Enjoy the creature comforts of a stay in a safari-style hut amongst the wolves, lions and rhinos at Whipsnade Zoo’s overnight experience, Lookout Lodge. My top tip when staying overnight at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo? When you venture on an obligatory 4am trip to the loo with or without one of your brood, don’t forget to take a torch with you. You need to cross the compound from your lodge to the toilet block and it’s almost complete blackness out there on the chilly Chiltern Downs.
There’s nothing quite like waking up to a refreshing shower to set you up for the day. But as well as bringing us to our senses, did you know that a morning shower can also help you find creative solutions to problems? I recently wrote a health article for The Daily Mirror on why mornings can be a great time to get healthy.
Journalist Michelle Rawlins and her family enjoy a spooky (but fun) day outWhen choosing what to do with two highly energetic kids over Halloween I was spoilt for choice, but I was trying to avoid anything too garish or overly terrifying – although my 22 month old daughter is fairly fearless, my 8 year old son is made of gentler stuff.
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".