Whether it’s just bad luck or an omen, the total eclipse of the sun couldn’t come at a worse time.I’m trying not to be swayed by all the unrest surrounding our country and government, but at the same time, it’s a little eerie to think day will turn to night on Monday afternoon, even if it is for just a few minutes.Sure I’m going to buy the Eclipse glasses and be right there with everyone else to see this phenomenon, but I’ll also be glad when it’s over.
After spending most of my childhood waiting for Dad to get home from the lake, I decided to ignore anything that had to do with fishing, rods, reels and worms.My first experience with fishing didn’t go over very well, as I had been introduced to the world of lures, at the age of 5, by stepping on a fishhook.
It’s nearly impossible to stay positive all day especially if I’m tuned into the news. Have people always been so mean and sometimes downright horrible? Does karma really get them in the end?When my kids were young the worry over their safety could be contained since I was in control of where they were or what they were doing and, more times than not, I was the chaperone. It seems as though the worries were different then, as I felt comfortable letting them play outside without me.
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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".