A couple of years ago, I published a post containing ten Winnipeg Fun Facts. I think it is time to share more facts about my home city in Manitoba, Canada. Fun and serious facts. Winnipeg is sometimes referred to as “Winterpeg”because of its cold winters, but even during the winter most of the days are sunny and bright, although the hours of daylight per day are shorter than in the summer. In the winter, the sun often shines brightest on the coldest and bitterest days.
A few years ago I heard about the book the War of Art by Steven Pressfield. I started looking for it in every book store I went to. I eventually found it. I have now read my copy twice and skimmed through it a third time. I continue to have mixed feelings about the book and am not sure what I think of it. The small, primarily motivational book subtitled Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Creative Battles was originally published in 2002.
When I took visiting family to theÂ Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the woman who greeted us at the door told us to look up at the odd angles. “There are no right angles in this museum,” she said. Architect Antoine Predock said you cannot box in human rights. It was not my first visit to the museum, located in my home city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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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 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
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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".