Today, the world's population is expected to have reached seven billion, with symbolic celebrations (and associated confusion) around the globe for babies born on this day. It's a milestone, alright, not one necessarily to be celebrated. There's no method for accurately measuring world population, so population clock keepers disagree on the actual figure. The United Nations' Population Division marks Monday as the estimated day, but seven billion could have been reached weeks ago.
US News & World Report has released its Best Children's Hospitals 2013-2014 ranking and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston owns one of the top spots. In addition to coming in at No. 3 nationwide in the Cardiology and Heart Surgery specialty, as well as No. 3 for Pulmonology, the local pediatric facility scored high in six specialties: Cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; gastroenterology and GI surgery; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; and pulmonology. Texas Children's also ranked No.
In the first week of the everything-must-go sale at Macy's, the downtown department store was buzzing, its racks full, a lunch hour clientele ascending up creaking escalators to bargain hunt for heavily-discounted handbags and housewares. It was weird, but only because previous visits had proven vagrants wander the aisles in equal number to actual shoppers. A visit in mid-February was downright depressing.
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".