Four years ago, my editor offered me the opportunity to write a weekly column. I was honored and thrilled. I had some anxiety about deadlines and my ability, but the desire to share my expertise and passion about organization pushed it aside. Never in a million years did I think I would become a writer (or pretend to be one).Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my column.
Traveling for leisure usually includes picking up a few mementos along the way.I prefer to stick with photos and memories when I travel, but I know that philosophy isn’t for everyone, nor should it be. If you want your souvenirs to enhance, rather than clutter your space, choose wisely. The more meaningful the souvenir, the more likely it is that you will treasure it. For instance, crafts or artwork unique to the region you’re visiting can be a good choice.
Magazines keep you current with news, trends, entertainment, and provide inspiration and ideas, but their monthly or weekly arrival can cause clutter and angst. It’s easy to fall behind with reading your current issues, especially if you have several subscriptions and only a little free time.Do you find this to be true for you? Let’s talk strategies for managing your magazines.First off, settle on a limit for holding onto past issues. What feels right to you?
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".