Mansun were the ultimate cult band for many, so the 17 year wait for new music since their last album proper has been arduous, particularly given how uncharacteristically bland Little Kix was. Mercifully, instead of playing it safe for his first solo LP, Paul Draper has embraced the unbridled creative spirit that embodied his band’s best work. Spooky Action is a joy, as loaded with ideas and ambition as you might have expected from brilliantly weird lead single Don’t Poke the Bear.
A friend of mine had been a pediatrician for a few years before he had his first child. “Now that you’re a father,” I asked, “has your advice to parents changed?”“No,” he said. “But I am more empathetic when I give it. I now realize things are not quite as easy as I made them sound.”When it comes to providing advice about saving for retirement, I can relate.
The institute — an independent nonprofit with no political partisanship — is quick to stress that the figure does not include any equity people may have in their home, or if they have a traditional pension. But only 13 percent of baby boomers do have the latter, according to a Pew Charitable Trust study released earlier this year. So, a lack of savings is problem one. Problem two? Most people don’t think they have much more time to save.
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".