In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus calls and appoints twelve Apostles. Their calling is threefold: to be with Him, to preach, and to drive out demons. When I think of myself as a follower of Christ, my initial thought is not of driving out demons, though doing good and rejecting evil is certainly part of a well-lived Christian life. Rather, I first think of my responsibility to proclaim His word, by what I do as well as by what I say.
The days are getting longer here in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring is still a long way off, but with more sunlight in the early hours, right now is a great opportunity to revamp your morning routine. What routine, you ask? If you don’t have one, you’re missing out. As tempting as the snooze button is, the alternative—getting up and getting going—has much longer-lasting benefits. Here’s where to start.
Is the 'drumstick tree' really as miraculous as it sounds? You may not have heard about moringa yet, but it probably won’t be long until you do. In 2008, it was highlighted as the “mystery plant” in the National Institutes of Health Record for its “potential to help reverse multiple major environmental problems and provide for many unmet human needs.” And in 2012, Dr. Oz featured the plant on his site and TV show as a natural way to reenergize your day.
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".