Mince pies, Yorkshire puddings and those chocolate Christmas decoration hanging from the tree – the food we’ve eaten over the Christmas period has been endless, and that’s not counting the New Years booze. By this point, the majority of the country are yearning for a detox of sorts, hence the popularity of dry January. In desperate times like these, who better to look up to than the experts. So, what changes are nutritionists and dietitians planning to make to their own eating habits in 2018?
John Timms has been pressing letters into leather for 45 years – first with his father’s company, Ben Timms Dyer Stampers, and later, after his father retired, as head of the business. When his wife Penelope died in 2007, he planned to retire – "I lost interest," he says. But six months later, he was contacted by Bond Street stationer Smythson, offering him a job as its gold stamper. "After months of twiddling my fingers, I’d got a bit bored, and then the offer came to me, quite unexpectedly.
With Christmas behind us, talk among friends, family, and social media acquaintances has already turned to the time-honoured themes of the New Year: resolutions, diets, abstinence and transformations. In gyms, regular members find themselves queuing for equipment, as early year sign-ups soar. However, it is not just the amateur ex-coach potato who uses this time of year to reassess their fitness.
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".