Celery, carrots and ginger are among the ingredients of an easy-to-make soup that can be quickly whipped up on a day you are not feeling well. Have you been laid low by one of the monstrous bugs going around this winter? Despite my best efforts, I was one of the unlucky ones. I'm very glad to report that it was short lived, but I certainly don't feel 100 percent yet.
Metro Services - Birds will flock to your yard for a warm bath in the winter just as they would for a bird feeder. Observing wild songbirds is as deeply satisfying for me -- maybe even more so -- than planting, harvesting and observing plants. I have maintained a minimum of five feeding stations for the last three decades. I hire pet sitters willing to care for them when I travel and make sure the birdbath has water in it year-round.
Photo by Vicki Johnson - A German carved stone Madonna and child with angels is one of the prominent features in the Evergreen Garden at Meadowburn Farm, 42 Meadowburn Road, in Vernon. The historic garden dates back to the early 1900s and is open to the public on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Admission is $7. The farm will also be open for its annual Dahlia Festival on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information can be found at www.meadowburnfarm.com.
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".