The best way to get organized is to make a mess first. So dump everything on your bed. We mean everything. Done? Now you have to finish this project today, or you literally won’t be able to sleep. Go through and decide what you’re ready to part with. Make three piles: keep, donate, or throw away. Look out for items that don’t fit (obviously) or impulse buys you haven’t worn since the day after you bought them. If they aren’t too worn or damaged, donate them to a local clothing drive.
1. Chocolate We don't need a holiday (or a reason, really) to indulge, but there are plenty of benefits to digging in to the box of chocolate. Studies have shown certain flavonoids may boost your memory, lower cholesterol, and prevent blood clots. While excessive sugar isn't doctor-recommended, calories don't count on Valentine's Day, right?
Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham star in a dramedy from director Joe Swanberg of Drinking Buddies. Kendrick plays a flighty 20-something who moves in with her brother unexpectedly during the holidays, and begins stirring up trouble in his family's home. Complete with humor, love, and a bit of family dysfunction, this intelligent holiday movie is also about self-discovery.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".