Hundreds of tourists, some wrapped in raincoats, clustered in a rainy Times Square on Monday afternoon to await the midnight descent of the illuminated ball that has marked the arrival of the new year in New York City for more than a century.
This is the season for reflections and resolutions. It will be immediately followed by the season for failure and frustration. That’s because people who make health-related New Year’s resolutions also make a big mistake: they look at them as an issue of willpower rather than ability.
Moscow is known for many things but not as a place of fine restaurants – until now, that is.Its restaurants have been improving for years, and the pace of change accelerated after economic sanctions in 2014 forced chefs to focus on local ingredients.