With nowhere to be the next day but at home, stuffing your face, Blackout Wednesday is the unofficial start of Thanksgiving Weekend: A night comprised of celebrating with friends, reunions and drinking until your brain is annihilated—so annihilated, in fact, that you don’t remember annihilating it. The name, in other words, is 100 percent earned. As you’ll know if you’ve ever experienced it, blacking out is a strange experience.
In a world where everything is labeled #FakeNews, no topic is safe. For example: stretching. Numerous stories on the internet say stretching before exercise is bad for you because it can make working out less effective — or even increase your risk of injury. But how is that possible? We’ve all been taught since forever that it’s essential to stretch before doing anything. So should we really stop? Let’s find out. It’s not quite that simple: There’s a time and a place for stretching, certainly.
Before he became the world’s most famous living astrophysicist, TV host and popularizer of science, Neil deGrasse Tyson was a wrestler at Harvard University, where he was named team co-captain his senior year. Though the school is elite, the wrestling team’s record back then (roughly the late 1970s) was far more ordinary. Tyson’s many teammates included David Baer, Tony Cimmarrusti, James A. Phills, Rick Sullivan and Paul Widerman, plus team manager Carol Marquez.
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".