Certainly, Thanksgiving should be a beautiful time for families to gather, show gratitude and eat a carefully-planned meal. Unfortunately, however, it sometimes turns into a civil war. As the nation contends with epic levels of political divisiveness and other hot-button topics, many are aiming to make the holidays great again. But it’s not always easy to keep the peace, even at home.
There’s no denying that bullying is a national problem. In fact, every day 160,000 students skip school for fear of encountering a bully, according to Community Health Charities. The good news is that people across the United States are trying to address the issue. Right here in New Jersey, parents, teachers, coaches and educators are regularly trying to stop bullies. Oftentimes, experts share tips for those who are bullied and their parents. But what about the parents of bullies?
By now you’ve probably gathered an assortment of apples from one of the Garden State’s gorgeous farms. Maybe your legs are sore from roaming the grounds in search of the perfect Golden Delicious; or your back hurts from the heavy lifting of crates full of Granny Smiths. Your mind was definitely blown at the dollars you spent to take home your treasure. Now, those plentiful bushels filling your kitchen are mocking 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".