In theory, we’d love to shop from cool, new indie brands all the time. But if we’re being honest, life sometimes gets the better of us and all too often we end up at the mall when we find ourselves in need of a new beauty product, t-shirt or piece of home decor. So in honor of Small Business Saturday, we’ve decided to make that transition a little bit easier for you. Here are eight super cool indie brands to try instead of big name retailers. 1.
The next presidential election is still about ten months away, but the candidates have been hitting the road with full force for some time now. From what we’ve seen so far, this election is shaping up to be a little different. No longer or we turning to the news to hear about what’s going down. Now we’re heading to Twitter first. Candidates are live tweeting debates, Hillary is releasing her own set of presidential emojis… the list goes on.
Tomorrow officially makes it 100 days since Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. His time in the White House since his inauguration has been… well, turbulent, to say the least. With a current approval rating of 40 percent, he has the lowest early rating of any President in modern history. But that’s not thanks to a lack of effort on his part. He’s been a busy man.
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".