The first Christmas light-up along Orchard Road in 1984 lasted just 20 days but people loved it so much that it made a comeback the following year. In its second year, the light-up ran for 37 days, and there was plenty of discussion about which display was the prettiest. These days, Christmas does not feel like Christmas without this annual tradition and signature light-up, which now runs for about six weeks from mid-November to early January.
In her acclaimed series A Life In Death, American photographer Nancy Borowick documents the last days of her parents Howie and Laurel, who had stage four pancreatic and breast cancer respectively. There is a beautiful moment of them topless and hugging that the 32-year-old emotionally connected with. For Borowick, the story was not about the disease, but her parents' relationship, love and strength. "They started to almost resemble each other as a side effect of chemotherapy.
Dressed in a simple uniform of purple polo T-shirt and black pants, Mr Alan Ng is a picture of enthusiasm and energy as he leads a group of about 20 nursing home residents in a weekly choir and karaoke session. It is hard to imagine that barely four years ago, the 48-year-old healthcare assistant was himself battling his own inner demons.
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".