Hildren Francis felt as though her life was falling apart. She had set aside her work as an attorney to stay home and raise three daughters. Her focus was her family. Then her marriage began unraveling -- at the same time her mother was diagnosed with cancer. She felt lost and helpless. "Suddenly I'm a single woman, girls in high school and middle school, and my mom is dying," says Francis a decade later, now 53. "It was a very tough time for me. I knew I had to start doing something that redefined me.
Joe McConaughy at the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine, which marks the end of the Appalachian Trail. McConaughy, 26, grew up in Seattle and went on to run track and cross country at Boston College. He then set a record in 2014 for the fastest-known supported time on the Pacific Crest Trail, covering 2,663 miles in 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes. Now he’s set a record for the Appalachian Trail. On Aug. 31, McConaughy reached the end of the 2,189-mile route atop Maine’s Mt.
Before she turned 16, Matthews already was teaching group fitness classes in upstate New York and thinking about her long-term health. “I came from a family where I witnessed firsthand, since I was a child, the effects of chronic illnesses, primarily type 2 diabetes and heart disease,” she says. “I watched that consume members of my family, passing away at young ages, 50s and earlier.”Her loved ones weren’t active and ate too much. As a teen, she vowed to take a different path.
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Selecting a term
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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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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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".