Melinda’s Garden: Forcing Paperwhites A fragrant reminder of spring to brighten your winter home. It’s a long, long, long time until spring thaw here in the Red River Valley, and you may be craving a touch of green and breath of sweet floral fragrance around the house as winter settles in. Are you willing to wait just a few weeks instead of until April? Then consider forcing some paperwhite narcissus to bloom indoors for you.
It comes from the term for aeons ago, pre-continental drift, when all the Earth’s continents were fused together in one giant landmass. Now, the teeming masses of humanity right here in Cass and Clay counties are converging on one location this weekend. That’s the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, and they’re coming for Pangea, a celebration of all the cultures represented right here in the F-M area.
Dottie is one of those cats whose personality is even more lovely than her looks — and that’s really saying something with this stunning feline. Not only does she have that striking spot on one eye, she also has a little heart-shaped mark right at the base of her tail. Whoever gets Dottie is going to get the total package, because this cat has charm for days.
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".