September is one of my favorite months, not only because it’s my birthday month. The weather always seems perfect, and the crisp sunny days bring back memories of the excitement and anticipation of returning to school as a kid. I always liked beginning another school year, partly because of the fresh new fall clothes my mother would make sure we had. I was definitely into fashion at a young age.
While looking for wood planks recently at the grocery store, I spotted a package of cedar grilling papers. Hmmm, hadn’t seen these before, and they looked fun to try. It’s always great to discover new grilling accessories. I found the package of eight Wildwood Grilling cedar wraps at Fresh Market, but you can also find them on the website wildwoodgrilling.com.
Sometimes you don’t know you need something until someone invents it. That defines my life with garden tools. I have hand-me-down tools from my grandmother, my mother and my mother-in-law, and I treasure those scraped-up, bent and abused things just for the images they bring to mind while gardening. Of course, I also have several that I’ve purchased over the years as trusty (but rusty) horticulture go-tos. I’ve decided it’s good to upgrade once in a while and this is the perfect year to do it.
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".