Excuse me if you’ve heard this one before, but it’s the best description of the recent cold snap we endured. “It was as cold as a brass toilet bowl on the shady side of an iceberg.”We survived, just as we survive the hottest days of summer. I believe change is involved — to a large degree. There were days during the recent cold snap I didn’t leave the house, and now that I’m retired I have that option.
I wonder whatever happened to that little boy? He would have been 2 or 3 the day I encountered him and his mother on an elevator at the former Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, where for 12 years, I handled public relations. He looked up at me quizzically, somewhat unbelieving. He had blond hair. HUGHES COLUMN: Grateful for family still in my life - how about you? I think of him at this time of the year. His mother looked a bit uncomfortable as he continued to stare.
It’s a familiar path. Interstate 84 to 684, to the Hutch, over the Whitestone Bridge and on to Long Island. I traveled to Hauppauge to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and brother-in-law. It’s a tradition that goes back almost 60 years. It never gets old, but we’re getting older.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".