A perfect storm hit my family last week. For several days, we watched the news on high alert as Hurricane Irma headed our way. We live in Charleston, South Carolina, and appeared to be a direct target for the category 5 storm. I am an anxious person regardless of the weather, and the threat of the storm raised my anxiety to panic attack levels. I practiced deep breathing, turned off the news, and went for a run to calm my nerves. Halfway through my run, I stepped on a rock and twisted my foot.
I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Aaron Kowalski in preparation for an article I’m pitching to Runner’s World about diabetes and running. Dr. Kowalski is the Chief Mission Officer at JDRF, has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 30 years, and has run 20 marathons. He started running seriously in 2009, and says his mission is to spread the word that there are no limits for people with diabetes.
GRIEF COTTAGE. By Gail Godwin. Bloomsbury. 324 pages. $27.In Gail Godwin’s latest novel, “Grief Cottage,” 11-year-old Marcus and his elderly aunt, Charlotte, struggle with loneliness, loss and the things that haunt us.After his mother dies in a car accident, Marcus is sent to live with his aunt on a South Carolina island. Charlotte is an eccentric artist, “a hermit” who lives alone by the beach and knows little to nothing about raising children.
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".