From his Twitter account, Brandon Formby reported the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and how it affected Texans.However, before Twitter added that blue check next to his name, Formby was the editor for La Ventana and editor for The Daily Toreador, then known as The University Daily.Prior to all this, Formby grew up in Plano and attended Collin College before transferring to Texas Tech in 1998.
A house and savings can set you up well for retirement. Photo / Doug Sherring
They often say that rent is "dead money". It feels better to put that rent money into a mortgage, and buy a house. Right? But surely mortgage interest is also dead money. That interest is claimed by the bank for years, and can add up to a mighty amount. Only at the end of the mortgage do you actually start paying back the amount you borrowed. Not to worry, house prices have gone way up.
Ignore unrealistic targets -- even modest savings are well worth aiming for. Photo / 123RF I'm a 51-year-old single parent of two children, both of whom have educational disabilities. They also have health issues, which are currently under control. This makes their future earning capacity even less certain than it is for young people in general. I usually work full-time (which I'd prefer not to do but it seems necessary).
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".