Benita Garner had neatly distilled into nine words the philosophy of Bright Beginnings, a unique preschool on M Street NW near North Capitol Street. When a family is poor or homeless — or is just one financial calamity away from losing its home — it is often the children who suffer the most. They grow up experiencing the trauma that poverty visits upon its victims. They risk falling behind before they’ve even started.
The early bird gets the worm. That’s just one aphorism on the subject of punctuality. Here’s another, shared by Victor Tupitza of Burke, Va.: “One wise soul observed that the person who is always on time wastes more time because he is thereby compelled to wait for others.”Well, he is if those others include me. Well, the old me. After my confession last week that I am occasionally tardy, many readers criticized me for being inconsiderate. [What’s the point in being punctual?
Annette was 5 when her mother died and she moved in with her grandparents in southern Virginia. She was 7 when her grandmother died and she moved into foster care. “You have those that just take you for the money,” Annette said, describing the carousel of foster parents she experienced over the next decade. “But then you have those that take you to do their housework. And you have those that take you just to sexually abuse you.
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".