Now that the thick, dank clouds of stigma that long swamped anything involving mental health are at long last burning off, we can finally feel freer-than-ever to talk about what truly troubles us. Freer-than-ever doesn't mean totally, blissfully free. In these early, not-quite-walking-on-eggshells days, we're still blundering through wisps of ignorance, denial, fear and shame. But it's a start.
A narcissist walks into a bar. "What can I get you?" asks the bartender. "Something," says the narcissist, gesturing toward all the other customers, "that's better than whatever they're having." • • •What does the narcissist say as you awaken from a six-month coma at the hospital? "I've been sitting here for an hour and you haven't even mentioned my new haircut." • • •You: "You never listen to me." Narcissist: "Huh? I wasn't listening."
I mean, besides the yachts. I envy them for the same reason that I envy countless non-celebrities: clerks and surgeons and other strangers whom I do not know but who have nicknames — bestowed not by rabid fans or handlers but by their friends, families or those five guys on the bus who call them Frenchy. Last year, I asked some friends and relatives to call me AJ: A for Anneli, J for one of my middle names. Forever inconsistent, I asked others to call me a mini-version of that middle name.
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".