I can’t believe four years have already passed since me and the Mr. said I do! This week four years ago two of my sister-friends went with me to take that leap. I often dreamed of my dream wedding, like most ladies do. You know the colors, who would be my bridesmaids? Where would it be? Who would attend? All that good stuff! Of course, I never imagined a prison wedding! But, hey it’s not about the wedding it’s about true unconditional love, right?
I know this headline must be jarring and you probably have a lot of assumptions. Before you jump to conclusions about my “naive” thoughts on bringing my boyfriend home for the first time, I feel the need to clarify a few things:1. I am not a 16-year-old girl who just brought her first boyfriend home to meet her parents. 2. I am not in love for the first time in my life, nor is this my first relationship. 3. I am not so desperate for a marriage that I’m clinging to the first guy I get along with.
Graduating from college and being slammed with bill after bill is the wake-up call every young adult dreads. We gallivant around our respective campuses, forgetting that in less than four years, we will be bombarded with responsibilities and less energy to do anything other than nap in our free time. We dream of the day we’ll make enough money to do whatever we want, whenever we want. We know deep down we’re likely to live paycheck to paycheck when we first graduate.
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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)
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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
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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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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".