Lunar New Year is upon us. One of the biggest celebrations in the world with more than a billion people observing the holiday from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea and of course, the United States, Lunar New Year is a time for good fortune and establishing luck for the year ahead. It’s a time when families come together to share a traditional meal and children receive red envelopes with money, while people wish each other good health, happiness and prosperity.
Spend the weekend after Valentine’s Day doing some interesting things around town with your friends and family. From restaurant week in the suburbs, to brunch, to giving back, don’t let your weekend go to waste. 1) Elmwood Park is hosting its first restaurant week with two dozen restaurants participating in discounts, specials and prix-fixe menus. Try some burgers, sushi, Italian favorites and barbecue. Free admission, reservations encouraged. Friday through Feb. 25.
Last spring, I was at work when I heard THE BEST SONG EVER. I immediately turned on Shazam to find out what it was and once I found Despacito, I couldn’t stop listening to it. If you haven’t heard the song, listen to it now. It has a super catchy chorus, Luis Fonsi is singing, Daddy Yankee is rapping, and Justin Bieber makes an appearance on the remix. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee both bring elements of Puerto Rican reggaeton to the track.
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".