This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Sonos, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. It’s easy to spend time with your kids when they’re little. They are fully dependent on you and love being their precious Mama/Mommy or Papa/Daddy. That dynamic changes as they get into their teen years, though. All of a sudden they are “too old” for most of the things you used to enjoy together.
Packing is never easy. You would think that, with all the travel I have done in the past few years, I would be pretty used to it. Nope, it’s quite the contrary. The more often I have to pack, the worse I get at it. And, as anti-list as I am, there came a point when I found it 100% necessary to create a packing list for myself. (In other words, I kept forgetting stuff…)Now, I used to keep a digital list on Google Keep but nothing can replace a good ‘ol paper copy. So, I made one.
For some, sitting down as a family to stream their favorite movies and tv shows is a relaxing and bonding experience. Not for our family. Well, at least not when our daughter was younger. Whenever we watched something, she couldn’t help but talk through the whole thing. We would do our best to quiet her down but, when the show ended, the rapid fire of inquisitive questions began.
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".