Yelena Mandenberg

Yelena Mandenberg is a Staff Writer at GritDaily with a passion for news of all sorts. From Brooklyn, NY, she shares an apartment with her cat and tortoise and freelances full-time. Taking on projects big and small, Mandenberg loves helping small businesses expand their marketing and websites.

Governor’s Ball 2019: Here’s the Food and Fun You Don’t Want to Miss

Governor’s Ball is back for its eighth annual run in New York City, and it’s one of those festivals you don’t want to miss. With a musical lineup featuring a variety of artists, from Nas to Florence + the Machine to Lil Wayne, the festival draws an audience in the hundreds of thousands. So while you’re there catching up on the best music the city has to offer, you’ve gotta eat right? And Governor’s Ball is kind of a haven for foodies. This year they’ve...

Tiny Organics Creates a Subscription Service That Brings Organic Baby Food To Your Doorstep

Tiny Organics was born out of the simple idea that parents everywhere deserve to be able to get ready-made organic and sustainable baby food that’s not packed with sugar or preservatives. For a long time, the options have been, either buy what the supermarket is offering (which isn’t always the most nutritious) or take the time to cook and make your own purees. The second isn’t really an option for most people. We’re a generation of eating out, and being able to have...

Halima Aden Wore a Burkini for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue – A Big First For the Mag

Halima Aden wore a burkini for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue, which is a big first for the magazine. They’ve been working on increasing representation for a few years now, featuring more plus-size models and covering feminist issues on their site. Halima Aden has made her career out of being first – she gained fame when she became the first participant in the Miss Minnesota pageant wearing a burkini for the swimsuit portion. The Somali-American model was also the first...

Investors Canceled Woodstock 50 Citing Chaos, Permit, and Capacity Issues

Investors canceled Woodstock 50, the Anniversary festival, which was supposed to feature Miley Cyrus, Halsey, Jay-Z, and plenty others. The investors cited permit and capacity issues. Prior to this, the event was being hyped up as the biggest festival of the summer. Celebrating the 50th anniversary since the iconic Woodstock show, investors saw an opportunity to put together a solid musical event. Now, just weeks after doing a media blast to promote the event, the team behind the concert had...

How a Lawyer Innovated a Legal Database App That Makes Superior Court Records Searchable For the First Time

Nicole Clark is known as a business litigation, labor, and employment attorney who has handled cases in both state and federal courts. While watching lawyers struggle to find information on judges and past cases, Clark came up with a solution. A first-of-its-kind legal database app that makes superior court records searchable. It’s no secret that many industries fail to utilize technology in a productive way, and the legal field is one of them. Clark found that many lawyers basically had to send a variety of internal emails to gather information on the judges seeing their cases or similar past rulings. Finding it incredible that in this age of tech there’s no sufficient and data-driven way for lawyers to do research, Clark...