Artist Nickolay Lamm is taking his images of a Barbie doll with real-world proportions and turning them into an actual doll. Called Lammily, the doll has brown hair and is based off of average human proportions. Her clothes are "strikingly simple," she wears little makeup, and she is meant to appear healthy and strong. Her motto, Lamm says, is "average is beautiful." The crowd-funding campaign to create the first Lammily dolls has already met 150 percent of its goal, with more than 4,300 backers.
People looking to reduce a bit of clutter and turn a quick buck by auctioning off an Oscar trophy risk the wrath of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Apparently, the Academy takes its trophies quite seriously, as the family of Joseph Wright—a 1942 Oscar winner—just found out, after auctioning off his trophy. The Academy has announced that it is suing both the family and Briarbrook Auction House, the establishment that oversaw the trophy's $79,200 sale, Hollywood Reporter writes.
Bartenders are a pretty adept bunch. Their job success depends upon accurately reading their customers, whether that means knowing when to make small talk, offering another round at an opportune moment or determining when a boozy patron has had enough. The best bartenders can even judge a person’s body language to distinguish between when someone is standing around, anxious to order another drink, and when they’re just hanging out at the bar.
Latest development in the trophy hunting debacle: U.S. will consider applications from trophy hunters who want to import elephant tusks and lion parts from previously banned African countries on a case-to-case basis. http://nyti.ms/2G3jsq7@nytimes@NYTScience
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".