Nature Boy has hunkered down for the winter. He’s packed on his extra layer of insulation — mostly former Doritos — and started viewing the latest lineup of odd British comedy talk shows. When he runs low on chips or craft beer, he bundles up to brave the soggy outdoors to restock. In many ways, Nature Boy seems to have modelled his winter-survival method on that of the neighbourhood’s grey squirrels.
More than 500,000 Canadians live with dementia and, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, another 75,000 are joining their ranks every year. People suffering from dementia gradually lose their ability to think, remember, make decisions, converse and look after themselves. As the disease progresses, the brain changes and particular areas shrink as neurons die. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 75 per cent of dementia cases. No cure is known.
Over the holidays, Nature Boy suggested we buy kayaks. We both got really excited planning next summer’s vacation paddling around the Broken Islands … for about seven minutes. Somebody had to burst the bubble before things got out of hand. Why is it always me? “This isn’t another brilliant idea that goes the way of the rowing machine and other fitness and hobby equipment in the garage, is it?” I 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".