By October, I get the itch. I start popping into shops, watching for sales, scanning online offers; I'm in Christmas shopping mode. But even as I load my basket, impulse buy and compulsively check my bank account, I know the best gifts I'll get and give won't come from a retailer or online seller. More: 10 non-toy gift ideas to keep parents sane this Christmas"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" moral holds true: "Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas...means a little bit more."
Hundreds of third to eighth grade girls have been training for 10 weeks for what, for many, will be their first 5k race. And you have a chance to cheer these young women on. Whether you do that from the sidelines or running side-by-side is up to you. Through Girls on the Run, volunteers work with girls across area schools to teach self-esteem, positive body image, healthy eating and more through running games, all leading up to the big celebratory run planned for this Saturday.
When Elaine Kibodeaux sent me an invitation to gather a group of coworkers for improv as part of the Try Me series, I thought, "nahhhhhhhhh." I'm a planner. It's part of my job title. It's my role in my family. The little drama I did in high school focused on writing and then memorizing speeches.
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".