Fighting Covid taught me more than reporting on it ever could

For the past year and a half, my life has been consumed by Covid. I have been covering the pandemic as a journalist, I’ve given lectures about it, read hundreds of studies, interviewed dozens of experts, and spoken to many who experienced the disease. I’ve also written 33 stories about…


Easier said than done but science agrees: Facing haters has a positive side

I have a friend who’s a successful business owner. He once told me that his goal in life is to pay as much taxes as possible. I must have looked stunned because he quickly explained, “sum, not rates”. The logic here is simple, the more money you owe for taxes…


Why Daniel Craig is not just the best but also the most important Bond in the franchise

A Bond movie is never just a movie, it’s an event. Since the release of “Dr. No” in 1962, the British spy had turned into an international icon. …


BBC’s war correspondent exposed millions to the horrors of the Nazi killing machine

Richard Dimbleby thought he had seen it all while escorting the British Army during their battles in northern Germany. It was April 1945, and by then Dimbleby was already an experienced and very well-respected journalist. As BBC’s first-ever war correspondent he covered the D-Day landings, the battle for El Alamein…


A Doctor’s experiment showed alarming results

Dr. Chris Van Tulleken usually keeps a healthy diet. Sure, he is guilty of the occasional junk-food now and then, but as a young, educated, middle-classed man living in England, healthier food is accessible to him. Recently, Dr. Van Tulleken decided to hold an…


‘The Queen’s Gambit’ director gave the world’s best example in front of millions of viewers

Allow me to start with a confession: I never understood the concept of televised award ceremonies.

I just don’t get why millions of people watch an endless evening in which a few familiar faces, but mainly people who they don’t know and have never heard of, receive recognition from their…


Unfourtently, how to make great music isn’t one of them

I met Björn Ulvaeus in 2015. …


The harsh reality of Afghanistan: The west knew and simply didn’t care

There is no elegant way of retreating from war.

After speaking to many military experts, experts specializing in Afghanistan, and with a fellow Afgan journalist, I received what is, in my opinion, a very clear message; The American…


Disclaimer: The author is a self-proclaimed nice guy

At first, it was exciting. Committing myself to something nice, pure, and wholesome felt good for a change. I was coming out of several long-term relationships with partners who were the complete opposite. You know the type: “Ozark”-“Better Call Saul”-“The Walking Dead”…


To boost or not to boost, that is the question (plus many others)

On July 30, Isaac Herzog, the president of Israel, became the first Israeli to receive a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. At that moment, Israel became the first country in the world to widely administer a third vaccine dose for those over 60 years old.

The decision did not…

Elad Simchayoff

I love writing about what I love. Journalist. Always curious. Israeli born, London based. Father, Husband, and a dog person.

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