I am thrilled to be offering you a fun giveaway today sponsored by Scholastic! Scholastic is a name that has been well trusted ever since I was a little girl pouring over book choices. The boys just recently had their Scholastic Book Fair at school and I was excited to see Hero Dog! as a choice. NOT JUST ANOTHER CHAPTER BOOKAt first, you may think that this is just a fun little read for your 2nd and 3rd graders, but upon closer inspection you will see that it was written by a kid herself!
When it comes to back to school it also means back to packing lunches. Part of me really enjoys being creative with this process for maybe the first week, but by the time week 2 rolls around I am ready for simplicity and an organized way to make this chore quicker. I now have one in the 5th grade so I have had 6 years of working out the science of packing lunches. Add to the mix this year one that has several food allergies and I feel like I’ve experienced the gamut.
Back to school for me means back to work. And back to work means that I have to actually pull out “big girl” professional clothes and try to be comfortable in them. Let me tell you, it has taken a very long time to figure out a good balance that incorporates fashionable as well as comfortable. I HAVE to have both! After quite a bit of research I have found that the most comfortable option for shoes is a low wedge. The key here is LOW (no more than 2 inches).
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".