Confession: I have sex with my socks on. In fact, I do almost everything while wearing a pair of unfashionable white ankle socks. I wear them to the pool, I rock them with dresses, I stuff them in my bag to wear at weddings once pictures are done. I’m not a never nude, and no, I don’t have an obsession with germs on the floor. Nor is this some religious-based desire to shield my flesh from the male gaze. When I was four years old, my father gave me a bowl of boiling hot soup.
I had my ah-ha moment as a working mom the day I realized that work-life balance doesn’t exist and never will. It was last spring, and I was still working my corporate job. I had been asked to travel out West and realized that it would keep me away from home 18 nights that month. I was furious. I wanted to quit on the spot. I did NOT sign up for this, I thought. I’d expressed my displeasure over the travel topic with leadership more than once and did so again that day.
There are thousands of books, articles, websites, and blogs dedicated to supporting parents from conception through the tween years. What no one talks about, though, is when your teenager isn’t like all the picture-perfect kids in the college brochures or the weird but likable kids on TV sitcoms.
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".