Christmas is just over a week away — exciting if you’re organised and have time on your hands. For the rest of us who have no idea how it’s come about so quickly, yet again, it is the trigger for a big to-do list. Cooking the turkey and making sure your sprouts aren’t overdone is stressful enough, so it’s essential to keep things simple when it comes to decorations. We’ve compiled a guide to quick decorating for maximum festiveness — and minimum stress. 1 Paper decorations are big this year.
After a busy week, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are probably recovering in Nott Cott, the nickname for Nottingham Cottage, where they live in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. They are no doubt spending the weekend there roasting chicken, doing yoga and drinking weird green smoothies. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also lived in this two-bedroom house, which has rooms that were designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Kate is said to have redecorated the house when she moved in.
It may be hard for us to remember a time when Theresa May wasn’t weak and ineffectual, but she has no such trouble. “I was told I couldn’t stop Gary McKinnon’s extradition,” she reminded us in her first speech as prime minister, “but I stood up to the American government and I stopped it.”Gary McKinnon is the Scottish computer hacker who spent ten years fighting extradition to the US on charges of breaking into military and Nasa systems.
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".