If you resolve to lose weight during the upcoming year, you’ll probably fail. That’s what statistics tell us. The same goes for saving money. Resolving to do so assures you the sweet kiss of death. A penny saved is just that: a penny. Prices are high. Times are tough for storing seeds of any kind. So don’t place these unreasonable demands on yourself. Resolve, instead, to spend more time outside. It doesn’t cost a dime, and it’s good for you, just like fiber. Granted, you’ll have to pick and choose a bit.
I’m outside when the solstice arrives in late morning. The sun carves a nearly flat arc as it barely tops trees on its way south to west. We’ve had lake effect snow for the past several days. With it, the sky changes every five minutes — brilliant sun and long shadows; trees silhouetted by nearly black clouds; pink and blue swirled together, broken up by white curtains of snow swirling hell-bent for somewhere. Flakes race about. Where are they coming from?
No one hates a burned hot dog more than I do. That’s because a properly cooked dog tastes like heaven. Cooked over a campfire, its skin split with a jackknife, a hot dog transcends weiner simplicity. It becomes the embodiment of all things wild and unrestrained. Hot dog fires free the spirit. They are comforting, too. One finds oneself sitting beside them after long days afield. As daylight fades, sunset reds cool as a twilight chill enters stage left.
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".