Holidays are when our eyes are turned to the table and our favorite foods are abundant. We eat, indulge and enjoy, yet afterwards we often feel badly about it. Are you able to let go of the food guilt this month? How did you feel after Thanksgiving last week? This is the time of year when thankfulness and gratitude for the food, family and friends should be the focus, yet so many of us talk about feeling fat and/or guilty after indulging.
What do you do when you need peace and quiet? Our lives have become steadily and increasingly polluted with environmental noise — some of it self-generated and some of it outside of our control. Leaf blowers, car alarms, barking dogs, television and loud music all bring noise into our lives. Dozens of scientific studies show noise as a “modern plague” and state how our daily consumption of noise negatively impacts our health and well-being.
Have you heard this phrase? “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is illusion of knowledge.”Our society really does encourage us to be opinionated experts and this fulfills our need to feel important, valuable and well- regarded. Scan the assertions you see on Facebook or watch a few minutes of the nightly news and you’ll see this in action.
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".