On Friday, the fourth day of testimony in the criminal sentencing hearing of disgraced USA Gymnastics ex-doctor Larry Nassar, Team USA Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman delivered a victim statement that ended in resounding applause and praise from Judge Rosemarie Aquilina. As she took the stand to deliver her statement, Raisman thanked the “army of survivors” who have spoken out against the doctor so far. She then turned her attention to Nassar himself.
Ladies First highlights women and girls who are making the world better for the rest of us. It might surprise you to learn that the woman behind the now-iconic pussyhat isn’t an expert knitter. In fact, the pink, cat-eared beanie that has come to represent a new chapter in the women’s movement was Pussyhat Project co-founder Krista Suh’s first attempt at knitting a hat. Suh tells me by phone that the idea to make a hat came the day after Trump was elected president in November 2016.
“What’s the worst that could happen?” I asked myself as I hustled the 20-minute walk from Brit + Co‘s Tribeca office to the Bowery in lower Manhattan, where I was embarking on my first class at a boutique fitness studio called ModelFit. The name basically says all you need to know about the brand: it’s fitness for people who want to look more like models. I hated it already. Not to imply that I wouldn’t love to look like a model, but I’ve had nearly 32 years to accept what nature gave me instead.
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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".