I want to meet, “they”. Who are these people who tell us that summer is over after Labour Day? There’s still some summer left to enjoy. Here’s how to extend the season a little longer. First, get out your white shoes and wear them as long as you want. Next, if someone asks you when summer is over, I will personally tell you. I am a harbinger of seasonal change, or actually my neighbors are, their air conditioner goes on in May and goes off sometime in late October. It’s different every year.
Call it what you will – foyer, foy-yay, vestibule, lobby, entryway or dumping zone… In modern times, they all mean the same thing – it’s the area we land in when we enter our home. It can be tiny and efficient or over-the-top grand. The word “foyer” has been used to describe a waiting room, corridor or lobby to a large space like a concert hall, hotel, theatre or corporate head office. It’s basically a chamber or area between the indoors and outdoors of a structure, accessed by an exterior door.
Home makeover shows on TV make complicated projects look easy, like they can be completed in an hour episode. The reality is most DIY projects take a lot more work than what you see on TV. Yes, I accept that I’m partly to blame for that (but who wants to watch paint dry?) yet, do-it-yourself projects are as popular as ever. As a pro, there are certain projects I won’t even start without the right tools. So, I’ve put my top five list together for you to use as a guide to save your home … from you!
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".