James Boast Ten years ago, productivity powerhouse Tim Ferriss published The 4-Hour Workweek, a guide to streamlining (and outsourcing) work activities that became an international bestseller. His latest book, Tribe of Mentors, offers more advice from high-achievers, this time inspired by Ferriss’s own search for wisdom in a tough year. “The past year has been very intense and in some ways difficult for me,” says Ferriss, who lost several loved ones in 2017.
Plants can add more to an office than a decorative touch: psychologists have found that, as well as oxygenating the air, bringing some flora into the workplace can improve employee satisfaction and can increase productivity by up to 15 per cent.But the lack of natural light and variable temperatures can make an office environment tough for many plants to thrive in. "The big thing for offices is air conditioning," says Freddie Blackett, co-founder and CEO of online gardening startup Patch.
1. Dress made from cotton, silk and bacterial pigments; 2. Vials holding antibiotic substances and silk thread; 3. A Winogradsky column (a bacterial ecosystem); 4. Felt lungs, soon to be impregnated with bacteria; 5. Boiled seaweed jelly, used to help grow bacteria; 6. Crochet piece based on bacteria in the artist's bed Alex Lake This article was taken from the June 2013 issue of Wired magazine.
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".