The One Thing You Should Do If You Stayed Out Too Late and Got No SleepSo you stayed out a little too late last night. Whether you were having fun with your friends or at an endless work dinner, the result is the same: after getting less than stellar sleep, a daunting day of feeling foggy and exhausted awaits you. Or does it? If you have to function after a bad night’s sleep, there’s one simple thing you can do to feel more energized and greatly improve your ability to think clearly.
Welcome to the Insomniacs Club, where we’ll try absolutely anything to get a few hours of extra sleep. From lavender lotion to turkey burgers, we’ve become your official shut-eye guinea pig. So when we heard about the Dodow ($59), a fancy new digital sleep lamp from France that was developed by insomniacs, we knew we had to give it a whirl. Here’s the deal: The Dodow is a flat, battery-powered disc that sits on your nightstand.
My arch nemesis? Sleep. I’ve tried melatonin chews, magnesium drinks, magnetic bracelets, white noise machines, eating less before bed, eating more before bed, bedtime stories for adults…the list goes on and on (and on). So when Lush’s lavender-infused “Sleepy” lotion ($20) started flying off the shelves, at first I didn’t think anything of it. I’ve already tried dabbing lavender essential oil on my pillowcase approximately eight billion times. Sure, lavender is soothing. Everyone knows that.
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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 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".