If you ask your children they will say that rainy days are the most boring days because they can’t go out and play. To understand that, we have to imagine what would we do if we were them. Just imagine: you are full of energy but stuck inside in your home and there is not a single toy which can keep you entertained. That is because all of those toys are there all the time and it is our job, as a parent, to find something better and more entertaining.
Well it’s the day after Halloween and across the country everyone is experiencing the dreaded ‘sugar hangover’. I went to the first couple of houses with my husband and our girls, but I had to double back to man the fort and hand out candy. We live in a hidden cul de sac and, although our neighbourhood was rocking with candy-crazy kids, our street was quiet and we only had about 15 kids stop by.
Halloween horrors aren’t just reserved for haunted houses. From finding the perfect costume for your little one to limiting the candy they consume, Halloween can be a frightful time of year for any parent! But with these tricks up your sleeve, this spooky time of year will be so much more of a treat. Forego the overpriced costumes and consider finding a second-hand costume or creating your own from scratch using pieces from thrift shops or stuff you may have stored away.
We caught the last show of It’s Dark Outside at @MTYPatTheForks yesterday. Without a word, the cast conveyed their story through puppetry, acting and imagery. Impressive that there were only three performers. Visually touching show. My girls w/performer Sarah Nelson. https://t.co/R0JxRiTyXc
So, just checking @CandiceBergenMP, all of the kids and adults celebrating their own bday on Dec 25th, is that also offensive to Christians. Or is that just your agenda talking? https://t.co/gkSSAgyPpY
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".