Creating content is not easy. At least, creating good content ain’t easy (which is why I’m a big fan of consistent output). But the reality is the Internet is drowning in content. Text. Pictures. Infographics. Videos. A blend of them. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to generate content for all of them. I’ve always been a big advocate of spending a small amount of your overall time building content; the majority should be spent on maximizing its exposure. Case in point – Examine.com.
Most people reading this are likely psyched about the new year – excitedly planning and looking into the future. I believe it’s critical for all of us to take a moment to stop, breathe, and look back. Only then can we learn from our mistakes and modify our future behavior. I’d wager it’s more important to reflect than to plan. I give you the second Annual Letter to the SJO Family (click here to read last year’s).
I’m a collector of oddball hobbies. One of them is making giant chocolate bars. Twix, kit kat, peanut butter cup, and more, it’s been a pleasure making and sharing these monstrosities with my friends. And if you’ve ever wanted to make one, I’m going to show you how. I’m assuming you have some basic knowledge of cooking. For example, you should know how to melt chocolate. You should also know how to either temper chocolate or purchase compound chocolate.
@katebevan@GilesYeo@BBCTwo I'm obviously biased but we've looked at over 50k studies over the past 7 years with a team of researchers/pharmds/mds/rds over at http://examine.com trying to make sense of it without selling supplements/coaching/consulting.
@katebevan@GilesYeo@BBCTwo I'd agree mostly? Zinc and Mg are common deficiencies, and we could use more vitamin D and K in our lives (hard to get via diet). Bioavailability of K is especially a tough nut.
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".