There have been several times when my husband and I have hovered over my four-in-year daughter while she was asleep, touching her forehead in confusion. “Does she feel hot? I think she feels hot.” “No, she’s probably just warm from all the blankets.” “No, feel her—she’s really warm. Should we wake her up and take her temperature?” “No, just leave her alone.” “Okay, I’m just gonna stand here and see.” (Yes, she is the first and only child. How did you know?)
The neck float is the inflatable swan of the baby world. All over Instagram, you can find infants chillin’ in them (sans the cans of LaCroix). It’s a little creepy, but mostly adorable. What the what is a neck float, you ask? It’s a donut-shaped flotation device designed to snugly cradle a baby’s head as their body moves around freely under water in pools and bathtubs. The photo above is of my niece, who started using the thing at four months and seems to love it.
When sitting down to calculate the costs of childcare, there’s often a point when one parent (usually Mom) looks at the numbers in disbelief and fury and wonders why should I even work? According to the Center for American Progress (CAP), the average annual cost to have two children in a child care center is nearly $18,000. Where I live in Los Angeles, that number can easily double.
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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.
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".