I knew from the beginning of my warm-up this past Tuesday that my run wasn’t going to go well. My training plan called for some faster running—I’d pick up the pace for four to eight minutes, slow down for one, then speed up again. As I slowly jogged toward Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, I was overcome with doubts. My legs and lungs felt fine, but my mind faltered, questioning whether I could really hang with what my plan prescribed. I knew I’d be tempted to stop when the going got tough.
You want to be a healthy guy—and you’re actually putting in the work. You quit the cigs, pack a daily lunch rich in lean protein and just enough complex carbs, and make it a point to hit the gym regularly. In the world of preventive care, you pretty much deserve a gold star. But a closer inspection of your “healthy” habits might yield some surprising results. All those things you think are helping your health? Well, they might actually be putting you at risk.
When Kip Fontana decided to run his first 5K this year, he had a problem to solve: what to do with his arms. Fontana, 59, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, seven and a half years ago. The disease gradually destroys the nerve cells that control muscle movement, typically ending in total paralysis and death. As his case has progressed, Fontana has lost most of his upper-body strength. When he tried running, his arms flapped, interfering with the natural rotation of his torso.
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".