There were no campfire songs, s’mores or swimming at the camp held Nov. 10 to 12 in downtown Toronto. But there were roundtable discussions, tears, laughter and new friendships forged at Camp Widow. One hundred and sixteen people (71 Canadians and 45 Americans), ranging in age from their late 20s to late 70s, came to the event at the Eaton Centre Marriott to hear speakers, receive practical information and learn about how to rebuild their lives after the death of a partner.
Who says you can’t go home again? Last year McFarland and her husband Adam bought the two-storey brick house in Cobourg where she had lived as a teen. “My family had it built during 1995 and we moved into it in January, 1996 when I was 13,” says McFarland, a design consultant for a Cobourg home builder. “We moved out in 2002. My dad always liked a home reno project, so we moved around a lot.
Marni and Ian Morton fondly refer to the 1969 bungalow they bought two years ago as the “Brady Bunch house.” Just like the TV sitcom family’s home of the same era, there were exposed brick walls in the harvest-gold kitchen; the dining room was avocado green.
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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".