When I told my editor about one of my favorite things to eat when I go on vacation in Oklahoma, she didn't believe me. Barbecued bologna? Really? It's a specialty of the state. It's so common, many folks there don't realize it's not served other places. Banish thoughts of Oscar Mayer cold cuts.
Avocados are having a moment, both good and bad. In a widely publicized television interview, an Australian millionaire advised millennials to stop buying pricey avocado toast if they want to buy a home. Avocados are in the superfoods category. The high amount of fat in them is the healthy monounsaturated kind, and they have nearly 20 minerals and vitamins, plus fiber. They are good for your skin and heart and can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and perhaps inflammation.
My friends Cindy and Linda have a simple philosophy when it comes to summer cocktails: Found ingredients. Every year, when their families share a house in Orange Beach, Ala., Cindy's in the kitchen running her Ninja blender at 10 a.m. The year, they brought little drinks in plastic barrels and the kids wouldn't drink them. Add vodka and put them in the blender! "And remember the year we had leftover watermelon? We froze it. Throw it in the blender with vodka," Linda said.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".