One of the tremendous benefits of raising kids in the Chicago area is the proximity to world-class museums and amazing cultural institutions. Museum free days offer free admission for Illinois residents with an ID and can be a great opportunity to visit, but they can also be a little wild and crowded. With some planning, though, they can be great family experiences. Here are tips for not only surviving, but making the most of museum free days.
The Art Institute of Chicago is an amazing institution full of masterpieces and treasures, making it no surprise that it was named the best museum in the world by TripAdvisor in 2014. Here are some ways to take full advantage of this great local gem with kids. Designed for families with children, these free drop-in programs take place in the Family Room of the Ryan Learning Center and offer families a chance to craft their own works of art together. No registration is required.
Today is Winnie the Pooh Day! It is also the birthday of his creator, A.A. Milne. Mine was born on January 18, 1882. I adore Winnie the Pooh. Always have, always will. In fact, growing up my nickname was “Pooh Bear.” We can keep that fact just between us, right? Thanks! In honor of Winnie the Pooh Day, here are some fun facts about Winnie the Pooh. – Milne’s son was named Christopher Robin Milne and on his first birthday, August 21, 1921, he received a stuffed bear from Harrods as a gift.
"I think you're all superheroes" - Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to Samantha Ursch abt those giving victim impact statements in the Larry Nassar case
The judge is so right.
My heart breaks for all these girls endured. They are so brave, strong & inspiring.
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".