What did you do on your summer vacation? If it wasn’t gardening, no need to sweat it — perhaps literally. You still have just enough time and some beautiful weather to plant a few crops to enjoy through the fall, depending on the weather and if you use protections such blankets or row covers when the occasional hard freeze comes your way. The key to planting in fall is to look at vegetables’ maturity dates.
Most of us never saw ourselves as allies of Elmer Fudd or Mr. McGregor. Rabbits and adorable bunnies populated our children’s storybooks. A little velveteen number could bring a tear to the parental eye even on the 100th reading. For families who celebrate Easter, a simple equation described all things rabbit: Bunny = candy. That was then. This is now. If you live in a neighborhood along the Front Range, the words cute and rabbit no longer enjoy proximity in your sentences.
Bees buzzing. Butterflies flitting. Even a hummingbird or two zipping from here to there. Unfortunately, “here to there” is the operative phrase, as you travel from your mind’s image of colorful flowers and happy pollinators to the actual view of patchy green and brown out your window. Not to worry, pollinator habitats aren’t built in a day. But you can make some real headway in a season and continue to add to your vision as the years go on.
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".