By the time he left rehab in 2005, his parents’ house, where he had been living, had been sold, and all of his possessions, including his beloved collection of rock ’n’ roll records, had been thrown out. So he went back to the doctor, who agreed to rent him a studio for $750 a month. A few years later, when Mr. Obey was laid off from a part-time UPS job, he and the doctor drew up a new lease agreement: He could live rent-free in exchange for working as the super of the nine-unit building.
The renovated hunting cabin, which he rents for $1,000 a month (a little less than half of his Williamsburg rent), lies down a long dirt driveway, off a quiet country road. It’s surrounded by a large lawn — he devotes about an hour each week to mowing it — which slopes down to a marshy pond. Part of the desire to stay is professional. Quitting his job in advertising and embarking on a road trip led Mr. Collignon to his new venture, an artisanal food business.
When John Wang started his Asian-American business-advocacy organization in 1994, Chinatown was the heart of the city's Chinese community. The biggest problem facing business owners there was figuring out how to grow beyond the neighborhood. Today Asian-American businesses are thriving in the mainstream market, and more than 5,000 have used the nonprofit's services. The Asian-American community at the time was very isolated. I saw a lot of businesses competing fiercely among themselves.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".