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Skiing at Mount Hermon. Photo by Flash90.

Will good looks get you the job?

“Beauty discrimination” depends on whether you’re male or female, and who’s doing the screening, according to new research from Israel. Photo by Flash90. Female jealousy by recruiters makes it more difficult for attractive women to find jobs, according to new …

Israel’s Top Ten music festivals

Music may not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think of Israel, but festivals across the spectrum abound. Here are the country’s top 10. Israel is too often perceived through an exclusively political, religious or historical …

ISRAEL21c’s Top 10 videos on YouTube for 2010

From summer in the city, to electric cars, happiness surveys and biometric keys – ISRAEL21c brings you its top 10 YouTube stories of the year. Another busy year on ISRAEL21c’s YouTube channel has seen our viewing figures rise to nearly …

Tears a turn off in men, scientists discover

A woman’s tears cause a dip in testosterone, reducing sexual arousal in men according to Israeli researchers. From right to left: Shani Gelstein, Yaara Yeshurun, Prof. Noam Sobel, Dr Sagit Shushan, Liron Rozenkrantz, and Idan Frumin. It’s official. Tears in …

To find, follow and foster brilliant young musicians

The Jerusalem Music Center identifies and nurtures local musicians and launches world-class careers. The Jerusalem Music Center is an advanced training center for music education dedicated to encouraging Israel’s young musicians. That legendary classical pianist Evgeny Kissin has chosen to …

Christmas lights for environmental awareness

In an ironic twist, a Christmas tree fashioned of recycled bottles in the northern city of Haifa went up the day the nearby forests burned down. Lit up by energy-efficient LED lights, the tree sends a message not just of …

Lifestyle

An innovative take on the suit

It’s possibly the most innovative clothing company in the world – Israel’s Bagir is making recycled suits, suits that breathe and even indestructible suits. Bagir has the largest number of registered patents anywhere. Here it shows off a suit made …

Lifestyle

Finding success with sensual soaps and scrubs

An Israeli success story, Laline’s lotions, creams and scrubs are delighting customers across the country and increasingly across the globe. Laline shops have a crisp black and white coloring, designed to give a warm and welcoming feel to customers. Walking …