You’ve broken out the flip flops and sunscreen and your barbecues are sizzlin’ away. Summer is in full swing, and that means one thing: yard sale season! For those of us who love a bargain, enjoy the rush of a good find or simply get a kick out of rummaging through other people’s junk (let’s be honest, it’s all of us), yard sales can be a super satisfying part of summer. But there’s more to it than just spotting a “YARD SALE” or “FLEA MARKET” sign and pulling over to browse.
Sure, we’d love to hibernate at the cottage all summer long, but for most on-the-go families nowadays, that just isn’t realistic. Although timing, work or extracurricular commitments might prevent extended stays at your out-of-town oasis (or maybe you simply don’t have one), there are still many ways to bring the beloved cottage lifestyle to your home this summer. Here’s how to make your cottage dreams a reality from the comfort of your own home.
To my first baby. To start with, I’m sorry. You’re too little still to understand why, to foresee how your world is about to change. But I understand, and I can foresee it. And I’m sorry. We’ve explained it many times now – you’re going to be a big brother. You play “baby” with the stuffed animals and crawl on the floor with your younger friends. But your two-and-a-half-years worth of life experience in this world can’t possibly prepare you for what it’s going to be like when baby number two arrives.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".