Winston Churchill, former prime minister of Britain, once remarked to a critic: "I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught." Life's lessons are sometimes like that: We tell someone that we want them to be honest with us and then we find fault with them in their honesty. We extend ourselves selflessly to others and then feel hurt or rejected when our gift isn't accepted or is taken for granted. We want answers but only ones with which we agree.
You know that old saying about absence making the heart grow fonder? Well, sometimes it is true and sometimes it isn't. We all have had instances in our lives when someone starts to fade away. They're entering a new phase in their life or you are moving into something new in yours. Or they may remain stuck in a cycle of anger, frustration and blame, while you have made peace with the past and started letting go of life's little (or big) transgressions on your happily-ever-after.
Safely tucked on a shelf with other VHS tapes that are rarely reached for these days, it holds priceless memories. I felt compelled the other day to pull the tape from the shelf and slip it into my VCR. When the first grainy images appeared, I felt myself tearing up. I moved the blanket on the couch aside to sit down and watch. The first few minutes are grainy. You're not quite sure what you're watching and then, suddenly, the image comes into focus. I remember the day Kidlet No.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".