Have you ever really stopped to take a look at our money? I mean, I like the way it looks in my wallet for the brief amount of time it rests there, and especially in my bank account, which isn’t as glamourous and has a different appearance, but is definitely satisfying. We all know that each bill provides a Canadian history lesson, but do we care enough to learn more about the message? For numismatists, those that study currency, bills and coins share exciting stories that continue to unfold.
I don't like being duped. I mean, I've come to expect it as I'm one of those silly people who takes others at face value. If you tell me something, I'm going to believe it's the truth until proven otherwise. Unfortunately I get burned a lot by taking this approach, but I find it's less stressful than assuming everyone is on the take. You may recall the recent story of a woman who was involved in a "sting" operation by London bylaw officers.
A few weeks ago, Mr. Rooth and I decided to take our first real vacation as a couple. We landed in Cuba to anoint our winter-beaten bodies with sun and surf. Unfortunately, Mr. Rooth was ill for 99 per cent of the trip, so I explored a little on my own. At our resort, I learned that several generations of families were on vacation together.
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".