Growing older comes with challenges. It can be isolating, at times lonely. Some seniors can no longer drive, others choose not to but they still need a way to socialize and get around. Senior Access, formerly known as “Drive a Senior - Senior Access,” gives older citizens their freedom back. This nonprofit does so much. That's why they are in this week's spotlight. Laura Opheim is a woman on the move. Today, she is taking Minnie to the pain doctor. It's one of many stops she'll make.
Daycare drop-off can be challenging for both children and their parents, but knowing your little one is in good hands sure makes it easier. Yvonne Nava spent the morning at Xplor of Circle C in Southwest Austin. As a mother of two, Yvonne was fairly confident she could offer an extra set of hands. In this class, teachers like Debbie Rubio and Faith Howard can juggle as many 10 kids between them. With different feeding and nap schedules and endless diaper changes, you stay busy.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT) is one of the largest Down syndrome associations in the nation, providing education, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. These organizations would not thrive without dedicated volunteers, and KVUE met one woman who really goes the extra mile: Yulanda Young-Shaw. Every Sunday, Yulanda looks forward to spending time with so many sweet faces. For her, it's worth the hour and a half drive.
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".