No boat? No friends with yachts? You can still sail, paddle or party on the water in the great Northwest. By some estimates, about one in every 20 people in Washington state owns some kind of watercraft. If you’re one of the other 19, though, you’re not condemned to a landlubbing lifestyle. Here are six ways to get out on the water, without buying a boat of your own. Delaware resident Mike Keough was visiting Seattle in May with his wife and wanted to go sailing for the day.
I had bruises on my neck. They were turning purple and black and it had only been a few hours. My neck was sore and tight. I wasn’t sure what had happened or how to feel. The Tinder date I had gone on the night before left me feeling uneasy. It was a hook-up date, the kind that both parties agreed before meeting would be just for sex, no strings attached.
When I first signed up for Twitter on July 14, 2008, I was living in Los Angeles. I had just moved from New York a few months earlier, and though the recession had not yet hit, my exciting freelance career was still stagnant, and I didn’t know too many people in L.A. I was bored, a little lonely, and sitting in my apartment in Santa Monica, wondering what to do. “Still thinks twitter is stupid,” I wrote in my first tweet, three days later.
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".