As we head into the holidays, you may notice that you have more cans and bottles than usual to recycle, if you have friends over to enjoy certain types of beverages. But if you live on the Monterey Peninsula, you may have noticed that there are no container buy-back programs within your community. Right now, the only buy-back program for cans and bottles is in Marina at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District.
Yes, the holidays are bearing down on us. And no matter what kind of winter celebration you observe — Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Pancha Ganapati or the winter solstice — it’s probably entirely likely that gifts are involved. Pressure to buy, buy, buy is all around us, and you probably do purchase a present or two. The question always is how to do your gift-giving in a way that is sustainable, environmentally sound, and not harmful to the earth.
Yes, winter is coming. The welcome change in the weather has shifted us into cooler days and nights, and we’ll really notice how short our days are with the time change this Sunday. And when it’s cold and dark, what happens? Energy usage goes up ... and so does your bill. But you can offset that increased cost with a few simple items that are available at your local hardware store. The cheapest and most low-tech thing you can do to save on energy is weatherstripping. It’s not glamorous, but it works.
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".