I'm a pop-culture writer with ten years of publishing experience and a fifteen year veteran of teaching English and History in the classroom. Along with degrees in these subjects and Education, I've also been a librarian with a Specialist's Level of Qualification.
In the course of reading the comics for this week, I gave some thought to the concept of being in a state of alarm and how it makes an impact on the way we learn. Here’s the theory in a nutshell: basically, we can’t learn if we are experiencing insecurity during the times when we are supposed to be at rest. Our bodies develop and grow while we sleep and our minds also process better when we are calm and not worried about basic issues.
CBC’s newest historical drama, The Frankie Drake Mysteries (Shaftesbury Productions), features an ensemble cast of talented women who constantly outshine each other in a number of dynamic ways. Today we get a chance to focus the spotlight on just one of these exciting actresses, Rebecca Liddiard, who plays Morality Officer, Mary Shaw. PopMythology was fortunate to steal some of Rebecca’s time and make a little history of our own with this talented performer!
You ever have one of those weeks when you just can’t stop? Determination, stubbornness, the sense of never giving up – whatever it is that fuels me, I must have gotten it from somewhere. It’s a list with that theme this this week, and it’s a great one. Lots to read and lots to take your mind off the hectic pace you may be experiencing! Ah, the allure of comics … they force you to take a few moments for yourself and stop. So, stop … and take a look at this list.
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".