The real drama of Oscars night is not who's going to win Best Picture. No, the real drama is closer to home. It's this: How the hell are you expected to watch the ceremony at home if you don't pay for cable? And, if you are paying for cable (as I do), why? (???) Should I be on YouTube Red or something? Am I throwing money out the window? I do like the DVR situation I've got going on where I let the broadcast run for 20 minutes before tuning in so that I can zip through all the commercials.
The thing about Christine Chin is that I respect her, but I'm mostly afraid of her. I've actually never had an appointment with her—it's been on my to-do list for awhile, but it's taking some time to work up the courage. It's funny, too, because her salon is literally around the corner from my home. But the facialist didn't garner the nickname "Mean Christine" for nothing. This lady is the original queen of extractions. (Dr. Pimple Popper can take a number.)
In today's climate (political, social, meteorological), baths are the pinnacle of self-care. Nothing says, "I look after my mental health!" like submerging yourself in a tub of scalding water, maybe some rose petals and Morton's table salt, and teetering a very electrical, definitely not water-resistant iPad above it all while tentatively enjoying some old Parks & Rec episodes. Hey, we all do it! And we all pretend it's more glamorous than it is.
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".