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Finding the elusive work-life balance

Another stressful day at work/Photo: Reza Estakhrian

Another stressful day at work/Photo: Reza Estakhrian

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If it's true that "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," we are spawning a legion of Jacks - and Jills. According to a Canadian study conducted in 2012, the amount of time we are devoting to work has increased dramatically over the years. 

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Michael's essay - Why Maclean's has done us all a great service

Michael's essay - Why Maclean's has done us all a great service
Every once and a while, the craft of journalism rises above the daily flutterings of the artificial construct we call news, and breaks new and historical ground. It happened this week in what is, in my experience, something unprecedented in magazine journalism in Canada.

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Finding the elusive work-life balance

Finding the elusive work-life balance
If it's true that "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," we are spawning a legion of Jacks - and Jills. According to a Canadian study conducted in 2012, the amount of time we are devoting to work has increased dramatically over the years. 

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Rebels in pink: the Gulabi Gang's gender revolution in India

Rebels in pink: the Gulabi Gang's gender revolution in India
Sampat Pal wears a pink sari and carries a big stick. The bamboo stick is a a symbol of courage and battle-readiness. The bright pink stands out in a crowd. It is avowedly, defiantly female.
 
In Uttar Pradesh, one of India's poorest, most populous, most violent and corrupt states, everyone knows what they stand for: the Gulabi Gang.

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Wally Lamb on the craft of writing and his latest novel

Wally Lamb on the craft of writing and his latest novel
There are popular writers, and there are literary phenomena; rarely are they incarnated in one man.

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Why Maclean's has done us all a great service - Michael's essay; Finding the elusive work-life balance; Mail - Walking backwards; Documentary - You Will Become a Lioness; Mail - Muslims in Europe; Wally Lamb on the craft of writing

Why Maclean's has done us all a great service - Michael's essay; Finding the elusive work-life balance; Mail - Walking backwards; Documentary - You Will Become a Lioness; Mail - Muslims in Europe; Wally Lamb on the craft of writing
This week on the Sunday Edition for January 25, 2015

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Michael's essay - The joy of walking backwards

Michael's essay - The joy of walking backwards
The man with shoulder length white hair and tobacco stained moustache was walking towards me the other day. He was walking backwards towards me.He had his head tilted slightly to his left so he could look back over his shoulder. When he came to an intersection, he did everything properly: he stopped at the curb, looked both ways, and then crossed the street.

Backwards.

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"I am Ahmed": Muslim assimilation in Europe

In the wake of the vicious terrorist attacks in Paris, the question of the Muslim presence in France and indeed, in all of Europe, has been thrown into sharp relief. Of 500 million people in the European Union, there are 20 million Muslims.

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Iroquois Falls at the edge - Karin Wells's documentary, "Resolute"

Iroquois Falls at the edge - Karin Wells's documentary,
When the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1992, The Globe and Mail wanted to celebrate - with a blue front page of the sports section. A call was made to Iroquois Falls and overnight, Number 8 paper machine at the Abitibi mill turned out the blue newsprint.

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Listener mail: Dr. Vera Peters, and "Slob Ice"

Listener mail: Dr. Vera Peters, and
Karin Wells's profile of Vera Peters, a pioneering Canadian doctor who radically changed the way breast cancer is treated. Her work made lumpectomy an option for women with early stages of the disease.

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The joy of walking backwards - Michael's essay; Iroquois Falls at the edge - Documentary; Mail - Dr. Vera Peters and "slob ice"; "I am Ahmed": Muslim assimilation in Europe

The joy of walking backwards - Michael's essay; Iroquois Falls at the edge - Documentary; Mail - Dr. Vera Peters and
This week on the Sunday Edition for January 18, 2015

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