Laura is a Lifestyle Writer at Daily Star Online. She contributes to the Life & Style and Travel sections. She specialises in features including real life, fashion and beauty, diets, fitness and travel.
In the UK 12% or 1.2 million older people (65 and over) say they are persistently or chronically lonely. Of this forgotten demographic, 200,000 say they have not had a conversation with friends or family for a month. And the vast majority of pensioners say their only form of company these days is the television. Loneliness is a devastating year-round problem, but charity Contact the Elderly has found that the elder generation can feel particularly isolated at this time of year.
PAIN: It's important to know the signs of bowel cancer so you can catch it earlyWhen it comes to treating cancer, getting diagnosed early really can mean the difference between life and death. However a patient survey revealed that more than half of Brits ignore "red-flag" symptoms because they are worried about wasting their doctor's time. Many aren’t aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer and so blame them on other ailments or simply ageing.
The property investor, trainer and best-selling author, started off his working life as a taxi driver earning extra income renting videos door-to-door. Now in his early fifties, Glenn is a property multi-millionaire with 240 properties in his portfolio. He started investing in property in 2004 and his empire is now worth over £45 million. After becoming a millionaire himself, the mentor decided he wanted to use his knowledge to help others fulfil their potential.
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".