My grandma Buxton had a definite green thumb when it came to growing African violets. She had dozens and dozens in pots in her sunroom and in the large window by her sewing machine. They were the perfect north facing windows for violets. She gave me a beautiful violet as a gift at my bridal shower. I remember how pitiful it looked as I removed it from my trunk the next hot July morning. I did not inherit her same green thumb with African violets. There are many benefits to having plants in our homes.
Going to the mailbox in December is always more exciting than at any other time during the year. Hopefully, you received lots of Christmas cards and letters from friends and family this holiday season. In the midst of all those happy greetings, you may have found your 2017 Census of Agriculture and put it aside to finish at a later date. Well, this is just a friendly reminder that today is a later date and you should complete your census soon.
Happy last day of 2017. It is my yearly ritual to look back over all my columns from the year and pick out a few of my favorite topics. I will tell you that writing this column for you is always a highlight of each week. My 10 favorite topics of 2017 were slugs, bats, honey bees, dicamba, fire prevention, tractor safety, and selling cottage foods and eggs. To round out the top 3 spots for the year:3. Could an LLC be right for you?
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".