I won’t lie — being able to work where you want, when you want is a wonderful thing. Because I have that freedom, I usually only go to my office when I’m producing a Webinar. Other than that, I’ve found that Starbucks is a great place to open up the laptop and get some work done. For one thing, it’s almost always, clean, bright, lively and accommodating. By this, I mean it’s a nice place to work with a positive vibe — and they actually want you there (or, at the very least, don’t seem to mind you).
Before you get married, everything is so simple. After you get married, you meet the minefields. In my particular case, these are chiefly my wife’s birthday and Mother’s Day, for these are the days in which the pedestal must come out and my wife placed upon it as I — preferably from a kneeling position yet with hands raised in supplication — fete all that she is for a minimum of two days (despite the name, Mother’s Day apparently covers the weekend).
“When I do get to work from home, I wind up actually working more,” said my neighbor Joe, who’s employed by a Japanese investment bank in New York City. “I start working at the time I’d normally leave for my hour-and-a-half commute, I eat a quick lunch in the kitchen, and then I don’t stop working until well after I’d have arrived home. Oh, and I don’t get interrupted a dozen times by nonsense.
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".