With the news of Toys R Us liquidation plans, many parents are left wondering: Where am I going to stop with the kids after a "very brave" dentist appointment or as a reward for good grades? Sure, there's big box stores like Target and Walmart, but why not support mom and pop shops and keep your money local? Here's a look at some of our favorites around metro Detroit. Toyology is a great option for someone looking for a personalized experience.
Need to stock up on a lifetime supply of peanut butter? Good news. Non-Costco members in southeast Michigan can enjoy the benefits of a Costco membership for free during the week of March 12-18. The only catch — you'll need to bring your library card or print the flyer below. Consider it your all-access pass. Visitors should present their library card or flyer to an employee at the store entrance. L.L. Bean just killed its lifetime return policy -- is Costco next?
At least two people have been killed in a shooting in a Central Michigan University dorm, troopers with the Michigan State Police post in Mount Pleasant told the Free Press. Here's what we know so far:ÂThe shooting happenedÂ on the fourth floor ofÂ Campbell Hall, a co-ed residence hall at Central Michigan University. Police urged students to stay clear of the area and shelter in place.
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".