Girl Scouts sell cookies, volunteer at food pantries, and learn how to change a tire on a car, all activities that have appeal for boys as well. But in Medford, Quincy, Concord, and beyond, Girl Scouts and leaders say they see value in a single-sex program that fosters confidence and leadership. Few, if any, said they plan to sign up with the Boy Scouts this year after the organization opens its doors to girls in October.
Hours before the starter’s pistol was fired, the holiday shopping marathon began. But during the busiest shopping time of the year — starting on Thanksgiving and ending five days later, on Cyber Monday — many shoppers never got into their running shoes. In Lakeville, Mark Cook, 51, and his nephew, Shane Avilla, 26, were up by 4 a.m. on Black Friday, but they weren’t in a rush as they drove to Colony Place, the mall in Plymouth, with coupons and fliers in hand.
That’s what I’m thinking as I stand on the sidewalk peering through the storefront of The Paper Mouse in West Newton Square. A glance through the front window takes in the entire shop, 500 square feet divided by antique French doors. The walls are lined with hand-built shelves and tables. Potted plants dot a landscape of illustrated cards and stationery, hand-picked pens and pencils, sushi-shaped erasers, and lefty pencil sharpeners.
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".