I am swimming outside – the sun is not yet up but the mountain peaks are luminous with snow. Not a soul is in sight and the frozen air is soundless. The pool is warmer than any bath and steam rises from my head. Such a perfect moment makes me want to cry. I scurry out of the water, bundle up in a robe and crunch barefoot (my choice) back along the boardwalk through the snow to swim the indoor pool.
Giving birth can be stressful and scary, and that's where birth doulas can help. They offer support for women and couples during pregnancy, labour and birth, and the immediate postnatal time. They do not take a clinical role, but work alongside midwives and doctors to support a woman when she's making decisions about maternity care. We spoke with Kicki Hansard, a doula who is originally from Lapland and settled in the UK in 1990. She is a member of Doula UK, a network of doulas, run by doulas.
Recently we sent out our first invitations for people to test Publish.org. If you didn't receive an invitation don't worry. We won't forget you. More invitations are on the way soon. Of course, all that's assuming we've made the obvious stuff work correctly, too, like setting up your profile and the right content appears in the right place and all the links go to the right places. Open workflow systems like this have a lot of moving parts which might not be apparent to the community operating it.
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".