I touched on this a few weeks ago, but my goal this month is all about the little tweaks to make life a whole lot better. I’ve talked and talked about my morning routine, and how it’s dependent on my sleep schedule. You have to feel your best to look your best, and it’s not possible without a good night of sleep! It’s been a while since I’ve touched on the topic, so I figured I’d give a little update. You can see my last post here.
Happy Friday! Just me, or was this the longest week of all time? Blame it on Daylight Savings Time or the fact that I have not been sleeping that well lately, but I’ve just been exhausted this entire week. But I will say, the extra hour of daylight has been so nice. And even though it’s been freezing in Chicago, at least it’s been sunny blue skies! That always helps me out when I’m feeling tired.
While I’m all for encouraging a warm-weather winter vacation if you live in a cold climate like Chicago, sometimes it’s just not in the cards. It’s that time of year where winter is dragging on and it’s so easy to feel kind of blah. Even though I was just on vacation, I’ll admit that I had a bit of a culture shock when I came back from Australia… After three weeks in the sun, it was such a contrast to be dropped right back into the rain, snow, and ice-cold temperatures. Talk about a buzz kill!
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".