These days, however, my husband Alex and I travel with a small boy in tow, and all our two year old, Freddie, wants in life is to be outside, throwing stones and whacking things with sticks. Suddenly long-haul adventures are off the table and beach breaks have become the only thing I can imagine doing for at least the next dozen years. Luckily, the Greek island of Kefalonia holds particular appeal for a trio of gingers on tour.
Not a lot of people know this but I’m very good at...Etch A Sketch and have been since I was a kid. I can draw a perfect circle, do shading, everything. If I had an Etch A Sketch now I’d draw you an awesome picture. My best friend is…a tame robin that I have in my back garden. He sits on my shoulder and feeds from my hand and is there almost every day – he sort of shouts at the backdoor for me to come out. On the days he doesn’t turn up I’m bereft and get really worried about him.
Preparing yourself for winter can be complicated, so pamper yourself insteadIf, like me, you think the idea of juicing your way through January sounds far too much like hard work, give the puritanical a miss and go for pampering instead. Pick the right products and you can feel virtuous and bring benefits to your skin without having to feel miserable. This will gently banish impurities and environmental irritants while using cucumber to calm any redness. And who says sugar has to be bad for you?
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".