Join us around the table this Thanksgiving wherever you are through photos and Instagram. Tag us, @thedailyadvertiser, in your photos of Grandma's famous stuffing, your favorite dessert or the cocktail that's helping you put up with your family (just kidding, sort of). We want to see who has the best green bean casserole or the most non-traditional tradition this Thanksgiving. Several of us at The Daily Advertiser will be sharing ours Thursday. Check the feed throughout the day.
Are you looking for Christmas lights this holiday season? They're already on in lots of Louisiana cities. Start with the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights to see some big displays. Formed in 1992, the trail runs along Interstates 20 and 49 in central and north Louisiana and incorporates:You can venture out beyond the trail. These events are sure to light up your holiday. Where’s your favorite place to see holiday lights? Tell us by filling out this form. We’ll create a map of everyone’s favorite spots.
One day 16-year-old Aida Frey wants to be director of the National Park Service, but she knows she'll have to work up to the job. She's starting now with titles like Super Junior Ranger and honorary park superintendent. Aida visited her 300th national park site in seven years on a recent weekend trip to Natchitoches Parish. She and her parents toured the Cane River Creole National Historical Park Nov. 18.
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".