1. Fly the cable car over Moscow River Opened in November 2018, the ride is a fantastic experience, which quickly bagged the top spot in a matter of days. 700-800 rubles gets you a return ticket from Luzhniki to Vorobyevy Gory. At night time you get a bird’s eye view of the magnificence of Neskuchny Sad’s light display. 2. Dance, ride and chill at Gorky Park This centrally-located slice of heaven is the capital’s pride. Fun activities and rentals of every sort imaginable, cool bars such as Lebedinoe Ozero, or a game of boules and cocktails at La Boules. Or just a chillout session by the famous pond. When you’re in Moscow in the warmer months, Gorky Park should be at the very top of your list. In winter, a huge chunk of the park turns into a skating rink. P.S. And don’t forget to visit Neskuchny Sad - the long serene stretch along the embankment. Konstantin Kokoshkin/Global Look Press 3. Travel to medieval Russia at Kolomenskoye This … [Read more...] about 50 things you must do in Moscow: Our randomized guide!
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Samantha Gordon USA TODAY Published 12:59 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. Fall is my favorite season without a doubt. Crisp weather, comfy sweaters, work commutes that don't leave me dripping in sweat... it feels amazing. But with the dropping temperatures comes a rise in colds and the flu. It's a small price to pay to enjoy such a delightful season, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer every time you start to get the sniffles. In addition to whatever medicine or home remedy you prefer, there are plenty of things out there that are amazing to have when you're under the weather. You'd be surprised how much better you feel when you're laid up under one of the best comforters, breathing in warm, humid air … [Read more...] about 15 things you need to survive cold and flu season
Former President Barack Obama is continuing a "favorite tradition" of his — sharing his most-loved songs, books, and films from the past year. As always, he shared the list on Facebook and Instagram. "It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved," Obama wrote. "It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may not have heard of before."Unsurprisingly, Obama highlighted "Becoming", his wife Michelle Obama's memoir as "obviously my favorite!" His favorite books also included CBS News correspondent Alex Wagner's "Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging", "Long Walk to Freedom" by Nelson Mandela and "The World As It Is" by his former deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes. As for films, Obama's tastes range from mega-popular … [Read more...] about Former President Obama shares his favorite books, songs and movies of 2018
TJ Donegan USA TODAY Published 11:23 PM EST Dec 24, 2018 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. With the gift-giving season just about over, you're probably sitting on at least one gift card to Amazon. But what should you spend it on? To help you decide, we've gathered up our favorite products from 2018. Whether you just want something small or need to make a big purchase more palatable, here are the things we'll be spending our Amazon cards on this year. 1. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot With all the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and more, anyone who cooks at home will love trying out new recipes on this popular kitchen gadget. But those pressed for time, such as busy college students, will still … [Read more...] about The best things you can buy with an Amazon gift card
Justin L. Mack Indianapolis Star Published 6:16 AM EST Dec 20, 2018 From candy canes to Reese's Trees, sweet treats are a big part of the holiday season. But according to a new ranking from the folks at CandyStore.com, there are a few Christmas staples that many Americans don't want stuffed in their stockings this year. "There could be over $2 billion in Christmas candy sales this year. Christmas candy is more popular than ever. Just because it's popular, doesn't mean it's all good," Clair Robins of CandyStore.com writes. "In fact, some of it is downright foul. We surveyed over 13,000 customers who were all too happy to rank the worst Christmas candies ever." The blog post from the online candy distributor includes real comments from the surveyed customers, and some of the takes included are hot enough to melt all the snow at the North Pole. When discussing the fourth-place peppermint bark, one customer said: "We call peppermint bark Grinch vomit. Because it … [Read more...] about Christmas candy: The least favorite list includes peppermint bark