Everyone knows that when you overhear two people talking excitedly about something that changed their lives, the polite thing to do is to butt in and ask what they're talking about. And that's how I found out about Instant Pot. I was immediately intrigued by the name but ultimately disappointed to learn it's an electric pressure cooker and not an extremely efficient marijuana delivery system (for medical purposes only, of course).
I received a number of lovely gifts this holiday season. They were all exactly what I wanted because I bought them for myself and gave them to my husband to give to me. All he had to do was wrap them and all I had to do was act surprised when I opened them. That wasn't hard to do because I forgot most of what I bought for myself in my buying frenzy. So I was delighted to discover I — I mean my husband — gave me a heated birdbath. Which, it turns out, is really a gift for the birds.
There are deep divisions among Americans today that threaten to tear apart our great nation. But of the many issues we disagree on the one we will probably never be able to see eye to eye on, and which may ultimately bring down the Union, is how we feel about annual holiday newsletters. This is one of the rare times I find myself among that weird 2 percent who are undecided, no matter what the issue.
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".