American ingenuity truly is a wonder to behold. One can only surmise what we’d accomplish if we used it for something other than figuring out ways to pee around the ballpark without missing any fun.I’m heading to Miller Park this weekend. This means a tailgate party, which leads to drinks, which leads to nature’s call. Sure, I could use a portable toilet, if I wanted to stand in line for 45 minutes and pick up some communicable diseases.
My stepson has a fever, and the only prescription is more baseball.In the summer before his fourth-grade year, Frankie caught the baseball bug hard. First love has a way of sweeping up a boy into obsession. Suddenly nothing else matters.A year ago it was Pokemon Go. Before that, it was Minecraft, Skylanders and Disney Infinity. Those infatuations came and went, but Frankie’s case of baseball fever looks permanent.
A new book explores the Driftless Area from 80 perspectives.Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley edited “The Driftless Reader,” a compilation of essays about the natural and cultural history of the Midwest region untouched by glaciers. The University of Wisconsin Press release is set for Sept. 26.Meine said finding essays for the 400-page book was like exploring the Driftless Area itself.
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".