Life doesn't give you a manual. When girls stab you in the back and boys break your heart, you're expected to just suck it up and deal with it. My manual came in the form of a big sister. She's seven years older than I am, yet we look practically the same age and even get mistaken for twins. The age gap never mattered. It only meant she experienced things before I did. But since I'm the baby of the family, I also experienced things she didn't.
If you're starting your career soon, you're probably already thinking of all the new things you'll want to buy with those fancy paychecks of yours. Before finalizing that not-so-structured budget of yours, here are some mistakes to avoid. If you have the option to move back in with your parents (or anywhere you could live rent-free) and choose not to, you're losing. You're losing money, time and honestly, you're missing out on life.
Thank you. Thank you for all the discouraging words and backstabbing moments. Thank you for insulting and patronizing me. Thank you for showing me what bitterness does to a person. Without your unfaithfulness to our friendship, I would still think you're a good friend. Without your hate, I may never have grown to be as kind as I am today. All those times you were kind to my face and rude behind my back shows me you have issues of your own. For the longest time, I thought I was the problem.
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".