As our nation kicked off summer with Memorial Day weekend, many Americans paused to remember those members of our armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice, laying down their lives for the freedoms we all enjoy. Each of those heroes has left behind spouses, children, parents, siblings, extended family and friends, and battle buddies, all of whom grieve the loss of their loved one.
On Nov. 12, 1992, my world changed forever. On that day my husband Brig. Gen. Tom Carroll was one of eight soldiers who perished aboard an Army C-12 in my home state of Alaska. He was my hero, and he continues to be my inspiration. In the difficult months that followed Tom’s death, I discovered the power of peer support. By connecting with the other widows whose husbands died that day, I found we were now part of a sisterhood of sorrow, and were able to provide support to each other.
Got the Med on your mind? You don’t have to squeeze yourself into a plane and fly as far away as Europe. Santa Barbara is the American Riviera. And summer in Santa Barbara is a particularly fine time to enjoy the resort city’s sunny weather, outstanding food and wine, and array of family-friendly activities. If you enjoy active sports, you’ll find that bike riding and stand-up paddling are a way of life here.
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".