Yelena Mandenberg

Yelena Mandenberg is the Ideas Editor at Grit Daily with a passion for news of all sorts. Finishing Brooklyn College with a degree in Print Media Journalism as the industry died out, she began working as a freelancer. After spending some time working in the retail industry, Yelena started BK Riot Writing, a marketing company that caters to small and local businesses, creating content that helps them compete.  From her South Brooklyn apartment where she lives with her cat & tortoise, Yelena is always seeking something new and interesting to cover.

Ben Von Wong Pushes the Boundaries of Art & Advocacy with Recyclable Installations

Artist and visual engineer, Ben Von Wong is known throughout the world for his show-stopping pieces that focus on making a positive impact. About four years ago, Ben Von Wong decided to make a change. Already a successful artist known for his hyper-realistic style and conceptual photography, Wong decided to focus his skills on making an environmental impact. Combining reality and fantasy, Wong’s projects showcase recyclable materials and have a strong message for those that come to see...

Netflix & NYX to Launch a “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Makeup Line

Featuring eye shadow, lip creams, blush, and highlighter, NYX & Netflix partnered together to create a specialty makeup line worthy of any aspiring Queen of Hell. Set to launch on January 26th, the new “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” makeup line is the first time Netflix has ever partnered with any makeup company to promote a show. NYX Professional Makeup is the perfect match – affordable, high-quality, and always on top of trends. Eyeshadow looks that’ll have the...

A New Pop-Up Hotel With a Room for Every Resolution

Booking.com has been shaking up the travel industry for some time with their creative and fun pop-up hotels. This new year, in an effort to encourage consumers to commit to themselves, the hotel giant presents “20 Epic Unique Places to Stay to Kick Start 2020 New Year’s Resolutions.” With reservations opening up on January 13, for two-night stays beginning on January 17th, guests can choose from 20 different rooms depending on what their aspirations are. According to a...

2019 Video Marketing Study Shows More People Are Watching Than Ever Before

Promo.com’s 2019 video marketing study shows that 49% of people are watching more than five videos a day, which is an increase over last year’s 44%. “There’s no denying businesses are creating more video content than ever before to match increased consumer demand,” said Tom More, CEO at Promo.com. “By understanding consumer preferences and habits for online videos, we hope to enable companies to better serve their customers through informed marketing decisions.”  Video...

Scientists Found an 18,000-Year-Old Puppy Perfectly Preserved in Permafrost

Siberia’s permafrost has unleashed many interesting finds, and this week the internet is obsessed with an 18,000-year-old puppy, found perfectly preserved, with fur, teeth, and even whiskers intact. Scientists found the dog in the Yakutsk region of Siberia. Through carbon dating, the Centre for Palaeogenetics—a joint project between Stockholm University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History found that the specimen is male and was two months old when it died… and that it has...

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