Does studying politics turn you into an optimist or a pessimist? You can’t be permanently pessimistic or permanently optimistic. Sometimes you find people who’ve had really tough lives but they’re not complaining all the time. They just go ahead and do their thing and think life is worth living and that certain causes are worth fighting for. When you do that, you become moderately optimistic. What good can literature do?
My greatest regret is that I’ve not had enough holidays with my children. You have wonderful times, of course, but then life comes in and Daddy can’t always be there, which is a real, real drag. Fortunately for the kids, they’ve been turned on to places that they probably wouldn’t have gone to otherwise, and they’ve met people who remember them because we’ve visited places again and again. There are people in Lindos, on Rhodes, who’ve watched my son grow up because we’ve been there so many times.
It’s little wonder Pablo Escobar needed a quiet place in the Caribbean to get away from it all. The Colombian drug lord known as “the King of Cocaine” no doubt led a busy life: In-between smuggling unprecedented amounts of narcotics into the U.S. during the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s—and racking up around $22 billion per year in profits in the process)—he likely spent much of his time hiding out in an attempt to elude authorities and would-be assassins.
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".