GadgetGals The ancient Aztecs believed that chocolate was food of the gods, brought here by the heavens. King Montezuma even thought chocolate had aphrodisiac powers. Perhaps that is why chocolate sales become so brisk around February 14th! This year, consider making your own chocolate gift of love—Easy Chocolate Truffles, Little Black Dress Cake, or gluten-free Chocolate Brownies—for the special person(s) in your life.
“Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor,” wrote William Cowpers way back in 1785. As Cowpers understood, the world’s spices have been bringing variety and intoxicating flavor to food, defining the world’s cuisines throughout the centuries. What would Indian cooking be without curry blends or Mexican cooking, without chili powder or cumin? We never want to know. Spices are an easy way to explore the world without ever leaving your kitchen.
There will be over 100 million people watching the Super Bowl this Sunday. The lucky ones will be offered a bowl of “red” or chili, an easy satisfying repast on this sports day. The good news for the hostess: Chili only improves if made ahead. Whether made in a slow cooker, stovetop, or in the oven, once the ingredients are in the pot, it simmers slowly with little stirring or watching needed. Serving is easy, too; guests can help themselves whenever there is a lull in the game activity.
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".