If all this sounds like work, why not have the beasts of the night do it for you? And by beasts we mean squirrels. Though Igough calls his project a Self-Carving Pumpkin, it's actually your local rodents that do the carving. Start by drilling ?-inch holes into a pumpkin around the areas where you want your jack-o'-lantern's eyes, nose, and mouth to be. Drill right through the skin and the flesh, but don't bother opening up the pumpkin to scoop out the guts.
Every year I experience the same disappointment around the holidays: When I unpack the previous year's mini lights, they almost always don't work. Even replacing a bad bulb or two doesn't seem to remedy the problem. Are these lights worth saving, or should I just give up and buy new ones? You're not alone on this one. At some terrible moment in early- to mid-December, we can almost hear the collective sigh of dismay as good people around this land untangle and plug in strings of bad mini lights.
It's a good idea to start your snowblower before the first storm hits, so you know you are prepared to start clearing snow immediately. Here's some great advice for starting a stubborn snowblower. Outdoor-power-equipment manufacturer Ariens Company of Brillion, Wis., receives about 8000 calls a month this time of year from customers who can't start their machines. "The key to an easy start is putting the machine into storage properly," says Ariens's product support manager, Dave Miller.
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".