I like to keep things light and fun on this site, but the current atmosphere in our country and around the world is impossible to ignore. I shared some thoughts on Charlottesville earlier this week and after the events in Barcelona, the pervasive feeling I have is disgust. As a relatively new parent, I'm fortunate that Sloan isn't aware of the hatred that currently permeates much of our society, but my hope is through love and understanding, we can create a better world for our children.
1. The brands that are actually behind Trader Joe’s snacks. 2. This website makes “modern art” out of any image by simplifying it to core elements. 3. Tips for wearing heels without damaging your feet. 4. Why dirt is good (and why kids need exposure to germs). 5. I love the simplicity of this DIY circle shelf. 6. This common American conversation starter is considered rude in most other places. 7. How do you “laugh” in text messages? 8. Here’s how much water you should drink to stay hydrated while exercising.
Structured tops are having a moment—it seems like every time I look online, there's a new off-shoulder, gingham, or bow-tied variation, and I couldn't be more excited. These tops (which I loosely define as anything that has an exaggerated or architectural sleeve or shape to it) hold a special place in my closet, since they're a great way to add a little edge.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".