Getting bitten by bed bugs in a hotel is bad enough, but bringing the infestation home in your suitcase can be even worse. After bed bugs were reportedly on the rise earlier this year , travelers should be prepared to check their hotel rooms for the pests, no matter if they're staying a night in a rural motel or a week in a five-star resort.
You’re driving down Cape Town ’s N2 highway on the way to the vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. And there, out your window, are two life-size, man-of-war ships sitting casually in the middle of the grassy plain, like some misplaced shipwreck . “There's nothing for miles, then all the sudden, out of nowhere, you see these huge masts coming out of the grass. It’s just surreal,” Outlander executive producer Maril Davis says.
R.I.P. Summer 2017. Last week, we filled you in on where we've been so far this year. And now that the first day of fall is upon us, we're sharing where we plan to spend our September, October, and November around the world. Don't worry, the words "leaf peeping" never come up. What did make the cut are plenty of long haul flights that have us heading to Africa, just as spring hits the earth's southern half.
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".