Sarah E Bowen

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The new iPhone emojis have FINALLY arrived

After months of false starts and broken promises, it was beginning to feel like this elusive ‘new’ set of emojis was never going to reach us. There were swiftly rebuffed rumours, penises, vaginas, and even the promise of an emoji movie – but no actual sign of updates on our phones.<p>Luckily though, …

What ‘Back to the Future II’ got right about tech in 2015

On Oct. 21, a teenager from Hill Valley, CA, will arrive in our time in a flying car, to save his family. He will use our hoverboards and our portable garbage-powered nuclear reactors, and will be there to witness the Cubs wining the World Series over Miami. OK—maybe <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> is …

Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

Which is the perfect South American country for you?

Fancy a trip to ​South America? Chris Moss provides an expert guide to the most fun-loving continent on Earth.<p>I am writing this in Lo de Roberto, one of my favourite old café-bars in Buenos Aires. I’m here on a pilgrimage to honour the memory of Carlos Gardel, sometimes called the Bing Crosby of …

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Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …

Skiing The French Alps: Your Guide To An Unforgettable Winter Vacation

Yesterday in Part 1, I explained the myriad appeals of skiing in the French Alps, home to the three largest ski areas in the world (in terms of interconnected lifts and trails you can ski on one ticket without driving or transferring between resorts). As a bonus, lift tickets for these amazing …

Mystery of Sloths’ Tri-Weekly Poop Trips Solved?

Wildlife<p>A three-toed sloth hangs out in Madidi National Park, Bolivia. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL SARTORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.<p><b>Three-toed sloths are so, well, slothful, that they come down out of their tree canopy homes only once every three weeks, to go to the bathroom.</b><p>Part of the reason for the limited …

World’s best slow travel

Vacations are always too short, even if we have the luxury of more than a few weeks a year. So we feel the urge to cram in more sights and activities than is feasible. We spend two days in a city, when two weeks would probably still leave us wanting more. However, there is an alternative. In this …

Ziferblat, London's pay-as-you-go cafe

It’s 8.30pm on a Monday evening and I have just walked into a stranger’s living room. It wasn’t very difficult – after buzzing my way in to the apartment block and walking up two flights of stairs, I just strolled straight through the open door. More oddly, the stranger is now shaking my hand and …

Lomography Konstruktor review: the $35 camera you build yourself

As camera-makers trim their point-and-shoot lines in the face of encroaching smartphones, one company is keeping the faith and doing what it's done for the past three decades. Lomography's wide range of film cameras dates back to the early ‘90s, when some students in Vienna discovered the potential …

The scenic route: Ireland's most picturesque drives

The Emerald Isle is renowned for its spellbinding scenery. And while state-of-the-art main roads and motorways now link its cities and towns, there are some spectacular alternatives. Turn off the main thoroughfares to discover Ireland’s most scenic stretches of asphalt with these five picturesque …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

35 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Russia 100 Years Ago

But he left behind over 2,600 amazing photographs of the Russian Empire he had taken between 1909 and 1915.<p>The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection at the Library of Congress shows the ethnographic and geographic diversity of the vast Russian Empire through images of people, religious architecture, pastoral …

St. Petersburg, Russia Is A Winter Instagram Wonderland

Some places just look prettier on Instagram than in regular photos.<p>We'll have to hand it to St. Petersburg, Russia-- the city is already pretty charming, but those vintage filters make the European-style streets and broad, open city squares all the more exquisite.<p>For example, here's the Palace …

Sherlock recap: series three, episode three – His Last Vow

This series of Sherlock was supposed to be one for the fans, full of in-jokes and character trait reversions that only a mother, or a fan-fic obsessed devotee, could love. Clearly, this has backfired. The fans were not best pleased. At the end of my last blog there were a few hundred comments …

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Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …