Huddling under the covers with her two children in Puerto Rico while violent wind and rain battered their home was just the first step in surviving Hurricane Maria, at least for Jennifer Melendez.To come were weeks without power. Standing in lines for ice and groceries. Waiting hours for gas.
Mass shootings like the recent one at a church in Texas raise a question in Dr. Leonard Weireter's mind: How many victims could have been saved by bystanders? Weireter, a trauma surgeon at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, is on a mission to train as many people as he can to know how to respond when they come face-to-face with the unimaginable: a victim bleeding so badly that he or she could die before medical help arrives. Several things hold people back from saving a life, Weireter said.
On days when stress outpaces pleasure, I find a few moves can turn things around: Put on running shoes. Push open the door. Look up at the sky and run like crazy.Last week, I spent some time with middle school girls who feel the same way: Campbell and Alexis and Molly and Diona and Annabella and a bunch of others.They are members of Girls on the Run. No, that’s not a delinquent getaway gang; it’s a running group for 8- to 13-year-old girls who run around a track at Ghent School in Norfolk.
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".