In recent months, we've all experienced the deluge of revelations about sexual harassment and assault. These stories have focused largely on holding powerful men accountable for their actions: Hollywood moguls, renowned writers, elected representatives, celebrity chefs, television personalities, publishers... the list continues literally ad nauseum.
Self-care has become a buzzword, but it’s also an important concept—and one with roots in activism. As the brilliant writer, feminist, and thinker Audre Lorde wrote in A Burst of Light, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." Many people—especially women, and especially women of color—spend so much of their lives supporting other people that they often don’t have the energy to focus on themselves and what their bodies need.
Few experiences feel more like an act of true #selfcare than kicking back with a good face mask at home. Face masks are all about taking a much-needed time-out—and of course, they make your skin feel amazing, which doesn’t exactly hurt. The whole process is one of my favorite things in the entire world, and I indulge in it regularly. I understand some people go to spas for these treatments, but frankly, that sounds both expensive and stressful to me.
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".