You can argue over whether 10,000 steps a day is a pointless, arbitrary measure or a perfectly legitimate marker of activity until the cows come home, but no-one can say that one billion steps in a day isn’t mighty impressive – even if a smallish island nation has to band together to do it. That’s the goal set by Sport Relief, which wants to hit 1,000,000,000 tracked steps every day between Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd March.
Only joking about the corner to curl up in afterwards, of course – it will hurt too much to curl up, at least if the session we tried at this new boutique gym is anything to go by. It felt like someone had loaded our coat with bricks when we put it on to leave. That’s down to The Tone Room founder Sanjay Patel’s focus on free-weight workouts that zero in on body parts. “Most HIIT gyms will do upper body, lower body but we target areas like chest and back, or legs and bum,” explains Patel.
I’ve got fond memories of the Walkman, especially the cassette version. (Less so the MiniDisc player – I’m still sore about that waste of time.) Now Sony has reconceived the Walkman for the modern age by shrinking the player, sticking it in a pair of headphones and, in a nod to the thing that did for the Walkman/MiniDisc/MP3 player, adding Bluetooth so you can take calls and stream from your all-powerful – whisper it quietly – smartphone. It’s more than a small MP3 player, though.
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".