Colleges are getting back in session, and students are swarming into dorm rooms. With hours of studying ahead of them, they often want a quick bite to eat, but they rarely have space for a stove or even a microwave. Here are some handy tricks for cooking with nothing more than a drip-type coffee maker. Or you can try some of these if you’re in a hotel room and want a quick midnight snack. Make ramen soup. Fill the coffee maker with water.
What’s with the weird muggy weather? I loved California for its dry heat. You know—when it gets warm, just look for a piece of shade for comfort. But this week has been really strange with its stickiness and humidity. It put me into a mood for ice cream. (In truth, it doesn’t take much to put me into a mood for ice cream. Just wave a photo of a cow in front of my face.) Here’s a surprising ice cream fact for you. Did you know that Halo Top just outsold Hagen-Daz and Ben & Jerry’s?
Are you afraid to put on a dinner party? Maybe you should stop thinking of it as a dinner party. Just think of it as having some friends over to eat whatever you were going to have that evening, anyway. Gary and I often have dinner with four of our friends: Annie, Al, Linda, and John. We like to vacation together on occasion, so it’s natural for us to do impromptu Sunday night meals at each other’s homes.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".