Leoni Jesner

Journalist & Editor

Location icon Israel

An experienced international journalist specializing in B2C digital content for the lifestyle, travel and fitness markets.

Author of #interns - we do more than make coffee, the ultimate internship guide: https://amzn.to/2POa0ui


Health & Fitness

Here's How Long You Should Be Holding a Stretch

We naturally do it first thing in the morning, reaching high and long into the air to rid our body of tension and stress, yet many of us skip the stretching portion of our workout, promising to do it next time.

The 5 Best Lunchtime Workouts For Your Midday Sweat Sesh

Even though your workout routine may not look the same as it did before the pandemic, that's not to say you're worse off. For many people, working from home has provided the convenient opportunity to squeeze in a midday exercise swesh (which has legit benefits, BTW).

The best exercises to fix your posture

One of the tricky things about pandemic life is figuring out how to salvage your posture when we're all spending more time sitting, working from bed and scrolling through our phones more than ever. While all the hours you've spent slouching on your couch can't be undone, there are plenty of things you can do to course correct once you're aware of the problem.

The 7 Best Gym Memberships of 2020

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. There's no time like the present to get a kickstart on your fitness goals. And what easier way to motivate yourself than with a gym membership?

Why pandemic weight gain is no reason to panic

By Lee Jay Fresher's year at university was the last time the pounds seriously stacked up. They crept on one by one as the months whizzed by. No complaints from me though - I was having a ball.

The 6 Best Online Barre Classes of 2020

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Barre classes have become a fitness phenomenon. Taking inspiration from ballet, yoga, and Pilates, these workouts feature low impact, intense movements in a high rep format, with a host of benefits.

Here's why you should lift weights at any age or size

By Lee Jay In my experience as a personal trainer specializing in women new to fitness, puzzled faces are often the norm when weights are introduced into a session. "Won't these make me super muscly?", I've been asked countless times.

Why Do I Feel Nauseous After Working Out? We Asked a Dietitian

Have you ever been struck by a bout of post-workout nausea? You're not alone. For some, a gym session is often followed by a sudden spell of wooziness, leaving us asking what the heck is going on inside our bodies and wondering if the feeling is normal.

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25 squats 30 alternating back lunges 30 plank taps (tap the hand one at a time in front) 20 tricep dips 30 courtesy lunges 30 oblique twists 20 alternating single leg raises 40 second forearm plank Key tip - spend 5 minutes on dynamic stretching and a cool down incorporating static stretches.

Tech & Innovation

The on-demand beauty app driving social change

Inspiration struck Maya Gura during her work with disadvantaged women in 2011 as part of her graduate studies in criminology at Israel's Bar-Ilan University. "These strong-willed females were on a journey to turn their lives around and possessed the desire and ambition to get out there and work," Gura tells ISRAEL21c.

Digital glasses offer hope of sight for vision-impaired

Israeli company ICI Vision has developed digital eyewear with the potential to give millions of legally blind people the ability to see. The company's Orama high-tech glasses are the brainchild of Haim Chayet, an Israeli optic physicist who was originally creating augmented-reality goggles for motorcyclists.

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Easy Guide To Reduce Your Travel Carbon Footprint | Eco-Friendly Travel

It may come as no surprise that the annual growth of the travel industry is negatively impacting the environment. In fact, a report by scientific journal Nature Climate Change estimates that tourism accounts for around 8% of international greenhouse gas emissions, with aviation contributing largely to this issue given the industry's excessive levels of air pollutants.

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The latest cutting-edge apps developed in Israel

Tel Aviv has long since solidified its position as one of the top leading startup ecosystems in the world, and its respected reputation as a dynamic high-tech cultural marvel has resulted in a wave of investors and entrepreneurs on the hunt to back the next innovative product.

Travel, Tourism & Lifestyle

Culture Trip
Why Food Is at the Heart of the Community in Tel Aviv's Kerem

Shlomo & Doron is a family-run, fourth-generation Yemenite restaurant serving some of the best hummus in town. Located a mere five-minute walk from the city's most famous market, Shuk HaCarmel, Shlomo & Doron is open for breakfast and lunch and offers vegan versions of all of its dishes.

Culture Trip
A Tour of the Bauhaus District in Tel Aviv's White City

Though the movement originated in Germany, a wave of European immigrant settlers in the 1930s, including Bauhaus graduates Arieh Sharon, Shmuel Mistechkin and Shlomo Bernstein, brought Bauhaus to Tel Aviv - a city that was then in its infancy.

Culture Trip
A Guide to Celebrating Tel Aviv Pride

The first celebratory Pride Parade took place in 1989, two decades after the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, New York, marking a monumental turning point in LGBTQ rights. Since then, the week-long Tel Aviv Pride celebration has been organising concerts, film screenings and street parties, and draws one of the biggest crowds in the world.

Travel Trend
New cruise ships for 2019 and beyond

The cruise industry is experiencing success year upon year, with annual growth and operating at a capacity close to 100 percent. According to the Cruise Industry Overview 2018, 2017was recording break year with 25.8 million global cruise passengers, an increase of 4.5 percent on 2016.

Travel Trend
Six unbelievable hotels of the future

The travel industry is undergoing constant change, driven by external elements forcing companies to rethink how their product best serves the needs of today's traveler. Technology, ease of travel and the reasons for travel are crucial areas challenging the traditional model, especially within the millennial demographic, who, according to the AARP report on 2018 travel trends, are more adventurous, have a greater thirst for experiential travel and spend more on travel than baby boomers.

Overseas train, bus, and ferry journeys made simple

When honeymooning in the Philippines, Noam Toister and his wife were faced with the challenge of reaching a world heritage site located north of the country. "We took a taxi to the main bus station, only to be told there was no space on public transport that day," Toister tells ISRAEL21c.

Indulge in Israel

An insider look at luxury Israel - from wineries in the center to a renovated boutique hotel palace in the north.


#interns - We do more than make coffee

Internships - a relatively new phenomenon that has, without a doubt, earned a rightful place within the working world of today. It was a few years back when I first decided to dip my toe into this un-known territory, making full use of the opportunity to travel abroad for my placement.

Top 10 tips for interns

Having completed four internships within the space of three years, both in the US and UK, Leoni Jay has developed an understanding of the work experience industry and what it takes to secure that all important placement. She interned in Los Angeles over two summers for various PR and media companies where she gained a wealth of knowledge and industry experience.

#interns: we do more than make coffee

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" If you are considering an internship, this book provides strategies to help you with the process of securing your ideal role, based on my own experiences in the world of interning, which are detailed in the book.

Intern Overseas

Grad Mag is your essential guide to postgrad study and careers. If you are looking to take a postgrad course, Grad Mag should be your first port of call. It's packed with opportunities, tips and advice to improve your career prospects. Grad Mag is completely free 6 times per year.

Leoni Jay

Leoni Jay is the author of '#interns - we do more than make coffee'. It is available to purchase online via Amazon: http://amzn.to/OmMMeC Follow Leoni on Twitter: @TheInternWall

#interns - we do more than make coffee

The word internship has become so engrained in our vocabulary, daily conversation, and office chit chat that it's hard to imagine a time when the term was less likely to prominently linger in the minds of students, graduates, employers and even parents.

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