Want to freak out the kids? Make these green muffins TODAY. A few weeks ago I was mindlessly browsing Pinterest when the culinary stars aligned. I noticed the browning bananas looking quite sad in the dining room within minutes of stumbling across a simple blender-based gluten-free flourless banana muffin recipe from Amanda at Running With Spoons. Pow! So, guess what I did? Made muffins! Never mind it was already past my bedtime.
Time is ticking. A deadline looms. You have to compose a creative, engaging and insightful post about…light bulbs. Or, insurance policies. We’ve all been in a spot where we have to come up with something that will educate or entertain our readers about a topic that’s just not very sexy or unique. Even if you’ve been given an angle or bullet points to cover, coming up with those first few sentences can be worse than spending the afternoon with the dentist.
Each day we are challenged. Thoughts come and go and if we allow them, some will settle into our daily life. They become beliefs. They can guide us, or pull us down. It’s time to find the strength to honor the love and compassion that we have for ourselves and validate both the good and difficult thoughts that dance in our minds. They all serve a purpose. Moving heavy emotions aside, to let the light in. Acknowledging the pain, to feel the joy.
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".