Image: Getty Images/Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows Share Tweet Pin Share Tumble Combined comments & shares on social media Are you hoping to send your child to college someday? Well, we hate to break it to you: That plan ain't cheap. Tuition is on the rise, and prices will likely continue to escalate as your kids get older. But don't throw up your hands in despair and decide to take out every loan under the sun just yet.
Share Tweet Pin Share Tumble Combined comments & shares on social media I have the unique fortune of having a great friend who shares my love of nerdy movies, bad second-tier reality television and baking. I was even more fortunate when she went and got married to a guy who shared my love of soccer, sneakers and cologne. For years now, we've been a motley trio, but that's about to change, because we're having a baby.
We all know popular baby names get plenty of time in the spotlight and prominent placement in baby name books every year. But what about trendy names? Apparently, they're not at all the same thing — as everyone named Linda (including activist Linda Sarsour, above) is just now learning, probably with mixed feelings. According to BuzzFeed, biotechnologist David Taylor used data from the Social Security database to look at names that super-peaked in popularity and then subsequently fizzled out fast.
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".