We can't ask a lobster if it feels pain, though there are some scientific indications that it does. So doesn't it makes sense that we should err on the side of caution and not throw a lobster into a pot of boiling water? The Swiss government certainly thinks so. Starting on March 1, a new law requires that lobsters will have to be stunned — either by an electric shock or "mechanical destruction" — before being cooked, according to The Guardian.
I know as well as anyone how hectic weekend mornings can be and how tempting it is to fall back on cold cereal. There are usually one or two boxes of organic cereal on top of my refrigerator just in case (and just in case happens much more frequently than I’m comfortable with). The beauty of cold cereal is not that it’s all that great, it’s that it’s ready in a minute. I’ve hunted down five other breakfasts that can be ready in a minute in the morning if you do some preparation the night before.
Twenty-seven years ago when Rutherford Seydel was in a meeting with his father-in-law, Ted Turner, and Jacques Cousteau, the undersea explorer made a comment that stayed with Seydel for over two decades. "Cousteau said that within 200 years, the world would be wiped out," said Seydel. That comment planted the seed that eventually led to Seydel's creation of The Oxygen Project.
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".