Mark Seeley is fascinated by anything to do with the weather. That might explain why, 40 years after moving to Minnesota, the native of California (“where the weather is boring") remains fascinated with the state. Seeley can find a weather-related angle to just about any topic.
The instant you step into LARK Toys, it’s apparent that something is different from every other toy store. It’s the voices. From one direction comes the sound of someone squealing in delight: “Look at this.” From the other comes a plaintive demand: “You’ve had it long enough. Let me try it now.” And from across the room comes a succinct: “Awesome!”The reactions aren’t atypical; it’s the people who are reacting that make this place different.
What do Minnesota runners have in common with fine wines? As we get older, we get better. In a state-by-state breakdown of how marathoners rank, Minnesotans steadily move up the list as we age, going from 18th place for runners 20 to 29 years old all the way to sixth place for the 50-59 bracket. In fact, our 50-plus runners are faster than the under-30 marathoners in Mississippi. This news comes from Jens Jakob Andersen, a statistician at the Copenhagen Business School.
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".