Since we start seeing Halloween decorations in the stores by August and Christmas decorations by October, I suppose it’s only fair that we all leave out our pumpkins until January and our wreaths on the door until Valentine’s Day and so forth. Except it makes me crazy. Let’s just all make a vow this year to just put Santa hats on our pumpkins once we get past Thanksgiving. Or, we could, you know, eat them.
Ah, the friend zone. There’s no worse place to be if you’re on the losing end of an unrequited love — but then again, maybe there is. Hey, I’ll take friend zone over restraining order any day, on either end of that relationship. Still, if you’re about to let him or her know that they’re never gonna get with *all of this* and you want to let them down easy, so as to avoid becoming a Lifetime movie based on a true story, you’ll want to avoid romantic vibes.
Date night can be a wonderful tradition for marrieds or a regular thing for daters, particularly for the half of the couple who isn’t doing the planning. For the other half -- okay, it’s men; many of you are just completely clueless -- date night can be a stressful tightrope walk that errs on the side of, “But she loves Krystal burgers.
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".