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It's the week of Thanksgiving, and whether you're hosting, traveling, or contributing to a holiday dinner, odds are you have enough to do without worrying about what to make for dinner every night before the big day. So do yourself a favor and keep things simple with quick and easy meals that make smart use of leftovers and don't require a lot of clean-up. Made with only orecchiette, sweet Italian sausage, and fennel, this super-easy pasta is a weeknight workhorse.
I became a little bit obsessed with bento box lunches when my older daughter first started preschool. There's a whole world out there of insanely creative people putting together nutritious and often stunning lunches for their kids (and themselves). I quickly realized my own limitations: I don't have the time, patience, nor artistic talent to transform my kids' turkey sandwich into a painstakingly crafted whimsical scene. (Think: Star Wars bento! Harry Potter bento! Terrifying Picasso Face bento!)
As anyone with kids who went back to school this month knows, the weeknight dinner hustle is real. With hungry, cranky children underfoot, notices to sign, and homework to review, evenings often feel like the world's worst cooking-competition reality show. To cope, arm yourself with quick, family-friendly recipes like these, every one of which will get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less (and sometimes much, much less).
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".