After moving 12 times in the past 10 years, Kathy Essery and her husband Craig finally have a reason to put down roots. The couple’s New Year’s resolution for their family, which includes sons Bryson, 8, and Luke 2, is to unpack their bags for good inside the five-bedroom dream home they just finished building in an up-and-coming pocket of Toronto’s west-end Runnymede neighbourhood. “We weren’t ready to settle,” explains Essery, 39.
Maxine Featherstonhaugh and her wife Barbara Piatkowski thank their lucky stars for the life-changing renovation of their 1890s home. In the months leading up to the total gut job of the Parkdale-area, three-storey house in 2012, Featherstonhaugh had begun studying astrology. She used her new-found knowledge to increase their chances for a smooth, speedy refurbishment of the 2,000-square-foot home they’ve now lived in for 20 years.
When Stephanie Orefice and her husband Tiernan Murphy decided to breathe new life into their 1911 Colonial-style home in Brampton, they considered more than just their own family’s needs. The parents of Jack, 11, Theo, 9 and Aubrey, 4, have long dubbed their home “Casa Murphy,” and pride themselves on the open-door policy they have for friends and extended family. Making their home even more welcoming to others would be a top priority in the redesign and renovation.
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".