An assortment of colours twist and turn before my eyes as though I’m peering through a kaleidoscope. My body feels featherweight, content in a state of relaxed paralysis. Slowly the psychedelic jamboree on my eyelids cartwheels into the darkness and the lullaby of the meditation tape starts to fade. I keep my eyes shut, basking in a feeling of complete peace. I had arrived at Split Apple Retreat the day before, having driven from Nelson on New Zealand’s South Island.
Imagine waking up in a beautiful sculpted bedroom made entirely of ice and snow. It's one of the most incredible travel experiences, which is why we've created an exclusive trip for woman&home readers to the Ice Hotel in Swedish Lapland. In the depth of winter, you may expect it to be chilly 200km north of the Arctic, especially when lying on a bed made of ice. But when you're wrapped in Arctic furs and lying on a thick mattress of reindeer hides, you're guaranteed to keep warm.
There was great news for the Lake District this week, as it was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The Lake District joins the likes of The Grand Canyon, Hadrian's Wall and Machu Picchu on the list of world-renowned treasures. Inclusions must meet one of 10 selection criteria, as well as be of outstanding universal value.
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".