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6 hidden-gem theme parks to discover this summer, from Santa's Village to Gilroy Gardens

You may not have heard of Santa’s Village, Story Land, Knoebels or Gilroy Gardens, but these amusement parks are filled with fun and surprises.            [Author: Special to USA TODAY]
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The Key Elements of an Influencer Marketing Strategy

#sponsored You may not have noticed, but we’re actually seeing fewer ads than we used to. That’s thanks to a combination of ad blockers, DVRs, and paid streaming. For consumers, the loss of ads often feels like a win. For marketers, though, it limits opportunities to expose the public to new messaging. Companies are having to search for different strategies, and many are finding success with influencer marketing. Research shows that 92 percent of people trust individuals over brands anyway, acco...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Sales & Marketing, Santa Claus, Bigcommerce, Santa, Michael Jackson, Coca Cola, Subaru, Coke, Devin Graham, Right Now, Pepsi, Bethel, Doug, Jay Baer


Choosing the right ski resort for your family holiday can take a bit of planning, particularly if it’s your first time skiing together. Keep these pointers in mind and you’ll have a new family tradition before you know it. Small is beautiful More compact resorts tend to be easier to get around, because everything you need is close by and nobody needs to walk too far. Consider choosing a smaller ski area too, so that learners can build up their confidence on a set of familiar runs and meetin...
Tags: Family, Kids, Families, Holidays, Children, France, Planning, Sport, Austria, Canada, Ski, Skiing, Italy, Finland, Resorts, Lapland

Week 19: Valley of the Gods and Moab, Utah

Life can slip on past you real fast. You can get so caught up in present moment challenges and the future goals that you forget where you have come from. You fail to see all you have achieved because you’re so focused on what is left to come. Hustle replaces humility. Fisher Towers Hike, Moab, Utah I love how travel humbles me. I sit under a starry sky and I can’t help but feel small. I’m no more or less important than the stars. I am but a tiny speck, and yet that speck is part of something...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Utah, Usa, London, Monument Valley, Instagram, Indonesia, US, Moab, Knox, Santa, Craig, Family Travel

Parents at UC Berkeley Easter-Egg Hunt Must Sign Waivers Due to Kids’ Risk of ‘Death’

Children were not allowed to participate in an Easter-egg hunt at the University of California, Berkeley without their parents’ first signing a waiver — due to the apparent risk of injury or even death.According to Reason, parents had to stand in line for up to half an hour to hand in the waiver before their kids could attend the 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Learning Festival. The waiver, which was obtained by Reason, listed risks including “minor injuries, such as scratches, bruises, and sprains...
Tags: Isis, News, University Of California Berkeley, Scandinavia, Santa, UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley Easter Egg Hunt Must Sign Waivers Due, Robert Strand, Center for Responsible Business

Santa Anita Derby, Big ‘Cap headline Saturday’s big-stakes races

It could be a very rewarding day Saturday for trainer John Sadler and his principal owner Hronis Racing, who are scheduled to run horses in two of the afternoon’s three Grade I stakes races, the $1 million Santa Anita Derby and the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap. Sadler’s lone Kentucky Derby hopeful, Nolo Contesto, will get his final chance to earn a spot in the Derby field when he challenges five others in the West Coast’s top major Kentucky Derby prep. Nolo Contesto needs to finish first or sec...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Derby, Horse racing, West Coast, Santa, Arcadia, Kentucky Derby, Mike Smith, Wilson, Bob Baffert, Cap, Sadler, Omaha Beach, Santa Anita

Board weighs new rules after 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board is weighing new safety and medication rules in the wake of 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita. The board is meeting Thursday at the track northeast of Los Angeles to consider whether to ban medication and whips on racing days, among other changes. If approved, Santa […]
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Santa, Santa Anita, California Horse Racing Board

Scotland's papers: Don't call the doctor and Santa 'lie'

A trial to filter calls to GPs through NHS 24 and a Christian preacher's rant about Santa make the front pages.
Tags: News, Scotland, NHS, Santa, Don

How did the late-night TV comedy guys deal with Mueller's vindication of Trump?

