January 12, 2015

NATIONAL

Against their will

Society

Inside your teenager’s scary brain

NATIONAL

THEY SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY

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NATIONAL

Against their will

Forced marriage is one of the last taboos to break, and a new law—opposed by those who champion prevention—could make it a criminal offence

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Society

Inside your teenager’s scary brain

New research shows incredible cognitive potential— and vulnerabilty—during adolescence. For parents, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

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NATIONAL

THEY SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY

A toast to the complicated, visionary Sir John A. Macdonald on his bicentennial

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ECONOMY

Oil’s worst enemy

In trying to promote the industry and protect it from emissions regulations, the Harper government has done more harm than good for Canada’s pipeline efforts

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MACLEAN’S BACK PAGES

Europe’s first modern massacre

Plus protecting a mother and her memories from Alzheimer’s, the surprising history of chickens, John Vaillant’s new big-cat thriller, and the scandalous life of the Soviet era’s greatest poet

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International

THE NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN

President Ashraf Ghani is out to radically overhaul the badly divided country. Is it ready for him?

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This Week

LETTERS

Your choice of cover photo for your Year in Pictures issue (Dec. 22) is brillant: Marcus Cirillo. Paul J. Larocque, Markham, Ont. Thank you for portraying a most poignant photo of young Marcus Cirillo on the cover of “The Year in Pictures” edition.
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This Week

THE INTERVIEW

Martin Gibala on how short bursts of intense exercise—as little as three minutes a week—can provide real health benefits

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MACLEAN’S BACK PAGES

Blood and belonging]

A TV series based on The Book of Negroes comes as America continues to grapple with the legacy of slavery

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NATIONAL

A street fighter returns to the streets

Enduringly popular in his home province, Bernard Valcourt takes his pitch to the nation

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