The girl called it nadi pariksha, a pulse examination. The only difference Alsatia could tell from the cursory procedure of a run-of-the-mill MD was that she closed her eyes while gently pressing her slender fingers on Alsatia's wrist. That and the frieze of blue people on the walls, holding lotus flowers, their long limbs improbably angled. "'Nadi' is Sanskrit," the girl intoned, releasing Alsatia. "It means motion, flow, vibration. Nadis weave through our physical and spiritual selves.
We've been publishing a lot of stories detailing how the world might end-but perhaps too few examining how we might think, feel, and respond during the onset of an incipient apocalyptic calamity. (It's becoming more feasible by the day, after all.) The Last Current should change that. Enjoy. -the Ed. It's the day before the end of the world. More or less. I wake up to my lover crying, a drizzle on the window sort of sound.
Yesterday, I noted that a debate on cap and trade hosted by Salon produced the same predictable arguments from the "right" perspective -- that cap and trade is "a job-killing energy tax" and so forth. I had a little fun with the regurgitated, keyword-laden arguments laid out by Steve Everley of American Solutions, and called them misleading. This evidently drew his ire (or it could have been because I misspelled his name -- sorry about that).
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".