Columbia, Missouri, is about to get its first cat café.This spring, Ryan Kennedy plans to open the doors to Papa's Cat Café, inspired by similar concepts he experienced while traveling in Seoul, South Korea, a few years ago. "We had never heard of them before, and it was such a fun and different experience that stuck with us," he says. "We would oftentimes joke about opening a cat café and what that would look like in Columbia.
Rebecca Miller considers herself a "killer idea person." As co-owner of Columbia, Missouri's Peggy Jean's Pies – which she and her mother, Jeanne Plumley, revived in April 2014 – she's constantly looking for ways to grow the humble pie shop. "We call it #worldpiedomination," she says. "We’re continually working so hard just trying to grow what we do, get better at what we do. The overall goal is, how do you all that and still have fun and have so much love for what you do?
Sarah Osborn Blue certainly has her hands full. As group pastry chef for Gerard Craft's Niche Food Group, she oversees five distinct pastry programs at Sardella, Pastaria, Porano Pasta, Taste and Brasserie. She balances her workload by staying true to the identity of each restaurant – developing creative gelato pops at Porano on one day and Italian-inspired desserts "that take a huge left turn" at Sardella the next. "It's like children," she says with a laugh.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".