The author before and after, from left to right. During my junior year of college, I made a resolution to lose 20 pounds. It was a familiar story: fresh out of a toxic relationship, I was sick of feeling crappy about myself and looking for a change. Admittedly, part (most?) of my goal at the time was fueled by the "revenge body" factor — I'd wanted to show my ex "what he was missing." Flawed logic aside, I took the challenge head on. Fast-forward a year — good things take time — and I'd hit my goal.
Chinese chemical company Yuhuang Chemical Inc. and Governor Bobby Jindal announced today plans for a $1.85 billion methanol manufacturing complex on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish. The project by Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., is the major foreign direct investment by a Chinese company in Louisiana. Its newly formed Yuhuang Chemical subsidiary will make its first major U.S. investment.
I remember my son’s one-month birthday vividly. There were no candles or presents or family gathered around a table, though. I remember it clearly because I was sitting on the floor crying, wondering what to do. When my son was two weeks old, my administrative assistant quit unexpectedly. By the following week, I was back at the office full-time, trying to pick up the slack. When his one-month birthday rolled around, I had to work that morning. And, of course, I was completely sleep-deprived.
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".