The unexpected death of a young relative three years ago convinced Bryan and Laura Laing to talk about what they wanted to do with their lives. They had good marketing jobs, a mortgage and two kids. But they were young enough, both in their mid-30s, to make a leap into something new and potentially more fulfilling. To do so, they would have leave behind the security of family and friends and embrace a life of uncertainty and risk. "Honestly, we were scared," Bryan said. "We left our roots.
When Sarah Seidel's parents died within a year of each other, she abandoned her dreams because of a promise she'd made to her father. Her name, understandably, is unfamiliar. She's not powerful or rich or famous. And yet, if you've ever shopped at the Fred Meyer store on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, you've seen Seidel. She's the clerk behind the meat counter, the one who calls everyone "darlin' and 'honey". "People ask for her by name," said store manager Ryan Malen.
By mid-morning Thursday, the temperature in Portland had already reached 60 degrees, making for a mild Thanksgiving Day, the National Weather Service reported. Rain will continue to fall through the day, but there is a chance Friday will be mild with a chance of little rain. Traffic in the metro area is light, with no problems reported on any roads. --Tom Hallman Jr.firstname.lastname@example.org; 503 221-8224@thallmanjr
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".