It's already the middle of August, aka when pumpkin spice products are just starting to hit shelves and the heat is reaching peak sweltering levels. It's a time when you decide on what to cook depending on how much air conditioning you have in your house. You still have some time to fire up the grill for a steak, but you may also be longing to make a cake studded with plump blackberries or a bright, fresh salad (with bacon!).
Why in the world would you, a home cook, need plastic squeeze bottles? Well, for starters, consider this situation. You're making lunch al desko , which more often than not means a simple salad drizzled with olive oil and vinegar. You don't have time to whisk up a vinaigrette in front of your keyboard, so it has to be as bare-bones as possible.
Lily Collins makes a really good quinoa chocolate chip cookie. They're vegan , gluten-free , and made with an excessive amount of chocolate—but that's all Collins will tell us while chatting about her new show The Last Tycoon (based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished final novel, now streaming on Amazon). She will say that recipe is based off a friend's version that she loved. "It was like a puzzle. A lot of tinkering, quinoa flour everywhere," she joked.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".