the company of your guests. Don’t let poor planning leave you cooped up in a hot kitchen while everyone else revels in the joys of the season.

Imperial, California (BPT) - Everyone has special holiday traditions, from heirloom decorations to secret recipes passed down from generation to generation. Whether your holiday celebration means an intimate family gathering or an elaborate house-filled party, why not add something new to your festive mix? Many authentic holiday traditions are just a grocery-store-trip away - and you may discover a new family favorite from a faraway land.

Phoenix, Arizona - This week, I'd like to introduce you to our American Cancer Society Navigators, Jeri Lensing and Angela Young at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and Cathy Mikkelson at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Phoenix.