It has been a puzzle of a morning. My son has progressed a level in swimming - a good thing. The only slot available for the new class coincides with his afternoon nap - a bad thing. Do we dare shift his nap back? Should we look for another swim school? Or should we stop the lessons? My 31/2-year-old daughter drinks three bottles of milk a day, too much by most paediatricians' standards. We need a plan to wean her. We have just bought a house and must carve out time to relook our savings plans.
Bedtime routines typically evoke scenes of putting a drowsy baby down in a cot, the glow of a night light casting shadows in the child's bedroom, a soothing lullaby playing in the background. Our family's routine kicks into motion every day at about 9pm, when my two children - aged one and three - emerge from their bath, dripping wet. They proceed to tear through the bedroom.
I don't know about you, but I can't see a weird URL like OneChinese InColombia.com and not click on it. I spotted it while tumbling down an Internet rabbit hole researching "chocolate completo", a Colombian hot-chocolate drink I had grown inordinately obsessed with. It entails dropping an unseemly quantity of cheese - yes, cheese - into hot chocolate and waiting till it melts to slurp and/or soak it up with some sweet buttered or cheesy bread.
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".