Cassidy Fowler is a sports clerk, writer and contributor for the Asheville Citizen Times. She also specializes in health communications, with a preference of mental and emotional health from a psychological and physiological stand-point, and is a certified group fitness instructor and health coach.
ASHEVILLE – Strong tennis abilities such as Sarah Abernethy’s do not simply come from family pingpong games, no matter how heated they may get. “We don’t just play 21-point games; we will play 21-game sets,” Bill Abernethy, father of the Asheville School junior, said with a chuckle. Bill is a cardiologist and works long, often unpredictable hours. As a single parent of four, he finds those family moments precious.
Doctor Mercola states that nearly 40 percent of Americans report that they overeat as a result of stress. While nearly half of Americans use overeating, specifically overeating unhealthy foods, as a stress-relief tactic, the combination of stress and having an unhealthy diet can lead to a nasty downward spiral in overall mental and physical health.
The Hoverboard360 Smart Balance Board is now on "sale" for only $399 instead of the previous price of $649, according to one of the many sponsored ads littered through my Facebook feed. Their motto is "The future is here," which, in my opinion, translates to, "Your future of obesity is here." I understand that this technological advancement is revolutionizing travel, but what does this really say about the nation as a whole?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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
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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".