Smiling was once something that brought pain to Ana Kristoff. For decades, the smallest movement or lightest touch could bring her to tears. "The first time I sneezed and passed out from the pain, I knew I was in trouble," said Kristof. Kristof suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux or "painful tic." It's a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which transmits what you feel on your face to your brain.
As a junior prosecutor handling sex crime cases for the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office, Louise Hines Myers sees some of the metro area's most grueling and gruesome cases. "We see some pretty bad stuff,” said Hines Myers. Part of that job is coaxing out the painful testimony of victims who are often just kids. "You can imagine being put into a system that you didn't choose to be in and all the stress associated with what we do, it's problematic,” said District Attorney Hillar Moore.
As people head outside to enjoy the summer weather, many will wind up with an unplanned side trip to the Emergency Room. Louisiana is hot bed of poisonous plants, bugs, and animals, and physicians often see an increase in environmental toxin cases in the summer months. "We see more snake bites in the summer because it heats up, snakes are more active and people are outside," said emergency physician Dr. Terrell "Bear" Caffery.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".