Now that the Man in Red is giving his sleigh a tune-up and Mrs. Claus is checking in with North Pole Dry Cleaners to make sure they'll have his suit ready in a few weeks, we thought it would be fun to have a Christmas Eve throwback and ask: What were your all-time best Santa gifts? When we checked in with our Facebook Brain Trust and asked for really good Santa gifts, some clear winners emerged: ponies, bicycles, dolls, and the granddaddy of culinary toys, the Easy-Bake Oven.
What is it about a beauty shop (old-school Southern for "salon") that makes sisters of us all? Maybe it’s the whir and soothing warmth of the dryers or the pleasant scents of citrus, coconut, and peppermint wafting from all that product. Together, they work some kind of mojo on us. They flip our bonding switch. We’ll tell our hairdressers stuff that Mama doesn’t even know, and we value Truvy's advice on everything from our shampoo to our husbands.
Aunt Vernelle just took a tumble—quick, break out the Pyrex and make her a good ol’ Southern chicken casserole. Sissy’s home with a new baby. Let’s surprise her with a breakfast casserole and a big pan of lasagna so she won’t have to cook. That sweet elderly deacon passed right before his 90th birthday. We’re carrying over a ham and a sweet potato casserole for his girls. What is it with Southern casseroles and Mama’n’em?
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".