This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine (and not that of a licensed professional). Do you guys remember when I spent a few weeks in Europe last summer? Or more accurately, when I spent a few weeks eating my way through Europe last summer? That trip was everything and more on so many levels, and that’s in large part because I didn’t deprive or guilt myself out of any experience — especially on the food front.
An easy way to re-wear your favorite holiday sweaters, metallic skirts and New Year’s Eve dresses again this weekend. More than a full week following the first of the year and I’m finally feeling ready & eager to get back in the swing of things. How’s your office ambition at the moment? The first week of January is kind of a throwaway week, though — no? Just like that in-between period between Thanksgiving and Christmas — when you’re never quite sure what day (or year?) it is.
Taking off your bra at the end of the day, though… Yep. Happy Friday, guys. How’s the day so far? I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit “shopped out” from the last week. (If you’re not, you can peruse the updates I made to the shop page of the site here — just click and scroll down a bit.) I thought I’d post something a little different for today, as a result — but we’ll get back to our weekly link series next Friday.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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