The NBCC’s John Leonard Prize is awarded each year for an author’s first book. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, in recent years most of the attention (and the nominations) have fallen on first-time works that happen to be fiction. But there are lots of other noteworthy first books published, including, this year, a moving illustrated memoir about a Vietnamese family in America and a melancholy history of a single Polish town.
New York has always lurked as an uncredited extra in the vast body of hilarity produced by Roz Chast, best known for her cartoons in The New Yorker. The frumpy characters, the off-kilter worldview, the eccentric shops — all speak sotto voce not just of the city, but the Brooklyn of her childhood. It was then the borough of Woody Allen rather than tattooed Williamsburg, and not the destination of choice for the socially or professionally ambitious.
Nobody can call Ray Dalio unprincipled. In fact, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, who built it from scratch into the world’s largest hedge fund, may be just as well known for creating a somewhat controversial set of principles aimed at systematizing the firm’s decision making and codifying its values. In 2010, he posted them online, leading to more than three million downloads.
@binarybits If Trump is doing the pardoning you really won't be able to distinguish the humans from the turkeys (except on a moral basis, in which category the birds of course will be far more deserving).
@Psych_Writer@ResearchDigest Interesting indeed, thanks for noting that. Is it possible that hypnosis, perhaps, to inculcate belief in high activity, is superior to actual physical activity? Or at least might prove a useful supplement? I certainly plan to exercise my powers of self-delusion from now 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 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".