It couldn't have been an easy decision for Mark McMorris's parents. After all, no one wants to raise a quitter. But when he was just a teenager, McMorris's father and mother, a provincial politician and a nurse, agreed to let him quit school so that he could dedicate himself to snowboarding (he was allowed to skip Grades 11 and 12 on the promise that he would eventually finish high school).
Most adults who learn to swim do so because they have a child or grandchild in their life. "They're tired of being afraid and nervous every time their kids are around water," says Gary Nolden, owner of the Olympian School of Swimming in Toronto. And make no mistake, most of them are afraid of the water – very afraid. To deal with that fear, the most essential thing is for adults to get comfortable being in the water.
If you want to give the idea of a universal basic income the serious, grounded treatment it deserves, bookending a documentary about it with Star Trek clips probably isn't the way to go. Sure, Captain Picard thinks giving everyone money without having to work for it is a good idea, but should we? Austrian director Christian Tod, an economist as well as a filmmaker, is clearly in favour of the idea and weights his documentary appropriately.
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".