Step up your bar game with DIY infusions – it’s easy! All you need is a container, a bottle of vodka and your favorite fruit or herbs at peak ripeness. Using a 1 to 1 ratio, try mixing vodka with cucumber, blueberries or lemon peel in a mason jar. Or steep a vanilla bean or fresh mint leaves in vodka to make a vanilla or mint extract you can use in baking. The alcohol will evaporate in the oven.
“You’ll love it!” my rising 1st-grader enthused as he prepared his baby brother for preschool. “You get to play all day. There’s play dough and dress-up and puzzles. And they always take you outside — even if it’s snowing!” Then a shadow fell across his face. “In my school, I don’t get to play that much anymore.”And from my observation, that’s true.
If you stayed for the end of the Westward Ho! Parade, you probably saw an unusual caboose. If you decided to sneak out early, you still probably heard it. The Pendleton Main Street Cowboy’s calliope belts out whimsical, cheery melodies, reminiscent of flutes and fairy tales. “I refer to it as sparkle music,” said Carolyn Mildenberger, who played the instrument in the purple truck at Friday’s parade. “That means we’re not doing Mozart.
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".