Our editor's top picks, from the hilarious to the newsworthy. I've always loved podcasts, but it wasn't until writing this post that I realized just how much I love podcasts—and what an impact they have on my daily life. They get me out the door in the morning, are the soundtrack to boring chores, tasks, and long runs, and make even L.A. traffic something to look forward to.
A bold velvet tracksuit that's also entirely approachable. In designing clothing, I collect countless prints and images as inspiration for each collection so that by the time it comes down to creating pieces, I have a fairly clear vision of what they'll look like. This was not one of those cases. I knew I wanted to create a velvet tracksuit, but an entirely velvet suit felt risky, and possibly too bold.
I felt slightly off all week. Things started well enough - we took full advantage of the long weekend by trekking down to Santa Monica to try a burger I'd been reading about for ages (consensus: it's one of the best in the city). I spent time with friends, G surprised me by recreating my favorite indulgent pasta dish (recipe here) at home, and Sloan was extra sweet and fun. I chalk it up to the fact that some weeks just don't quite click, for no reason in particular.
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".