While hosting a dinner is very much about the food you’re serving, a thoughtful and well-decorated table arrangement is just as important. As adults, we’re well beyond the plastic cup and paper napkin stage, though there’s always a time and place (barbecues for instance) for the casual fare. You’d never want your table presentation to cheapen the delicious food you’ve prepared for your guests, so do them and yourself justice by setting a beautiful table.
The 2018 edition of one of the world's most widely distributed books, with a scheduled print run of 203 million copies, drops this week in stores: The IKEA catalog. Here's why it looks different, depending on where you live. That's right, up there with the actual Bible, the Koran, and Harry Potter, the "bible" of affordable home decor reaches people in nearly every country. One German literary critic, Hellmuth Karasek even reviewed the IKEA catalog in 2015.
True confession: I've been keeping something - a deep dark decorating secret - from you lovely people. Last week, IKEA sent me an advance copy of the new 2018 catalog. I've been carrying it from my desk to my bedside table and back again each day, sneaking peeks whenever I could. I've already taken the all-important steps of measuring potential placement spots and attaching post-its to the pages that require my further attention as possible buys (as you can see above!).
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".