Mr Smaggle and I have been on a big journey with our eating habits in the past year. We’re both business owners so optimal health is incredibly important to us. We can’t afford have sick days if we’re not firing on all cylinders due to not taking care of ourselves. We’re constantly changing our diets, trying to find the best combo of food for consistent energy levels and overall good health. He’s also a coeliac so this makes us not at all fun to cook dinner for.
I recently wrote about Project 333, which is a simple minimalist wardrobe challenge designed to help people create a capsule wardrobe. I’ve been dabbling with travel capsule wardrobes for years, but I’ve never created a strict minimalist wardrobe at home. My wardrobe is technically already very minimalist because I don’t have room for much. I share a double sliding wardrobe with Mr Smaggle and that’s all the space I have so, I work with it.
It was a Sunday night and I was sitting on the couch with my laptop, frantically writing out a briefing document that was due to a client the next day. I’d given myself a deadline of 10pm to down tools and we were half way through the televised screening of Spiderman 3 that was on in the background so I knew I was running out of time. ‘Finished!’ I said gleefully at 9.57pm. I snapped my laptop shut and went to put it on my desk in my office. I’d had an extremely productive day.
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".