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July 16, 2019

 
 
Health & Fitness news and features
 
What I learned on a 12-hour walk from Lake Simcoe to Toronto
What I learned on a 12-hour walk from Lake Simcoe to Toronto
 

Oliver Moore

 
Urban Affairs Reporter
Walking can seem the simplest thing. While it offers a long list of health benefits, it can feel hardly like exercise at all. Take it to extremes, though, and it becomes a physical, even existential challenge.

 
For centuries, philosophers, poets and revolutionaries have found value in long walks. Pilgrims through the ages have taken to the road, nourishing their souls while strengthening their bodies.

 
 
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In Newfoundland and Labrador’s opioid crisis, a flying doctor lifts rural residents’ hopes of recovery
In Newfoundland and Labrador’s opioid crisis, a flying doctor lifts rural residents’ hopes of recovery
 

Jessica Leeder

 
Atlantic Bureau Chief
 
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A lasting memorial: The story of the opioid crisis, told on skin
A lasting memorial: The story of the opioid crisis, told on skin
 

Marcus Gee

 
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Abortion-pill obstacles: How doctors’ reluctance and long-distance travel stop many Canadians from getting Mifegymiso
Abortion-pill obstacles: How doctors’ reluctance and long-distance travel stop many Canadians from getting Mifegymiso
 

Carly Weeks

 
Health Reporter
 
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Ian Brown listens in: Why audiobooks are back in a big way, thanks to the storyteller
Ian Brown listens in: Why audiobooks are back in a big way, thanks to the storyteller
 

Ian Brown

The best thing about Milkman, Anna Burns’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel, is that it’s a superbly detailed moment-by-moment chronicle of an 18-year-old’s inner thoughts as she navigates the treacherous complications of life in Belfast during the deadly Troubles of the late 1970s.

 
The worst thing about Milkman, Anna Burns’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel, is that it’s a superbly detailed moment-by-moment chronicle of an 18-year-old’s inner thoughts that is 352 pages long. Demanding literary novels told from a single interior point of view are all the rage these days (thank you, Rachel Cusk). Milkman’s interior tunnel is long and narrow. It does not conform to standard paragraph form. There are no comforting blocks of dialogue, only conversations remembered within the mental monologue of the girl narrator, who is unnamed. No one in the book has a name, in fact, but is referred to as Somebody McSomebody or Tablets Girl or Maybe-Boyfriend or Eldest Sister, reflecting the paranoia of Belfast’s factionalized residents, who fear the consequences (death at the hands of roving paramilitary squads) of naming names and thus being branded informers. These secrets in turn make everyone suspicious of any behaviour that doesn’t conform to local customs.

 
 
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Is Sara Peters’s I Become A Delight To My Enemies the most audacious audiobook yet?
  Is Sara Peters’s I Become A Delight To My Enemies the most audacious audiobook yet?
 

Sarah Hampson

 
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Summers at the Cinema: The drifting summer days of Grease, as remembered by Brad Wheeler
Summers at the Cinema: The drifting summer days of Grease, as remembered by Brad Wheeler
 

Brad Wheeler

 
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Set in a phantom video rental shop, The Tape Escape wants you to puzzle like it’s 1999
  Set in a phantom video rental shop, The Tape Escape wants you to puzzle like it’s 1999
 

J. Kelly Nestruck

 
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Portugal River Cruise
 
Join Globe and Mail Publisher & CEO, Phillip Crawley and Editor-in-Chief, David Walmsley as they host the second sailing of our Portugal River Cruise from July 31 to Aug. 7, with an optional 2-day add on in the stunning capital Lisbon. The trip begins in the spectacular city of Porto where we embark on a journey through the beautiful Douro River Valley. All the while, Globe journalists will narrate the best the region has to offer!
 
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