Home 5 Things (5TYNTK) Monday, February 12th, 2018

(5TYNTK) Monday, February 12th, 2018

1. On Friday, the 106-year-old outdoor clothing retailer LL Bean announced that it was ending its lifetime return policy on all items, explaining that the amount of people expecting a refund for old, destroyed items—some purchased at thrift stores—had doubled in the past five years. “It’s not sustainable from a business perspective,” CEO Steve Smith told the AP, noting that his company has been losing money as a result of the policy. “And it’s not fair to our customers.” The company, which is famous for its boots, says it will now accept refunds only on items that are up to a year old, along with proof of purchase. (ABC News)

2. Troy Murphy’s Olympic journey ended Monday morning in the first round of finals in the men’s moguls. Murphy, the 25-year-old from Bethel, finished 17th in the first round with a score of 72.72. The top 12 finishers advanced to the second round of finals Monday morning at the Phoenix Snow Park. (Press Herald)

3. While athletes from all over the world compete at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, folks from all over the United States and even London, came to Camden to compete for the U.S. National Toboggan Championships. The Camden Snow Bowl played host to the one of a kind event which dates back to 1991. Competitors build wooden toboggans and compete in different races based on team size. The goal is to finish each race in the shortest amount of time. (News Center Maine)

4. Less than a decade after he raised the Boston Celtics’ 2008 title banner, Paul Pierce’s No. 34 went to the rafters at TD Garden during a jersey retirement celebration Sunday following the Celtics / Cavs matchup. Surrounded by his family, Pierce watched his No. 34 jersey takes its place alongside other Celtics legends and Boston’s 17 championship banners. He then grabbed the Larry O’Brien trophy from the 2008 NBA Finals and raised it in celebration at center court as Celtics fans roared and serenaded him with a “Thank You Paul Pierce” chant. (ESPN)

5. Clean Out Your Computer Day. Observed on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day encourages you to take a moment out of your busy day to clean your computer. Organize your files and folders. Delete junk files. Delete duplicate files. Delete old files and programs not being used. Don’t forget to backup important files. (National Day Calendar)

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