As a new mom, It's especially easy for someone like me to be sympathetic to the challenges of being pregnant and a new mom. For some women, the hurdles are much, much higher. A new organization is reaching out to help expectant mothers in jail and battling addiction. Baby E’Shawnti Wyatt is the picture of perfection. A beautiful baby girl, born just at the start of a brand new year- but for mom, the year ahead will be a big challenge.
Earlier this month, we asked you to tell us about outstanding people in our community with "Hearts of Gold" and you have delivered! These are people who have made big sacrifices because they care about others and they are changing lives in beautiful ways. Because of their work in our community, we are all winners. We've narrowed the nominees to 10 incredible candidates, and now we need your help choosing the finalists.
It's not prom season, but hundreds of women in our area are getting ready for prom - they're all moms, putting on those fancy dresses for a night out and a good cause. The event features what you would expect from prom: dancing, drinks and a throwback to high school prom. "I'm really excited about the theme,” said Rica Fulcher, one of the organizers of the Richmond Mom Prom. "80s theme, I grew up in the 80s, so I'm really excited about that."
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".