As an adult (technically) now with my own family, Christmastime evokes memories of my childhood. Simpler times when everything was new and I had yet to become the jaded critter that I am now. Christmastime at the Carter house was always fun. And warm and green, because we lived in Florida. My Mom and Pop knew how to do Christmas right. Mom cooked for an army. So much food! With my parents being natives of the Cayman Islands, West Indian dishes dotted the Christmas dining table landscape.
The St. Mary’s Food Bank of Phoenix is sending help to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. On Tuesday morning, a truck load of snacks, canned goods and toiletries was dispatched to the Houston area to help displaced residents and first responders. Jerry Brown is director of public relations with the food bank. “The people of Phoenix always want to help out, whether it’s folks here in Arizona, or anywhere else in the country or even in the world," Brown said.
Road trips are a fantastic way for families to get out and explore the world (even if it’s just the next state over) while having quality time in the car together. But, even the most adventurous children can get a bit bored after a few hours of watching the trees go by. Next family road trip, why not try an entertaining and educational podcast the whole family can enjoy? Here are 10 Family Friendly Podcasts for Your Next Roadtrip. You might also like:1.
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".