Clean clothes jetted from inside the closet. I swore I saw contrails in their wake. A half-dozen T-shirts peppered the wall and fell in spent heaps atop the toy bucket. Two pairs of pants thudded against the dresser.It was only when the laundry hamper tumbled across the room that I decided an intervention was in order.My rampaging child grunted incoherently, but I fancied myself an interpreter: Apparently, none of these perfectly good threadgoods met my son’s criteria.
“You never knew how to be a mom before you met me, right?”The curve of her round baby cheek has firmed up, but this child asking to be told a story about herself is the same. My teacher. My original mother-child partner.“So true,” I tell her for maybe the 100th time. “Before you were born, I thought I knew how to be a mom. I figured it would come naturally. Little did I know ...” Here I raise my eyebrows in recognition of all the ignorance lying in wait.
We are missing the mark (pun not intended) on the gun violence debate. As the nation reels from the horrific school shootings, Hollywood jumps to support the March for Our Lives campaign, pledging millions of dollars in support. I applaud these individuals, but question their motivations. If Hollywood truly cares about reducing gun violence, pledge not only your money, but vow to stop making films that glorify and reward gun violence.
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".