If you ask 18-month old Lucas Warren about his dreams for the future he will probably say “I don’t know, a clean diaper, more toy dinosaurs and less of that green stuff that comes in the jar?”But the universe has bigger plans for little Lucas, and if you’ve seen him you’re not surprised because Lucas is no ordinary baby. I mean sure, all babies are cute but Lucas is extra cute. Lucas is “got my first modelling gig before I was two years old, how’s your life going” cute.
So it’s almost Valentine’s Day again. Didn’t we just have this “holiday”? I have nothing against love and romance, it’s the artificiality, the pressure to CELEBRATE OUR LOVE ON THIS DAY IN THIS WAY WITH HEART-SHAPED EVERYTHING BECAUSE HALLMARK SAYS SO that makes my eyes roll right out of my damn head every single year. I think about people who don’t have love in their lives, who are struggling in some way, and how they just got through the December holidays and now this?
Parenting is just running around doing a whole bunch of things you said you’d never do, until you die. Before I became a parent I would roll my eyes at the idea of scheduling date nights and planning for sex. I used to think, “Oh come on, having kids can’t be that bad.”But yes, yes it is that bad. And after several years of flat-out refusing to plan for sex, refusing to become that person, I’ve given up. Not on sex, of course, but on trying to have it like I did when I was childless.
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".