I'll try to figure out the answer by just reading the WaPo article "'I’m sorry that you’re a terrible president': Late-night hosts 'apologize' to Trump in aftermath of Mueller findings." Even though I can't trust WaPo, I don't have the patience to actually watch these shows. The headline makes me think the answer is they just came out and said I've always hated Trump and that's really what all this "Russia" bullshit was about anyway. Okay, let me read...... Trump and his supporters [have mounted...
Tags: Comedy, Hope, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Law, Russia, Samsung, Noah, Colbert, Cbs, Snl, Santa, The Colbert Report, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Apologies

Elisha Barno, Askale Merachi win LA Marathon, with drama and record breaking along the way

Askale Merchi from Floral Park, NY is the first woman to cross the finish line at 2:24:11.83, during the 2019 LA Marathon. Santa Monica March 24,2019Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer Elisha Barno from Kenya is the first man to cross the finish line at 2:11:45.54, during the 2019 LA Marathon. Santa Monica March 24,2019Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Askale Merchi from Floral Park, NY is the first woman to cros...
Tags: New York, London, News, Mexico, Boston, Berlin, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ocean, Boston Marathon, Beverly Hills, Ethiopia, Kenya, Santa

Guest Experience vs. Guest Engagement: Which Matters Most? | By David Millili

Imagine this: You begin planning a trip to New Mexico. You ask a who lives there where to stay in Santa Fe. The same day you notice on Facebook that another friend happens to be in Santa Fe right now and has tagged the beautiful hotel where she's staying. You have two recommendations now but do some research anyway to be sure you're getting the right place for the trip. You decide on the hotel your first friend suggested, but the photos don't tell you everything you need to know, and the ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New Mexico, Santa, Santa Fe, David Millili

Places to Visit in 2019 - Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

AtlasObscura offers intrepid travelers some new and fascinating vacation destinations for 2019. Here is one of them: Cairngorm Reindeer Centre Despite what Santa may have led you to believe, you don’t have to head to the North Pole or wait until Christmas to spot reindeer. An entire herd of these charismatic antlered beasts roams within Scotland. In the Cairngorm Mountains, you’ll find the United Kingdom’s only herd of free-range reindeer. Currently, about 150 of the hooved creatures call the ru...
Tags: Sweden, Scotland, Pets, United Kingdom, Santa, Cairngorms, TheStarryEye Astrologer, Newsmakers, Pawpourri, Cairngorm Mountains, Favorite Sites, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Mikel Utsi, Ethel John Lindgren

Tech Critics Create Powerful Video Responding To IBM's 'Dear Tech' Ad (slashdot)

"Technology hasn't fallen short of its promise. Tech companies have," argues Evan Selinger, a philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, reporting on a new "collaborative video response to IBM's Dear Tech Ad" (which was aired during last week's telecast of the Oscar's). Earlier Selinger wrote: [IBM's] infantilizing ad depicts technology as if it were an autonomous person, a benevolent Santa Claus figure that can give great products to all the good little girls and boys if they a...
Tags: News, Santa Claus, Ibm, Santa, MIT Media Lab, Selinger, Rochester Institute of Technology, IBM IBM, Evan Selinger, EditorDavid, Joy Buolamwini, Dear Tech, Dear Tech Company Here

Tech Critics Create Powerful Video Responding To IBM's 'Dear Tech' Ad

"Technology hasn't fallen short of its promise. Tech companies have," argues Evan Selinger, a philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, reporting on a new "collaborative video response to IBM's Dear Tech Ad" (which was aired during last week's telecast of the Oscar's). Earlier Selinger wrote: [IBM's] infantilizing ad depicts technology as if it were an autonomous person, a benevolent Santa Claus figure that can give great products to all the good little girls and boys if they a...
Tags: Tech, Santa Claus, Ibm, Santa, MIT Media Lab, Selinger, Rochester Institute of Technology, IBM IBM, Evan Selinger, Joy Buolamwini, Dear Tech, Dear Tech Company Here

The best Little Italys in America

If you’re on the keto diet, don’t even bother reading this story. Because no human even hears the words “Little Italy” without smelling garlic, tasting red wine, and reflexively slipping into a carb-induced food coma. Typically, the Italian food in any neighborhood called “Little Italy” is worth the calories. You can certainly go to Little Italys in New York, Chicago, Philly, and San Francisco and be guaranteed a great meal, but Italian enclaves aren’t limited to huge cities, and the widespr...
Tags: Travel, New York, Milan, California, Boston, America, San Francisco, Italy, San Diego, Philadelphia, Santa, Cleveland, St Louis, Baltimore, Rhode Island, New England

