I recently caught a report on CNBC about Costco and how they have gone against traditional retail strategies and are winning big time. In 2016 Costco had 85 million card holders, 10 million of those were in Canada. Unlike other retailers who are always looking for ways to increase their prices slightly, Costco looks at how they can reduce their prices as much as possible. As it turns out, most of their profit is generated from the yearly membership fee, not from the products they sell. Who knew!
Could it be true? Modern design is dead, gone, out of fashion. No more clean lines, white-on-white, sleek and shiny surfaces? Gone is our love of tailored button-tufted sofas with tapered legs? No more teak? No more moulded plywood? No more Eames-inspired furniture pieces? No more Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home design? Seriously, did I read that correctly?
Making the best use of the space you have in your home is one of the easiest ways to organize your stuff. You can probably find a few areas of unused space or space that’s been used to shove stuff that could be much more functional and beautiful. For example, over and under stairs is often an opportunity for creative storage. Most of the time the door is at the end of stairs, which makes for an awkward space that is deep with a low ceiling. What if you moved the opening to the side of the staircase?
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".