We surveyed 400 women from across the US on what swim trunks they want to see men wear this summer. All of a sudden it's summer, which means it's time to swap some fresh options into your swimsuit drawer (or you know, replace the one worn-out pair of swim trunks you've had in there since college). Sounds simple right? Well, not exactly. Now, more than ever, the men's swimwear market is a labyrinth of colors, patterns, shapes, and, most confusingly, a variety of different lengths.
For the second day in a row a dress code banning men from wearing shorts is coming under fire in the UK. England, just let men wear shorts, yeesh. Today's protesters, school boys from the Isca Academy in Exeter, opposed to their school's no-shorts policy responded by showing up in the school's dress code-approved (but reserved for girls) tartan skirts.
The cornerstone of any man's wardrobe also tends to overlap greatly with the most basic pieces in his closet. Think: the jeans, tees, white oxford shirts, boxer briefs, and sneakers he reaches for first and most often. But when it comes to these building blocks, men don't always feel 100% satisfied. That's at least in part because, the more minimal a garment is the harder it is to perfect.
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".