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From Pier 1 to pier none! USA Today reports that the home-goods retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and is expected to close about 450 of its stores. All of the company’s Canadian outposts will also shutter for good. “The company expects to operate its business in the normal course during this process,” Pier 1 said […]

Dwight Ball has he will be stepping down as Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. In a video released to media outlets, Ball said he has asked the president of the Liberal party to convene a leadership convention at the earliest possible opportunity. His resignation will become official as soon as the Liberal party can find a […]

Do you hate how Netflix trailers automatically start playing when you scroll over them? Well, hate no more: The streaming platform announced Thursday that users will now be able to disable that feature if they so choose. “Some people find this feature helpful. Others not so much. We’ve heard the feedback loud and clear,” Netflix […]

On Monday, a self-described “upcoming artist” who goes by Potok Philippe (real name: James Potok) on YouTube boarded a Jamaica-bound WestJet flight in Toronto. About halfway through the trip, he stood up and announced, “I just came back from Hunan province, the capital of the coronavirus. I’m not feeling too well.” The pilot turned the […]

Don’t worry, beer lovers: Your beloved Corona lagers have nothing to do with the Coronavirus outbreak. CBS News reports that as the deadly disease threatens populations in China and beyond, Google searches for “beer virus” and “Corona beer virus” have spiked worldwide. In the U.S., the biggest increases in “beer virus” searches have been in Nevada, […]

Kobe Bryant is expected to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame later this year after his tragic death in a helicopter crash this past Sunday. The Hall of Fame is reportedly “bypassing the normal election process” in declaring now that the 41-year-old Bryant would be a 2020 inductee. “Kobe Bryant will be […]

Former Provincial and Federal politician and former Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, John Crosbie has died. He was 88. “We are heartbroken to share the news that John C. Crosbie has passed away,” his family says in a press release. “Our hearts, although broken, are also warmed and deeply touched by the overwhelming outpouring of support we have […]

Pink is putting her money where her mouth is when it comes to Australia’s wildfire crisis. This past Friday, the pop star pledged on Instagram to donate $500,000 to help firefighters battling blazes across the Down Under continent. “I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” she […]

As of Thursday morning, an ongoing round of bushfires had killed at least 15 people and destroyed roughly 10 million acres of land in Australia, with no signs of letting up. For those interested in helping people affected by these deadly wildfires, Lifehacker has published a list of the following resources: On behalf of three […]

On Thursday, U-Haul announced that it wouldn’t hire smokers in the 21 states where it’s legal to shun prospective employees who use nicotine. The moving company told the AP that its new policy, which takes effect on February 1, won’t apply to past hires and is being implemented in the name of developing a “healthier […]


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