Don't Fight the Fat Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Please put your hands together for the all too often, misunderstood thing that America has vilified the past thirty years...fat.
What do you think of this air of generosity that's wafting through our Golden State right now? The givers: both millionaires, but one who won't show his face, the other who's all about his face...book.Although the mystery donor is receiving far more press, despite giving away thousands versus Mark Zuckerberg's multi-million dollar donation, both should be commended.It's not often someone pays it forward in such an exciting way.
Lupus: A Disease That Stumps The Medical Community Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:08 PM EDT Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:12 PM EDT It's one of those mysterious diseases that continue to stump the medical community. No one quite understands what causes this chronic, autoimmune disease that an estimated 1.5 million Americans are suffering from right now.
It's not every day you meet a man who can run faster and longer than most! I've been running for 20 years so shaking hands with Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi was a complete honor. The foreign-born Keflezighi flew across the finish line in 2:08:37 back on April 21st, just days before his 39th birthday.
Shortly after I arrived in Los Angeles in December, I read a book about the king of late-night TV, the one and only Johnny Carson. In it, I learned Carson was a frequent visitor, sometimes a resident, of the historic Beverly Hills Hotel.
UCLA's Operation Mend: A Hero Among the Stars Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 6:14 PM EDT Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014 6:15 PM EDT I was lucky enough to spend my Saturday night among several well known names, such as the legendary Smokey Robinson and funny man Cheech Marin.
Chances are, you've received the "pat-down" treatment from a TSA agent as you've made your way through airport security. If not, you've witnessed it or, at the very least, heard of the Transportation Security Agency taking its pat-down policy too far.
My Banged Up Birthday Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014 2:17 PM EDT It was supposed to be a day of celebration. Instead, my birthday turned into a nightmare on the road, thanks to a man who was texting and driving.
The unfortunate theme of the week seems to be saying stupid things to airline officials. But, why?! Here we are almost 13 years after 9-11, so don't we know any threat toward an airline or airport will be taken seriously? The answer apparently is "no."
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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".