â€œI come from a broken home. My mom died of cancer when I was four. Ever since, Iâ€™ve been broken. Iâ€™ve had years of therapy but thereâ€™s still something glaringly not normal about the way I relate to other people. Those normal connections that infants make, I didnâ€™t make, so Iâ€™ve gone my whole life desperately trying to get the succoring I didnâ€™t get as a tiny child. Iâ€™ve done the best I can to make the most of my life, but Iâ€™m emotionally deformed.
Let me start off by saying I’m not a big partier. In fact, in four years of college and two years of graduate school, I’ve never even been to a friend’s dorm room. It’s not that I don’t get invited to all the big ragers. I just don’t have time for them. I’m a full-time student with a full-time job who has two pugs and a French bulldog to take care of. Fun isn’t on my to-do list. But Greg, the preppy rich boy I’ve been crushing on for three whole semesters, handed me the invitation himself.
By now, you’ve realized that your lying, cheating ex was a complete asshole. That you deserve better than him. That you won’t settle for anyone else who treats you as poorly as he treated you. But your past relationships can still impact your future relationships negatively. What if you find another guy, who flirts with your friends and gives backhanded compliments, but he’s amazing compared to your ex? You might stay with him for longer than he deserves, because you know it could be way worse.
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".