Sometimes where you are in life – such as your age or where you live – can steer your views. This past week, after decades of legal challenges and political battles that have pitted states against the federal government, U.S. wildlife managers adopted a plan to guide the recovery of a wolf that once roamed parts of the New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico. But, let’s back up. Fresh out of college, nearly 30 years ago, I first worked for the National Wildlife Federation.
• CLOSE THE DOOR? — When I moved my family here more than 20 years ago, I never imagined our rural “ranch” would be surrounded by hundreds of homes. We were second on the street, and now we often hear vehicles driving by rather than the crickets that echoed through the night before. Still, I realized I cannot close the door to growth. I read with interest about the Prescott City Council’s approval of the Deep Well Ranch subdivision this week.
• GUT BUSTING – Have you recuperated yet from Thanksgiving? I am not talking about the shopping that should be on Friday and Saturday; feels like a sin to me to begin the season shopping when we should be relaxing, eating and giving thanks! Now, consider the calories. Sure, calorie recommendations decrease with age. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends men consume 2,200 to 2,800 calories (moderately active). Doesn’t seem like much, huh?
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".