Ok, so I’m someone who thrives in disorder. (I think the nice way to say it is that I enjoy spontaneity, but that’s not 100% honest!) When you work at home, though, the disorder can kill your creativity, and believe me, that’s a problem whether you are a programmerÂ ORÂ a creative writer. But you need to cut through the chaos and that’s why I’m sharing these 5 productivity tips for busy moms, like you and me!
This post about today’s opioid epidemic is sponsored by Pacira and SheKnows Media. In January, I was invited to a private event at BlogHer 18 Health, hosted by Pacira, makers of EXPAREL, called “The Operating Room: A Gateway to the Opioid Epidemic.” I was also invited to share what I learned in a sponsored post. This was a very educational event – and some of what I learned was frightening. Every day, 115 lives are claimed by the opioid epidemic.
I love raising my daughters. I always wanted girls and I’m so proud that they are big-hearted, loyal and care for others. I know they are going to do great things to move the hearts and minds of people. But they’re not the only ones! Yesterday, I learned about a fantastic new organization started by girls for girls. Girls Giving For Good (GG4G) is a member-based non-profit organization of young people who are determined to make the world a better place. It was started by Olivia C. Allen, age 9.
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".