When you see Asian pears in the supermarket, they are typically coddled in their protective mesh netting, and nestled safely among other high-priced exotic fruits like dragon fruit. This isn’t for show: Such fuss is required since Asian pears are harvested at the peak of ripeness and require gentle handling. In other words, no squeezing! Just choose one that is blemish-free and firm and heavy for its size and store in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks.
You’ve had a hamburger in the past seven days. How do I know that? Because the average American eats three hamburgers a week. We eat 13 billion annually. McDonald’s alone sells 75 hamburgers every single second! How do I know all of this? No, I’m not the IBM Watson of hamburgers. But David Michaels might be. That’s because he has spent nearly a decade researching, photographing, cooking, eating, analyzing and dreaming about hamburgers.
If you’re like me, then you has many childhood summer memories — towering cones of swirled soft-serve ice cream, ice-cold Creamsicles and pucker-inducing fresh Italian prune plums. OK, maybe not the prune plums. These European fruits, also called Empress plums, are different from the traditional rotund red and black skinned plums you see in the supermarket. Egg-shaped Italian prune plums sport a dusky purple skin and a tart, lemony green flesh and are in season from July through September.
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".