My baby is off to college! Well, not exactly but that’s what it felt like this morning when I waved goodbye as she headed off to her first overnight camping experience. I’m so proud of her. She’s eight years old and ready to conquer the world! I know, I know, it’s just overnight camping. But her dad and I have been with her almost every minute of every day and surely every minute of the night since she was born so this is a BIG DEAL.
So lazy today. But I’m not being lazy. I just feel lazy. I’m sick. I had a wicked ear ache last night and my ear is still plugged today and I still have a sore throat and I’m tired so I’m resting. Is that being lazy? Why do we feel like we have to be doing something every minute of every day? Or is that only me? And it’s not like I did nothing today.
I am amazed at what I’m finding out on the history of postpartum depression. I’m completely blown away. I honestly didn’t think I was going to find very much, maybe some stories passed down from generation to generation. I certainly didn’t think I’d find anything written in medical journals prior to the 20th century. I feel like I’ve uncovered a gold mine and I can’t wait to dig deeper.
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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
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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".