The problem with recreational exercise is this: At some point during a tough workout, there's nothing stopping your inner voice from suddenly piping up to say, "You know, you can just stop." Oh. Right. That's the thing: You can just stop. There isn't a lion chasing you, forcing you to keep going. It's just a moving treadmill belt, and the emergency button is within easy reach. Which is exactly why we're huge advocates of a personal trainer or workout buddy.
1. The embarrassing moment when your boyfriend finds the jar you keep stashed under your side of the bed..."Oh, that? Hahahahah (kill me)." 2. You've tried to get on the almond butter bandwagon but just can't. 3. You feel a little nervous around people with peanut allergies. You're paranoid that you're going to accidentally trigger a reaction. And even though you know allergies are not contagious, you'd rather not play with fire. 4. Your coworkers often find you eating PB straight from the jar at 3:00 pm.
Even though I feel amazing after working out, usually I don't see any instant change in how I look. Except for one spot: my arms. I'm not talking about bulging biceps (I wish). After exercising—even after something like running, not necessarily upper body day—the veins on my arms stick out for hours. And to be honest, I don't hate it! But the other day, I was gazing in admiration at my vascularity, when suddenly I wondered, Is this, um... normal?
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".