It has been 10 years this month since my sister died. Ten years since I got that phone call and starting racing to my parents' house. Ten years since I stood by my sister's grave, still a little bit convinced that we had made a terrible mistake. She will be so embarrassed when she comes back! I kept telling myself. It took me weeks to understand that she was actually gone. I can't go back in time and ease my own path to healing. I just had to get through the process as best as I could.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I was desperate for a girl. Now, bear in mind, I didn't cope well with the pregnancy hormones, and wasn't thinking particularly logically. But I was convinced that I wouldn't know how to raise a son. I'd been one of two daughters, and had no idea how to take a newborn boy baby and turn him into a man. Even more significantly â€“ and even less rationally â€“ I decided that a little boy wouldn't need his mother the way a little girl would.
Although air travel is safer than it has ever been — and is markedly safer than road travel — it is important not to become complacent. There are steps we can all take to maximise our chances of safely reaching our destination. And if you don’t take them, I certainly will. One of us has to be careful. • Ensure you bring a good luck mascot on to the plane. This must be something you have used successfully in the past; in other words, something you carried with you on an occasion you didn’t die.
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".