I’m a San Francisco-based freelance writer and editor.
My first book, "Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop" (an anthology of essays about Madonna by women writers), was published in March 2012 from Soft Skull Press. I’m also the author of "The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Po...
When I was 29, I gave up drinking . When I was 37, I quietly started again after mulling over the idea of revisiting wine. One night, without any pre-planning, I ordered a glass of Malbec while I was out to dinner with a friend. My throat warmed with an old, familiar pleasure: “Oh! You again!”And it didn’t end later, either, when I began drinking a glass or two of wine a few nights a week. In the past, I’d developed a long and complex history with alcohol.
Next time you’re absent-mindedly picking your polish colors, selecting the design for your next nail-art masterpiece, or trying to awkwardly read your text messages in the middle of your manicure, remember: You’re in good company. Nails have been a dedicated part of many women’s beauty regimes for a long, long time, and it doesn’t look like that’ll be changing anytime soon. Various cultures have long used DIY stains, powders, and creams to tint and buff their nails.
Being Around Your #girlsquad Can Help Release More OxytocinAs a lifelong introvert, I’ve always felt most comfortable hanging out with friends, boyfriends, coworkers, and pretty much anyone else one-on-one. (Intimate conversations: yes. Large group activities: resounding nope.) And though terms like #girlsquad stress me out — well, most group situations stress me out — I realize that I’ve obsessively relied on and returned to my core crew of girlfriends over the years.
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".