Grandma Vera from Lovell, Wyoming has been singing and playing guitar since the age of 10. As a child, she and her sisters won many talent shows and had the chance to perform on a regular basis, but life got in the way. Vera did, however, perform regularly with her husband before he passed away. On her 90th birthday, Grandma Vera treated her 60 guests to a surprise performance of a song she’d never sang in public before.
We all make innocent mistakes sometimes. Whether it’s because we don’t know any better, or we’re simply having an off day, harmless misunderstandings are a totally normal and natural thing. I’ve had plenty of experiences where I made a silly (or, in retrospect, stupid) mistake. While it was never the end of the world, I remember wanting to forget about each particular moment as quickly as possible — and I still cringe a little bit looking back on some of my more ridiculous goofs.
One of the not-so-fun things I inherited from my mom is her predisposition to migraines. Everyone from my grandma to my aunt gets migraines on my mom’s side of the family, so unsurprisingly, I started to develop them at an early age — and they only got worse as I went through puberty. I am able to keep my migraines in check with medication, but the meds only work once a migraine has started. In other words, I haven’t found any preventative measures that work as of yet.
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".