Jaime Bender

Jaime Bender

Jaime Bender is a staff writer, copy editor and web producer at From the Grapevine. She has written and edited for several print and digital publications in Florida, California, Pennsylvania, Delaware and North Carolina. A native of Philadelphia, she graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in English/journalism. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and son.

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You're going to want to know this 19-year-old high school dropout turned fashion designer

The fashion world is abuzz over Maya Reik, the Israeli designer whose fashion line reflects talent and sophistication way beyond her years.

Meet the chef and Food Network champion who's shaking up the California countryside

See why Bakersfield has fallen in love with Cafe Med and its chef, Meir Brown.

While you were just being a normal person, this teenager figured out how to disarm anthrax

Israeli student discovers a virus that attacks this dangerous infection and could save lives. And she's not even in college yet.

Look who's coming to dinner: the best chefs in the world

A Who's Who of culinary stardom is coming to Israel in November, and we're already hungry.

Thousands gather in Tel Aviv to march for animal rights

Organizers say it's one of the largest animal rights demonstrations in history.

Why bats can't help flying into windows

New research sheds light on the biological glitch that's threatening the survival of the species.

8 recipes for the DIY daredevil in you

Roll up your sleeves and do some heavy-duty kitchen crafting with these phenomenal and ambitious recipes.

The fascinating mind of Louise Bourgeois is now on display

Works from the renowned French-American artist, who died in 2010, make up a new exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

New study reveals just how bad the American opioid crisis has become

Researchers found skyrocketing numbers of overdose cases over the years, and a need to better support patients after they're released.

This high-tech comb cures head lice without chemicals

For those of you who will do anything to avoid – and eliminate – your child's head lice, this is must-have information.

7 recipes for lazy people

You're just not that into being in the kitchen. We see you, and we can help.

The best way to keep cancer from coming back? Anti-stress drugs, new study says

Researchers say the key to improving life after cancer, and preventing recurrence, is to control stress and inflammation.

This country is 'a medical weed wonderland'

Rolling Stone magazine report praises Israel for its pioneering cannabis research and production.

Could studying a basketball team's poop make them better athletes?

New research suggests that analyzing your bacterial makeup could vastly improve your health. And one team is giving it a try.

You've never seen fruit this color before

Pigments made from beets can enhance not only the color of your produce, but the nutritional value, too.