In psychology, the concept of “first encounters of the close kind” was introduced in 1980. This manifests as a shared recollection with which couples seem to share an unspoken agreement of the significance of the moment, and these first encounter memories “anchor a couple’s story and reflect the current and future hopes of a relationship,” according to a 2010 study in the journal Memory.
Pamela Klassen, who lives a few kilometres from Sundown, Man., in the province’s southeast, has shared her acreage with a family of bears. Deer and elk run through her property. Coyotes and wolves are known to roam the area. “Right now, I’d say I’m more concerned about the lady bugs,” Klassen says. “Everything else leaves me alone and stays out of my house.”Lady bugs became the scourge of southern Manitoba this fall.
With the formation of a new relationship, you’re actually becoming a new person, says social psychologist Geoff MacDonald, who runs an eponymous research lab at the University of Toronto. “Literally, at the cognitive level what you’re starting to do is — in a small way at first which becomes greater if you’ve known the person for a long time — start to merge yourself with that person.
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".