You know that dogs have an amazing sense of smell. But did you know that we humans put these dogs to work in odd and interesting ways? For starters we all have heard about bomb-sniffing dogs. We also know about search-and-rescue dogs that can find people in disasters. And police use dogs all the time to sniff out drugs. But there are dogs that can detect cancer, bed bugs and more.
People may wonder about the science behind how we name our pets. In our family, the science was simple. We’ve rescued four dogs in our lifetime, and each of those times we kept the name the dog “arrived” with. Within those original names we may have given the dogs nicknames, such as Buff became Buffy and Gable became Gabe—and Sadie became Kitty but that’s only my nickname for her, because she’s a dog that acts like a cat. But despite all the potential nicknames, we have never once renamed a dog.
Forty percent of Americans will make New Year’s resolutions this year—but what about pets? The new year is the perfect time for a fresh start for our four-legged family members, too. January happens to be National Train Your Dog Month, a holiday that the Association of Professional Dog Trainers created. From diet and exercise to preventative health and safety to teaching old dogs new tricks through training, there are plenty of pet-friendly resolutions you can try this month.
Why is it that whenever I click on the "forgot password" link on @Pinterest the password reset email NEVER arrives? Does this happen to anyone else? Why not offer other options for resetting passwords beyond email, especially since I have a @pinterestforbiz account!
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".