It is a trendy practice for health benefits that makes some cringe — new moms are taking pills made from their own placentas. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian brought placenta pills into mainstream awareness after she gave birth. But now questions have been raised about how safe it is after an Oregon infant’s infection was tied to the practice. Sarah Mclanahan of Gloucester, Massachusetts, says she takes three placenta pills every day since she gave birth to her daughter.
New road signs designed to send a message are also sparking controversy in Manchester, New Hampshire. The signs read, “Your generosity could lead to a fatality. Please donate to a local charity.” It is an initiative to wipe out pan handling while also curbing substance abuse. “I’m just trying to get by and live”, said Joe Pinto, who is homeless and relies on panhandling to get by. Pinto is tired of the stigma panhandlers have. “I just try to get food.
Another Netflix production is at the center of intense criticism. The film "To the Bone" stands accused of glorifying anorexia. It comes in the wake of "13 Reasons Why", a Netflix series on suicide. "To the Bone" stars Lily Collins as 20-year-old Ellen who enters a group recovery home to overcome her severe anorexia. Kate Leddy who is recovering from anorexia feels the movie is oversimplified and fears the graphic images could trigger a relapse in some. "The main character is really really thin.
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".