The first time I realized I had big-ish lips was when I was a teenager. I hated them. I resented the comments people made so much, I used to curl my top lip under when I smiled. So when I started wearing makeup, I avoided anything that drew attention to my lips—which was easy, given that Kylie Jenner was still a child and the look in my high-school was all about mascara and heavy black eyeliner. That changed in my early twenties when I started going out in college.
This time last year, we reported that fashion seemed to be on its way to genuine size inclusion. Looking back on 2017, the industry has shown that it’s still committed to progress. (Praise hands emoji!) In fact, it felt like media outlets, fashion brands, and models made even greater efforts this year than they did the last. Just when we thought Ashley Graham’s 2016 Sports Illustrated spread couldn’t be topped, she was on the cover of Vogue .
Now that I’ve lived on the West Coast for eighteen years and the East Coast for three months, I feel well-equipped to draw conclusions about all the perks, quirks and hidden talents of each coast. And, while “West Coast Best Coast” is a popular refrain among my classmates that hail from the sunnier states, I must admit that New England has its bright spots. So, why not have a greatest-hits coast with all the pros and none of the cons?
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".