Judge orders venue change in Santa Fe shooting trial

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A judge has ordered the trial of a teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school be moved to another county. District Judge John Ellisor granted Dimitrios Pagourtzis request for a venue change Wednesday. The 18-year-old is charged with capital murder for the deadly shooting at Santa […]
Tags: Texas, News, Santa, Santa Fe, Texas AP, Galveston, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, John Ellisor

Wherefore Art Thou, Gnocchi-o? Fair Verona Has Another Enduring Love Story

Though the potato dumplings are found all over Italy, it's only in Verona that the dish inspired a pre-Lent holiday, complete with a parade, costumes and an elected Santa-esque figure, Papà del Gnoco.(Image credit: Andrea Di Martino for NPR)
Tags: News, Italy, Santa, Verona, Andrea Di Martino

REVIEW: Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough Core Ice Cream

If you’ve been following Ben & Jerry’s over the past few years, you know the brand has come out with a line of Core pints that feature a sweet middle that in the past has included cookies, cheesecake, caramel, and whatever Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus dream during REM sleep (Of course, REM meaning Ruminating on Edible Middles). This time, though, it’s cookie dough. The line features three varieties — Chocolate Chip, Sweet Like Sugar, and Wake & “No Bake” — and they all have a cookie dough core r...
Tags: Reviews, Shopping, Ice Cream, Santa, Ben, Ben Jerry, Jerry, Cherry Garcia, Ben & Jerry's, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cookie Dough Core Ice Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Core Ice Cream

4-season guide to Leavenworth, WA

The ultimate four-season guide to Leavenworth, WA Spring Summer Fall Winter #wedge-0 { background-image: url('') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('') } }@media(min-width:1200px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs....
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Texas, Winter, Washington, Germany, US, Summer, Munich, Farmers, Food And Drink, Santa, Bavaria, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, South

Theater review: At the Geffen, ‘Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole’ takes a wrenching look inside a mind in turmoil

Is anything more fascinating than the mind of man? From the 1930s through the ’60s, entertainer Nat “King” Cole seemed the epitome of gentlemanliness, clad and coiffed to perfection, his quiet croon a soothing voice in turbulent times. But in “Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole,” a West Coast–premiering play with music, at the Geffen through March 17, playwrights Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine the intense, fractured, bleak, violent, self-abasing thoughts clashing in Cole’s mind moments be...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Uganda, Soccer, Davis, Matthew Bourne, West Coast, Santa, Eartha Kitt, Southern California, Nat King Cole, Watts, Coleman, McGregor, Hill, Peggy Lee

USA Network Orders Brave New World Straight to Series

USA Network orders Brave New World straight to series Variety reports that the upcoming series adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World will be heading to USA with a straight-to-series order from the cable network. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeM...
Tags: Usa, TV, Movies, TV News, Santa, Taylor, Patton Oswalt, NICK, Brave New World, Morrison, Usa Network, Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, Owen Harris, UCP, TV Premiere

There Is No Green New Deal

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has thrust upon our national conversation is not, in any sense, a “Green New Deal.” It does not resemble a Green New Deal. It does not approximate a Green New Deal. It does not so much as represent the shadows or the framework or the embryo of a Green New Deal. It is, instead, the inchoate shopping list of a political novice who has managed to get herself elected to Congress and believes that this has turned her into a visionary.As is her prerogative, Ocasio-Cortez ...
Tags: News, Congress, America, Santa, FAQ, Trump, Pelosi, Waco, Lenin, Jeffrey Lebowski, Edgar Froese, David Koresh, Ilhan Omar, Koresh, Democratic Socialists of America, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Iraq: Bringing Faith Communities Together

By the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR). IWPR-trained activists have launched a successful series of initiatives to promote reconciliation between Iraq’s different faith communities. In one striking success, an Assyrian Christian church that had been closed for 15 years was renovated and reopened thanks to the efforts of a group of IWPR mentees. The Mar Korkis church in Anbar’s Al Habbaniyah district had been abandoned since 2003, when around 1,000 Christian families left the area due ...
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SchokoKiez – Get your Favorite Berlin Kiez as a Chocolate Bar

