If any of the 40,000-plus Grade 12 students scheduled to graduate in June this year are in the habit of nipping over to the nearest Tim Hortons for a lunch-hour coffee with friends, they should take a good look around. They might be looking at their future, but only if that future does not include significant post-high-school education. The good news for grads is that the unemployment rate in Canada is about 5.9 per cent. There are jobs to be had.
The overnight success of Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is a sign of the times, and for educators, it is not necessarily an encouraging sign. If it provides nothing else of worth, Wolff’s book defines a huge emerging problem for educators — the widespread acceptance of the deterioration of truth in public discourse. Is this a factual account of what goes on inside the home of the president of the United States?
Some things happen in life for which there is no reasonable explanation. We try to find a compartment, a safe space in our experience of human nature where we can deposit these things we’d rather set aside — but there isn’t one. Last week’s news about two children being killed — possibly by a parent — is one of those things. We respond emotionally, but that is inadequate because our intelligence demands more of us and that is where we come up empty. As humans, we engage in practical reasoning.
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".