Contrary to a common misconception about Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit does not “give away” free homes. The organization, made famous by President Jimmy Carter swinging hammers at Habitat jobsites throughout the world, does build homes with families who otherwise would not be able to afford them. But the families earn their homes. “A family isn’t given a house,” said Debbie Arakel-Sheppard, executive director of Nevada County Habitat for Humanity.
“The best three days of the week are working here at Habitat. I just love helping other people.” — Carl Wiggins, retired hospital pharmacist. “I like the idea that the kids have a safe environment. For a lot of them, it’s the first time they’ve had a room of their own. They don’t have to worry about moving every other week or living in garages.
A popular saying claims, “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.”That could be the mantra of the Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille and its owner, Craig Davis. First, he scoured the country during a four-month, 49-state reconnaissance mission. He planned to find a thriving community that would support his new business venture. Instead of choosing a large, metropolitan area, he put down roots in Grass Valley.
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".