1/2Two vacation days in a row is nothing to scoff at. Any other time of the year, I’d be dreaming up the vacations and road trips that I could mark off my bucket list. But since Thanksgiving calls for a trip back home, I’m instead penciled in for family, friends, and lots and lots of food.
1/8From Thanksgiving up until New Year’s Day, your calendar may be filled with the usual workout classes and brunch dates, but a ton of family time and prep is likely inked in your planner, too. And, inevitably, all that togetherness comes with a heaping side of stress. “Even just traveling to get to your family can be stressful,” says Lauren Porat, founder and owner of YogaSpark Studios in New York City and Westchester County.
1/2When it comes to kicking off the holiday season, perhaps nothing sets the mood better than music—you know, that perfect playlist that’ll last you the entire day, month, or season. It’s gotta strike the right balance though: a bit louder than ambient noise, but not so loud that you can’t have a quality conversation while cooking, hosting, or eating. Who better, then, to share the right songs to include than those who really know their way around the kitchen? Not a soul.
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".