As winter quickly approaches, it is time to start thinking about taking out the bird feeders. Feeding the birds is a great way to help our feathered friends throughout the winter months, especially when food sources become scarce.Food is always important, but over the winter it becomes even more so, as birds tend to have a higher metabolic rate to keep them warm in cold temperatures which requires more energy, and this comes from the food they eat.
The outdoor gardening season is quickly coming to an end, but don't let that stop you from gardening. You can plant bulbs indoors now, and enjoy their beautiful blooms in early winter.The nice thing about bulbs is that they are easy to grow with very little effort. They already have everything they need inside the bulb. And all they need is to be planted. The flower and nutrients are stored inside the bulb so when choosing bulbs, look for the big bulbs as these will contain the biggest flowers.
As I was cleaning up the vegetable garden, I noticed some new spinach seedlings coming up. These were not planted but are "volunteers" and are a result of allowing the spinach in the garden go to seed in the early summer then the seeds dropped to the ground, germinated and are now growing. Many vegetable and flower plants will form seeds. Some gardeners like to collect their own seeds, store them over the winter and plant them next spring.
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".