After Hurricane Harvey decimated much of the Texas Gulf Coast earlier this fall, Boy Scout troops from around the region chipped in to help clean up the mess. Troop 41 from Tomball, Texas, was one of those troops. “I had a general idea that a lot of people were going to need demolition work,” says 14-year-old Garrett Harrison, “and I knew we had a lot of big guys in our troop that would be good with that stuff.”It was hard, tough, physical labor.
Earlier this fall, Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 40 inches of rain over the Gulf Coast of Texas. Many families lost their homes and most of the possessions inside. Rafe, Jarrett and Noah Kotalik, along with other members of Troop 1772 in The Woodlands, Texas, couldn’t just watch it happen. They knew they had to act. They cooked meals for overworked and overtired emergency dispatchers. They did the dirty work at the local Red Cross shelter — cleaning floors, taking out the trash and doing laundry.
(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)The greatest comebacks in National Football League history were fueled by talent, guts and maybe some luck. If you play sports long enough, youâ€™re going to find yourself behind on the scoreboardsomewhere along the way. Sometimes you might even find yourself way behind. Thatâ€™s the situation the New England Patriots found themselves in during Super Bowl LI in February. Nothing was going right. Their offense — which had been so great during the regular season — was terrible.
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".