You wake up just as tired as when you went to sleep. You try to get more sleep on the weekends, but you never seem to be able to get enough. Next week will be better you think, but it never is. Every morning you wonder: Why can’t I sleep? Welcome to the grumpiest club on earth. Lack of sleep has become an epidemic and it’s not getting better. Plus, the state of world isn’t making for a restful day much less a restful night. So, other than the world crumbling under our feet, why can’t you sleep?
Twenty years ago, the big-screen romance Love Jones opened in theaters, its first images of a darkened Chicago cityscape set to a jazz-inflected R&B soundtrack. The story of an on-again, off-again relationship between two artists in Chicago, Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate) and Nina Moseley (Nia Long), was a celebration of Black love and Black creativity.
It’s the day before payday or the week before that freelance check you’ve been waiting for finally hits your mailbox. You take a look at the balance of your bank account and start to feel a thousand knots form in your stomach. In your mind, you calculate all of the bills you have yet to pay and the vacation with your girlfriends you’ve already booked. Your bank account is feeling the pain and your psychological health probably is feeling it too.
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".