January 19, 2015

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National

THE LUCKIEST BABY IN THE WORLD

Meet Richelle Shiner, the first baby born in Canada in 2015. Forget the doom and gloom. This is the best time to be alive and Canadian.
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MACLEAN'S BACKSTAGE

The sex cult inside a convent

Plus the return ofSternhergh’s noir hit man, Jessie Close’s memoir of mental illness, Miranda July’s debut novel and Marissa Mayer’s efforts to remake Yahoo!
AMERICA’S GATEKEEPER 3233
International

AMERICA’S GATEKEEPER

How the new U.S. border chief aims to boost trade and beef up security with Canada
THE INTERVIEW 1415
This Week

THE INTERVIEW

Kaillie Humphries on competing against men in bobsleigh, the attitude necessary for winning—and what it’s like to crash
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Society

Addicted to food

‘Like many university students, I had an obsession with weight and food. Today, as a physician, I can see my favourite foods were like drugs.’
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This Week

LETTERS

The “2015: The year ahead” was a great issue (Jan. 5). Seriously, the best was #2015inl5words throughout the magazine. Enjoyed all the comments. Even Paul Wells managed to write an unbiased assessment and prediction of the upcoming federal election that was actually interesting.
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International

Refugee time bemb

The Syrian refugee crisis is exploding across the Middle East and beyond. Why the West’s lack of action will come back to haunt it.
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MACLEAN'S BACKSTAGE

Bitter, sweet!

The complex, much-maligned flavour is suddenly in vogue—from cocktails to vegetables
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National

THE THIRD SOLDIER

How an Afghan war veteran sprang from the shadows on Oct. 22
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Economy

WHY SO FEW SAW THE OIL CRASH COMING

ABOUT A YEAR ago, I called up Bob Hoye, a student of history and a financial forecaster in Vancouver known for his bearish outlook, to talk oil prices. He didn’t disappoint: “In the next couple of months, the price advance in crude will... have maxed out for this business cycle,” he told me at the time, when oil was trading for around US$100 a barrel.
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