BOSTON - It was a dream come true for Erin Robertson when she won season 15 of “Project Runway." Despite all the doors that were opened from winning a reality TV show, the graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art decided to return to Boston. Robertson is now setting up shop in the South End. She received $100,000 for taking home top honors on the show. “It was just one of those weird things I never dreamt of," she told Boston 25 News.
BOSTON - It’s the time of year to put away the sunscreen and take out the books, which can be torture for kids who have trouble reading. Finding the right book for a kid can be challenging, according to Frank Mermelstein, the children’s book buyer at the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton. “There’s always the parent who comes in and you can tell the child does not like reading," Mermelstein said.
BOSTON - Bees can be a nuisance when we’re outside, but they’re an essential part of nature. They pollinate plants that provide fruits and vegetables. In recent years, many hives have collapsed and entire colonies have died. Dick Callahan, director of the Worcester County Beekeepers Association isn’t always sure what he’ll find when he looks in a hive. “We’re losing 30-40 percent of the bees a year,” Callahan said.
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".