I am 30 — a grown married woman who recently found out she’s pregnant. It is early, still; I have just begun getting morning-afternoon-and-evening sickness. I am visiting a friend on the West Coast for Memorial Day, and for fun, we decide to watch 50 Shades Darker. In the middle of the film, a character attempts to assault a woman in his office.
The Puerto Rican arepa is a humble disk of fried dough made to sop up sauce from arroz con habichuelas or carne bif (rice and beans and canned corned beef, respectively, for the uninitiated). Nearly all Latin American countries have their own specialty they call an “arepa,” but rarely are they the same thing, and never are they my grandmother’s. Venezuelan arepas are crispy and stuffed with black beans and avocado. Colombian arepas are soft and corn-based, piled with cheese and ground beef.
There is a time when you first find out you are pregnant that your thoughts start turning — if the pregnancy is wanted, that is, if it’s good news. Your body is no longer the body that you knew; it is warmer now, hot with extra blood to build the new human inside. Your skin feels tight against your bloated bits, but your sore breasts give you comfort each time you lie down to rest — they make you feel productive even if you are tired all the time. Your old neuroses seem useless now.
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".