Houston artist Dan Dunn talks about taking up a new career to pay of his credit card debt — becoming a speed painter. We learn about Houstonian Dan Dunn, who took up the art of speed painting to help make money when his family was in debt. In front of an audience, Dunn often rapidly paints an image upside down. Then — at the very last moment — he flips the painting right-side-up to reveal something familiar, like a car or the face of a celebrity.
A new survey examines the opinions of doctors and consumers regarding the cost of healthcare and how to reduce it. Consumers value health insurance but often have to make sacrifices to afford it. Consumers and lawmakers disagree about what exactly “affordable” healthcare means. And doctors favor a new model for how they’re paid. Those are just a few of the takeaways from a new survey the Texas Medical Center’s Health Policy Institute released today (Sept. 19, 2017).
An American medic in Vietnam saves the life of an enemy soldier. Some 45 years later, the American sets out the find the man and reunite him with something invaluable. During the Vietnam War, Houston resident Dr. Samuel Axelrad had to amputate a young man’s arm. That young man — and that right arm – play a central role in Axelrad’s memoir, Peaceful Bones. One day, US troops brought a severely wounded patient into the medical clinic Dr. Axelrad ran on an American base.
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".