It’s the kind of news that increases anxiety levels and leaves you with sweaty palms: you could be infected by a little-known sexually-transmitted infection that’s becoming resistant to antibiotics and not even know! But before you start panicking, know this: Australian researchers have devised a world-first DNA test that can help stop it in its tracks. Mycoplasma genitalium, or MG, is a bacterial infection that can lead to infertility or premature births in pregnant women.
Back in the old days, women would be banished from society and confined to their bedrooms when “that time of the month” rolled around. Even in more enlightened days, we’re still a bit funny about talking about periods and menstruation. Songwriter Lucy Peach wants to change that. Her show, My Greatest Period Ever, is due to hit the stage at this year’s Perth Fringe Festival, and she’s adapted it into a new show for young adults, called How to Period Like a Unicorn. There’s just one glitch.
We’re days out from Australia Day, so you’ve probably started cleaning the pool and scraping out the barbie. But as the logistics for the national holiday ramp up, so has the debate about whether January 26 is the right day to celebrate our national day. The Greens have promised to make changing the date a major focus this year, but the Federal Government has hit back at that, calling it a publicity stunt that aims to divide the nation.
@lillydancyger@snappyalligator At a high school dance a friend of mine was accused of being a tease because she wouldn't kiss some dude she just met. He said "you're playing hard to get". She stepped back, and replied: "I'm not playing. I genuinely am hard to get". Her response stays with me always!
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".