Vineeta Rajani had little understanding of Christmas while growing up in India. But after embracing Canadian life when she arrived here in 2009, Rajani is marrying her love for an ancient art form with a very Christmas tradition. Since November, the 33-year-old has been working in the basement of her home in Bedford, N.S., making over holiday ornaments with henna designs she draws in acrylic paint. Henna is a form of body art popular in India and other countries.
Two breast cancer survivors in Nova Scotia are creating heart-shaped pillows to help ease the emotional and physical pain experienced by women after mastectomies and surgeries to remove lymph nodes. Attached to the pillow is a strap, which helps hold it underneath the arm. The armpit becomes very sore following surgery and the pillow helps alleviate some of that pain.
Dalhousie University is now offering "emergency hijab kits" to women who need a replacement, a measure that comes amid reports of Muslim students being attacked for their religion and having their headdresses yanked off. The president of the Dalhousie Student Union said she knows a number of women on campus who have told her they were victims of this kind of violence, although few decide to tell school officials. "This is a proactive measure, but it's not unfounded," Amina Abawajy said.
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".