I don’t wear sportswear. I did once, God — I REALLY did. I was a one-time Nike ambassador, I ran the San Francisco half marathon on the Nike team, I worked out; yoga, circuits, spinning, running, weights. Then I had a baby, and my hips and knees gave way to the crushing weight of post-natal cake, my brain lost out to fatigue and my motivation vanished along with my six-pack (it’s been almost two years and, note to self, the excuse is wearing thin).
Here’s the story from A to Z. The Spice Girls are re-forming and while some people might be excited with fizzy nostalgia, I’m thrilled at the prospect of living what was, quite literally, my best life. There’s me, 14 years old, in a leopard-print halterneck and matching flares walking to the tattoo parlour on Plumstead High Street (because they used to ink under-age — no questions asked) asking for a Japanese symbol because that’s what Mel B had.
Imagine if I told you that you have to put this article together yourself (instructions and screws included) and that when you’d finished reading I’d reward you with a slippery hot dog — you’d tell me to get lost (well, you probably wouldn’t because I bet you want the hot dog). That’s the deal millions of us make every day. The founder of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, died last weekend aged 91, after making an important contribution to mankind.
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".