I know what you’re thinking. And no, it’s not that 50 shades. We were so fortunate to shower my sister and her upcoming arrival over the weekend. Because my sister and brother-in-law want to be surprised when the baby arrives, she’s asked that everything bought for baby be gender-neutral, which means we’ve bought a lot of grey. When Danielle first found out she was pregnant, she mentioned to me that she wanted a “50 Shades of Grey” baby shower.
We’re a little Star Wars obsessed in our family. We’ve hosted not one, but two Star Wars birthday parties (see them here and here) and it’s almost a daily conversation in our house. With the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming this weekend, I thought it would be fun to round-up some gifts for those that love Star Wars as much as we do.
Reading has always been very important to me. One of my favorite things to do is to get lost in a book and let it whisk me away into the story. When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, I knew I wanted to introduce books to her from the very beginning. I bought an extensive collection of board books early in my pregnancy and I’d read one to my daughter every single night while I was pregnant. It was my little way of bonding with her before she was born.
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".