Negative early childhood experiences might turn kids into conspiracy theorists, new research suggests. Although the only “inside job” most toddlers know about is in their diapers, the findings suggest that people with anxious attachment styles (desire for intimacy but fear of putting oneself out there) may be predisposed to fringe beliefs. As a result, efforts to reduce children’s risk of becoming flat-earthers should start sooner than many parents think.
Having children is great, but too much of a good thing could cause your spouse to lose their teeth, a new study warns. The research, published in the BMJ, gives some weight to the old wives tale that say “gain a child, lose a tooth,” and makes a case for the human body being a nightmare. More specifically, the findings suggest that when parents have more than two kids of the same sex, mothers rather than fathers are more likely to suffer tooth loss.
Over time, lack of sleep can cause problems from obesity and cardiovascular disease to a variety of mental health problems. Yet, surprisingly, scientists are actually using sleep deprivation to treat depression. Experts argue that in extreme cases it’s effective — if somewhat paradoxical — way to rewire the brain. For some new parents, this will come as welcome if slightly unnerving news.
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".