Labor day is an apt name for it. By the unofficial last day of summer, I'm exhausted. Don't get me wrong—summer is fantastic. But all season long for working parents like me and my husband, we have been dropping off and picking up day campers at work-unfriendly hours. And then by mid-August camps end, with two more weeks to go (plus the two days before city public schools open Sept. 7). Families must either go on vacation or into patchwork mode, begging for help to ensure care for their kids.
Editing Crain's 50 Most Powerful Women list gave me a lot of food for thought these past few weeks. We started in April, and the presidential campaign and election were still very fresh. In moments of doubt, I wondered whether Donald Trump’s victory demonstrated that women lack power. The fact that he defeated a smart, capable and experienced female candidate even after being caught on tape bragging about sexual assault was a particularly bitter pill to swallow. But ultimately I’m an optimist.
Thanks to the lines of people that had formed around the block, the “fauxdega” beneath the Standard hotel along the High Line in the Meatpacking District has sold out early. That’s because the products on the rapidly depleting shelves—$50 cans of Campbell’s soup, $65 bottles of Corona beer, $60 bags of Doritos—are intricately crafted works of art made from stuffed felt and hand-painted by British artist Lucy Sparrow.
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".