The past decade has been littered with changing views on patriotism. For some, it remains a commitment to love, support, and defend America, its people, and its interest with devotion. For others, it means quite the opposite, as in using whatever means necessary – including demeaning rhetoric and even violence – to tear down, obstruct, and replace whatever they believe restricts their personal views or freedoms.
Ever leave a situation or conversation and regret the way you acted? Ever found yourself wondering “why did I say that, or act that way?” You’re not alone! We all can look back on things we said or did that were not the best representation of who we really are, or at least want to be. What we want, in all circumstances, is something called ethical stability. That is, the ability to remain stable and balanced, acting and reacting in line with our personal ethics regarding good behavior.
As we venture into a new year, we all have hopes that 2018 will bring a certain level of satisfaction to our lives and our world. Here are five suggestions for doing your part to make it so:1) Not everything matters the same. It is too easy in our culture to consider little pains to be equal to large ones. To too many of us, every inconvenience and disappointment seems to elevate itself to the highest level of discomfort and outrage. It’s time to see things as they really are.
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".