Monday is here and Iâ€™m hoping the week ahead will be a good one. After a two-month hiatus (oops, sorry about that), Iâ€™m back in action today with my Weekly Workouts series! I didnâ€™t meant to take so much time off between posts but life got in the way. Now that itâ€™s the last week of September, I figured I better sneak in a quick Weekly Workout recap for this month before I missed this one, too! Last week was a good one in terms of my workouts.
A few weeks ago, I briefly blogged about Happier, a new-to-me podcast I am absolutely loving! I often listen to this podcast on my daily walks with Chase and Sadie and love the way it makes me think and encourages me to focus on small ways I can improve my personal happiness and cultivate joy in my life. The host, Gretchen Rubin, is the author of The Happiness Project , a book Iâ€™m sure you guys know by now is a personal favorite of mine.
Weâ€™ve been ordering Blue Apron deliveries for years in our house. Iâ€™ve shared my love for their meals on this blog for a while now (and well before we began working together!) and since Iâ€™ve ordered so many deliveries, I thought a post highlighting some of my favorite Blue Apron recipes would be a fun one to write to hopefully give you some new recipes to try when youâ€™re scratching your head and trying to figure out what to make for dinner this week. And the best part?
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".