High prices, raging drought, SNAP cuts — sometimes it’s tempting to think the world is conspiring against us. There are a few indications, though, that sometimes it conspires for good. This is a happy, healthy trend I’d like to keep going. The question is, wil it be sustainable with rising food costs? We shouldn’t have to choose budget over health.
The National Animal Rights Conference which takes place this August, has been a gathering point for animal rights advocates since 1981. Its founder Alex Hershaft is also the founder of FARM (Farmed Animal Rights Movement), a nonprofit he began over 40 years ago. I had the honor and pleasure of speaking with this animal rights pioneer as part of FARM’s 40th anniversary celebration. Alex Hershaft, 82, remembers when animal advocacy was less of a party, when it was barely a movement.
Meanwhile, there’s America, which has grown not newer but older (and not necessarily wiser), times have gotten harder and the planet has grown even hotter. “There’s now more CO2 in the atmosphere than there’s ever been while humanity has been on this planet. We are destroying the basis of life on earth as a result of growing the economy — what we call as business as usual.” This is not the vision of our country Robbins put forth in “Diet for a New America,” or DNA, as he calls it.
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".