Surveys have shown that Swedes are some of the happiest and most well-adjusted people on earth. But we don't need hard numbers to see that they're also some of the most beautiful. Of course, Swedish celebrities like Malin Åkerman, Elsa Hosk, and Frida Gustavsson bewitch us with their impossibly clear, youthful complexions. (And it's not just the women—Alexander Skarsgård, anyone?) But we've also noticed everyday Swedes flaunt the same glowy, glass-like skin. Could it be something in the water?
Since childhood, we've been repeatedly warned of the cringe-worthy effects that too much alcohol can have on our bodies. (And since uni, most of us have become all too familiar with them firsthand.) There's no denying that alcohol plays a major role in the life of most British adults. In fact, registered dietitian Jenny Champion says that more than half of us report drinking alcohol on a monthly basis. "Occasional drinking has been said to improve health," she says.
The key to this trick is to drastically change the temperature of your shower water in 30-second intervals. Start with icy-cold water, and let that run for 30 seconds. Switch to the hottest temperature you can tolerate for another 30, and then switch back to cold water for the last 30 seconds. The technique is technically referred to as "hot and cold hydrotherapy," and though it sounds a bit unpleasant, it's actually been used all over the world.
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".