Fifteen years is a big milestone in any relationship. It should feel momentous after all the obstacles that were in our way. The days when we were young and newly engaged. When my parents refused to speak to me because I fell in love with a black man. I thought those years were hard. But somehow we survived. Learning how to love each other and a baby was even harder. We were responsible for another human being! Somehow we figured things out and even had another child. They are still alive. Whew!
It is HOT right now. Of course it was much hotter and humid when I was in Louisiana last week. Still, I can’t keep the kids cooped inside our cool, air-conditioned apartment all day. After they get their sillies out at the park, I make myself a Vietnamese ice coffee to get me through the rest of the afternoon. I was never much of a coffee drinker, not even as a college student. Unless someone offered me a creamy, sweet and bitter ice coffee, Vietnamese style.
How many times have I heard of the “Put on your oxygen mask before helping others” metaphor? The conversation about self care isn’t a new one. Everyday I see lists touting why self-care is important or what type of care is the most important. There’s even subscription boxes and TED talks focused on taking care of ourselves. Those listicles make self-care sparkle and shine, but end up making us feel inadequate.
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".