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Since the late 19th century Americans have been shopping at department stores for clothes, food, household goods, and more. Department stores have historically been anchor stores in malls or shopping centers, but today more of these retail outlets are standalone destinations for one-stop shopping for everything from cosmetics to lawn furniture and pet supplies.

Today brick-and-mortar stores are only one facet of these omnichannel retail chains, each of which now offers varying degrees of e-commerce with in-store pickup and delivery options expedited by the COVID-19 pandemic. Department stores that sell food and cleaning products were deemed essential and able to stay open during the lockdown.

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Friendly neighbors, safe streets, excellent schools, and quieter regions near bustling cities are all qualities some of the best small towns in America share in common. To find the best small towns to live in across America, Stacker referenced Niche's Best Places to Live study, released in August 2021, which ranked American towns by overall quality of life. The variables used by Niche include cost of living, health and fitness, and weather. Any town with more than 40,000 people was excluded.

The top cities on this list run the gamut from long-established villages in the suburbs of New York City to planned communities in Virginia and Texas. They feature stops on the Underground Railroad, buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and community traditions—apple festivals, communal gardens, ice cream socials, and harvest markets—reflecting their roots as farming towns.

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Disney World has captured the hearts of millions and has rightfully earned the title of "The Most Magical Place on Earth."

But some attractions in the massive park seem to win visitors over more than others, and a recent study done by Upgraded Points was able to find out which rides are the most popular among citizens in each state across the United States.

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Freshening up your space doesn't need to be expensive. These easy Dollarama hacks will help you give your room a makeover with your extra loonies and toonies.

Even if you aren't crafty at all, you can tackle these simple do-it-yourself projects.

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The next Lotto Max draw could see a winner of the biggest jackpot-winning possible at $70 million.

This Friday, February 26, will offer total prizes that are worth around $91 million, including 21 $1 million dollar prizes in the Maxmillions, according to Loto-Québec

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