It’s been at least 7 years since I have read a novel, and yes you read that right. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE a great story, but my short attention span just can’t tolerate a boring book, so I am incredibly selective about what I read. At BookExpo ’17 a publicist baited in with her enthusiasm about this book and after hearing the premise I reluctantly gave in. What kind of book could pull in a reluctant reader like me who avoids novels like the plague? This one.
Over the last two years, I have really been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and I have been trying to share great ideas with you. Discovering new foods has been exciting and refreshing as I’ve tried to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables we eat at my house. Last year, when I heard someone talk about #FreshSummit, a whole convention and expo devoted to fruits and vegetables I knew I had to go.
It never fails, I go somewhere and someone offers me of all things chocolate. When I decline they think I am watching my weight or trying to resist sweet, but that is not it at all, I’m allergic. Allergies are no fun at all, they can make events, parties and even shopping really uncomfortable that is why every year I love the Gluten-Free and Allergy Friendly Expo. As someone with food allergies, I know how frustrating life with food allergies can be.
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".