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Tel Aviv crowned world’s Best Gay City

With a whopping 43 percent of votes, Tel Aviv has been crowned the world’s Best Gay City in an international contest run by American Airlines. New York was the runner-up with just 14% of votes. “There’s a feeling of freedom …

J’lem Marathon attracts global interest

Last chance to sign up for the Jerusalem Marathon 2012, that’s set to take place on March 16.  Early registration for the full marathon route, half marathon route and a 10-km run closes on January 15. Organizers say more than …

New Nano watermelon hits shelves

There’s a new fruit on supermarket shelves in Israel. It’s called the Nano Watermelon and it’s exactly that: A smaller version of the country’s favorite summer fruit. The Nano is sweeter than the original, a slightly different color and no …

Israelis win world debating contest

Brothers Omer and Sela Nevo – both Tel Aviv University students — are this year’s winners in the English as a Second Language (ESL) division of the World Universities Debate Championships. More than 3,000 teams from around the world participated …

A+ for optimistic women

The power of positive thinking helps female students achieve appreciably higher grades than their pessimistic friends, according to a new study at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Tamar Icekson, a doctoral student at BGU’s Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and …

Stress levels peak by avoiding the boss

A new University of Haifa study shows that employees prefer to keep their distance from an abusive boss even though direct communication would be the most effective tactic in terms of emotional wellbeing. Prof. Dana Yagil  of the University of …

Tel Aviv among world’s ‘most creative cities’

Tel Aviv has once again snagged an international honor – this time as one of the world’s most creative cities. Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper lists the White City together with London, Sydney, Stockholm and Shanghai as global centers of …

Spicy Way takes Germany by storm

Following a successful franchising out to the UK, the Israeli company, Spicy Way, is now set on taking the German market by storm. While it may sound absurd that an Israeli company would sell tea to the English, that’s exactly …