I have two laptops--one for my editing job, and one for my writing. I read novels on a paperwhite Kindle and craft books, cookbooks, and magazines on my Kindle Fire. I track food, check email, watch the weather, make lists, tweet, book face, Instagram, listen to podcasts, etc., etc., etc. on my phone. And I feel very "do as I say, not as a do" when I yank the screens away from my kids. So yesterday, on Indigenous Peoples' Day, I told the kids we'd be screen-free until the Cubs game. All of us. Me, too.
There is nothing inherently sexy about being an introvert. The world prefers and rewards extroverted traits. We put them on a pedestal from the moment we learn as kids to laugh at the class clown and that attention, more often than not, goes to those who speak the loudest. Outgoing. Funny. Enthusiastic. Care-free. Friendly. Words we associated with extroversion and words I'd love for someone to say about me. But, alas, I am quiet. The great irony in my life is that I have a voice that carries.
One of my favorite evenings to eat at home is Sunday. It's a great night to reflect on the weekend, prepare for the week ahead (no Sunday scaries!) and make a healthy meal. Skinnytaste is one of my favorite go-to sites for healthy recipes that taste good. After eyeing this recipe for weeks, I finally prepared these turkey stuffed poblanos last night and it was absolutely delicious. If you love enchiladas, but are looking for a healthier version, this is your recipe.
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".