As the holiday season is poised to begin its glittery gallop toward us, the biggest question is not dressing or stuffing, jellied or whole berry, or even Elf on the Shelf or The Grinch. The greatest unanswered holiday question is: How did marshmallows get on top of the sweet potato casserole? This time of the tuber, which runs until the last wing is eaten on New Year’s Day, is also the time of the squishy, sweet balloons.
Everyone needs and deserves to eat, no matter their life situations. Numerous organizations work diligently to fill that basic need, but there are many kinds of hunger, and thus, many ways to be fed. Every Thursday, the Community Lunch at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church does its part by feeding those who need the sustenance, but also fostering community by serving those who might not cross paths with each other. The message is this: Come, eat and talk.
For those who don’t know – recent arrivals to the South, raw food fans, vegans, etc. – meat-and-three refers to a particular type of Southern restaurant. Meat-and-threes emulate the serving style of old-time Southern home cooks, who laid out hearty meals that everyone sat down and ate. There was no lingering over cocktails first. I was raised by one of those cooks, who was raised by one of those cooks.
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".