The Problem: There’s nothing more decadent than serving luscious chocolate-dipped strawberries for Valentine’s Day, but your attempt has ended in lumpy or burnt chocolate. Hardly romantic! The Hack: Get smooth, melted chocolate every time by following these simple steps:For every 1.5 oz (1/4 cup) of semi-sweet chocolate chips, add 2 tsp of vegetable oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth.
1 lb whole shiitake mushrooms, cleaned with stem removed (or mushroom of your choice)1. Combine the mirin, five-spice powder, hoisin, sesame seeds, vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Set aside. 2. In a large skillet sprayed with the vegetable oil, sauté the mushrooms for 12 minutes or until tender. Add ¼ cup sauce and cook one minute. 3. In a grill pan or barbecue sprayed with vegetable oil, grill the filets on medium-high heat for about 4 minutes per side or until done to your preference.
The Problem: Popcorn is supposed to be a lighter snack alternative, but movie theatre, packaged and microwave popcorn all come with unsavory additions like excess salt, oil and additives. The calories, fat and sodium outweigh the benefits of these healthy kernels. The Hack: If you want to make delicious and healthy popcorn at home, here’s a simple trick: Pour 1/3 cup of kernels into a brown paper lunch bag. Fold the top of the bag over a couple of inches.
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".