Why you must give it a try this no-shave November The institution of facial hair has staged a famous comeback from the brink of extinction that looked certain only a few years ago. At its nadir, the moustache was being kept alive solely by elderly males in the Americas, some Aussie sportsmen valiantly swimming against the global tide so to speak, and unsung heroes in Tamil Nadu, with small pockets of resistance scattered here and there. Those were dark days indeed.
Find out if you need to ratchet down your ‘patriotism’ a notch or two Like religious bias and ethnic pride, patriotism often makes people believe things they never would otherwise. At one time or another, we have all let our patriotism get the better of us in this way, and it’s a brave man who claims otherwise.
Gone too far A man hesitatingly tells a feminist, ‘I think I am in love with you.’ ‘Is it because I am a woman?’ she snaps. This may only be a joke but like all good ones, it has the merit of being absurd and yet not being too far removed from reality. While every ism can, with a little work, be taken to the level of silliness or worse; the author is convinced that if that ism happens to be feminism perhaps the effort required is the least of all.
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".