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22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight

You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other.<p>Yes, <i>Gatsby</i>. Yes, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>. Yes, <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Ethan Frome</i>. But (theoretically) you already read those classic shorties in high school, right? And while we …

Remains of Missing Flight Attendant Sierra Shields Found

Sierra Shields Shields Family<p>The nine month search for missing New York flight attendant Sierra Shields appears to have ended this week, after the 30-year-old's remains were found.<p>Officials with the New York Police Department held a briefing Thursday during which they announced bones had washed up …

What's on in London in Spring

London doesn’t hibernate in winter – the fun just moves indoors to theatres, clubs and restaurants – but the arrival of spring definitely witnesses a change of pace in the city. April’s sweet showers herald the start of warmer weather and a host of outdoor events that see Londoners and visitors …

Ethiopians talk of violence and land grabs as their homes are earmarked for foreign investors

Photograph: AFP/AFP/Getty Images<p>The Saudi Star rice paddy in Gambella. The government wants to voluntarily resettle 200,000 people in the region over the next three …

18 Incredible Places You Won't Believe Are Actually In London

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England

Going back in time in Mid-Wales: eco-tourism in Britain's secret wilderness

Often overlooked in the rush to Wales’s more famous regions, Mid-Wales is the perfect base for an outdoor holiday with plenty of old-school charm. You can escape the crowds found elsewhere, allowing visitors to experience a deeper and more personal connection with nature and local history. As every …

Slovenia: Europe's outdoor adventure playground

The central European country of Slovenia packs an adventure-sports punch much greater than its diminutive size would suggest. The north of the country is dominated by towering mountain ranges that provide plentiful challenges for hikers and skiers. In the west, pure alpine streams strengthen as …

The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels

‘Life moved too fast in the 19th Century’

The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the triumph of style over substance in Mad Men and a beginner’s guide to Dante.<p><b>Television</b> | Mad Men: Shock of the Pretty<br>Reflections on watching seven seasons of Mad Men. A triumph of style. But things that matter are deliberately swamped by things …

Mad Men

A food tour of Seattle: the city’s best eats

Seattle is a big city with the food philosophy of a small farm. For proof, dip your finger into the culinary extravaganza of Pike Place Market, a confederation of small-scale growers, hole-in-the-wall bakers, halibut-tossing fishermen, artisan cheese-makers and family-run fruit stalls that sprawls …

Washington State

Making the most of your Australian Working Holiday Visa

Fancy plenty of time to swim in the Australian surf, cuddle koalas, and gobble juicy barbequed prawns at night? By travelling to Australia on a 'working holiday' visa you can earn more dollars to fund travelling for longer and enjoy more of these iconic experiences. Our tips will help you avoid the …

Best free things to do in Brisbane Australia

Brisbane is an outdoorsy city year-round. While denizens of the southern metropolises cower inside during the winter months, daytime temperatures in Queensland’s capital rarely dip below 20°C. And in Brisbane the best kind of fun is often found outdoors and free. From exceptional markets to lush …

A perfect day in Barcelona

The seductive seaside city of Barcelona is a hard-working place with a strong hedonistic streak.<p>The story of two thousand years is etched into its Roman remains, Gothic churches and Modernista mansions (especially the dreamlike landmark buildings of Antoni Gaudí). The assault on the senses …

Oscar predictions 2015: Who will win?

