This week, I went to Pearl Harbor. It is a place every American should visit. The National Park Service offers tickets, but there are so many visitors that most people have to join a private tour to get in. After Hawaii had a missile scare, Pearl Harbor was on many people’s minds this week. We took an excellent tour with Keith from Discover Hawaii. He told us an amazing story. His father was a young child playing in his backyard on Saturday, Dec. 6, 1941.
In many years before 2018, there were Internet sites and studies about what makes people happy. I am a journalist who spent 19 years in the mental health field, so combining the two – journalism and mental health happiness research – is what I offer here. This is a summary of the current research. Forbes Magazine summarized the money and happiness link. It found that money could actually buy happiness if people spent that cash on items or activities that would save them time versus material goods.
Each year, we ask our staff for New Year’s predictions. Last year, we didn’t do well. But other years, we were right on target. Here is our list for this year:Bob Ney, national news correspondent, Talk Media News (and former congressman):Kim Jong Un will not lead North Korea by midyear. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will become the king of Saudi Arabia, and controversy involving his ascendency to the throne will ensue. He will begin the process of starting a war with Iran.
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".