If you're a parent and you don't have a bag of frozen peas in your freezer, you're doing it wrong. I'm kidding (kind of)! But really, frozen peas are crucial in a household with kids, up there with pasta and canned tomatoes. (They also make an excellent Boo Boo Buddy substitute.) "I seriously don't know what I'd do without them," says my editor and wise parent Anya Hoffman. Frozen peas keep for months in the freezer, and they're as good as fresh peas in terms of nutrition and, I would argue, flavor.
Every week, I find myself explaining forks to my kids. They don't need the lecture. They're 9 and 13. They know to use forks when we eat. They just choose not to half the time, which drives me nuts 100 percent of the time. Foregoing utensils for bare fingers isn't an issue on taco/burger/pizza night, obviously.
Dinuguan is a Filipino stew of pork cooked in pig's blood, but my parents and the parents of every Filipino-American kid I knew growing up in the '80s called it—wink-wink—chocolate soup. This was presumably for our benefit. Had we been told the real reason why dinuguan looked so murky, we wouldn't have come near it and therefore wouldn't have known how delicious (according to the adults) it was. Obviously, this was a flawed strategy. Innards cooked in blood smell and taste nothing like chocolate.
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".