College life can be a fun transition, but it can also be a difficult one. You’re thrown into a new life with different surroundings and a whole new schedule. It can be quite a shock at first. Once you start to get the hang of it, you’ll learn things that will help you succeed and grow. I have a few semesters under my belt, so I can give you some college tips that are sometimes overlooked. My number one tip for succeeding in college took me a while to learn.
“Oh, we walked so much today! We should treat ourselves.”“Ugh, I can’t have a bite; otherwise I’ll go crazy and eat the whole thing.”“I’m trying not to have so many carbs; I’ll just pick the toppings off and have those.”“Does anybody want to share this? It’s SO much food; I really shouldn’t finish it myself.”Ah, the conversational joys of sharing a meal with other women. Lately, this kind of insidious food-shame-monologuing has been working its way further and further under my skin.
It started with loosely-defined "junk food." Then it was refined sugar. Next, alcohol was banished, followed by carbs. Before long, I had whittled my once-diverse diet down to a tiny number of foods. Any unexpected divergence—a glass of champagne or bite of cake at a party, a failure to double-check the ingredients listed on the wrapper of a protein bar—would send me spiraling into a total panic, followed by a compulsive workout-and-cleanse routine to rid my body of the intruders.
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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
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".