You may be thinking you should be eating more leafy greens, or less bread. You may have started this month swearing off red meat, or you might be like a bunch of my friends, experimenting with an alcohol-free Dry January. But the heart wants what it wants. And what my heart wants is butter, particularly in sauce form, especially napped over a piece of pan-fried fish. Back East for the holidays, I got myself into a butter habit.
During the month of December the invitations — to buttered rum-fueled cocktail parties with friends, obligatory office gatherings and cookie swaps — come fast and furious. The casualty of all this capital “E” entertaining is that we all but stop having friends over to our homes for dinner, citing exploding to-do lists and calendars. But this is exactly the right time of year to invite some people over for supper. Supper is different from a dinner party. Supper is not a multicourse meal.
We haven’t much time for preamble this week; you’ve probably already drafted a Thanksgiving shopping list, or at least begun to clear out your fridge in preparation for fully loading it on Thursday. So let’s get to it. If you have been asked to contribute a snack to the meal, here are three things you could bring. None of them require the use of a host’s knives, stove or refrigerator space, meaning you’re well on your way to becoming Top Guest.
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".