You still have time to prepare for the best celestial happening in the United States so far this century — Monday’s total solar eclipse. Pray for clear skies that day for the first total eclipse seen the United States since 1979. Here in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin it won’t be a total eclipse, but will be a deep partial eclipse that begins at 11:44 a.m. and continues until 2:29 p.m. At the eclipse maximum at 1:06 p.m. 83 percent of the sun will be obscured by the moon.
It’s a new week and a new chance to make every day special. Here’s a list of daily celebrations we’ve compiled from a number of sources to help guide your week. Aug. 14: Wiffle Ball Day. Why wiff when you can wiffle? Also: Navajo Code Talkers Day. Learn more about these fascinating heroes at NavajoCodeTalkers.org today. Aug. 15: Relaxation Day. Just don’t do it. Aug. 16: Tell a Joke Day. Here’s a golden oldie: I bought my friend an elephant for his room.
Grateful Dead founder and frontman Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack on this day in 1995. Drugs, diabetes and the life on the road had taken a toll. He’d been listless recently on tour, and needed a break, so he checked into a Marin County rehab facility. The surviving members of the jam band known for “Truckin’ ” and “Touch of Grey” called it quits five days later.
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".