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.

Crayola Releases MAKEUP LINE and It’s Everything Your Inner 90’s Child Ever Wanted

Crayola and Asos have teamed up to create a brand new makeup line – bold and bright, just in time for summer. Sold exclusively online at ASOS, the line features 58 different pieces, including eyeshadow palettes, lipstick, contour pencils, a new highlighter (of course!), brushes, and amazingly colorful face crayons. The entire line is considered vegan, including the brush kit. Prices for crayons and sticks are between $15-$40, so even the makeup addict on a budget can afford a piece or...

Miss America Pageant Ends Swimsuit Competition With an Astonishing Message for Contestants

In another post-#MeToo breakthrough, the new chair of the Miss America organization, Gretchen Carlson, announced that the swimsuit event would no longer be a vital part of the Miss America competition. On ABC’s Good Morning America this morning, Carlson stated: “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. That’s huge. And that means we will no longer have a swimsuit competition.” In fact, Carlson, a former Miss America winner, explained that the...

Jimmy Fallon’s Surprise Advice to Parkland’s Graduating Class

Jimmy Fallon surprised the graduating class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida with a commencement address that was meant to inject some humor and hope into an otherwise solemn graduation. Fallon has been following the Parkland survivor activists since the shooting, even making an appearance in Washington, supporting the March for Our Lives protest last March. Excited tweets from students confirmed that this was a total surprise for them. The Tonight Show Host...

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