Hooper: As a father, I've been there, done that and I miss itWhen my two sons, born 16 months apart, were preschoolers, taking them out came with an expected amount of challenges. My daughter, nine years younger than my oldest, wasn't quite as bad, but she, too, had her moments. Perhaps my years as a wordsmith leads me to choose favorable words, but I'm compelled to write that when my kids were tiny tots, they weren't bad, they were energetic. They weren't mischievous, they were playful.
The Senior Connection Center, an aging and disability resource center in Tampa, encourages everyone to wear purple on Thursday in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Of course, the fact that elder abuse exists represents a sad commentary about a society. But the numbers don't lie. An estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Ernest Hooper: For teens and their screens, parental struggle is how much is too muchCaddy's Restaurants now have a no-phone zone where customers receive a 10 percent discount if they agree to put away their mobile devices. It's another sign of how pervasive technology has grown in our lives, particular for tweens and teens. Teenagers spend an average of 6½ hours each day in front of screens playing video games, texting on smartphones and searching the Internet on iPads.
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".