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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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If you’ve been working from your bedroom, kitchen table or couch over the last year, you could be eligible for the government’s new work from home tax deduction in Canada.

It was opened up to millions of people ahead of tax time in 2021, to give money back to Canadians who’ve been working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It's not news that the the Royal Canadian Mint rolled out special edition coins for Canada's 150th birthday. The five new coins feature designs from the My Canada, My Inspiration contest that was held earlier in the year.

However, these limited edition coins are now in circulation and while they are all beautiful and unique, there is definitely one that stands out from the pack. The new Canadian toonie, created by Timothy Hsia, shows the colours of the gorgeous Northern Lights — which the Cree community called "the dance of the spirits" (the toonie is aptly named the same thing).

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Je te vois déjà rassembler ta liste de livres que tu prévoies lire depuis longtemps, ou encore tes 10 000 photos enregistrées sur Pinterest qui proposent des décos super cutes à base de cactus et de plante.

Si c'est pas l'cas, sorry pour l'idée!

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