We all know the basic instructions on how to make a sandwich: add two slices of bread, fill with one slice of cheese, our lunch meat of choice, lettuce, tomatoes, and squeeze it all together. Or maybe we simply slather on some good ol' PB&J. Though these may not be the best sandwiches in the world, they’re usually satisfying, basic as they may be. But what if we want to make our sandwiches, well, not so basic?
In case you missed it, the royally adorable Prince George just started school. And of course, he looked cute as ever in his tiny uniform, as he was escorted to class by his doting dad Prince William. We can't imagine that the cutie-pie will struggle making friends there, but if the school has its way, he will not have a best friend. Wait, what?
You snooze, you win! At least that's what people are saying after listening to a "sleep-inducing masterpiece" launched by the meditation app Calm. The masterpiece in question is a 24-minute audio story that challenges anyone who listens to it to stay awake longer than those 24 minutes. And according to users, it actually works. Called "Blue Gold," the audio story is narrated by actor Stephen Fry, who you might recognize as the same voice that narrated all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".