Rick: The Snooze Button Is My Friend | Jan 19, 2018 @ 10:21 AM Adobe Stock What happens when your alarm goes off? Hit the snooze or jump out of bed? I’m a snooze button junkie – I’ll sometimes hit that thing for 45 minutes, an apparently that’s a good thing! Somebody did research somewhere that claims getting out of bed in a hurry after laying prone all night can cause back injuries and other issues. Check out the story here.
There, I said it. A typical winter day means driving home in the dark, changing into sweats, having dinner and melting into the couch for the night. Mind you, most days I love it, but it can become quite the habit, and that’s not good. But this winter we have shaken things up a bit. My wife found a portable ping pong set (only $15) that adapts to almost any table. Since Christmas, our dining room has been the arena for a lot of ping pong, excuse me, table tennis games and tournaments.
Question Impossible today said that 40% of us have at least 30 of these. Turns out it was apps. I have apps too…lots of them. Not as many as some but there are quite a few. When I heard the question it made me wonder, so I started counting…60+Weather, navigation, music, photography, the bank, credit card, budgets, streaming tv, social media, some games…it adds up fast! In fact I would have said I had about 20 if you asked me. But I only really use 10-12 of ’em.
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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".