With biking becoming a regular occurrence, we have now entered phase two — working out with weights. There are these online dumbbell workouts that the lovely Mrs. Sharp has been doing and most nights I try to do them with her. And at our house this means that workouts also involve four kids ages 6 and younger.
Now, as a parent myself, it is hard to overstate how valuable grandparents are to the raising of children. There are lots of reasons for this, but one of the best is the opportunity to send kids off to the grandparents for the night. There are few moments as parent that are more glorious, more refreshing, more exhilarating than sending your kids to the grandparents.
I expected teenagers to think I was moronic, but I never anticipated to get so much grief from the six-year-old Zoologist, the four-year-old Ballerina and the two-year-old Demolitions Expert. Thankfully, the twomonth- old Jedi doesn’t seem to think I am an idiot — yet. Mostly he just gets cranky whenever I take too long to change his diaper and hand him over to his mother. It is important to note that small humans don’t come right out and tell you they think you are a moron.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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".