When we asked local moms about their best tips and tricks on “making it work,” the response was overwhelming. Forget mommy wars! These moms were eager to share their words of wisdom. Here are a compilation of tips, sure to give you a little boost when you’re having “a day” and need to hear that you’re not the only mama out there who’s navigating the sometimes rocky waters of motherhood. Make a weekly schedule on Sunday in PAPER form. This will require confirmation of appointments, play dates, etc.
The image of Earth captured by the crew of Apollo 17 is a stunning shot of the planet we call home. It is commonly known as the Blue Marble Shot and is considered one of the most reproduced photographs of all time. The Blue Marble has inspired awe for millions, and for one man, it sparked a movement. That photograph stimulated marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols to start the Blue Marbles Project in 2009. He has since shared blue marbles with millions of people around the world.
Chicago nonprofits are always looking for volunteers and donations. Here are just a few that you can support this spring. Innovations for Learning’s mission is to help primary grade teachers be more effective in their pivotal task of teaching students to read. The TutorMate online literacy program seeks volunteers who are able to commit just 30 minutes per week. Tutor from your desk and help a young Chicago Public School student learn to read.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".