Family dinners are supposed to be a place for deep, meaningful discussion, but it can be hard to get started. The dinner table is where some of the most important conversations supposedly happen between parents and kids, but lately I’ve been wondering where that notion comes from. My kids’ dinner conversations consist of wanting more ketchup, needing a glass of water, and arguing over who got the bigger slice of bread. It’s loud, incessant, and exhausting.
No energy is required for this slower, cooler brewing method that results in perfect iced tea. I make three cups of tea a day – a cup of green tea first thing in the morning, a cup of black tea in the early afternoon, and a cup of herbal tea in the evening. I’ve been doing this for years, filling the kettle with water and waiting impatiently for it to boil and for the steeping tea to get nice and strong. But then my mind was blown when I stumbled across something called ‘sun tea’.
Long-time readers will know that we are mushroom fanatics. We've covered how fungi can help create healthier, drought-resistant gardens, create living 3D printed furniture, insulate our homes, and just generally save the world. Some designers are also experimenting with the incorporation of fungi into architecture, creating strong, lightweight, fire- and water-resistant structures -- "mycotecture" if you will.
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".