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Trump Tried to Intimidate the Judges Over His Ban, and He Failed

Presidents have thought before that they could roll those wimpy-looking nerds with their gavels and robes. It usually doesn’t work out all that well.<p>“Make this one out of cast-iron,” the late Judge John Butzner said to me one day in chambers. “There are going to be a lot of weasels sniffing around …

Judiciary

The best cereals of all time, ranked

To taste your favorite cereal is to transport yourself back to the saccharin days of youth — the Saturday cartoons, the lazy mornings, the innocent bliss.<p>Since we tend to romanticize the cereals we grew up with, debating which one is the best can be a rather contentious affair. Luckily, there’s …

Gerald Butts: The BFF in the PMO

Ever since Gerald Butts met Justin Trudeau in their days at McGill, the two men have shared a love of literature and a taste for adventure. As the Liberals head into the heart of their mandate this fall, Adam Radwanski, reports on the miner's son from Glace Bay who's helping an ambitious Prime …

A Refreshing Smoothie Packed With Protein To Fuel Your Summer

Protein smoothies are recommended for post-workout recovery and muscle recovery; they help curb appetite and serve as a perfect nutrient-dense …

Nutrition

From the Blender: The Maine Squeeze (Blueberry, Oat, and Ginger Smoothie)

Remember those summer mornings of childhood in Maine? The tiny wild blueberries you just picked are warm from the sun. Your mom calls you inside, rips your morning's haul right out of your little berry stained mitts, and turns it into something blue and slurpy, sweet and filling. It almost feels …

Mind-bending mysteries at the Perimeter Institute

What the big thinkers know, what they’re trying to learn, and how close we may be to a genuine revolution<p>Not even the Perimeter Institute for …

Handmade 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Leather Case Keeps Your New Tablet, iPhone and Apple Pencil Together

With its multiple custom pockets, the handmade 9.7-inch iPad Pro leather case not only protects your new tablet on the go, but also keeps your …

Let’s hear it for introverts (quietly, please)

Maybe it’s because I know myself a little better these days.<p>Since its publication in 2012, the bestseller Quiet by Susan Cain has become the silent battle cry of the inwardly turned. The virtues of solitude – and the qualities of those who treasure it – are at last being celebrated. In this manic …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Their story: 'I want to be somewhere between two fixed points of gender'

In a culture where men are men and women are women, Beck Gilmer-Osborne identifies as neither, Sarah Hampson writes<p><b>This story was originally published on Jan. 29, 2016.</b><p>I first met Beck Gilmer-Osborne two years ago. Well, we didn't exactly meet. On a dais in a large auditorium, a speck in front of a …

Why everything you thought you knew about buying quality leather is wrong

But what exactly do these terms mean? When you're buying your fancy leather briefcase, jacket, or shoes, you should know exactly what to look for in your leather.<p>Since a cow hide is so thick, the layers are often cut and used to make different products.<p>Genuine leather<p>Genuine leather doesn't just …

Swedish Design Studio Unveils Gorgeous Leather Rugs

A <b>good rug</b> can make a room. We've seen them in cotton, in wool, in jute, in combinations of all three, and more, but we haven't often seen them in <b>leather</b>. Yes, <i>leather</i>. From Swedish multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune comes this collection of scored leather rugs, …

Editors’ picks: Our favourite long reads of 2015

Duffy’s diaries. A long-reigning queen. Miracle twins. A look back at Maclean’s long reads.<p>A heartbreaking case of Alzheimer’s. A town that gave a …

Justin Trudeau

The Ottawa shooting and its aftermath

How a fatal shooting rocked the nation’s capital and what comes next<p>Each week, the <i>Maclean’s</i> politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out …

Reflections on Leadership from Gettysburg

It’s impossible to visit the battlefield of Gettysburg without being deeply moved. The Union and Confederate armies together suffered more than 50,000 casualties during the three-day battle. The course of American history was changed forever by leaders making strategic decisions under grueling …

Longer may she reign: Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking rule

How Queen Elizabeth II has become one of the most influential and widely admired leaders ever<p><i>Updated Jan. 30, 2018</i><p><b>This article was first published in</b> …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, and Go to Sleep

As a child, I was a terrible sleeper. My parents would often find me awake at 3 AM with a flashlight under the covers reading a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, or Tom Swift book. When I was 9-years-old, my pediatrician prescribed an awful tasting medicine to be taken at night, mixed with pineapple juice to …

Watch the Edge, Adam Clayton’s Shock Performance With U2 Cover Band

U2 have spent the past couple of months bringing special guests – an Elvis impersonator, a Canadian U2 cover band, Lady Gaga – onto the stage at …

Harper’s enforcer: Meet Jenni Byrne, the most powerful woman in Ottawa

As Tim Hudak prepared for his second and final shot at becoming Ontario's premier, the word went out through Conservative circles in the nation's capital: Do not help this man.<p>Mr. Hudak, then the leader of the provincial Progressive Conservatives, was a kindred spirit set to run on a right-wing …

How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar

The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound<p>I've always been a tinkerer. It comes from my dad. Growing up, we lived in a house in Pasadena that had no driveway. You used an …

Maclean's Live: The worst NHL game ever?

Join Charlie Gillis and a gaggle of snarky hockey experts for a fun live-blog of the tank-a-thon between the Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres<p>These …

Born Red

How Xi Jinping, an unremarkable provincial administrator, became China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao.<p>In anticipation of New Year’s Eve, 2014, Xi Jinping, the President of China and the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, permitted a camera crew to come into his office and …

What Makes an Electric Guitar Sound Like an Electric Guitar

A series of happy accidents and analog technologies led to the weird sound effects of the 1950s and beyond. An Object Lesson.<p>There’s an old joke in the technology industry: If a product has a problem, simply sell it as a feature. The electric-guitar-effects industry is no different. Music has often …

Guitar

See Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars Honor Sting at Kennedy Center

Sting waved his fists victoriously in the air and grinned from ear to ear when Bruce Springsteen took the stage to pay tribute to the former …

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …

The 20-Rep Core Torcher

Feel the temperature rise to ignite a burn in your six-pack<p>Not all core exercises <i>look</i> like they're blasting your abs. That's why after you finish blazing through this week's challenge, you'll feel a surprising sizzle in your six-pack.<p>"You might not realize it at the time—because you'll be focused …