It's January, and you know what that means? You've gotta plan to get some shit done this coming year. It's tradition! Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or just good intentions, there are strategies proven to keep you from flaking on your fitness routine or that vow to find a better job. We let you in on those success secrets in the kickoff piece of our new platform for 2018: Start Something. Grab our January issue (on newsstands now!)
At Cosmo, we pride ourselves on being early adopters—meaning, we like to do cool things before they catch on! And this month is no different. It's our first-ever Snappable issue. Throughout these pages, you'll find Snapcodes that will enable you to unlock special content. (Keep your eyes peeled for the ghost icons.)
Here's how: Simply open your Snapchat app, and take a picture of any Snapcode you see to view beauty and style tips, gift ideas, streaming workouts, and even some very sexy bedroom toys, which you can click to buy. (Holiday gift to yourself, perhaps?) An added bonus: Some of our advertising partners have gotten in on the action, too, by decking out their ads with Snapcodes. I hope you find the multiplatform experience as fun as I do. This is one time when "ghosting" is actually a good thing!
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".