In his sprawling home in Grafton, Frank Ryan rarely journeys to one corner of the basement. "Back into this area here -- this is where all the goodies are," Ryan said, leading the way to boxes of memories. "I haven't looked at this thing for years." He says a lot of it is fan mail from his glory days as a quarterback with the Cleveland Browns. "I remember that game well, I think I threw 5 touchdown passes," Ryan said, looking at one photo.
This time of year our world is in black and white, color smothered by seemingly endless snowstorms. Reporter Joe Carroll: So people are starving for color this time of year. Chris Conant: Starving, starving for color. But at Claussen's Greenhouses in Colchester, there's an acre of relief under glass. With the temperature hovering around 70 and humidity in the air, it's a far cry from the winter storm pounding the area just a few feet away. Conant has worked at Claussen's for decades.
Eighty-year-old Theresa Lasage is having the time of her life. "I could do this day and night," she said. "This is my baby, this is my favorite thing," she said. Fifty years of preparing taxes from her home in Winooski. Reporter Joe Carroll: This is prime time for you now. Theresa Lasage: Mm-hmm, yup. Theresa has 300 customers. They come to her by word of mouth; she doesn't advertise. Most are either Vietnamese, Bosnians or Africans, working immigrants finding the American tax system, well, foreign.
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".