What we were never taught Our feelings can get us into trouble. We say something without considering the shockwaves, or blast off an email without sleeping on it. When we press the ‘Send’ button, the damage is done. Sadly, this is happening a lot in America. Barely a day passes without a tweet causing another uproar. Right now, managing our emotions has become a very tricky business.
Daydreaming and worrying are very close cousins! Worrying creates blueprints of what you do not want in your future. Worrying leaves you feeling powerless and tired because you are battling forces that feel outside of yourself. It is as if someone is hijacking your mind into imaging a worst-case scenario. Daydreaming is different. It empowers you because you are the one who is positively feeding your mind and you are in control of the outcome.
We are the only species who are aware we are a species! We are the only ones who are aware of ourselves, and who knows that we can think and believe. We know we can make choices and make new choices when the old ones don’t work. In fact, as humans, we have the capability to mold ourselves into what or who we wish to become. While this is more challenging for some than for others, for the most part we do hold our destiny in our hands. That is both scary and wonderful.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".