Getting engaged made me enormously happy, then almost immediately wreaked havoc on my mental and physical health. The stress of wedding planning has, to date, caused me anxiety attacks, low mood, two tooth infections, and a bout of tonsillitis. There was also a stomach bug, but I don’t think I can blame that on wedding stress.
Being in a serious relationship can and should change you. There are so many positive changes that can come about from being in a healthy and happy relationship, but you’ve got to expect some challenges too. In my relationship, money sometimes creates a problem – or, rather, I’ve managed to turn money into a problem. I’ve always seen myself as an independent career-woman, and it turns out far more of my self-worth was wrapped up in that image than I realised.
I’ve been on some form of contraception, on and off, for about 15 years now, and, I STILL don’t know enough about contraception. I’ve read up on it, done my research, talked to friends about their experiences, made appointments with my GP to discuss it, visited family planning clinics, spoke to pharmacists, and all I seem to have learnt is that no-one really knows much about contraception. Does the pill cause depression, or have an effect on your sex drive?
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".