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The 10 most Googled TV shows of 2019

Everyone loves a good top 10 list. Here are some neat TV trends from Google's Year in Search. We know you love a good top 10 list, right? Right. Google just released its 2019 Year in Search, a listing of what you googled the most this year – from movies to recipes to outfit ideas (just what does a VSCO girl wear?). They also dropped a pretty sweet year-in-review video: But today, we thought we'd explore something we know you've all been spending plenty of time doing this year: watching TV. He

Israeli-owned restaurant is No. 1 in Paris after only 3 months

Shabour is drawing high praise from critics in a city that's unmatched in fine dining. The dizzying pace and make-or-break competitive cycle of the Paris "foodosphere" has left little room for imperfection. Indeed, in a city that's teeming with the world's best cuisines and restaurants, it's a challenge to do business here, even for the most experienced and well-known chefs and restaurateurs. So how did Shabour, the newest outpost from award-winning restaurateurs Assaf Granit and Uri Navon, ma

Israeli metabolism-hacking device is a star at Consumer Electronics Show this year

The annual innovation expo will feature Lumen, a breathalyzer that can tell you if your body is using fats or carbs for energy. As the biggest tech convention in the world converges on Las Vegas next week, we couldn't help but notice the abundance of Israeli startups and entrepreneurs slated to feature innovative and groundbreaking products there. (There are nearly two dozen.) Among them? Watergen, the device that converts air to water and helps provide clean water after natural disasters; Hi

Plant-based Impossible Pork is coming to town

From the makers of the Impossible Burger, the new lab-grown meatless pork product was unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show. Is the "other white meat" getting the plant-based treatment? After a buzz-filled unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Impossible Foods has begun rolling out a version of its pork product – the Impossible Croissan'wich – at five test cities across the U.S. And, just like the Impossible Whopper, you'll find this one at Burger King

This hotel is already winning praise, and it's not even open yet

The Six Senses Shaharut resort in southern Israel, set to open in May 2020, is being called a must-visit destination for its exotic location and ultra-lux design. In the south of Israel's Negev desert lies the small village of Shaharut, which in 2018 counted a population of 138. As of this spring, it'll also house the Six Senses Shaharut, a hotel and resort that's already generating buzz before it even opens. The 60-suite hotel, featuring private pools and a full-service spa, occupies roughly

Fun hummus dips that will make you the MVP of your Super Bowl party

Enjoy the chickpea explosion with a few creative hummus flavors on your party table for the Big Game. If there's one thing we've learned over the years running a website devoted to Israeli and Mediterranean food, it's that you can't go wrong with hummus. You can stick to the classics or dress it up into something quite inventive and refreshing. You can turn it into dessert, add a splash of creaminess or make it a full, hearty meal. And the best part? They're all serious crowd-pleasers. What be

Israeli Kitchen plans Gal Gadot's Meatless Monday menu

We decided to help the superstar channel her inner veg. Maybe it'll give you some ideas, too. When she's not strutting the red carpet, shooting movie scenes for "Wonder Woman 1984" and charming fans across the globe, Gal Gadot is just a mom and a wife, trying to leave a cleaner, healthier world for her two young daughters. In a recent interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, the 34-year-old Israeli actress, said she's consistently mindful of the impact she has on the environment, and acknowledges the s

Are emojis modern-day hieroglyphics? A new museum exhibit explains

'Emoglyphs,' at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, investigates the ancient Egyptian writings alongside the digital characters we love today. For about as long as we've been using smartphones, we've been using emojis to convey just about every activity, emotion and facial expression we encounter in our daily lives. Some prognosticators have gone so far as to suggest that emojis will one day replace text altogether. But one phenomenon we can't deny? This ever-growing menu of digital characters bea

Sit up straight! This wearable will improve your posture and reduce back pain

A posture corrector that detects when you're slouching is the newest must-have high-tech health gadget. Remember when your mom always nagged you about your posture? Sit up straight! Don't slouch! Without those well-intentioned nagging reminders every day, you might start to see those long days of sitting in front of a computer, or staring down at your smartphone, take their toll. And that's where UpRight comes in; it's a posture corrector that acts like your own personal check-and-balance syst

