Sign up for one of our email newsletters. Mishelle Rayburg and other teachers at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship now have some help making sure kids in their classrooms are treated to a proper celebration on their birthdays. “I used to go out myself and buy birthday crowns for all of my students to try and make the day as special as possible,” Rayberg said. Then the Pittsburgh nonprofit Beverly's Birthdays joined the party by starting its Classroom Cheer program three years ago.
Growing up in the African country of Rwanda, artist Silas Bagambiki would use whatever he could as his medium, often creating art using just sticks and mud. Bagambiki soon escalated to using flowers, fruits and vegetables as his paint and stretched his own canvases out of curtains purchased at local markets. But it was at a school run by the nonprofit Mustard Seed Project where he started to realize his talent.
Sign up for one of our email newsletters. The Butler family of Monroeville has a lot to celebrate when it sits down to give thanks on Thanksgiving Day. Patriarch James Butler will turn 100 that day, marking a century that included service in the Army during World War II. After so many birthdays, the veteran with a sharp sense of humor says it's just another day — even though Nov. 23 falls on Thanksgiving this year. “I'm an ordinary guy just getting a little bit older,” he 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 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".