It is synonymous with sex, smoking and seediness. But there is much more to Amsterdam today than clusters of dingy coffee shops and The Red Light District. The Netherlands’ capital city offers everything from fine dining to top fashion names, plus there’s the historic canal region and the legacy of Anne Frank. Not only that, there are exquisite, award-winning treats - from cookies to cheese – on almost every street thanks to dozens of artisan cafes.
It has long been hailed as the cheat's way to exercise - while having fun. And now Canadian researchers claim to have discovered exactly how many calories the average person burns during sex. They say that in young people, sex burns an average of 4.2 calories a minute for men and 3.1 calories a minute for women. With the average session lasting 24.7 minutes, this equates to 104 calories for men and 69 for women. This makes it better exercise than a walk - but not as good as jogging.
It's considered the virtuous option compared to other fizzy drinks and often more refreshing than bog standard still water. But sparkling water is not as harmless as most of us think – and is actually more acidic than wine and vinegar, a dentist has warned. 'Most people have no idea that fizzy water is extremely acidic, it's pH3 on the acidity scale' says Adam Stone, a dentist in London's Harley Street. 'The bubbles erode your tooth enamel – and over time this causes painful, yellow cracked teeth.'
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".