SINGAPORE - Once or twice a week, a deliveryman drives up to the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and alights with an airtight plastic cylinder containing bags of human fat tissue labelled "biohazard". He takes it to the lab of Assistant Professor Cleo Choong, who puts the fat tissue through a battery of centrifuges, filters and pressurised gas chambers.
The shape of your face may seem an inborn and permanent thing, as rigid as your skull. But people are figuring out that they can make modifications to look younger and more attractive. Aesthetic doctors here are seeing increasing numbers of both men and women turn up for injections and ultrasound to change their face shape. This is different from procedures such as double-eyelid surgery and nose jobs, which alter just the individual features of the face.
Visitors to Ms Canny Teo's house sometimes tell her they feel cold, even though she does not use air-conditioning. The 49-year-old housewife's home at 51, Joo Chiat Terrace does not have electronic gadgetry to monitor and regulate temperature. "We have 25 people in the living room and there's no need for air-con," said Ms Teo of the weekly family gatherings in the renovated shophouse built in the early 1900s. The secret?
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".