The new year has begun, and many of us are relieved to get back to normal routines that have been interrupted by additional shopping, holiday parties and visiting relatives. It often is referred to as “getting back to the business of life.” But what exactly is the business of life? Years ago, I remember hearing Tulsa's John Izzo tell about an incident when he was working on a project with a looming deadline that could not be postponed. His young daughter, however, was trying to get his attention.
Krista Tippett is producer and host of “On Being,” which airs weekly on National Public Radio. She is also my oldest daughter. If you send her an email, you receive an automatic response: “I am at work on a new book. I have also permanently forsaken hurry and being over-scheduled as a way of moving through my days ꟷ a gift of my summer sabbatical ꟷ and am cutting down my time online to something more humane.
Christmas gifts come in many packagesTuesday, December 19, 2017 | By Charlotte Lankard For The OklahomanTuesday, December 19, 2017 | By Charlotte Lankard For The OklahomanMy friend Linda Brinkworth and I have a standing date on Mondays and Fridays at North Park Mall. We walk and we talk ꟷ and sometimes manage a little shopping. Last week after finishing our walk, we stopped at the bakery to replenish any calories we might have burned.
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".