Most of us have a unique list of do’s and definitely do-not’s when it comes to dealing with stress. Do take deep breaths. Do go for a walk. Do NOT chug coffee before that big job interview — wouldn’t want to risk those caffeinated jitters. But have you tried sniffing your partner’s clothes? Researchers at the University of British Columbia suggest you may want to add this habit to your stress-busting arsenal.
Ever wonder how alligators have managed to find their way in this ever-changing planet for the last 66 million years or so? Look no further than the American alligators that call North Carolina’s Shallotte River Swamp Park home. When a surprise snowstorm blasted the area in early January, the swamps in the park’s 3,000-square-foot enclosure froze over. "It was incredible really because it’s southeastern North Carolina," George Howard, the park’s general manager, tells MNN.
We all know that applying your tongue to metallic outdoor objects on a freezing cold day is a bad idea. (In fact, a general rule of tongue is that it should never venture far from the polite confines of the oral cavity.) Yet, every now and then, this happens:Before we go about explaining how to un-stick yourself from one of winter’s favorite human traps, it may be a good idea to understand how this sort of thing happens. A thin layer of mostly water sits on the surface of the tongue.
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".