For years now, coffee-makers have been getting progressively higher-tech and feature-heavy. And consumers seem to love them. But sometimes the best products are the simplest. I think Hamilton Beach’s thermal coffee maker is a perfect example. I recently got one to replace the old HB thermal coffeemaker I had for ten-plus years, and which got fried during a fire at my cottage. I love the new model even more than the one that died.
There are many reasons you will want to avoid a fire at your vacation home. Among them is the possibility that you will witness your partner (in this case, the relatively agile, 60-ish Man of the House) clamber up a peaked roof with a garden hose. In high winds, I might add. You may also spend many more hours than you wish on the phone with an insurance adjuster who, while insisting that she’s “there for you,” dickers endlessly about how much it will cost to replace an (admittedly) aged sofa.
Maria Raco’s hands sprang up in panic when her fiancé Alex showed her a real estate listing for a city townhouse two years ago. He suggested it as the perfect spot for a downtown location of NewWall, the wallpaper distribution company Raco launched in 2009. “I couldn’t even think about it,” says Raco. “We were getting married in four weeks!”But soon after the wedding, Raco went to see the historic property at 363 Adelaide St. E., just east of Sherbourne St. — and it was love at first sight.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".