The media recently reported on the complications tennis champion Serena Williams faced after the birth of her daughter. Williams has a history of blood clots, but was not taking her anti-coagulant due to her C-section. She began to experience shortness of breath and immediately assumed—given her medical history and her medications—that she was having a pulmonary embolism. She brought her concerns to a nurse who assumed that the new mother was having an adverse reaction to her pain killers.
The growth of email, instant messaging, texting, and various other digitally-mediated communicative tools (DMC) has been rapid and pervasive. The majority of people today are comfortable enough to use these communicative tools on a daily basis, particularly among younger generations. DMC appears to be a preferred means of communication. But the popularity of DMC forces us to deal with its main problem: How do these users clarify their meaning, intent, and desires?
A woman whose hair was composed of snakes, and whose glare could turn you to stone. A three headed dog. A man with the head of a bull. A creature with the head of a lion, snake, goat, and the tail of a snake. A woman’s torso on the tail, wings and torso of a bird. These are a few of the monsters that the ancient Greeks have handed down to us. They were a fearsome lot—ever hunted and clashing with the heroes of old.
@bgrassbluecrab@Carters FWIW the sizes are pretty standard. I regularly put M in “boy prints.” Now that she’s a toddler the waists are off but I still buy whatever prints catch my eye. (Also this annoyed me to no end, too.)
I don't think any little kid says, "When I grow up, I want to sit at a desk and write and send emails." That's a pretty far fall from astronaut, farmer, construction worker, doctor, or unicorn. How did it come to this?
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".