An ear-splitting crack of lighting followed by a power failure is not unfamiliar at our Haliburton-area cottage. So when it happened on an August afternoon last summer, the Man of the House (MOTH) and I did not panic. Not, that is, until it became clear that the result was a fire in the roof. The horror kicked in when MOTH scaled the peaked roof, armed with a crowbar and a garden hose. I’m pretty sure at least one of us was on the verge of a coronary event at that point.
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.
Pamela Arora and Tanya Sharma have a habit of jumping into each other’s sentences, even if it’s just to add an enthusiastic “Exactly!” or a heartfelt, “That’s so true!” The tag-team talk reflects the connection that’s grown between them since meeting close to a decade ago, when they bonded over a shared experience of infertility. That story ended happily for both — Arora has triplets and Sharma has twins.
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".