Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of books that have been deemed unfit for rational, free-thinking humans to read, is here once again.To mark the occasion, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas creates an annual report of all the books banned or challenged, meaning a parent or concerned citizen complained about a book and sought to ban it from a school.
The Smitten apple deserves its name. One bite and you’ll fall in love. This small, red-striped apple was developed in New Zealand as a cross between four apples, two of which you know very well, the popular Gala and Braeburn. That’s where the Smitten gets its fabulous flavor. The other two are old English varieties, the Fiesta and Falstaff. That’s where the Smitten gets its unbelievable crispy, crunchy texture and storage ability. Take a bite and you’ll smell the fragrance of cider.
When picking out a watermelon at the market, the first question to ask yourself is: Is this melon symmetrical? A lopsided watermelon is an indication that the bees didn’t fully pollinate that field, which means the smaller end will have much less sugar and much less flavor. Turn the melon over and look at its belly, the spot where it sat on the ground. You’re looking for a butter-yellow belly, not a white one. Then, look at the stem. Remember the “ring around the collar” TV ads?
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".