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How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

I want to discuss a popular TV show my wife and I have been binge-watching on Netflix. It’s the story of a family man, a man of science, a genius who …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The Goldman Sachs Elevator guide to dressing like a gentleman

Maybe for some young bankers, it's an excuse to go out armed with business cards, pay for bottle service, and probably still go home alone.<p>Still, there's no shortage of advice when it comes to men's fashion. And there's obviously no real consensus.<p>You've got Mark Zuckerberg showing off his closet …

Orthodox Jewish boys must see women for all that we are - anything else is unhealthy

A defining Ultra Orthodox Jewish value is sexual modesty. Many of the community's social norms are shaped by it.<p>Sex is considered sacred in the context of marriage, and so measures are put in to place to limit anything that might lead to casual sex, or even inappropriate sexual thoughts outside of …

The 10 best watches you can give for under $1,000 this holiday season

Let us demystify for you. We've found 10 beautiful watches under $1,000 that would make an absolutely perfect gift for any man who wants a stylish and practical piece to wear at work or about town.<p>By and large, these aren't watches for the watch snob — you're better off buying him a gift card.<p>These …

Giant interactive flowers in Israel bloom when people are nearby

Public art, particularly some of the more cutting-edge works of our time, sometimes finds a difficult path toward harmony with the surrounding …

Here's how to get a ridiculously cheap flight if you don't care where you're going

Sometimes, when you are planning a vacation, where to go isn't the most important part of the equation.<p>For me, any number of factors can determine the destination: Is it relaxing? Is it interesting? Is it exotic? Have I been there before? If a destination hits any of those factors, I could be …

A backpacker's guide to the most affordable cities in Europe

Europe is full of amazing countries that don't cost an arm and a leg to explore.<p>Online travel company Simply Holiday Deals has put together a list of the continent's cheapest cities for travelers based on the Europe Backpacker Index for 2015, which calculates the average price of hostels, …

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

Going Vegetarian in Israel

The original plan included a movie and a fun meal at a hamburger place. The participants would be my dad and 5-year-old me. My mom was afraid that my dad, who was working seven days a week in an effort to recover from bankruptcy, was becoming a stranger to me.<p>The movie was ‘‘Bambi,’’ and the plan …

A city that will teach you to be at peace

Tzfat is one of those places people visit for a few days, on a lark, and next thing they know a lifetime has passed.<p>Tzfat is one of those places that can’t seem to make up its mind. Over the centuries, the small Israeli city, perched high above the Sea of Galilee, has seesawed between the sacred …

Man Fills A Stack Of Legos With Concrete. His DIY Home Decor Is Seriously Chic

For many folks, all it takes is a casual flip through a modern home decor magazine to immediately shut their wallet and bemoan the fabulous interior …

If you're a Canadian Jew who supported Israel's two-tier citizenship, or supported the lunatic Harper government, you have reaped what you have sown - Norman G. Finkelstein

Canadian Jews are second-class citizens under the Conservative government’s new citizenship law.<p>Jasmyne Bowen waves her Canadian flag during a …

Canada

How to listen to (and delete) everything you've ever said to Google

Whether you’re asking directions or drunkenly swearing, Google never forgets, recording everything you’ve ever said to it. Do you dare listen back?<p>Users of Google’s voice-control features such as OK Google are probably aware that the company stores the voice recordings it receives when they talk to …

Android Phones

20 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Toronto

So you’re thinking about moving to Toronto, are ya? Well, all signs point to “wise decision.”<p>Just this year Toronto was ranked the best overall city …

Toronto

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Here are the real best things to do in New York City, according to locals

There are thousands of things to do in this massive city — whether it's your first or 15th time visiting.<p>To help narrow down the long to-do list for every trip, we asked locals for insider tips on the truly best things to do in the city.

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

The United States should recognize the state of Palestine

<i>Matthew Duss is president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Michael A. Cohen is a fellow at the Century Foundation.</i><p>The Israeli-Palestinian peace process — the one that is supposed to end with a two-state solution — is on life support. Both sides in the conflict have made their share of …

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

10 Toronto headlines we'd like to see in 2014

After a year of grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons, we're sure many Torontonians will be eager to usher in the New Year with a view to a …

Love Letters: Toronto

<i>Grace McClure is a Senior Writer for Flightfox, a human-powered travel platform. After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario she travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. After returning to Toronto to join the "real world", she has since run-off to Montreal to be a</i> …