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“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

– Jack London

 

Jack London was very much a man of his time. He was born in 1876 in San Francisco, and in his 40 years of life he fully embraced and embodied the spirit of adventure and freedom for which his young country was known.

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We all know one of those annoying people who are good at everything. They have a great career. They’re athletic, talented, and respected. Plus they can cook, they give great speeches, and you know they would be helpful in a crisis.

Now you can be one of those people too with GQ How to Win at Life, the new book from British GQ’s Senior Commissioning Editor Charlie Burton.

Bringing together expert advice on everything from fashion to sports to fine food to work, romance, travel, and more, this book is a master class in excelling at everything you do.

To give you a taste of the skills you’ll master with this modern gentleman’s (and woman’s) handbook, here’s some helpful life advice from celebrity chef-cum-restaurateur Jamie Oliver, travel photographer Lauren Bath, and former SAS officer Andy McNab.
 

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Canada has a reputation for being a country of epic natural beauty. From the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia and Alberta to the wild waterfalls of Ontario, there is no shortage of stunning nature hotspots across the country. 

But while tourists to Canada have heard plenty about Mounties and maple syrup, many people — including quite a few Canadians — don't know much about the rich, diverse history of the country's Indigenous people.

Canada is home to some of the earliest known sites of human habitation in North America, and the country has an abundance of important historic places where visitors can learn more about Indigenous heritage and culture. 

Since it's Canada Day this weekend, we're highlighting ten places across Canada where you can explore First Nations history.

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