And it doesn’t seem to be getting any simpler. Each day there’s a new distraction vying for our attention. A different shiny object begging us to take it out of its case and play with it. We wear our 80+ hour work-weeks like a badge of honor. We love to tell everyone how busy we are because it makes us feel important. Or we just think that’s how it’s supposed to be. At least that’s how it was for me. Until I decided to change. I couldn’t take it anymore.
I used to be one of those people who loved to brag about how busy he was. You know the type. Heck, you might even be one of "those" people... I would work 60, 70, sometimes 80 hours a week--it was never enough. I wore my 'busy-ness' like a badge of honor... I loved telling you how unbelievably hectic my life was at any given moment. After years of grinding away, I realized one day that I needed to completely reevaluate what I was doing with my life, what my priorities were.
A study published in 2013 examined why students dropped out of high school, charting students' motivations for dropping out since 1955. The students were broken into three categories:Students in the third category -- who "fall" out -- represent roughly 14% of the 1.4 million students who dropout of high school each year; meaning disengagement leads to 168,000 students dropping out in the US each year.
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".