The supermarket had 14 aisles, and I was familiar with five of them. My grocery shopping routine was so fine-tuned that I didn't need any more than that.My personal best was seven minutes from the time I walked in until the time I walked out; same five aisles, same groceries every couple of days.I grabbed a plastic shopping basket on my way into the store and headed for the frozen food aisle. My basket was half full when I came around the corner and almost ran into her.
I heard them coming from a block away. Through the excited babble of kids' voices I could make out a couple of words:
The slapping sound of running footsteps on the sidewalk became muffled as they took a shortcut across the lawn, then came the pounding on the screen door … BAM BAM BAM.Six neighborhood boys were crowded onto the stoop. "Hi, guys!" I said through the screen. "What's up?
"The more that they pay in wages the higher incentive that we'll have,” Clark explained. “We start at the lowest level of $250 a job and go up to $3,000 a job." Participants could also receive a one percent rebate--capped at $100,000--on capital improvements. "So a business is going to have to make an investment of at least $250,000," Clark told us. The incentives will be available to local existing businesses as well as those that are new to the community.
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".