Visiting Grandma, there were certain things you could count on. You knew, for instance, that there would be cookies in the cookie jar, and that she was going to challenge you to a game of rummy. Then somewhere, in the middle of visiting, cookie eating and card playing, she would break out a bag of pretzels and insist on making some popcorn in the hot-air popper. Maybe that's why I am drawn to the Colonel Popper. For me, there's a bit of nostalgia molded right into the silicone bowl.
Some look at something simple and see its greatest potential. They see beauty where others don't, and find inspiration in the things many overlook. Brooklynn Page is one of those people. And her online Etsy shop, BBLN Creations, is proof of just how creative she can be. Page's shop features dozens of collectible figures, each fashioned by hand using hundreds of tiny rubber bands. Page offers Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie, Winnie the Pooh and popular Disney Princesses.
Life isn't always a cup of tea. It can be stressful and busy and messy, but that's why it's so important to find little things that make you smile every single day. One of my things is a tiny army of brilliantly colored silicone snails. The adorable, little snails are designed to add a little bit of happiness to each cup of tea.
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".