It was bound to happen... Everywhere I look, someone is exhalting the virtues of that seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice. It could be in your coffee, your tea, your soup, your, deodorant, your windshield washer fluid and now...on your pizza! Are you kidding me? Now I think this has gone too far. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but why does EVERYTHING have to have Pumpkin Spice? Is there some brainwashing going on with consuming this?
Back when I was a kid, I had Play-Doh just like any other child growing up. Just to open the sealed can and take a whiff of the distinctive fresh smell of the stuff was quite intoxicating, if not was the anticipation of putting my hands of the mushy compound to create something. It wasn't clay, but had various colors. Looking back on it, I'm surprised that I never sunk my teeth into it, even though the label had it declared non-toxic and safe for kids. Quite honestly, it looked quite edible.
In the wake of recent natural disasters in Texas and Florida, the best way to help would be to make a donation to the American Red Cross. Simply text REDCROSS to 90999 and $10 will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. Or you can head to their website and for a minimal $10 donation, you get to select where the money goes, be it towards helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey or more recently Hurricane Irma. Or you can choose to have it earmarked for those desperately in need.
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".