You sit down at the dinner table, but you don’t know what fork to use, which bread plate is yours, and whether it’s OK to start filling your wine glass. The correct etiquette at the table can be very stressful. But don’t worry. We quizzed El Gaucho’s etiquette specialist Cortney Anderson-Sanford on everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident while dining. Have more questions? They offer classes. Discretion is the key to dining success at any type of meal.
The holidays are a busy time for Leah Merchant. As a soloist with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, she’ll dance in about 40 productions of The Nutcracker with only a few Mondays off to rest. “Thank goodness for online shopping,” she said. Merchant, a southern gal with roots in Alabama, is one of about a dozen dancers who play the beloved Sugar Plum Fairy — ruler of the Land of Sweets — in this year’s show. Here’s her list of favorite things. Lately, Tom Petty, since he’s been on my mind.
Putter Bert has worked at children’s museums around the country — from Boston to Arkansas. For the past 18 years, she’s settled at KidsQuest Children’s Museum in Bellevue, growing it from a Factoria facility with no windows or outdoor space to a vibrant brand-new center for curious kids in downtown Bellevue. “I just love watching families learn together — it inspires me every day,” she said. In her spare time she enjoys a good crab bisque, TED Talks, and spending time with her kids.
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".