I never tire of stories about how a pet deemed useless and abandoned by someone who could find no value in its existence is adopted by someone else who is intuitive enough to see the treasure of this discarded creature. Then both the adopter and the adopted find the blessing of the adoption changes their lives forever. Every similar story confirms my philosophy that every life matters.
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I can close my eyes and see a beautiful turkey, dressing, sweet potato souffle and the perennial green bean casserole topped with French fried onions. Of course, I won’t be allowed to eat any of it and neither should any pet, but I’ll tell you more about that in a future article. For most folks though, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends around a table loaded with a beautiful feast.
The temperature is dropping to crisp, invigorating levels. The sky is brilliant crystal clear blue. The leaves are turning beautiful colors. The wonderful fragrance is coming from fireplaces crackling from the first fires of the season. It all adds up to one of my most favorite seasons of the year. It’s that time when you could watch football, baseball, rake leaves or go for a hay ride. Just the perfect time of the year and then it will be followed with glorious holidays.
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".