Growing up can be a real battle, especially when your home environment is not safe. Experts say damage to kids done by physical and sexual abuse leaves lasting marks and without help, victims may struggle for the rest of their lives. But there are people and resources available to help and many of them understand the challenges first hand. Ronnie Moore says the violence and sexual abuse directed at him as a child began around the age of three.
You've heard the phrase, "It's the little things that make life worth living." That's especially true for many homeless people. A local man, Tim Waag, is working to make sure some of life's necessities aren't out of their reach. "I have piles of sleeping bags, tents, knit caps, sweaters, more sleeping bags, more sleeping bags," he said. Waag runs a law office in San Luis Obispo, but his spare time is spent cataloging and distributing supplies to homeless folks.
We only know what we know, as a wise man once said, and when all we know growing up is conflict and trauma, envisioning how life can be healthy and happy can be a challenge. One local woman who's been through some terribly difficult times understands that dilemma and now she's on a mission. "I don't know," Britney Page says, about the central figure in her early childhood years. "He could be my father. I don't know. I don't even know if he's my dad."
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".