If you haven’t yet wizened to the culinary talent that is Meera Sodha, it’s high time you do. The British author develops recipes, writes cookbooks, and contributes to The Guardian, where she pens a column on vegan cooking. Her two cookbooks Fresh India and Made in India center on a vegetable-forward approach to cooking; her flavors draw influence from the state of Gujarat in Western India. For a while now, Sodha has been a friend and contributor to the site.
Here’s how you expect the home renovation fairy tale to go: You fall head over heels for a place because it was a former 1800s schoolhouse , or because it’s a rare and well-preserved midcentury post-and-beam . Yes, the kitchen is all original '70s vinyl and the floors need some light, oh, ripping out, but just look at its bones! Change those floors, shoot some glamour shots, and everyone lives happily ever after.
You’ve finally found the perfect house—the one with " great bones " on a corner lot—and it feels yours already: You can see holidays in that kitchen, plus it has a perfect little office off to the side where you can hide from relatives when you need a break. But even if you put in an offer the minute you leave the showing, there are a number of steps that have to transpire (and dollars you'll have to spend) before you get the keys. Which is how it should be!
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".