I've always prided myself on being a vaguely intelligent human, and yet here I am, having almost reached the ripe old age of 27, and up until today I didn't know what the SPF number of sunscreen actually meant. I mean, obviously I know SPF stands for 'sun protection factor', but I thought the 15, 30, 50 and so on was just a random numerical scale much like tennis scoring, the greater the number only generally indicating a heavier level of coverage. But it turns out I was completely wrong.
There's loads of stuff you need to think about before you set off on a worldwide trip backpacking and generally living your best life. Namely, how the eff you're going to fit enough clothes for the best part of a year into one measly rucksack.
Nic Chapman, one half of Youtube makeup duo Pixiwoo, has revealed in an emotional video that she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The vlogger can be seen crying as she reveals to her 2 million subscribers how she's been secretly battling the neurological disease, which affects around 100,000 people in the UK . A person develops MS when the coating around their nerve fibres becomes damaged, which causes a range of symptoms - mainly physical, but also linked to memory and emotions.
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".