Millions of Americans will hit the roads, skies and rails to get to their Thanksgiving dinner destinations next week. How do you avoid the gridlock? This Thanksgiving will usher in the highest volume of travelers for the week of Nov 23 in the past five years, according to figures from American Automobile Association. The AAA projected 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home for the holiday, a 3.3% increase over last year.
On Jan. 18, a California woman ordered an Uber home from a restaurant in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake. Despite only having consumed a couple of drinks, a complaint filed in a San Francisco court on Tuesday said, she felt very intoxicated and fell asleep in the back seat during the ride home. When she awakened, she alleged she was being sexually assaulted by her driver.
It is never too early to start bargain-hunting. With Black Friday approaching and the holiday season on the horizon, it’s time to start planning. This is compounded by the fact that many major stores, including Best Buy BBY, -0.12% Target TGT, -9.35% and Wal-Mart WMT, -0.66% suspend their price matching programs during major shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. “Now is definitely the time to start researching items,” Courtney Jespersen, consumer savings expert at NerdWallet 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 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".