In a room with half-laid flooring, Bridgette Dozal picks up a hand tool used for knocking wood planks into place and hands it to me. It’s heavy and awkward to hold.With a quick positioning of the device and a slam of the mallet, the board jolts securely into place.Bridgette smiles. “I love the hands-on approach. I love being creative. That’s always been me,” she said earlier on the outside deck of the Louisville home that she’s remodeling.
It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper once said.I doubt she was talking about bringing home a new dog after her husband already said no, but one can’t be too sure.Yes. The Beam Family has a new pooch. His name is Ross, a perfect pairing to our other rescue pup, Rachel. Like his namesake on “Friends,” he enjoys digging in the dirt and playing with bones. Rachel, who is part greyhound, seems to fancy annoying him.
The instruction sounded strange.“If you need anything, ask Mr. Superman,” my friend and fellow cross-country coach Tabitha Resener said.Wait. What? We had practice that late August day at Silver Street Park, and, after gathering students from Fairmont Elementary where she works, Tabitha was running a few minutes late. Unfortunately, I was still learning my way around.
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".