One of my favorite things as a parent is encouraging my son to learn while he just thinks he’s playing with something awesome. Right now he loves the alphabet, so he owns quite a collection of alphabet toys and alphabet books. Below you’ll find 10 of our favorites. My son is a late talker. As with crawling and walking, he is taking his absolute time to get up to speed.
In the time that I’ve been blogging, the plus size clothing landscape has changed dramatically. There used to be only a couple of different plus size stores and most of them sold clothing that was way more drab than fab. Now, however, there are so many stores where women can buy clothing in larger sizes online, and the number of stores is still on the rise (yay!). Despite this, I remain fiercely loyal to zulily, which was one of the earliest adopters to selling stylish plus size clothing online.
My obsession with travel should be pretty evident. I love booking trips, going on trips, and collecting travel necessities. We more or less have a suitcase store in our closet and I love picking up travel accessories, too. When I came across a company called Betabrand I knew that I had to share some of their products. I’m not kidding when I say that I want one of everything! I’ve previously written about how to prevent thigh chafing, but this Travel Yoga Skort makes it even easier!
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".