When Jen Smedley first became a mom four years ago, she was convinced she was doing it all wrong. So she called her longtime friend, Kristin Hensley, who became a mom two years prior, in search of comfort. "I would go to her and tell her what a bad job I was doing, and she would reassure me that everyone was doing the same bad job, by telling me what she was doing," Smedley says. "And we thought we're not the only ones doing it this way. And it's true.
Comedians Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of #IMOMSOHARD are coming to Houston this weekend. Between Hensley and Smedley they have more than 40 years of experience performing, teaching and writing comedy. But it's likely you know them best for their web series, #IMOMSOHARD, in which they riff on the everyday frustrations that come with parenting.
Michelle Branch's songs are grittier now, and she hopes you like thatIt's been 14 years since Michelle Branch headlined a Houston concert. And as she prepares to take the stage at Heights Theater on Saturday, Branch knows what you're thinking: "Where has she been?" She gets that a lot. Branch skyrocketed to teenage fame in the early 2000s, thanks to her every-girl pop-radio anthems like "Everywhere" and "Breathe."
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".