I have no idea how “exothermic oxidation” works. I wouldn’t know what to say — other than “ouch, %$&*!-it” — if “exothermic oxidation” ran up and whacked me over the head with a tire tool. But, boy-howdy, am I glad “exothermic oxidation” exists. It sure does keep my hands and fingers toasty. “Exothermic oxidation” apparently is what occurs when iron powder is mixed with water, salt, activated charcoal and vermiculite and then exposed air. The result is heat — without flames, fumes or smoke.
Despite President Donald Trump’s loathing of media outlets that don’t fawn over him, you gotta give the guy credit: He sure has changed the language of news coverage. Who else could make formerly forbidden words available to mainstream audiences? If his latest dose of invective — allegedly uttered during a bipartisan meeting over immigration reform — wasn’t so serious, it would be fodder for a sitcom. The amnesia that belatedly struck some attendees is both predictable and hilarious.
It’s the middle of January, the Christmas-New Year’s holidays are a distant memory, you’re sick of cold weather, you’ve been cooped up so long a primal scream wells in your throat — and yet you’re well-aware of the fact permanent relief is light-years away. Happily, there’s a remedy. Just book a flight to the Caribbean and drown that sorrow in pina coladas. The 99.99 percenters, and we know who we are, don’t have such an option. All we can do is moan and throw another log on the fire.
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".