Growing children require protein, healthy fats and essential nutrients to develop and thrive; that much appears to be agreed upon among medical and nutritional experts. What is not being agreed upon however, is where those nutritional building blocks should come from: animal or plant-based foods and drinks.
Never has the weight of any responsibility felt quite as heavy as that of starting my baby on solid food. With old school ways of feeding babies clashing with new-age ideas, and professional opinions clashing with each other, new parents are left with many questions. To begin at four months or six? Baby cereal, or no baby cereal? Pureed food or solids? Peanuts? Eggs? Milk? And what about meat? Preparing to start a baby on food can be an overwhelming time for any parent.
“You’ll see,” my friends and family warned, “they’ll become ‘just dogs’ after baby comes. It happens to everyone.”Not me, I thought. Not my dogs. Bean and Willy Wonka had been with me for ten years, travelled with me to a dozen countries, never leaving my side for anything. And I’m different, I imagined. I am an animal advocate. I volunteer with animal rescues, write Op Eds condemning animal cruelty, attend protests for animal rights; I don’t even eat meat! Animals are my world.
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".