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National Book Award longlist for fiction: even the big names are niche

The nominees for the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction are in — five men, five women, three masters, two first-timers, an Iraq veteran, a folk rocker, a book about the apocalypse, a book about Beirut and a book (All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr) that prevented the William T Vollmann …

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 …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

'Ultimate bucket list' plotted out

It would take a minimum of 255 days – and almost £50,000 – to complete 100 of the world’s greatest travel experiences in one non-stop trip, according to a home exchange web site.<p>The itinerary put together by LoveHomeSwap would take in activities ranging from cheese-rolling in Gloucestershire to …

Travel Awards 2013 winners

Favourite UK city<p><b>Winner</b> Bath<b><br>Second</b> Edinburgh<b><br>Third</b> York<b><br>Fourth</b> Cambridge<b><br>Fifth</b> Newcastle upon Tyne<p>Favourite overseas city<p><b>Winner</b> Tokyo<b><br>Second</b> San Francisco<b><br>Third</b> Copenhagen<b><br>Fourth</b> Bruges<b><br>Fifth</b> Sydney<p>Favourite European country<p><b>Winner</b> Austria<b><br>Second</b> Sweden<b><br>Third</b> Croatia<b><br>Fourth</b> Turkey<b><br>Fifth</b> Switzerland<p>Favourite …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

While floating weightless in the International Space Station last spring, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded his own version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" — a video that's now been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube. But when he wasn't busy being an Internet phenomenon, the Canadian …

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When it Comes to Your Happiness, is Travel Important?

Read more from<p>...if only for part of the year<p>How an afternoon respite from the heat became a series of memorable moments<p>As it turns out, traditional …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Using Giant Mirrors to Light up Dark Valleys

The villages of Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to six months every year. To illuminate those darker winter months, the two towns have built gigantic mirrors that track the sun and reflect daylight downwards. …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His <i>Urban Romance</i> collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from …

Liz Earle's juice recipes for radiant skin

The beauty guru – and juicing champion – Liz Earle shares her juicing recipes for radiance.<p>The beauty expert Liz Earle is an enthusiastic juicer, and her glowing complexion attests to the benefits that micronutrients in freshly pressed fruit and vegetables can bring. "Good skin is created from …

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Top 10 romantic movies

Peter Bradshaw on romantic movies<p>Romantic longing has provided the cinema with some of its most glorious and idealistic movies: Casablanca and Brief Encounter are films with an unabashed, unironic passionate flame at their centre.<p>Movies such as Gone With the Wind and Doctor Zhivago lent something …