At some point, when you’re a half mile out to sea and at least forty-five minutes from a hot shower, your body will tell you that it’s time to go in. Not like summer or fall, when you quit if the wind changes or the tide gets too high. In February, I turn back only when my hands and feet stop working. My fingers curl up into a claw so I can’t grip the board, or I lose feeling in my feet and can’t stand up. That makes me sound tougher than I am.
When Bluetooth earbuds came on the scene, the promise was irresistible. They claimed to work like the earbuds that came with your phone, but without any wires. Now that top-of-the-line smartphones are coming without traditional headphone jacks, wireless headphones are more common than ever. Just one problem: They still don’t work as well as their wired brethren.
I'd tried to cut my own hair a few times before, both to save cash and to learn a useful skill. The results were always bad enough that the barber I would finally visit usually asked, unprompted, “Did you do this yourself?” This time, instead of relying on YouTube, I got help from Mike Martinez, a stylist and instructor at Cutler Salon in New York. I moistened my hair with a spray bottle, then dragged the corner of the comb from my right eyebrow to my crown to create a lengthwise part.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".