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.

Walmart To Exit Firearm Market In Wake Of Mass Shootings, Enforces No Carry Policy

Walmart is rethinking its firearm policies in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in one of its El Paso Supercenter locations earlier this year. The company announced in a statement earlier this month that it would be ceasing its sales of handguns as well as certain ammunition that could be used in military grade weapons. In addition to these changes, Walmart will also be enforcing a no carry policy within its stores and enforcing a greater background check on all firearm purchases made within...

How Google Maps Aims To Combat Addiction During National Recovery Month

Google Maps has rolled out a new feature in recognition of National Recovery Month as a way of helping those struggling with opioid addiction find the help and resources they need to take their first steps toward recovery. Two new features will help those struggling with addiction find things like access to Naloxone (which is widely known under its brand name, Narcan)—which can help save a life in the event of an overdose—as well as other, more long term recovery resources. Google is one of...

How A Portland Food Delivery Service Is Keeping The City’s Sex Workers Healthy

While city life may come with its own set of perks it also comes with a whole new set of drawbacks. Those that work in entertainment and sex work know this to be true in one regard: access to healthy, late night fast food options are a rare find. One Portland chef named Nikeisah Newton noticed that a lack of healthy options from late-night eateries left a major space open for a new business opportunity and got to work to help the city’s sex workers get a healthy bite to eat during a long...

New Feminist Monopoly Game Is The Subject Of Major Backlash

It’s never not questionable when mega brands attempt to tackle popular socioeconomic issues. In Hasbro’s (NASDAQ: HAS) latest publicity stunt endeavor, Ms. Monopoly, the company aims to tackle wage inequality and sexism in the professional world. In the game, women entrepreneurs are rewarded with greater salaries and a $40 leg up when they pass go, while their male counterparts are left in the dust, working just as hard for less money. Sound familiar? A sentimental advertising...

The Remains Of A Missing Man Were Found Via Google Earth

The body of a Florida man presumed to be missing since 1997 was discovered in a sunken vehicle via Google Maps last month. The man, William Moldt, went missing in 1997 and was never found, his case eventually went cold and authorities stopped looking. Now, thanks to Google Maps, Moldt’s vehicle and body was found sunken in a pond in Moon Bay Circle in Wellington, Florida—just southwest of Palm Beach, Florida. The vehicle was discovered by Barry Fay, a resident of the neighborhood, who...

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