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Alice Munro followed the back roads of stories, mapping routes home to southwestern Ontario

Munro observed the ways time and perspective may alter understanding. Revisiting ‘Alice Munro Country’ in southwestern Ontario in Canada is one way to honour her.

Climate change is a new hurdle for children’s physical activity levels in Canada

The changing climate is an added barrier to getting children and youth in Canada to meet the minimum guidelines for being physically active.

Swipe right or left? How dating apps are impacting modern masculinity

Dating apps have changed how men interact with women when pursuing heterosexual relationships. A sexuality scholar writes about her experiences online, and her observations on changing masculinity.

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