A much needed lifeline, that's how men describe a special support group for fathers in Regina. Focus on Fathers is a weekly parenting group that promotes healthy father-child relationships at Four Directions Community Health Centre in Regina's North Central neighbourhood. At each meeting, between 11 and 18 men attend. The success participants have found through the program is prompting calls for more services geared towards fathers and their children.
Coming out as transgender in the workplace can be an ostricizing and isolating experience, but a Regina woman is crediting her employer and colleagues for making her feel supported and accepted during and after her decision to transition. Seanna Goalen spent nearly her entire 19-year career with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Health — and the majority of her life — living as Sean Goalen. But the married step-parent of two says it never felt quite right.
A Regina mother who has spent roughly half her life battling an eating disorder is speaking openly about her struggle and turning her recovery into a new Facebook group for parents to share kid-friendly recipes and healthy attitudes toward food. 'What will the Kids Eat?' is a "judgment-free place to share recipes," said Katherine Levey, the group's founder. "I don't want to label the group as 'healthy,' or 'good.'
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".