Carlo D'Apollonia hikes up Mount Royal with a group of about a dozen other young adults when he pauses to soak in the view. Looking out at the city, the 20-year-old sucks in a full lung of the brisk fall air and reflects on how far he's come. "It's very rewarding, you feel liberated in many ways," he says. "Just this hike gets me thinking about how great it is to take a break, relax and enjoy the world around you."
Torrey Mitchell is on the eve of his 11th season in the NHL, but the Greenfield Park, Que., native isn't taking his spot on the Montreal Canadiens roster for granted. He never has. "I always sort of have the mentality to come in and remake the team," Mitchell says. "I seem to embrace that competition and it brings out the best in me." The fact is, Mitchell has been fighting for his space on the ice for a long time.
Magali Harvey first stepped onto a rugby pitch when she was in high school in Quebec City and it didn't take long for her to get her first lesson in how tough the sport can be. "I tried tackling. I thought I was a super hero, which I am not," Harvey recalls. "I ended up with a bloody nose, fell on my bum and I was like, 'Woah, what is this sport.' ... So I decided, OK no, I don't want to get tackled, it hurts. And that's when I realized that I could run pretty 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".