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Rent The Runway: Wedding Dresses

Whatever you choose to wear on your wedding day, it will be something you’ll want to hold onto, treasure, pass on to your (possibly imaginary) future …

When a New Beginning Makes You Long for the Middle

I’m sick of Beginnings. Well, to be more accurate, I’d welcome a(nother) new beginning if only it would stick.<p>I started a new job this fall. A job …

Where Are You Rocking Work-Life Balance?

I am, ironically, writing this post with a baby crying himself to sleep in his crib because we’re having a sick day and our backup babysitter is out …

7 Ways to Get Creative With String Lights

String lights are an ultra-romantic, yet affordable décor detail that can totally transform a space. Also called twinkle or bistro lights, they’re a …

Colourful high heels: key fashion trends of the season – in pictures

Punctuate your spring look with a colour pop shoe. Take the simplest black look and give your outfit an instant zing by adding a tangerine, mustard, neon yellow, colbalt blue or aqua shoe – there are a multitude of delicious colours to choose from. The Observer fashion team picks the best shoes for …

Grammys Beauty: The Most Memorable Hair and Makeup Moments of All Time

The 2014 Grammy Awards are on Sunday! While jaw-dropping fashion is a given, when it comes to music’s most talked about night of the year, the …

The Best Looks from Couture Spring 2014

As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.<p>As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.

Stanislas Wawrinka into first grand slam final with tense four-set win over Tomas Berdych at Australian Open

No 8 seed edged past Czech 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 to set-up a final showdown with either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal<p><b>Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal live</b><p>One of the great challenges of Stan Wawrinka’s career has been to establish himself as a serious player in his own right, rather than just <b>Roger …

Australian Open 2014: Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova reach final

<b>Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova will compete for the Australian Open title after both enjoyed convincing semi-final victories.</b><p>Li dominated against teenager Eugenie Bouchard, racing into a 5-0 lead in 14 minutes before winning 6-2 6-4 to progress to her third Melbourne final.<p>Cibulkova produced a …

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League, Bill Belichick discuss hit

NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino has spared Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker of any wrongdoing for his hit on New England Patriots …

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A Burial Plot In Beijing Now Costs as Much as a House in Parts of the U.S.

Beijing residents have long complained that sky-high property prices and soaring cost of living make it too expensive to live in China’s capital city.<p>…

Northeast locked in deep freeze and Texas expecting ice as winter tightens its grip

There’s no respite in sight from the worst of winter. Not even in Texas.<p>Forecasters say nuisance snowstorms — nothing like earlier this week, but enough to hamper cleanup efforts — will dust the Northeast over the coming days. High temperatures won’t climb out of the single digits in many places …