Q. I am a 68-year old man who has been physically active all of my life. I was a top athlete in high school, have been active hunting and fishing, raised and trained horses and for the last six years was active harvesting, cutting and splitting and stacking firewood – after my office job. My energy suddenly dropped off about a year ago. I had some physical problems which now are under control. My problem is – no energy and I sleep a lot, which is very frustrating. My doc wrote it off as just aging.
Q. My father is 88 and has a girlfriend of the same age. I am concerned that he is no longer able to shop, prepare meals, clean his house and more. He still drives, is independent and strong willed. His girlfriend is not a big help given her own health conditions. Against his wishes we are exploring assisted living. What should we know? K.M. Maintaining a sense of independence is important for many older adults.
Q. I am 83 years old and recently moved a piece of furniture like I always have done in the past. This time I hurt my shoulder and neck. My family is on my case “not to do too much.” How do you know when doing something physical is too much without first trying it? W.M. Accidents happen – a trip over a curb or just twisting the wrong way. To help prevent such mishaps, let’s talk about awareness, strength and flexibility. Although we may be 70, 80 or 85 years old, we typically don’t feel our age.
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".