Recall the adage that if you want something done, you should ask a busy person? There's truth to it but it depends whether they're busy because they're effective at juggling a lot of tasks, or if they're just bad at saying "no". Laura Vanderkam, a US-based expert in time management and author of books such as I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make The Most Of Their Time and What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast has interviewed a lot of the former.
Like many Australians, I bought a new iPhone this week. But unlike the avid tech-heads lining up for the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, I bought a new iPhone 6s with more storage space than my previous handset. The woman beside me was buying a new iPhone 7. What she and I both knew is that you save a lot of money by buying older models, especially just after a new phone comes out because Apple drops the prices of its existing products with each new release.
The traditional wedding vows include a promise to be together "for richer, for poorer", but many couples find "for poorer" just too bloody hard. In fact, financial stress is the No.1 cause of relationship breakdown, according to Relationships Australia research. That's for all couples, not just those who are married. If that's true, then it could be a rocky road ahead for many couples, given that financial stress is rising.
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".