Ester's husband lost his job 10 months ago, a sudden shock stretching their already thin budget. Elliott registered with the Texas Workforce Commission and is actively looking for work. Paying their rent seemed nearly impossible, until Ester lost her job as well. While she receives unemployment benefits, the amount doesn't cover their monthly bills. And after having never been late before on their rent, they face eviction. Rent hadn't been paid for two months.
Today marks that time of year when we gather with those we love and give thanks for the blessings we can share. Hopefully you are surrounded by loved ones who would give you the shirt off their back, the last dollar in their pocket, a couch on which to sleep if you suddenly found yourself without a roof over your head. You'll carve a delicious turkey that could feed a small army – or at least your family for a day or two.
“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever.” – Psalm 100:5Her office walls proclaim the wonders, the hopefulness of a spiritual life – a stark contrast for someone who less than a decade ago wondered if God even existed. The irony isn’t lost on Julie, who says without God and his son, Jesus Christ, she wouldn’t have the life she has today. More than likely, she’d be dead. Julie, whose name has been changed for this story, spent time in jail.
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".