Amy Gardner tells me her mother-in-law, Meredith Gardner, grew up in Florida. During those years she met a man named Fred Merckson. Their families were very close and planned activities together, therefore, Meredith and Fred were around each other frequently.They went through all of their elementary school years together. He was ahead of her in school, but when they were in high school they began dating.
At least once a week I receive catalogs in the mail from either Harriet Carter, Miles Kimball or some other what I call “wish books.” Sometimes I will order something I can use in my kitchen, but otherwise I tend to throw them away.Two weeks ago I received a catalog from Harriet Carter. As I was glancing through the pages I saw something that caught my eye and my curiosity.
Dale Levins, who used to live in Ontario, Canada, tells me that a few years ago when his children were very young they were traveling to Myrtle Beach Travel Park for vacation. On the way they had stopped at a campsite in Virginia for the night. It had been raining, and it was a miserable day. He said they were all tired and just wanted to get off the road and find a campsite. It was dark by the time they stopped to camp, and his wife was instructing him as he backed into the campsite.
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".