Ever notice how when you buy a razor, it’s almost exactly the same as the ones in the men’s section but it costs a little more? That’s known as the “pink tax,” and it doesn’t exist for any real reason other than the fact that women will pay it. But a new startup, Billie, is trying to do away with it. The “pink tax” is basically gendered pricing. So, in any drugstore, your razors are 13% more than your boyfriend’s just because they’re pink.
Building a beauty empire is as important in a celeb’s development these days as releasing an AutoTuned dance single was in the 2000s. And now, Vanessa Hudgens is the latest celeb to try her hand at selling makeup to the masses. Vanessa’s teaming up with Sinful Colors, a nail polish company that also did a range with Kylie Jenner last year. Vanessa’s not just the face of SC’s new cosmetics line. She helped design the products, too. Her title is actually Global Color Collaborator.
Today in WTF news, the Chinese government isn’t letting Katy Perry perform at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show because of an outfit she once wore. You might assume it’s because Katy has been known to culturally appropriate from time to time, most notoriously during her hot mess of a geisha-inspired AMA performance. But no, apparently the Chinese government had no beef with that particular ensemble. Instead, it’s because she wore a dress with sunflowers on it. Sunflowers, dude!
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".