Real estate investor Maureen Wiener usually goes it alone when buying, renovating, and reselling homes in northern New Jersey. “It’s about control," says Wiener, of Franklin Lakes, NJ, who has flipped close to a dozen single-family homes in affluent Bergen County. Wiener, who's in her 50s, says she likes to be the one to choose design elements such as the appliances and the granite countertops. "It's my vision, and it's what I want."
For a long time after she emigrated from South Korea as a teen, Sunjoo Hwang Kim felt like an outsider in America. It took a national tragedy—the terror attacks of September 11, 2001—to make her realize just how deep her roots had grown in her adopted homeland. Kim, now 58 and a fourth-grade teacher in Paterson, was at a training session when the jets hit the World Trade Center. “We watched TV and started crying,” says Kim. “I just realized from that day, I’m not just Korean, I’m American.
The National Flood Insurance Program has been swamped by billions in claims, and Congress is looking for ways to bail it out. The federal program—the only flood insurance available for most American homeowners—is set to expire on Friday. Congress is expected to pass a short-term extension, as it has done several times since the fall.
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".