She opened the door with a smile, welcoming strangers into her home and into her mind. She admitted things, dark things. Most centered on her drug addiction and how she chose Percocet, heroin and crack cocaine over her first daughter. And then she chose them again, over her second daughter. Then she did it again. Some will read Ashley Demello’s story and loathe her, because, let’s face it, Demello has screwed up. Badly. Who’s to say this won’t happen a fourth time?
How would you like to approach Rita Hodgman’s story? There’s the sad stuff that hits you like the heat that roared from her house on New Year’s Day, destroying the home’s back portion and leaving the rest of it smelly, scorched and unlivable. That side of her story extends through her family history, the one that reads like a bad, improbable movie, the one about losing three children and a husband too soon. You like that theme? You’ll get it.
Let the record show that Santa Claus wasn’t the hardest-working person the night before Christmas. While Claus was going house to house drinking milk millions of children had left for him, if he’d flown over Hopkinton during the wee hours, over the Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farm, he would have seen what it took to make that milk he found next to his plate of cookies.
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".