Welcome back to Burning Questions, the column where we ask the health questions that you wish an expert would answer but you can’t quite bring yourself to ask. Today’s topic is a very personal and intimate butt question. Hello! This will be anonymous… right?! I’m a middle-aged female who’s had hemorrhoids since I was 19.
Soup kitchens are going to be really busy on Thanksgiving and the following day. Not just with their usual clientele, but also with the glut of volunteers that always want to help out on those particular days. Volunteering is great, but maybe take another look at your schedule. It takes time and resources to train volunteers, Eileen Heisman of the National Philanthropic Trust tells USA Today. For a long-term volunteer, that’s a good investment.
I probably google “poop” more often than most people, so I was only a little surprised to see targeted ads all over twitter for a “Restroom Request Card” from CrohnsandColitis.com. Is this an actual free pass to every bathroom in the world, or just a marketing ploy by Big Pharma? Turns out it’s a little of both. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both conditions that can cause you to need the bathroom urgently, and often involve bloody diarrhea.
@Emmy_Golightly Totally depends on what stage it's in. Totally spitballing: chat away. Found an aspect you're in love with: Write that down before discussing. Mostly solid but has issues: talk it out. When you're procrastinating: write already. Just learned something awesome: WRITE IMMEDIATELY!
Instead of trying to do a chapter of my nonfiction book + 1,667 on #nanowrimo daily, I'm dedicating each day to either 2 chapters of the book or 5,000 on NaNo. This schedule should actually finish both before deadline. Place your bets now on how spectacularly this will fail!
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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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".