Since language is an ever-evolving thing, every now and then a batch of new words are added to the dictionary. In their latest batch of newly-introduced words, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary has included a few interesting ones. In total, there are 520 new words inspired by online communication, Coronavirus, identity, comfort, and other facets of life. […]

Some may be offended by swearing, but those who choose to swear might actually have good qualities. Timothy Jay is a professor of psychology at Massachusetts University, and says that new research in the past two decades on the brain and emotion, along with better technology, has unveiled the benefits of swearing. He believes that […]

It seems America is good for some things according to outsiders. A survey of 2,000 Brits finds the top ten things they say have come out of the U.S. are: 1) Netflix, 2) Disney, 3) Coca Cola, 4) McDonald’s, 5) Apple, 6) KFC, 7) Barack Obama, 8) Hollywood movies, 9) Elvis Presley, and 10) NASA. Other things […]

Today (Wednesday, January 27), Newfoundland and Labrador has two new confirmed cases of COVID-19.   The first new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region between 20-39 years of age.   The case is related to international travel. The individual is self-isolating and contact tracing is finished.   The second new confirmed […]

We can’t make this stuff up folks. Police in England recently shared that they received an unexpected call from a McDonald’s customer.  According to reports, the woman got in line for the drive-thru before 11 a.m. but didn’t reach the window until after the breakfast cut-off time had passed. She became angry and phoned the Police! […]

Twitter unveiled a pilot program Monday (January 25th) in which a pre-selected group of volunteer users — 1,000 initially — will do crowd-sourced fact-checking to try to fight misinformation on the platform. Under the program, called Birdwatch, those users will flag and notate misleading and false tweets. Twitter said it wants both experts and non-experts […]

As the pandemic continues, Anheuser-Busch has announced it will not be advertising Budweiser during the Super Bowl for the first time since 1983, and is instead donating the money it would’ve spent on the ad to coronavirus vaccination awareness efforts. The brand still has four minutes of advertising during the game for its other brands, […]

A new live-action TV series based on the world of Harry Potter is coming to HBO Max. Well.. maybe. Sources report that while their is no concept nor a team in place, “exploratory conversations” have been happening. Despite the rumours, both Warner Bros. and HBO are remaining tight lipped on any news regarding a potential Potter move from the […]

Big news for Game of Thrones fans! Tales of Dunk and Egg is a prequel series to the events that happen in the smash hit series! Here’s what you can expect, direct from Variety: “Based on the series of fantasy novellas by George R. R. Martin, which follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon […]

It turns out we’re influenced by our friends and family when it comes to following social distancing recommendations during the pandemic. British researchers looked at data from thousands of people from hundreds of countries and found that those who thought their close social circle adhered to distancing guidelines were more likely to do the same. […]



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