Sacramento, California - What stands out as the highlight of this day for me, though isn’t the food itself so much as the sharing of it. The people around our tables – friends and family members - are special to us, and more than a few are people whom we don’t see as often as we should. Sharing this meal and this day with them is something to look forward to, and to celebrate. Food is a fitting centerpiece for such an occasion, especially if it was grown in California.

West Lafayette, Indiana - This season's horror-themed movie "Krampus" could become a holiday staple in the vein of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas," according to Purdue University film expert Lance Duerfahrd.

Rochester, Minnesota - The healthiest oils are those that are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, such as vegetable oil and olive oil. These types of fats can help lower your risk of heart disease when used instead of saturated and trans fats.

Imperial, California - Did you know that dictionaries add hundreds of new words to their lexicons each year, asks the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Washington, DC - The American Red Cross is making it easier than ever to give a meaningful—and enduring—gift of support, strength and hope to someone in need this year. Thanks to the 2015 American Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog, you can get started on your holiday shopping list by “purchasing” a symbolic gift that supports a Red Cross service, and then sending a greeting or electronic card to announce the gift to the person you’re honoring with your donation.

Los Angeles, California - People in the midst of alcohol or drug addiction tend to imagine life without those substances as one of deprivation, which can make kicking the habit seem like a joyless and dreary prospect. But recovery from addiction has at least as much to do with rewarding oneself as it does with depriving oneself, according to a new book by a UCLA expert in addiction treatment.