Small, Chocolatey Ways to Be Kind to YourselfI have lots of little goals for 2018: keep my pantry clean, consistently do yoga, plan a for-real vacation, call my mom more. But rather than get overwhelmed by all the things I want to change, I’m doing my best to keep one resolution at the forefront: be kind to myself. Not only does this mean forgiving myself when I inevitably forget to wipe down my fridge or text my sister, but it also means doing things that bring me joy.
This year, Guardian feature writers went above and beyond to capture the essence of a year that left many on their knees. Political certainties were thrown out of the window, threats to our democracy found a new base, and inequality just grew and grew. But on the plus side, incredible stories were told. “I relocated to a farm in California’s Central Valley in January in an attempt to escape my coastal bubble,” Carey Dunne emailed me last March.
French skier David Poisson, who won a bronze medal in the downhill at the 2013 world championships, died in a training accident on Monday. He was 35. The French skiing federation confirmed the news in a statement. “The federation, join the pain of his loved ones in these particularly difficult times,” it said. Poisson died at the Nakiska ski resort west of Calgary, where he was preparing for the upcoming World Cup events in North America.
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".