It looks like Kim Kardashian West's dreams of a big family may come true. On Wednesday morning, news broke that the reality star and husband Kanye West would be hiring a surrogate to have their third child. Since the couple has talked about surrogacy in the past, many think this plan has been in the works for some time. This leads some to wonder when will Kim Kardashian West's surrogate have their baby.
Children's books have a long history as vehicles for more complex messages — see The Lorax on sustainability, The Little Engine That Could on feminism, Paddington Bear on immigration — the list goes on. Recently, some authors have become more explicit in that messaging. Even adults are benefiting from the ways today's children's book writers break down difficult topics in a way that's easy to digest. Take, for example Matt Lamothe's This Is How We Do It, a must-read for anyone of any age.
The world is full of — how shall I say this nicely — "interesting" theories, and some people are devout in their speculations. For members of the Bey Hive, that means believing Beyoncé is the Illuminati. And with the alleged June arrival of her twins, many are wondering if there are any Gemini Illuminati theories to support the conspiracy. I know what you may be thinking — is this really people's biggest questions about Beyoncé's babies?
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".