If we're being honest, relationships aren't just about love; they're about goals. They're about fulfilling those specific ideas we have on who we want, what we want and where we want to be in 10 years. These goals serve as a benchmark for our own relationship happiness. The thing about goals and ideas, however, is they constantly change as we grow older. Who and what we want, especially during our tumultuous 20s, when we're still figuring out ourselves, differs with each passing year.
Toni Morrison captured it perfectly when she said,Your sister is your best friend, counterpart and complement, all in one person. By the very virtue of spending an exorbitant amount of time together, you two know each other in and out and are the best at identifying each other's needs without having to explicitly state them. Your unconditional support for each other — whether it's a quick “hey, how ru” text or surprise visit from across the country — makes your parents proud.
We casually talk about sex with our friends over $13 omelettes, but we can't bring ourselves to discuss those potentially mortifying personal questions we're really curious about (cough butts, cough). Let's face it: You don't want your friends envisioning you doing anal, and you sure as hell don't want to provide them with that image. Even when it comes to practicing safe sex, we don't want to be judged when we do something stupid, like forget to wear a condom or take our birth control pills.
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".