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Jim Carrey’s Secret of Life
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Follow Your Heart – Steve Jobs & Alan Heart
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Advanced Operators: How to Google Search like a Pro

Jim Carrey’s Secret of Life

An incredibly inspiring video which summarises the best bit’s of Jim Carrey’s Maharishi University of Management graduation speech. Put together by TJOP

I recommend you watch the full graduation speech if you like this.

 

Follow Your Heart – Steve Jobs & Alan Heart

A beautiful, inspiring video made using auto from speeches by Steve Jobs and Alan Watts.

Getting the motivation to get out of the 9-5 job you hate and into doing the things you love can be incredibly difficult and stressful.

Fear, mainly, holds us back. By changing our beliefs and building confidence in our ability to achieve success in our passions, we can become whatever we want to be.

 

Advanced Operators: How to Google Search like a Pro

Back in the early days of the internet, Google was simply a tool to bring back a list of pages with keywords which match your search criteria.

This is fundamentally what still happens, however the internet has grown a bit since then. Back in 2000, there were around 17 million websites on the internet. Now there are nearly a billion. Cataloging and indexing all of these billions of pages of content has become increasingly more difficult.

Considering all of those extra pages of content, it is becoming increasingly more important that you enter the best possible search criteria into Google to find the results which most closely match what you are looking for. Fortunately for us, Google provide a few handy advanced search operators which we can use.

Find pages containing quotes

Quotes are some of the most used tools in the Google Search arsenal. By wrapping words within your criteria in quotes, Google will only return results containing that quote. You can even mix quotes with individual words for maximum effect.

william shakespeare “to be or not to be is the question”

Exclude words from results

You can exclude any pages from your search results which contain a word by using the -exclude operator.

sea fish -mackerel

Search a specific site

Sometimes, you might find yourself wanting to search a website but their own search tool isn’t up to scratch. Never fear! You can use Google to search only that specific website instead.

site:www.reddit.com family guy

See a page which was recently removed/changed

If you ever find a web page has gone down, or perhaps it has been blocked or changed, you can often use Google’s cache to view the page (or rather, a cached copy of the page). Google’s search results have a little ‘Cached’ link next to each result. Alternatively, try the following seach:

cache:news.bbc.co.uk

These aren’t the only advanced search operators Google offers. There are quite a few. Check out the others on Google’s support pages.

 

 

 

 

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