Beverly Suek's unique housing idea in Winnipeg has attracted a lot of attention, with media from across Canada doing stories on what she describes as "an intentional community." About two years ago, Suek founded Women's Housing Initiative Manitoba and decided to share her large Riverview home with other women over the age of 50, who didn't want to live alone. But despite all the interest, there's been reluctance to actually joining the housing co-op.
Winnipeg grandmother Corazon MacNeil is part of a growing trend in this country: She lives in a multi-generational household, under the same roof as her adult son, his wife and their two young children. But she didn't see it coming. "It never crossed my mind," MacNeil said. "But when it gets to the point where you couldn't do the things that you'd like to do, it's kind of hard."
Many households today are quite different from a generation ago. More people are living alone. Multi-generational households are on the rise. And if you have children, chances are they're staying at home longer. The latest census figures from Statistics Canada show 34.7 percent of Canadians between the ages of 20 and 34 still live with their parents. For many families, that's just fine. "We're both a team in how we function with this household," Sofia Mirza said.
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".