It's true that most of us tend to scoff and smirk at the pumpkin craze busting out at the first sign of Fall, but once the holiday season comes around, you know there are certain things that make everyone undoubtedly get pumped, even if they're part of an ever-present and overdone trend. Holiday cocktails definitely top the list for us! From Latin-inspired eggnog to Christmassy margaritas to cinnamon sangria, we have all the seasonal recipes you should mix up for your next holiday soiree.
Making new holiday traditions: Communities' holiday feasts turn into gatherings for friends, familiesMany would agree that Thanksgiving is the most wonderful holiday of the year, specifically because of the feast it entails. As such, many of Houston's local senior living communities plan a big meal for their residents who stay home for the holidays rather than going to their children's homes.
There are so many reasons people look forward to Thanksgiving every year, from the opportunity to eat to your heart's (and stomach's) desire at your family feast, to seeing faraway family members, and of course, to be reminded of all you have to be thankful for. In the spirit of recognizing what all they are fortunate to have, many people are inspired to spend this day giving back to others. And unsurprisingly, the greater Houston area has an abundance of opportunities to do so.
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".