Thanksgiving does not have to be a time to dread feeling heartburn over what controversial things some guests might say. It could become a time to strengthen relationships and come to a better understanding, but only if we are intentional about doing just that. A new nonpartisan group, Better Angels, provides Americans a model for embracing active civil discourse.
As part of the homeless community, I know what if feels like to be in freezing weather. Many times, I myself have slept in a box outside in the cold. One night, I had a large cup of water next to me. The next morning I woke up, broke down my shelter, and went to get my water cup. It was frozen. That was God who was watching over me. Because I stayed alive, while my water froze. (And my body is 80 percent water!) I would call that a miracle. That’s when He was carrying me, and others like me.
Heated political arguments have erupted in class. Teenagers report being shunned if their opinions don't match their peers. And some say they've lost friendships over politics. The polarized national climate is having an unforeseen effect on Iowa high school students, who told the Register that political divisiveness is affecting their interactions in school and online. “A lot of high school students are stressed out because you’re so exposed to it,” said Grant Fay, a senior at Lincoln High.
“We are in a odd space with little visibility, ashes floating. Feels like end of times.” Powerful read: A look back at last year’s Gatlinburg fire and how it got so out of control. Via @mlakin@knoxnewshttps://t.co/Oaq8TYRMN7
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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".