The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming! No, not our neighbors from South of the Border, but from outer space. Forty-eight percent of Americans believe that extra-terrestrials’ have visited earth. Two percent believe that they were taken by aliens and, no doubt, analyzed, though not in the Freudian sense. Eighty percent of Americans, even atheists, believe in angels. Fifty-six percent of females, more than males, believe in ghosts.
“The day will come…when after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, We shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, We shall have discovered fire.” Pierre Teilhard de ChardinIn a recent column, I wrote of the darkness in the souls and minds of humankind, which causes us to project onto others the hate, anger, greed and selfishness that we all have inside our psychological make-up.
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” “Mark Twain “When I was a boy, the Dead Sea was only sick.” George BurnsIf you are a senior and wonder what brings a sense of contentment, I would like to suggest two things for your consideration. The first is to accept that you have limitations. The second is your need to remain active. There is nothing wrong with having limitations. The reality is that we have always had limitations at every stage of life.
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".