The GeekMoms share their suggestions for tech-related gifts this holiday season. From pillows to speakers, massagers to cutting machines, there’s something for everyone on your list. Recommended By: Sophie Brown For: Teens and older Approximate Cost: $18 Buy It From: AmazonOK, this isn’t the most exciting of Christmas gifts, but in terms of practicality, nothing beats it. Not even socks.
Blankie Tails was one of my favorite PlayFair Ambassador Box items. The box came with their new My Little Pony mermaid kids’ blanket, which I had to fight over. Yes, GeekKid L loved Blankie Tails so much that we had a down and dirty argument. You know why? Because these things are the fuzziest, coziest, warmest snuggles ever. But, and to sound like an infomercial, that’s not all. I love my Blankie Tail precisely because sometimes when you’re stressed out you want to be all bundled up like a burrito.
Today, LEGO unveils new LEGO Education STEAM Park set at the New York City Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Whether an educator or a homeschooler or just a parent really interested in working on early education STEAM, the new LEGO Education STEAM Park offers the best of all worlds. The review set LEGO Education sent me was not only pretty awesome, but it’s going to make some teachers and kids in my hometown pretty happy.
And while we’re at it? If we want to call out rape culture and promote gender equality not just “women’s rights” then we have to recognize that female teachers sleeping with students and girls touching other girls without consent are equally wrong.
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".