I remember the first time I was recognized for having an artistic eye. I was in elementary school and I drew a picture of a dragon—big, red, and surprisingly defined for being drawn by the untrained hand of a second-grader. The piece was selected for a children’s art show held at the local mall. It was framed and had a little sticker of information about the artist—me!—and displayed for all the world (or, rather, the small community of Oskaloosa, Iowa. But to me, the world) to see.
Well, I’m back. It was a short vacation, but invigorating, so I’m back on the job. The weather was great, a few raindrops here and there, but pretty darn nice. . . .I hadn’t been downtown, and was surprised to see that Main Street from Walnut Street all the way out to the eastern end did indeed get a welcomed blacktopping. Now if the powers to be can take care of W. Northampton Street, Barrall Avenue, Washington Street and Penn Street, we’ll really feel good about our streets.
One of my favorite magazines is Entrepreneur. I read ten facts about happiness from around the world and thought the information is not only interesting but food for thought. This year, the report deems Norway the happiest country in the world. The U.S. is in 14th place. Here’s what the World Happiness Report found. In developed countries, self-employed people report being more satisfied than those who are traditionally employed. 2.
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".