I recall a co-worker sharing with me of her longtime friend. Her friend was “happily married” and living in North Carolina about three hours from Asheville. On one particular telephone call, the friend asked her to come visit over the weekend so they could spend time together to catch up. My co-worker had a conflict that particular weekend and promised to get a time on the calendar to get away for some girl time. The following week, my co-worker received a call that her friend had been murdered.
After months of planning and discussions, I moved my elderly loved one into an assisted living facility. How was the transition? It was quite the challenge for me and for her. My elder had mentioned to me, “Sharon, don’t you think I should go to a place where there are people my age that I can socialize with?” I felt this was a gift because socialization is good as many elders are alone and lonely. It is also good that it was her suggestion.
June is Men’s health month. Men, your well-being is very important. My brother died at age 59 of a massive heart attack two years ago. He was an accomplished tennis player and physically fit yet stress was a major contributor to his death. Did he have knowledge of the signs and symptoms of stress? Perhaps, but how many of us have said “I’ve got this” or “I can handle this”? How many family or friends have said “Keep your business to yourself, you can get over this in due time”?
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".