Final Oscar ballots are due Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. PT.—but given the way pre-Academy Awards prizes have shaken out, as well as a variety of other …

Beyond Meat’s High-Protein Veggie Burger Is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Vegans

No more worrying about where to get your protein and vitamins—the Beast Burger has your back<p>A burger that packs more protein and iron than beef, more …

Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Predicted for American West

Global warming to cause historic "megadrought" by century's end.<p>Large parts of the U.S. are in for a drought of epic proportions in the second half of this century, scientists warn in a new study that provides the highest degree of certainty yet on the impact of global warming on water supplies in …

International Garden Photographer of the Year: Winning photos of nature's beauty

<b>From grand vistas to colourful blooms up close - thousands of entries to the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition have been whittled down to a winning selection.</b><p><b>Below are some of the finalists - click to see the overall winner.</b><p>The competition's founder Philip Smith contributed …

Past the Centre Pompidou: the unsung museums of Paris

If there's one thing that rivals a Parisian's obsession with food, it's art. This passion for art, and culture in general, is reflected in the vast number of museums in Paris. According to the municipality there are well over 100 of them, one of the highest concentrations in the world.<p>Everyone …

The best free things to do in Athens

Soaking up Athens life doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s a reasonably priced city to begin with, and you’ll find that if you pick a basic hotel, most cash ends up going toward dining in trendier restaurants or sipping high-end cocktails, if that’s what you’re into. Need to economise? There are …

Yosemite without the crowds

You’ve seen the postcards, admired your friends’ vacation photos. Ever wonder why everyone has pictures of the same places from the same angles? The showy celebrity of the US national park system, Yosemite hosts millions of visitors each year, and most flock with camera in hand like paparazzi to …

Imperiled Monarch Butterflies Get $3.2 Million From U.S. Government

A new partnership involves government, private donations, and a lot of milkweed.<p>Monarch butterflies have experienced a breathtaking decline in the past 20 years, going from a billion strong in 1996 to roughly 30 million today because of habitat destruction. On Monday, the U.S. government announced …

Time well spent: where to shop in Paris

Shopping in Paris has been a grandiose affair since the 19th century when its famous <i>grands magasins</i> (department stores) opened on the grand boulevards. But what makes it so grand today is its brilliant mix of big stores, markets and boutiques specialising in everything from porcelain cats and …

Top 10 Berlin experiences

Berlin is a scene-stealing combo of glamour and grit, poised to mesmerise anyone keen to connect with its vibrant culture, bold architecture, global food, intense parties and easy-going vibe. Whether your tastes run to posh or punk, you can sate them in the German capital. Here are ten things to …

Berlin's flourishing world of art

Since the collapse of the Wall in 1989, Berlin has become a hotshot in the art world, boasting a flourishing gallery scene, its own annual art fair and the Biennale exhibit of cutting-edge works. Creative synergies, a free-spirited climate and cheap rents have turned the German capital into a major …

The cool beyond the castle: Edinburgh's top local experiences

The glories of history – think the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia – are an undeniable part of Edinburgh's appeal. But Scotland's capital is something else too: cool. There's an array of excellent bars, boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants and contemporary galleries, and …

First time Greece: top 10 experiences

With its sparkling white beaches, crystalline water and venerable ancient sites, Greece lives up to all the hype. But how to approach this vast country with enough islands to suit everyone’s taste and antiquities dotting the landscape like a historical map of Western civilisation?<p>Most first-time …

Easy Pan Pizza With Zucchini, Red Onion, and Pistachios (Vegan) Recipe

<b>Read more: The Pizza Lab: How To Make Vegan Pizzas That Really Work</b><p>Ingredients1 recipe Foolproof Pan Pizza (dough only), or 1 1/2 pounds store-bought pizza dough1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 small zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds1 small summer squash, sliced into 1/4-inch …

Bright Pink Sea Slugs Invading New Habitats Due to Global Warming?

Weird & Wild<p>The colorful invertebrates are moving north along the California coast as ocean waters warm, scientists say.<p>Brightly colored sea slugs have invaded the central and northern California coast—and scientists aren't exactly tickled pink.<p>That's because the arrival of the soft-bellied marine …

Hidden Honolulu: step away from the crowds in Hawaii's capital

Heading for Honolulu? Then you’re probably going to spend time in Waikiki. For many people, the popular beachfront district is all they see of the Hawaiian capital. However, there’s more to the city than tourist-thronged streets and beaches. When you feel like a break from the crowds, take time to …