COULD SEARS HAVE AVOIDED BECOMING OBSOLETE? The answer is YES.


BY MICAELA MARINI HIGGS

Historically, Sears adapted well to changing consumer technology. But amid a broader decline of American retail, the chain is struggling.

Did changes in its business model over the course of its history doom it to failure? Or is it simply a natural case of market obsolescence?

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BY MATTHEW WILLS

Probably no other word in Webster’s work has had “such an impact in the United States than his reworking of immigration.”

BY JAMES MACDONALD

Squeamish readers, beware. Leeches still play an important clinical role.

BY LIVIA GERSHON

American men became much more open to wearing a wedding band after World War II. Why?

BY ALEXANDRA SAMUEL

The President is a prolific TV watcher and tweeter. How do we separate meaningful and entertaining time in front of screens now that our lives revolve around them?

THE EDITORS

JSTOR Daily editors select stories that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. This week’s picks cover VR, Big Pharma, and Jordan Peele’s Get Out.

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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