Fall to me means wanting to be outdoors all the time, enjoying the crisp air while apple or pear picking, or just raking leaves. Moreover, I also find my enjoyment of cooking returns in the autumn. I love a pot of something contentedly bubbling on the stove. I want to turn my oven on to bake anything, and to inhale the scent of herbs and spices trapped in my kitchen, like a dish full of cinnamon and pecans or the savory aroma of roasting root vegetables.
Let's see what social media can do to spark awareness for hunger relief here and across the country. Better still, wear something orange, take a selfie and post it with #ILHungerAction or #GoOrange and let's light up Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in support of Hunger Action Month. Thursday, Sept. 14, is National "Go Orange Day," and The Northern Illinois Food Bank asks you to wear orange to support efforts to fill local food banks and spread the word.
Hear the sizzle of the grill cooking homemade Italian sausage, see cooks prepare ravioli and arancini, feel the camaraderie and nostalgia of a neighborhood block party, smell the garlic-infused gravy, onions and peppers, and taste the homemade Italian dishes. As a sensory experience, you can't beat Little Italy Fest-West Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 24-27, in Addison's Centennial Park. The man behind all the homemade cooking is Ron Onesti of Onesti Entertainment.
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".