It’s November and our thoughts hopefully turn to gratitude. Everywhere we look there are reminders to stop and count our blessings and if that weren’t enough, studies show that grateful people are happier and even healthier people. “When we start to appreciate the good that has always been there,” said Laurie Boussom, a therapist with A Balanced Life in Greenville, “the good grows exponentially. “Sounds easy doesn’t it?
Not a fan of witches who cackle every time you open the door, or bloody eyeballs filling up the bowl in your kitchen? Not to worry. We found decorations that are whimsical, fun and anything but horrifying. Kate Tierney of Twigs has ideas to help you dress your home for fun this Halloween. The front porch makes the first impression every season, but what other time of the year do a bunch of strangers asking for candy get a chance to see it? Why not allow the butler to greet your guests?
When I was a little girl visiting my grandmother, one of the desserts that I most looked forward to was apple pie. My grandparents had apple trees in their back yard and I couldn’t wait to pick the apples that would later become dessert. Pie-making was a long process, but always worth it in the end. Unfortunately, I did not inherit my grandmother’s talent for baking, but I still like to have a homemade pie for dessert, and luckily, there are plenty of talented bakers in Greenville.
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".