While seeing the world is a dream for many of us, every now and then you hit some bumps in the road and it turns into a nightmare. I was travelling to Dhaka for an internship, and my supervisor had purchased my flights through a travel agent. Well, the agent booked my flights on Biman Bangladesh, a sub-par airline with a notorious reputation of delays. Let’s just say I spent an unexpected 27 hours in Dubai and missed my first day of work. On the upside, I did get to see the Burj Khalifa.
If you’ve got the travel bug, but can’t decide on a place, check out these books and movies for some instant inspiration. This was the first book I ever read that inspired me to pack my bags and see the world. It tells the story of a classroom of children in the wilderness of Alaska in 1948. Teachers from mainland United States never stay long because they cannot handle the culture shock. But this year, the children finally get a mainland American teacher who cares about them named Miss Agnes.
Illustration: Jaclyn McRae-Sadik. As technology continues to make the world a smaller place, psychologists have noticed that some mental illnesses are diagnosed differently from culture to culture. This means that depression in Canada may look fundamentally different in places like China or Nigeria.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".