In my initial scan of blankets that could possibly be considered ‘puffy,’ I started with 65 models, and looked at them for the criteria below. Ultimately, I found 13 blankets were worth considering in my tests. Weight: A good insulated blanket shouldn’t weigh more than a few pounds. A good sleeping bag might weigh shy of 10 pounds, but the average puffy blanket I considered was slightly more than two pounds.
Birders and ornithologists, listen up. Using four large data sets of recorded bird calls, scientists at Queen Mary University in London have created a technology that matches real-life bird calls you record with previously recorded bird calls in its database.
An unlikely duo is literally blazing the way for America's first coast-to-coast nonmotorized trail system. U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) forged a regional and bipartisan partnership pursuing formal designation of the American Discovery Trail (ADT)—a 6,800-mile path through 15 states—as part of the National Trails System (NTS).
Journalism ice breakers, October 2017: “So has your outlet suspended any powerful men for inappropriate behavior yet?”
November 2017: “How many powerful men has your outlet suspended so far?” #NotAllMenButLotsOfThem
"There’s also something sad about a world in which the savvy move is to teach a young woman not to trust an older man who has something nice to say about her work." https://t.co/EdlFPLB7re via @voxdotcom
#seabikes and other rainy day cyclists: If you're ready to make a solid investment, POC AVIP rain jackets are 30% off at Competitive right now. I tested one for a few months last year and it was a joy to wear and incredibly effective. https://t.co/ZFNKTOR4jD
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".