The countdown to Rio 2016 is on, and who better to inspire us to lead healthier lifestyles (and perhaps become more comfortable in our swimwear and crop-tops) than Team Canada’s female Olympic athletes. And while you might think that being an athlete equates to instant self confidence, that’s not the case for these athletes, who often need to watch their weight closely in order to optimize performance—and that includes not getting too light when you’re a heavyweight wrestler.
These days it can be hard to determine when you’ve surpassed your mental and emotional threshold. Everyone you know seems to be acting like superwomen—exercising, working 60-hour weeks, hitting the best parties—and beaming beautiful smiles on Instagram while they’re at it. Seeing people who “have it all” can make it difficult for us to admit to, or even identify, mental health issues we (and even our Instagram frenemies) might have.
If you’re anything like us, you have a sort of Pavlovian response when you think of Thanksgiving meals—that is, you cringe. What starts off with light salivation at the thought of turkey, pies and all of the cranberry sauce soon becomes despair as we’re reminded of that painful belly bloat that makes us reach for a muumuu post-dinner. But this year it’ll be different, if you take these tips into consideration.
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".