For buying groceries and household staples online, Brandless looks like an intriguing concept. Everything on the site is a flat $3, although sometimes you'll get two of an item for $3. The website carries food, household supplies, beauty items, personal care products, home and office supplies and health products. It looks as if there could be some great bargains on healthier-for-you foods on the site, especially if they taste good.
In the the tasting rooms of the rapidly growing New Jersey craft beverage industry, visitors can sample and purchase locally crafted wine, beer and spirits. More: Craft beer, farm-fresh focus take root at RedzMore: Pints & pipes: Shamrock Fest links South Jersey to the Emerald IsleMore: Haddon Heights event goes pink for breast cancer awarenessA visit to tasting rooms can be a quick in-and-out to sample a drink or two before deciding what to take home.
In 2015, England levied a 5-pence plastic bag fee that retailers with more than 250 employees had to charge per bag. Initially the fee led to an 85 percent decrease in the use of plastic bags. Now, Mark Hall from U.K.'s Business Waste says the 5-pence fee is "no longer a shock to the system it was once was" based on a poll of nearly 2,000 shoppers from a wide range of stores.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".