Ellie would like to have children, one day. She’s not there yet but it’s certainly not something she has ruled out. However, already, there is a potential problem on her horizon which becomes more visible with every year that passes. When we talk about pregnant women the words ‘glowing’, ‘blooming’ and ‘beautiful’ are rolled out.
‘Tell me how do I feelTell me now, how do I feel’Blue Monday. What is it, other than a New Order anthem? Allegedly, it’s today, the third Monday in January aka the most depressing day of the year. Except, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that this is the case. In recent years, Blue Monday has trended on Twitter and popped up all over the media. Through it mental health is commodified by brands who want to offer us solutions and hacks for dealing with this difficult day.
I’ll never forget where I was at the exact moment my grandmother died. I was in Fitzrovia, central London, underground, having a chemical peel which was followed by half an hour of red LED light therapy at a clinic called Pfeffer Sal. I arrived there a little hungover, slightly more anxious than normal and having slept badly. For weeks and weeks, I had been locked in a battle with the facilities department at my office.
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".