Then I spent a summer with modern-day hippies. Turns out, I was only kidding myself. It was the spring of 2007. I was finishing my junior year in college, and I still had an internship to cross off my list before graduation. So I went to the internet. And there it was, “Dreamtime Festival marketing coordinator internship.” It piqued my interest, and what I found were beautiful and colorful photos of people in costumes, fire dancers and musical performances.
Next, the washer broke. To be fair, my youngest probably had nothing to do with this. I say “probably” because he does like to push buttons and I’m always a little suspicious of him. He’s 2 and mischievous. They say bad things come in threes. I’m thankful it’s not fours because my pocketbook is bleeding. Because we didn’t have a functional washer for over a week, I spent last weekend trying to catch up on the mountain of dirty clothes rivaling the elevation of Cloud Peak. I hate laundry.
I told myself I would be fine. It’s temporary, and my 2-year-old is a tough guy. He broke his hand and spent about one minute crying. Then he was done. He gets a cold, and the only sign is his runny nose and the fact that his attitude gets a bit spicy. But when I took my youngest out of his car seat after a tooth extraction on Monday, he was a floppy mess. He wouldn’t support his head. He was crying. A bit of blood was running down his chin. He was, as they said he would be, emotional.
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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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".