The World Fair Trade Organization declared “World Fair Trade Week” in mid-November to draw attention to and improve the plight of (mostly agricultural) workers worldwide. The fair-trade movement is an attempt, at root, to encourage consumers in developed countries to pay more for certain products to help lift the people who produce them out of poverty.
In a recent (and rare) television interview, Justice Clarence Thomas addressed the divisions that seem to define present-day America. “What binds us?” he asked. “What do we all have in common anymore? … When I was a kid, even as we had laws that held us apart, there were things that we held dear and that we all had in common. …We always talk about e pluribus unum. What’s our unum now?”E pluribus unum, literally “out of many, one,” now seems almost incomprehensible in the United States.
It's Halloween again, the season of manufactured fear. People love being scared, and almost the whole of October is dedicated to the proposition. Unfortunately, we fill the other 11 months of the year with fears that are every bit as fabricated. We are terrified of something happening to our children. Yet children are safer today than ever. The average American child is five times more likely to die from a dog bite than from an abduction.
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".