Few of us have ever had the pleasure (or pain) of tying a bow tie. The wedding and prom season staple — now co-opted by hipsters — was seen as too complicated a knot for the modern man to pull off, so clip-ons and cleanly pre-tied options ruled the style landscape. But you cannot order a martini, shaken or stirred, in clip-on. The good news: The knot isn’t really as difficult as you might think, and honestly a little mess can go a long way toward an authentically masculine look.
There are a few essential questions for parents to consider as the wrestle with where they want to send their children to school. Do they trust in the local public-school system to deliver on its promise of preparing children for an increasingly complicated world? Should they shell out for an enrollment in a private school with all the perks they claim to offer? For every expert extolling the virtues of keeping a child in public schools, there is another touting the benefits of going private.
The tie was the first casualty of casual America. What started with suits in offices and on airplanes devolved in to golf shirts on Fridays, then jeans everyday, then T-shirts and sneakers, and now fashionable sweats. We want to be comfortable, so a colorful noose is the last thing we’re willing to don. Patrick Grant, creative director at Norton & Sons on London’s Savile Row, once explained that everything about a dress shirt is engineered to hold a necktie.
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".