It is a grey afternoon the day I knock on Monika Deol’s door. When she appears, kindly inviting me into her home overlooking the beautiful autumn colours of Stanley Park, things begin to brighten. For one thing, her lips are shimmering. The beautiful deep red radiates in the light; it’s a metallic glow that could captivate anyone, and that certainly is the aim. Deol would know: she is the woman behind this very Stardust Lip powder, which is part of her Canadian-made makeup line Stellar Beauty.
When at the grocery store, we often find ourselves checking the ingredients on the side of a product’s box, scanning to see if there are certain fixings we find unfamiliar or unwanted. When the name of a chemical or preservative is spotted, that’s a cue for many to put down the package and walk away. If our food choices are a cause for concern, shouldn’t our beauty routines be, too? When it comes to everyday makeup, products packed with unnatural and synthetic substances seem to still be the norm.
For Vancouverites who live their lives in the bike lane, sustainable design start-up Killwood wants your ride to be a proud centerpiece of the home. Meet Bika, a modern bike rack that proves to be the perfect solution for any cyclist dealing with the space crunch of urban living. The minimalist design is sleek, with the bike storage unit doubling up as a shelf to house other lifestyle goods. More impressive?
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".