Put an extra dash of cinnamon in your pie recipe this holiday season. A property in cinnamon, cinnamaldehyde, has the power to help reduce obesity by burning energy in our fat cells, say researchers from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute. Scientists already knew that cinnamon had the ability to burn fat from lab tests with mice, but the new research showed that it could be effective in humans as well.
The Girl Scouts of America is encouraging parents, ahead of the holiday season, not to force their daughters to hug relatives at family gatherings. “Have you ever insisted, ‘Uncle just got here—go give him a big hug,’” the article, posted on the Girl Scouts’ website under “Raise a Happy Girl,” reads, reminding parents of moments when they’ve encouraged or forced their daughters to hug or kiss relatives when the child doesn’t want to.
In order for Budweiser, produced by Anheuser Busch, to be the first “microgravity” beer on Mars, the company is sending barley into space. Rather than wait until humans make it to the Red Planet, the beer company is doing their advanced research to see how and if beer tastes different in space. In conjunction with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and payload development company Space Tango, Budweiser will send 20 barley seeds to the International Space Station on Dec. 4.
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".