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Work from home or go to an office: which kinds of workers are happier and more efficient? For the first time--surprisingly--there's finally some solid academic research on the subject, led by a Stanford economics professor. We won't hide the ball. Yes, the study found that workers who were allowed to work from home reported higher satisfaction, and they did their jobs more efficiently.
A few years ago, a preschooler named Ryan was really into watching toy review videos on YouTube. He started asking his parents to set up a channel for him, too. They obliged. As you might imagine, no one watched any of the boy's videos at first. But then, his mother came up with an idea that brought her son more success: she filmed Ryan in a more-elaborate-than-usual video, playing with more than 100 toys from the Pixar series "Cars." It went viral. Now, the channel's numbers are astounding.
It's the time of year when people who don't travel much suddenly have to hit the road. So what are the best travel tips from people who travel all the time? I put that question to dozens of experienced business travelers, as well as people who make their living planning travel for clients. Here are the top travel tips they suggested. Peter Shankman calls this his $8 Flight Upgrade Trick--bringing a big bag of candy, so you have something nice to share with the flight attendants.
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".