Since the 1980s, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has given out the annual Humane Awards. This award honors inspirational animals and people who are doing exceptional work in supporting the ASPCA’s mission to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The awards also recognize animal heroes who, over the past year, have demonstrated extraordinary efforts and a commitment to animal welfare.
Did you know that there is a best day to buy pretty much everything on your shopping list? At the same time, there is a best time of the year to buy certain products. For example, I’ve written about how August is the best time of the year to buy a new car and how holiday weekends are usually the best days to buy new appliances. When it comes to buying groceries and other staples for your panty, there are good days to buy and bad days to buy, as well.
Did you know that nearly eight in 10 pet parents alter or change their holiday travel plans because of their pets? It’s something I understand. We’ve had at least one dog in our home since 2002. For a long time, my mother-in-law could keep our pets when we traveled. But as she aged—and then when we moved farther away from her—we had to find alternatives. It came down to either staying put for the holidays or lining up a team of dog walkers and dog sitters.
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".