Can you imagine going 10 days without speaking? No? Well, Anirban Lahiri can. In fact, he’s done it four times now, most recently this past summer at a meditation retreat in Shelburne, Massachusetts. “It’s actually not that hard,” he says. The first step is to get rid of all distractions. Cell phones aren’t allowed while you’re at the center. Neither are TVs or computers. You’re not even allowed to read a book.
Not when he’s performing, of course. Farrell’s been making music since he was a kid. But he loves golf and has been fortunate to play in big-time pro-ams like the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, making his most recent appearance just last week. And Farrell would be the first to tell you he was out of his comfort zone the first time he teed it up in front of a gallery.
Stroud has been cooking seriously since he was in college at Lamar University. He admits to a few epic fails back then â€“ can you really mess up Hamburger Helper? â€“ but he took to the culinary arts quickly. â€œYou become a great chef after you make the mistakes,â€? Stroud says. â€œâ€Ś After a few years I started to get the hang of it and I learned that except for stuff on the grill, special stuff on the stove, slow is best.â€? Not surprisingly, Stroud knows his way around a grill, too.
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
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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".