There are pots of seedlings starting on the windowsills, jars and packets of seeds on all of the tables, pollination tests in damp washrags on the kitchen counters and seed catalogs by the bed for nighttime reading. And with the freezer emptying out, we are ready for garden season. The gardens are just a dream right now, and up here the ground is still frozen and under several feet of snow.
No matter how hard I try, I cannot get away from disposable plastics. I do my best. I keep reusable shopping bags in my car and small collapsible ones in my purse. I bring my reusable coffee mug and water bottles with me, and pack my lunchbox with fruit, soup and leftovers in glass mason jars.
The last moon on the last night of January got a lot of press. For more than a month I’d been hearing about it: the blood moon, the blue moon, the super moon, the total lunar eclipse. It wasn’t until about a week before the moon was full that I started reading up on where exactly this eclipse would be visible. “Want to go to Hawaii?” I asked my Floridian husband, who would actually like to go anywhere on Earth where it’s not winter.
"administrators have been grappling with how to respond. Some districts have welcomed or even tacitly encouraged walkouts, while others have threatened disciplinary action."
Some call "weather-related" 2-hour delays to avoid the issue? #NationalWalkoutDay
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".