These big chain restaurants are expected to close stores across the countryGrabbing a bite to eat at your favorite casual dining restaurant may be a thing of the past as more popular eateries plan for store closures across the country. Applebee’s and IHOP are the latest victims; the chains face as many as 160 restaurant closures between the two, their parent company DineEquity announced last Thursday.
By most standards, San Francisco is considerably pricey across the board, but when it comes to dining, you don't necessarily have to break the bank to grab a decent meal. We asked Yelp to narrow down their list of the the best cheap restaurants in SF by first locating businesses that had a low-price range (one dollar sign, designating a meal costs under $10) and then factoring in reviews and star ratings.
A Canadian weatherman says he was stunned after he shopped at Costco and discovered a live, black scorpion inside a bag of bananas purchased in store. Nathan Coleman from the Weather Network, visited a Costco located in Halifax, Nova Scotia (eastern Canada) and said that his daughter found the six-legged creature while she helped unpack groceries, a story by the BBC News wrote. "She was holding it up and I said 'don't worry it's just a slug,'" Mr. Coleman told the Weather Network.
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".