She is the self-appointed expert in everything. She doesn’t hesitate to share her (unsolicited) advice about how to get your kids to go to bed on time or eat healthier meals. She likes to explain that if she were you, she would have asked for a raise months ago. She even has the perfect plan for how to fix the economy and create world peace (if only!). While know-it-all friends like this can be entertaining and even helpful, after a while you may be so over listening to all that hot air.
We can all agree that Kristen Bell is a delightful actress, but when it comes to making a scene, the star of Frozen and Bad Moms has realized that big, dramatic exits are best left for the stage and screen—they don’t belong in the middle of a fight with someone you love. When Bell appeared on Harry Connick, Jr.,’s talk show Harry on Wednesday, she told the singer that when she was first dating comedian/actor Dax Shepard, she loved getting into big fights.
Kromberg suggests you use the 10-minute rule. “If you’re not getting anywhere in ten minutes, you need to stop and take a time out,” she says. Retreating to your own corners and cooling down can help you rethink the argument from both sides. But there are two caveats: You have to set up the rule in advance, not in the middle of a fight. And you both have to agree to come back to the discussion within a day, says Kromberg. “If you’re not ready, you at least have to check in.
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".