“You’re done, right?” That’s how I began this column in April 2014, when we had two children. “It’s a question we get a lot, my wife and I, though it’s not really a question, is it? It’s more of a statement — or even a challenge,” I wrote then, going on to detail the ways friends and family would argue that having two kids is ideal. “Two is perfect because there will be no middle child, and everyone knows how rough it is being a middle child.
“Daddy, will the world end while I’m alive?”That’s the question our son blindsided me with on a sunny October afternoon as we got into the car after an uneventful errand. Why would a parking lot in Laguna Hills inspire a 7-year-old’s first hint of existential angst? I wanted to ask exactly what he meant by the end of the world, and where he got the idea that it can end, anyway. “Star Wars,” probably. Death Stars destroying planets may not be appropriate fare for kids, after all.
The 10th annual SeaChange Summer Party in Laguna Beach raised more than $1.2 million to support Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization. The gala fundraiser brings celebrities including Ted Danson, Sam Waterston and Lily Tomlin to the Cahill villa, where they meet and mingle with 400 guests for the crucial cause of saving the seas.
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".