Now that the holidays are over, you’ve probably buried your Champagne flutes in the back of the cabinet, not expecting to need them until the holidays roll around again in 12 months. Would you mind if we tried to gently help you see the errors of your way? For one, you shouldn’t use Champagne flutes – they’re little better than decorative and a normal Bordeaux or Chardonnay glass does a better job of bringing out the aromatics.
It is a relatively quiet period in pro golf, which makes it the perfect time for a big, juicy nothingburger of controversy. The other day, Golf Channel commentator Brandel Chamblee, in a conference call with reporters, took aim at Rory McIlroy’s weight-training regimen.
UPDATED: Sam Querrey lost to Milos Raonic in four sets on Wednesday. With the giant, history-slaying exception of Serena Williams, these are lean times for American tennis. It has been 13 years since an American man won a grand slam singles title, and there is currently just one American, John Isner, in the top 20. Three American women are in the top 20, but the last one other than Serena to win a major was her sister, Venus, and that was way back in 2008.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".