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2013-01-03 12:24:34

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people will start the New Year with resolutions to lose weight and get in shape. To help more people achieve their goals, Sears, the No. 1 fitness equipment retailer in America, announces 'Drop 5,' a free fitness program designed to help anyone drop five pounds or more in just 30 minutes a day or less. According to the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, 38 percent of New Year's Resolutions are weight-related,...

2013-01-03 08:24:11

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Taxpayers in Sears now have a new resource readily available for their tax preparation needs. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service(® )will be opening offices in most Sears(®) locations nationwide (www.jacksonhewitt.com/sears), making the tax season more convenient than ever for both Jackson Hewitt clients and Sears shoppers. Jackson Hewitt brings more than 25 years of experience to Sears, with local tax professionals who are armed with the...

2012-12-27 12:23:02

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings announced today that millions of customers took advantage of the convenience, ease and affordability of shopping online at Sears.com and Kmart.com to get and give holiday gifts this season. More than 50 million items were available in the endless aisles of online merchandise for gift buyers to find the perfect present, and Sears and Kmart provided a variety of simple and quick ways for customers to get their...

2012-12-26 12:21:44

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears, America's No. 1 fitness equipment retailer, announced today the 2013 Fit 15 list of must-have fitness gear and trends from a panel* of 15 certified fitness professionals with more than 150 years of combined experience. The first-ever list features the New Year's hottest fitness apparel, accessories, gear and equipment from top brands, including Everlast(®), NordicTrack, Sole, STOTT Pilates and more. "Our FitStudio...

2012-12-18 16:25:33

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- J.D. Power and Associates recently released a report, ranking online apparel retailers based on customer satisfaction with their online purchasing experience. Lands' End was ranked second by consumers who based their responses on seven factors, including online store services and delivery; website/online store; usefulness of information; in-stock availability of merchandise; competitiveness of pricing; variety of merchandise offered; and contact...

2012-12-10 12:25:15

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two retail industry leaders were elected to the March of Dimes National Board of Trustees, it was announced today. March of Dimes trustees, who serve as volunteers, represent the public in governing the organization and advancing its mission. They serve five-year terms. The new trustees are: Deidra C. Merriwether, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Kmart and Sears formats, of Sears Holdings Corporation, and Will A....

2012-11-30 12:26:26

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all unsung work heroes and bastions of business success: Lands' End Business Outfitters today launched its Secret Santa Giveaway, encouraging colleagues and business partners to nominate a deserving individual to receive a Secret Santa gift via Lands' End Business Outfitters. Nominations are being accepted now through Dec. 16 at facebook.com/landsendbusiness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071029/AQM053LOGO) Beginning...

2012-11-20 16:31:08

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings is dialing up its Cyber Monday offering this year by making it easier than ever for post-Black Friday shoppers to find hot deals on everything from appliances and power tools to jewelry and toys through a customized and integrated mobile and online shopping experience. Starting Sunday, Nov. 25 at 12 a.m. through Tuesday, Nov. 27, deals can be found online at Sears.com/Cyber, Kmart.com/Cyber, ShopYourWay.com and via the Sears,...

2012-11-19 12:25:51

CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Billups Design is selected to lead digital creative for Sears an Kmart Black Friday and Holiday ecommerce dynamic ad campaigns. The project will include Sears and Kmart brand awareness ads, local ad business groups, and site retargeting ads with dynamic product feeds designed to increase ecommerce sales. The Sears Holiday ecommerce ad campaigns will be powered by TheLiveAds www.TheLiveAds.com, a behavioral messaging and...

2012-11-09 16:24:06

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Lands' End's continued efforts to support communities and organizations in the Madison area, the newly redesigned Prairie Towne Lands' End store hosted a Special Shopping Weekend on November 3(rd) and 4(th) benefiting Madison's American Family Children's Hospital. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071029/AQM053LOGO) In an effort to raise funds to help support the American Family Children's Hospital, during the Special...


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Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
2012-10-01 08:48:10

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...

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