Berkeley, California - When UC Berkeley art professor Chiura Obata was imprisoned in California’s desert as a Japanese American during World War II, his life was deeply disrupted. But the experience had a silver lining for his artwork. As he said later: “If I hadn’t gone to that kind of place, I wouldn’t have realized the beauty that exists in that enormous bleakness.”

Provo, Utah - New doctor’s orders: No earbuds, no music, and no watching TV while eating. Researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University have found that the noise your food makes while you’re eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - People with epilepsy suffer from recurrent, unprovoked seizures that can cause injury and even death from “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy” (SUDEP), a condition that occurs minutes after a seizure ends.

Rochester, Minnesota - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing guidance to the food industry on how to reduce levels of acrylamide - a chemical that forms in foods cooked at high heat, such as french fries and potato chips.

Peoria, Arizona - Big and tall men have long faced challenges in finding good-looking, nice-fitting golf clothes. But thanks to four-year-old company Aveo, that problem is being alleviated on the course.

Los Angeles, California - Single or partnered elderly Californians whose income is above the official poverty level but below what is required to maintain a basic quality of life are almost twice as likely to say they are in poor or fair health; feel depressed; and cannot get timely health care as their wealthier counterparts, according to a new fact sheet by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.