Shopping for holiday presents online is a little tricky this year. It’s already risky enough to order for Christmas Eve delivery, but in 2017 that date falls on a Sunday, making it a double whammy for already-strapped logistics systems. But if you’re a last-minute shopper, we’re here for you, because depending on where you’re buying presents from — and how much you’re willing to pay for expedited shipping — when the “last minute” is can vary.
My induction into the world of fancy hair straighteners came via Chi — via my mom, via her hairdresser who would order them at wholesale price and sell them to her without a markup. It vanquished my natural waves that puberty had just triggered, and to a 15-year-old in flat-iron-obsessed 2005 who had absolutely zero real-world problems, this was a godsend. When it died days before I left for college, I panicked and cried. (Again, absolutely zero real-world problems.)
The first two-thirds of the year has brought some major shopping changes to New York City, like two crazy Urban Outfitters in Williamsburg and Herald Square, a mega H&M on Fifth Avenue that's just down the street from the new Valentino, and the first-ever Rachel Comey store in Soho. But the city's retail scene isn't slowing down—in fact, it's just getting started with 2014. Ahead, we've got 21 stores that we're looking forward to seeing before the end of the year.
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".