I love chocolate! Everyone knows that eating chocolate that is shaped in a cute way is so much more fun, than just eating a plain chocolate bar. So we are used to pleasurably bite chocolate Santa’s head off and devour yummy easter eggs, but have you heard of someone eating their favorite Berlin Kiez in chocolate? Us neither. That is why we thought this idea is brilliant! Ray and Anja from SchokoKiez invented a tasty chocolate bar, that has the map of your favorite Kiez engraved! This uniquely sh...
Tags: Food, Sweet, Fashion, Berlin, Chocolate, Santa, Products, Ray, Anja, Kiez, Schillerkiez, Berlin Kiez, SchokoKiez, Bergmannkiez Boxhagener Kiez, Mariannen Kiez

Thanks to liberal policies, San Francisco is now the Slum by the Bay

San Francisco is one of the richest cities it the world. It’s given us music, technology and elegant architecture. Now it gives us filthy homeless encampments. One urban planner told me, “I just returned from the Tenderloin (a section of San Francisco). It’s worse than slums of India, Haiti, Africa!” So I went to San Francisco to make a video about that. I’ve never seen slums in Africa, but I’ve seen them in Haiti and India. What I saw in San Francisco looked similar. As one local resident put i...
Tags: California, Opinion, India, Africa, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Santa, Haiti, Gavin Newsom, Dennis, Trump, Sen Dianne Feinstein, Golden State, John Stossel, San Francisco People

‘The Magicians’ Puts Everyone in a Bad Situation in “The Bad News Bear”

It’s three episodes into Season 4 of The Magicians , and the gang’s memories are back! Also, everyone wants to kill them. At the beginning of the hour, the immediate threat comes from evil Eliot, who wants to torture them to death (you know, for funsies). Margo, however, deftly distracts evil Eliot by setting the monster’s sights on Bacchus. While she, Eliot-Monster and Josh head off to Fillory to kill a god, however, the rest of the group still has murder problems—with Fogg’s glamouring sp...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Syfy, The Magicians, Features, Adaptation, Santa, Alice, Penny, Josh, Bacchus, McAllister, Marina, Julia, Margo


It’s the home of Santa – apparently full of magic reindeer, elves with pointy shoes and presents piled high in every direction. But can Finland be just as enchanting for adults as it is for kids? We sent two of our ski experts to the Finnish resort of Ruka to find out. First, is it too cold to ski in Finland? Amy: I was expecting it to be extremely cold, but it wasn’t actually that bad. It can drop to around -20°C, but in December it sticks at around -10°C. With all those layers, you...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Finland, Santa, Amy, Ruka, Oulanka National Park, Pohjolan Pirtti, RU OK Burger, Hanki Bar, Hanki, Zone Bar

'Santa' wanted by police for Swansea house vandalism

A man dressed as Father Christmas is believed to be behind criminal damage in Swansea, police say.
Tags: News, Swansea, Santa

The Carbon Lizard: New Santa Cruz Chameleon C

As the gateway into the Santa Cruz lineup, the Chameleon has always been an alloy frame. This versatile platform was recently revamped (we have one in for review) and is selling like hotcakes, but Santa Cruz wanted to give riders another option and it involves smooth, light and sexy carbon fiber. The all-new Santa Cruz Chameleon C features the trail-friendly geometry and features you’d expect from a Chameleon, but in a snappier and lighter design. As with it’s alloy sister, the Chameleon C is su...
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KKW Beauty Drops New Lipsticks & Fragrances For Valentine's Day

We're in the home stretch of January and, yes, a Santa-printed shower curtain is still up in our bathroom. But even though our home decor is still stuck in 2018, the beauty world is completely in the Valentine’s Day spirit as evidenced by all the romantic collections coming out.Kylie Cosmetics just announced its massive V-Day lineup, which is outfitted in lacy bras and named after Taylor Swift classics. Now, Jenner's big sis Kim Kardashian West is coming through with new launches, too.Last wee...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Taylor Swift, California, Santa, Jenner, Valentine, Kim Kardashian West, Kardashian West, South Coast Plaza, Kylie Cosmetics, KKW Beauty Drops New Lipsticks, Bae Wifey