Ah, the internet. Some days, we love it. Some days, we just don’t. With the advancement of technology today, we can pretty much find anything on the web. A simple Google search for “cats”, for example, will yield thousands of results.
While this surplus of information is helpful, it can also be burdensome. Sifting through so much data and junk just to find exactly what you’re looking for can be such a drag.
Learning some tips and tricks when Google-searching should lighten your load.
Below are 10 ways to search information on Google that should make your life a whole lot easier.
1. Don’t underestimate the power of synonyms.
Most Google search results will include the specific phrases you use in your search. If you want to find websites about a particular subject instead, simply use the “~” symbol. For example, if you use the search term “healthy ~food”, you’ll get results about healthy diets, recipes, and food guides.
2. When in doubt, use “or”.
Say you read an article about a celebrity, but you can’t remember which one it was exactly. You can use the “|” symbol or the word “or” to pair the different search options you have. With the results, you’ll be able to refresh your memory.
3. Remember: The asterisk isn’t just a placeholder.
Use an asterisk when you can’t remember a word, phrase, or number that should be part of your search term. Put “*” in place of the missing word, phrase, or number, and it should be easier to find what you’re looking for.
4. Type the website, if you know it.
If you read an article and want to find it again, try to recall the website where it belongs. Simply type the web address and a keyword or phrase from the article. You should be able to find the article without any hassle.
5. Use “related” to find similar sites.
If you’ve subscribed to a website you really enjoy and would like to find more similar websites, simply type “related:” directly followed by the sample website’s address.
6. Keep these in mind when searching for titles and URLs.
If you have the keywords to an article title or a URL you want to find, you can use “intitle:” and “inurl:”, respecitvely. Be sure not to add any spaces.
7. Know that adding a timeframe does wonders.
Looking for certain events shouldn’t be so difficult if you add a timeframe to your search. Just type your search topic, plus the years the search results should cover. Note that the years should be separated by three dots.
8. Don’t give up on those missing words.
Don’t fret if you can’t remember a lot of the words for your Google search. It would help, however, if you know the first few and the last words. Type them in the search bar and, in between where the missing words should be, just add “AROUND + (the approximate number of missing words)”.
9. Get rid of those unimportant results.
You can also remove unimportant search results by using the minus symbol. For example, you want to search for “interesting books” without wanting to buy them, just add “-buy”.
10. Take advantage of quotation marks.
If you have the exact phrase you want to find with the words in the proper order, just enclose the phrase in quotation marks. Doing so will yield results only with that specific phrase. If you don’t use the quotation marks, results with the same words but in different orders will be included.
You see, Google-searching need not be a daunting task.
Do you have any more tips to add? Tell us about it in the comment section!
Say Goodbye to Diabetes, Obesity, and Tumors with Frozen Lemons!
Who would have thought that such a simple remedy could do so much?
Lemons are known for a host of health benefits, ranging from providing the body with vitamin C to boosting the immune system to normalizing cholesterol levels. Perhaps no other citrus fruit is as common as it is beneficial to our bodies. Whether it's the juice you consume or the peel, you know you're doing your body a favor by ingesting some lemons.
But did you know that even terrible diseases like cancer and obesity can be prevented by lemons? Lemon peels are packed wtih antioxidants such as limonoids that destroy and remove toxic waste from the body. This includes the destroying cancer cells from 12 different cancers like cancers of the colon, breast, prostate, lungs, and pancreas. With that in mind, the natural lemony goodness sure looks like a better alternative to chemotherapy!
Lemons boost the body and cleanses it too!
How Do You Get People to Like You? FBI Expert Shares 7 Things You Could Do
FBI expert shares simple ways to make people like you better.
Some people are so well-liked by others and we couldn't help but think that they are gifted with a charismatic personality. These kinds of people are often the ones who build strong relationships and fulfilling careers throughout their lifetime.
Though it is somewhat true that people are innately charming, learning to build rapport and creating trust are actually skills that can be learned. You just need to take these simple advice from Robin Dreeke, former head of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program.
Studying interpersonal relations for over 27 years, Dreeke shared his expert insights on how to get other people to like you more.
The Simple Yet Super Effective Way to Fold Clothes Perfectly
Folding clothes is one of the most tedious chores out there. So how can you do it quickly and perfectly?
Marie Kondo is the author of the best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which has become a popular go-to guide for those looking to make their workspaces neat and tidy. In her book are the KonMarie methods of folding clothes, which inspired LA blogger Aileen of Lavendaire to create videos for.
Below are the videos that just might change the way you look at folding your clothes.
How to organize your closet
First, you should fold the clothes vertically to help you see your clothes at one glance. Naturally, there are also clothes that need to be hung up, such as dresses and coats. Next, make sure you organize your closet so it rises to the right, meaning the long, heavy items are on the left, and the ligher and shorter items are on the right side. As for organizing little baubles, make good use of shoeboxes to store them in. And as for bigger items like bags, store them inside bags to take up less space.
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