Ancient date plants grow from 2,000-year-old seeds in Israel

The crop was praised for its plumpness, sweetness and healing properties, but went extinct centuries ago. It's been described as a "historical ghost." The Judean date palm, a species of tree that grew in Israel and surrounding areas thousands of years ago, produced a larger, more durable and sweeter variety of date than the fruit we see today. These dates, grown in plantations around Jericho and the Dead Sea, were recognized by classical writers for their medicinal properties from as far back a

Hate doing dishes? Cook it all in one pot, with these 7 recipes

These meals are a favorite among busy humans like you, and for good reason. If only the food could just cook itself ... You might have found yourself pondering this one night, after a particularly stressful, long day at the office. Because the last thing you want to be doing when you return home from that kind of a work day is more work. Indeed, cooking can be hard. It can steal precious hours you'd rather be spending with family, friends or simply recuperating from the hustle-bustle. And – u

Israeli twin sisters raise money and deliver supplies for Ugandans

With the help of nonprofit Innovation: Africa, 12-year-old Lital and Maytar Greenfield learn life lessons helping women and children in rural Uganda. In Uganda's most remote and primitive villages, residents are forced to walk several miles to retrieve water. Girls who begin menstruating often drop out of school for fear of embarrassment. Orphanages are short on mattresses, so some children sleep on makeshift bamboo hammocks. This is daily life in the landlocked East African country, one of th

5 protein-packed Whole30 recipes to save you from the snack attack

Thanks to our Israeli Kitchen archive, there's no shortage of recipes you can find that adhere to Whole30 and that won't leave you feeling deprived, hungry and miserable. It's been called life-changing, liberating and eye-opening. Its followers have credited the Whole30 diet with all manner of benefits, including weight loss, better physical and mental health, anxiety reduction and even pain relief. On the surface, the widely popular diet can seem quite restrictive: no sugar, alcohol, grains, l

Life in quarantine, from a doctor on the front lines of the coronavirus

For Dr. Ran Nir-Paz of Hadassah Hospital, it's all about making the best of a tough situation. In mid-February, Dr. Ran Nir-Paz left his home in Israel to help coronavirus-stricken patients in Japan. His visit came in response to a cluster of coronavirus cases aboard the 3,700-passenger Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong was found to have the virus. With more than 500 known cases from the ship, it's the largest cluster outside of mainlan

The surprising reason we choose one Airbnb over another

A new study looks at the psychology behind our travel decisions – and how often we use photos to make them. Whether we're hailing an Uber, planning a vacation or choosing a romantic partner, we make big decisions every day based on nothing more than a photograph – and we might not even realize it. But why? Israeli professors Eyal Ert and Aliza Fleischer set out to answer this question in a new study published in the journal Psychology & Marketing. There, they scoured listings on Airbnb, the po

8 Israeli women who are changing the world

In honor of International Women's Day, we salute the women who teach and inspire us every day. At home or abroad, in their living rooms or in the board room, women around the world are doing more than challenging the status quo – they're downright shattering it. In observance of International Women's Day, we handpicked some of our most notable, admirable and unstoppable women from Israel who inspire, awaken and teach us all. Danit Peleg gives TED Talks about merging fashion with technology. (P

IsraAid launches program to help coronavirus first responders cope

The humanitarian aid agency is responding to concerns about the psychosocial effects of the outbreak on health care workers. On the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, first responders are asked to put themselves in harm's way and expose themselves to a life-threatening illness on a daily basis. The stress, exhaustion and isolation that comes with such work is the focus of a new program by IsraAid, the international humanitarian aid agency, to address the psychosocial needs of m

10 easy recipes you can make while working from home

Working remotely has its perks, and cooking is chief among them. Make the best of your isolation with these 10 recipes. Working from home – as many are compelled to do in light of the coronavirus outbreak – is a mixed bag. Some relish the added time with family, or the convenience of being home to accept deliveries, or the lack of office gossip and water-cooler chatter. Others lament the social distance, the disconnection with daily life, the monotony ... but either way, with so many affected b

What is sumac, and how do I cook with it?

This versatile spice, originating in Mediterranean cuisine, has a number of uses and benefits. It’s sumac, but it’s not going to give you a rash like the one you got on a camping trip in seventh grade. In fact, there are many creative and delicious ways to use this fragrant spice in your cooking. Here’s your introduction, as well as some neat ways to cook with it. Sumac is a tangy spice that’s essential in Mediterranean cuisine. Its lemony flavor adds a tartness to many dishes. In its natural
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