There aren’t many health trends I’m willing to pooh-pooh without trying for myself, but I’ve found one. One of the latest “health” trends is potentially deadly and, reasonably, it has demanded the attention of health professionals nationwide. “Raw” water is unfiltered, untreated “natural” water from springs, rivers, rain and other such sources. Proponents claim it offers minerals and microbes that are important for gut health but that are removed from treated water.
To borrow an idea from the Bard, what’s in a date? That which we call New Year’s on any other day can be just as beneficial. Some cultures around the world celebrate the new year later this month; some in March or April; and some even later, such as in June or September. I’m not one to get hung up on dates; however, because we’re here in Lawrence, Kan., USA, it’s often easier for folks to understand when we decide to make big changes at the start of January.
Twelve workouts in 20 days? I thought I could handle that, no problem. I aced Walktober — Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s free challenge to get up and move throughout the month of October — so I dove right into the 12 Days of Fitness challenge. Between Dec. 4 and Dec. 24, participants were supposed to record a minimum of 12 half-hour workouts. I — yes, the one who wrote just two weeks ago about how to squeeze in a workout anytime by turning activities into exercise — couldn’t get it done.
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".