As we move into a new fashion season and the stores fill up with the latest looks, I often wonder if shopping has become daunting. Where do you start if you’re contemplating updating your wardrobe with special pieces that make you feel both confident and modern? As I have worked in fashion for more than 30 years, I’m usually the person other women turn to for advice on what to buy that’s right for now, and many tell me they are sometimes overwhelmed by the choice on the shop floor.
The Fodmap diet is back. This culinary wasteland of joyless eating has once again been adopted, this time by today’s enthusiastic clean-eating brigade as a new answer to tummy troubles — we’ve written about its second coming. As someone who lived through Fodmap the first time, this is disappointing. And after reading Phoebe Luckhurst’s piece, I am left wondering why so many of us flock to adopt a new diet in the manner of taking up a risky hobby?
Me stood in bedroom on the first Monday morning of every September: “OK, wardrobe, what fantastic new looks have you got for me?” Opens door, lets out big sigh of disappointment, lies back on bed and wonders why whole life hasn’t changed over the summer and wardrobe hasn’t automatically updated itself with new “back-to-school” clothes I can’t wait to wear to live aforementioned fantasy new life (sighs again). And so it goes every year. Well, not this year, people.
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".