As a full time working mum and wife I love this time of year – being with my friends and family – in a warm house and food on the table. However it was not always like this. And sadly is not for many families across the UK right now either. Christmas time on many occasions growing up was a period of dread, anxiety and darkness. I remember the anguish my mum went through to try and give us gifts that she could not afford.
My pursuit of perfection in every aspect of my life was exhausting...I now know from speaking to so many others I was not alone. Sadly this is all too common. We seem to laden ourselves with huge amounts of pressure at every turn. Thankfully some of us have a real moment of clarity and realise the pursuit is futile...thus allowing a feeling of being contented. It’s a truly liberating feeling and I feel so happy I found it in my mid-thirties.
Without question we all expect to go to the dentist every 6 months for our routine oral health check-up. It’s part of our culture and expected. If we don’t turn up at our appointments we get reminders and phone calls. Dentists, implant specialists, smile in a day, veneers, hygienists…we have it all covered beautifully allowing us to smile with confidence. Dentistry has come a long way in short period of 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".