My idea of going south for a November vacation landed us on Mount Desert Island in Maine and it turned out to be a grand place to be, owing to the fact that most all tourists had left — except for Linda, our dog Kelty and myself. It was as if the kindly folks of MDI (as they sometimes call it) knew I wasn’t fond of crowds and had ushered other vacationers inland for us. The view from Cadillac Mountain on a cold, windy day was a 360-degree panorama of sea, sky and island forests.
I couldn’t help but notice that shredded pants are back in style. Apparently they are officially known as “distressed jeans.” And it comes as no surprise that you can even watch YouTube videos to learn how to create DIY distressed jeans. This prompted me to realize that as a 12-year-old boy wandering fields and forests I was way ahead of my time, ripping my own jeans on fences, thorns, barbed wire and tree branches.
Food is an essential part of our everyday life, so it’s common for someone to ask you this question, maybe while sitting in a restaurant or at some social encounter. For a long while now I have answered that my favourite food is leftovers. Think about it. You’ve had a hard day of work, come home and don’t want to think about dinner but you are so hungry you could eat a horse (not really a horse; that’s just the old cliché). You really don’t want to cook and don’t want to wait for an ordered pizza.
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".