in: Baby>, Preschooler>, Toddler>, You and Your Family>, Family>, Mum StoriesMy children love stories and we try to make sure we read to them every night. It’s always been the routine. I’m not polishing my halo here, but stories help them settle down and sleep. And them sleeping is something I like them doing so I can have a bit of me time in the evening.
Are you a mum who’s feeling a little glum or underappreciated? It’s true! Mums are brilliant. Givers of magical healing kisses, providers of cuddles, teachers, friends and so much more. All mums rock, and here are just a few reasons why! That in itself is badass. We grew a whole new person inside of us and then, one way or another, got that person out of us. The whole thing is a superhero-level feat of human endurance. Don’t ever forget that!
Even if you don’t have a preference whether your baby will be a boy or girl, it doesn’t stop everyone having a good old guess at the gender. Whether it be by swinging crystal pendants, pondering whether certain cravings are predictive or trying to suss out whether you are carrying forwards/sideways/upwards/downwards (!) – the truth is that nothing other than a thorough scan or specific blood test will confirm this for you before your baby’s birth.
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".