Five years ago, I took my written exam. I remembered a test that required reading the driver’s handbook, a long line at the DMV if one did not have an appointment, a paper test and an eye examination. Thinking of that experience was very vivid. Five years seemed just a moment ago. I couldn’t believe it was that time again, surely they were mistaken. Not! Off I went to get my handbook for 2018. I then called to set up an appointment and get in before my April birthday.
These were written by a child living with her old Aunt Millie. She wrote a list of rules that should be followed based upon her observations, here they are: 1 Do not suck in soup or other liquids. 2. Do not chew with your mouth open. 3. Don’t talk while you are chewing. 4 Try to avoid sleeping with relatives. 5. If you do sleep with them, avoid sleeping in the same bed. 6. Arrange things so you don’t have to get up in the night to use the potty. 7. Put your belongings where you can find them. 8.
Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD and James H. Fowler, PhD wrote the book “Connected” in which they determined the importance of the people, family and friends who are in our network as to who we are and what decisions we make. Moving from the idea of total independence they affirm that we are all interconnected and that we are less free than we may think we are. Here are some quotes from their book: “Humans deliberately make and remake their social networks all the time.
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".