Kori Williams

Kori Williams is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in New York, she covers events, social-media news, apps, and New York brands. She loves grammar and aims to use her voice to help others.

Young scientists have a shot at $150,000 prizes

Young scientists from around the world have an opportunity to get major funding to their work. The Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Vaccines Project are accepting applications for the 2020 Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research through the end of October. This opportunity gives scientists the chance at receiving $150,000 prizes. About the competition Specifically, this annual competition is looking for scientists under the age of 35 who are working in...

“Jesus Shoes” are selling for thousands of dollars

These new sneakers will have you walking on water literally. But they will cost you a considerable amount of money. A pair of Nike’s called “Jesus Shoes” have holy water injected into the soles. The shoes went on sale for thousands of dollars and sold out in minutes. But now, they are back online. The Jesus Shoes The creative arts company MSCHF bought a pair of Men’s Nike Air Max 97 sneakers for $160 according to CBS News. But artists at the company gave them a biblical...

PopSugar acquired by Group Nine Media

Group Nine Media acquired the women’s lifestyle brand and publication POPSUGAR. The deal was made completely through stocks that valued POPSUGAR over $300 million according to The Wall Street Journal. The CEO of Group Nine, Ben Lerer, said that the PopSugar acquisition is part of a bigger goal to “create a model for the next-generation.” All the different publications will reach hundreds of millions more social media followers. And POPSUGAR has raised Group Nine’s worth...

A customer is suing Starbucks for $10,000

An Oregon man is suing Starbucks for $10,000 after an allergic reaction sends him to the hospital. What Happened Yahoo Lifestyle reports a complaint was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court. The customer, Max Scher, went to a Starbucks back in May and ordered a “coffee with soy milk.” The complaint says that his drink had almond milk in it and he’s allergic. In fact, Scher told Yahoo Lifestyle that he’s allergic “to all types of nuts.” And he told The...

RocketBody offers customized heart-based workouts

We all know that working out is hard to do. With so many diet and exercise plans in the world today, finding what’s best is hard. The company RocketBody wants to change all of that. What is RocketBody? RocketBody is a personal fitness trainer for the Apple Watch that tracks the heart’s electrical pulses. This ECG (Electrocardiogram)- based approach to fitness makes it custom to each user. RocketBody can determine when the next workout should be or when the wearer needs to rest, for...

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