You know that ex who always slept in socks and you were like, “Eww, that’s gross. Stop touching me with your woolly man-feet”? Turns out, he was on to something. According to researchers at the sleep laboratory at the University of Basel in Switzerland (which, P.S., sounds like the most relaxing place in the universe), people whose extremities are warmer than room temperature are more likely to fall asleep quickly.
How does it work? At first, we were slightly intimidated when a little white machine and box filled with dry ice arrived at our door. But the process of making the food is pretty damn easy. Basically, you fill the top of the Meal Maker with water (like a coffee maker) and empty the contents of a single pre-portioned baggie into the blender part of the machine. With the twist of a dial, you steam the veggies or fruit for 20 minutes, then blend everything up in a matter of seconds. Piece of cake.
You know those urban legends about ladies who deliver babies in the back of cabs? We found one. Meet Janna Hawkins, who was headed in an Uber from her home in Brooklyn to the hospital when her son, Sheldon, decided to enter the world a hair prematurely. (They were in gridlock traffic between two double-decker tour busses, in case you need a true visual.) We sat down with her and asked our most pressing questions.
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".