How little effort it takes to say “thank you” – yet how much of a (tax-free) return those words can produce. Recently a good friend died in his 88th year. I found out later in the morning of the day of his passing. I contacted a local florist and said it would be great if the flowers could be delivered that afternoon.
Building assets makes people happier than paying down debts, according to a study of 3,751 people aged 30 to 80. I suppose we are so used to having large debts like mortgages, personal loans and outstanding credit card balances we hardly notice the red ink on our balance sheets. On the other hand, seeing a stock or real estate portfolio increase in value – or simply having a higher bank or pension balance – gives us a buzz.
He came from the family that invented the hot air balloon – but history remembers him because he turned a famous, ancient French monastery into a paper mill. “He” is Elie de Mongolfier, and the monastery is the UNESCO-honoured Abbaye de Fontenay, in the Burgundy area south of Paris, one of the historical highlights on this European Waterways’ luxury hotel barge canal cruise. In 1118 Saint Bernard founded the abbey, home to 200 monks who espoused complete self-sufficiency and solitude.
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".