By now, you've learned how to prepare yourself two weeks' worth of healthy meals and routines to help you feel your best year-round . But the best-laid food plans often go awry when you leave the comfort of your own kitchen for the temptation-laden menu of your favorite restaurant. (After all, they say the reason it's so difficult to recreate your favorite restaurant dishes at home is that chefs use amounts of fat and salt that would be difficult for you to, well, stomach.)
If humans always acted in our own best interest, the world would be a different place indeed. We'd all sleep eight hours a night, hydrate regularly, and spend 90% less time comparing ourselves to the rich and famous on Instagram. And we'd all be using Y-peelers. It's a genuine mystery to me why so many of us are still using swivel peelers—or worse yet, paring knives—when the alternative is not only cheap and easy-to-use but also the preferred standard in professional kitchens across the country .
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you've got pumpkin pie on the mind. Maybe you're thinking to yourself, "Is there really such a thing as good canned pumpkin? Is the best canned pumpkin better than a lovingly-crafted homemade pumpkin puree?" Let's real talk for a second. Listen. You've got a shopping list the size of the Constitution. You've got ten of the most hard-to-please people you know coming over for the biggest meal of the year.
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".