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.

You’ll Soon Need A Visa To Travel Within The European Union

Lots of changes are coming to Europe in the near future. The Union announced today that U.S. citizens and citizens from other visa free countries will need a visa to travel to certain parts of Europe starting in 2021. The Union released information in 2018 that suggested the development of further security screenings at border control. The European Union called the new organization the European Travel Information and Authorisation System. If that seems like a mouthful, the bureaucratic...

Meet The Sackler Family; America’s Biggest Drug Dealers

If you’ve never heard of the Sackler family or their business, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, you should. The company that created and sold millions of OxyContin pills over the last two decades is now facing thousands of lawsuits in the wake of the opioid epidemic. It’s accusers claim that the company contributed to the widespread devastation of the epidemic through its vast marketing of the pain killer OxyContin. Now, the Sackler family is considering filing for bankruptcy in order to...

Vancouver Is Getting A Totoro-Inspired Cat Cafe

If you’ve ever dreamed about the reality of a Ghibli-land reminiscent of Disneyland—well, continue dreaming. This cat cafe inspired by My Neighbour Totoro may scratch the itch on being able to visit the world of Ghibli in real life, though. The cafe is opening in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver. It will let Totoro fans cuddle with a friendly kitty—during business hours, of course. Catoro Cafe will open to the public soon, and will be one of the first themed cat cafe’s of its...

Could This Finally Be The Beginning Of The End For Victoria’s Secret?

Hey, remember when Ed Razek, the chief marketing executive for Victoria’s Secret gave a cringe-worthy interview to Vogue just before the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year? During which he expressed that the brand has no interest in being inclusive of transgender people or larger sizes? Well, it seems as if the disturbing-yet-unsurprising comments have had a lasting negative impact on the company’s sales. After a terrible Christmas season, Victoria’s Secret...

Looking At The Dark Underbelly Of Snap; Toxic Work Environments, Discrimination, and Layoffs

Google may be under the impression that men are actually making less than women, but Snap is evening the playing field. Snap, Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), is a Santa Monica based app company known for highly popular social media apps like Snapchat. The company has reportedly paid off at least three women who claim to have been unfairly laid off from high positions. The women alleged that a round of layoffs disproportionately targeted women last year. Work Environments Snap, Inc. is no newbie to...

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