I've always loved fascinating tales, hard questions and interesting people. For the last decade, I've gotten paid to write about such things, for newspapers in South Dakota and Wyoming and for various websites as a freelancer. I've edited everything from news copy to grant requests, and learned t...
A local beauty salon is re-opening in a remodeled space in the Empire Mall. Bella Spa is re-opening Thursday in a 1,200-square-foot space just inside the south mall entrance by Macy's and Shoe Diva. Bella Spa will offer services such as eyebrow threading, eyelash extensions and facials. “During our time at The Empire Mall, we have built relationships with so many wonderful clients,” said Farzona Komilova, owner of Bella Spa, in a news release.
A corporate and academic research park in development in northwest Sioux Falls is "essentially open for business' and amid talks with a number of likely tenants but is looking for more, including a hotel. The design process is underway of buildings for several potential tenants in the 80-acre USD Discovery District in northwest Sioux Falls.
Shoe shoppers will have a new emporium starting this week. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse is opening in the Lake Lorraine development on Thursday. The discount, name-brand shoe store is one of the final stores to open in the Shoppes at Lake Lorraine shopping area, in the bustling development south of West 26th Street and east of Marion Road. Lake Lorraine posted a coupon on its Facebook page (Facebook.com/lakelorrainesiouxfalls) for shoppers at the new DSW, offering $15 off a $49 purchase.
@LadyPutz@marinakoren I struggle with this, and have in the past covering energy: "Fracking and oil drilling are two different things, duh." Shows up in guns, too: "That's not an AK-47, your point is invalid."
Either way, onus is on explainer to be clear, but make sure explanation is accessible.
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".