Man’s search for finding the meaning of spirituality has been continuance since time in memoriam. From Socrates and Aristotle, to Nieche and Santana; philosophers, theologists, and other deep thinkers have pondered and wrote about the subject. What is spirituality? What is man’s relationship with spirituality? What impact does spirituality have on one’s mental health? The questions have been numerous, and the answers have run a gamut.
Today we are into our first week of 2018. I hope that those of you who made New Year’s Resolutions in 2017 experienced fulfillment of your aspirations and goals. We have celebrated the end of the year and made welcome the coming year of 2018. Traditional foods were prepared and eaten; the ham and black-eyed peas, tamales, menudo and bunuellos; so very typical of our South and South Texas tradition.
Holiday periods, particularly Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year’s; are most stressful times for many. These holidays, seen by many as the most important and joyous times of the year, seem to run together…just one big holiday time. The stress of preparing the big family dinners, many folks coming together, preparations for Christmas giving, school and church activities…all but a few of many stress inducing events we encounter during the season. But what of the period following the Holidays?
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".