Some may say they'd walk to the ends of the earth for the one they love most. And for Wayne Winters, a 74-year-old from Utah, it seems he'll do just that. Recently, Winters started walking the streets near his home to find his wife Deanne a kidney. He wears a sandwich board that bares a simple message: "Need Kidney 4 Wife," with her blood type, A-, and his contact information. "I don't walk real fast," he told Fox 13. "I'm trying to get a kidney for my wife. [She] has stage 5 kidney failure.
To state the obvious, diets are hard. When you're watching what you eat, it can be difficult to refrain from reaching for those foods you crave most. But new research suggests that time away from the calorie counting and strict eating habits can actually be a good thing. The University of Tasmania's School of Health Science conducted a study in which one group of participants dieted for 16 weeks straight and the other dieted intermittently — on for two weeks, off for two weeks.
If you thought Austin Roger's 12-game Jeopardy! winning streak was shocking news, just wait 'til you hear what twist of fate occurred this week. In his third game, contestant Manny Abell, a naval officer from Lacey, Washington, won by a single dollar (that's four quarters or 100 pennies, yes). Here's how it went down: Abell entered the final round in third place with $1,000 while the other contestant had $12,300 apiece. Abell bet $999, and everyone else bet it all (smart move).
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".