A 90-minute ride from Houston to Dallas sounds nice, after all it’s literally half the time it takes Amtrak’s Acela Express to get from New York to D.C. Who doesn’t want to sip an adult beverage and watch the Texas countryside whiz by at around 200 mph? For the last few years, Texas Central, a private company, has worked to sell everyone from Houston oil tycoons to Freestone County sod busters on the idea of a high-speed rail line between the Bayou City and that other place.
It’s about to get way harder to make a living in the service industry. A newly proposed U.S. Department of Labor regulation will allow bar and restaurant owners to pool servers’ tips and literally, not figuratively, do whatever they want with the money. If adopted the new rule, which was proposed on Wednesday, Dec. 6, will reverse an Obama-era regulation that treats tips as the property of the employees instead of the business.
The world is scheduled to end — again — on Saturday; Mimosa brunch at my house on Sunday! Christmas came early this year. After weeks of racial tension and hurricane-related stress, we’ve been rewarded with yet another end times prophecy. This one comes tight on the heels of the rapture of 2011 and the Mayan apocalypse of 2012.
@HOWARDCHAYKIN rereading some of your stuff I’ve noticed a recurring visual theme, and I kind of have to wonder: do you have a lingerie fetish? No judgment, it’s just that there’s a lot of lingerie in your books.
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".