Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

Taylor Swift Passes The Bechdel Test In “Miss Americana”

Taylor Swift didn’t mention Scooter Braun once in her new documentary, “Miss Americana,” which saw its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday night. The documentary details the starlets struggle with fame throughout her teenage and young adult years as she comes to the realization that her lifelong need for validation from her peers put her in a delicate place mentally. Notably, when it shattered her onstage at the 2009 Video Music Awards. In an opening...

Starbucks Pledges To Lower Its Carbon Footprint

Starbucks announced this week that it pledges to lower its carbon footprint significantly, honing in on a couple of key problems to eliminate its waste contributions and its use of water. The pledge was announced on the company’s website on Tuesday in a series of blog posts that outlined exactly what the coffee giant plans to do, and how it plans to do it. The company’s commitment to focusing on sustainability will target three aspects of its business in which it admits it can...

Uber Tests Out New Feature That Lets Drivers Set Their Own Fares

Uber is testing a new feature in California that will let some drivers set their own fares. The new feature will allow drivers to set the fare up to five times higher than Uber’s designated fare, giving drivers more freedom to earn a livable income in the wake of California’s new law toward how gig work gets taxed. While the greater income appears to help drivers, it may create a bid war where drivers have to actively lower prices in order to get rides. The new feature gives...

5 Films We Can’t Wait To Screen At Sundance Film Festival 2020

Sundance Film Festival kicks off *checks calendar* tomorrow, and we’re planning on spending the week cozying up in the queues to see as many films as we can—after our own event, that is. Here are five titles we’re excited to see once the festival starts on Thursday, January 23rd in Park City, Utah. Zola Forget Kim Kardashian, Aziah King broke the internet in 2015 when she unleashed this absolutely bonkers, high stakes tale of stripper drama gone bad on a trip to Florida with a girl...

This Is How To Avoid Burnout In 2020

In the digital age it’s hard not to get swept up in the urge to constantly be plugged into your work. Email, smartphones, and apps like Slack have made it easier than ever to never miss a notification, but the problem is that it’s created way too many ways for people to be plugged into their work outside of their normal office hours. Technology has allowed for workers to streamline their jobs more effortlessly than ever, but it’s also forced workers to feel the need to keep...

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