Dana Dovey was born and raised in New York but spent five years in England studying at The University of Hertfordshire and drinking an unnatural amount of tea. She has an MA in Journalism and Media Communications and enjoys covering science and technology stories for Medical Daily. Dana previousl...
Few things are more unequivocally American than green bean casserole. The dish, a strange yet delectable combination of soup and green beans, topped with crunchy onions, is a staple Thanksgiving side. Whether you’d like the traditional style dish or want to mix it up a bit this year, we’ve got you covered. Green bean casserole is surprisingly young, especially when compared to most other Thanksgiving dishes that can be traced back hundreds of years.
When research funded by the sugar industry began to show evidence that sucrose was linked to poor cardiovascular health nearly 50 years ago, the industry pulled the plug on the study and then tried to hide the fact that it had ever commissioned the work, according to a new report. In 1965, the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) funded an animal study “Project 259: Dietary Carbohydrate and Blood Lipids in Germ-Free Rats,” according to an investigation published online in PLOS Biology.
In addition to being times of warmth and happiness, Thanksgiving and Christmas can also be painful reminders about loved ones who are no longer with us. Finding ways to cope can reduce stress and help us enjoy these times of year more. One of the most surprising strategies may also be the most powerful: talking to the dead. Although often associated with the supernatural or belief systems about the afterlife, talking to the dead is a simple way to connect with the memory of a loved one.
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".