In what is surely every traveller’s nightmare, four students were reportedly charged an eye-watering £965 (€1,100) for a meal in Venice consisting of steaks, mixed fried fish, mineral water and service. The diners were so shocked that they reported the restaurant to police. Unfortunately the ‘traveller gets ripped off’ story is not uncommon.
Regardless of how big a couple’s duvet is, the chances of them playing a nightly game of tug-of-war are high. To tackle the problem, Ikea has announced the launch of its ‘TOG-ether bundle’, which will see couples snoozing under two single covers rather than a double. (Why didn’t we think of this?) All is quiet and peaceful. That is, until a few hours later - when battle commences.
On 23 January, Simon shared a photo of one of the notes which Dan Ritchie and his family had sent, which read: “Know that all of Heaven is cheering you on today Simon.”The former Blue Peter presenter, who now works for Sky, said someone who he’s never met has been sending him daily notes of encouragement and support since the start of the year. Simon Thomas has opened up about the kindness of a random stranger and how it brought light into his life following his wife’s recent death.
Just spent a good 10 mins calling the cat in (in my highest pitch voice, might I add) because I could see a pair of shiny eyes in tree at bottom of garden. 10 mins later a massive fox jumps down. Think I need an eye test.
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".