Emotional rifts are breaches in ongoing relationships. They can happen between any two people — think neighbors, in-laws or co-workers. In families, protracted rifts are known as feuds or estrangements. Rifts are similar to grudges. One person harbors negative feelings about an event or another person and may resort to payback in the form of a grudge match or turf war. Regardless of the cause, all emotional rifts follow a similar pattern.
Mental illness affects all of us. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in the United States, or 18.5 percent of the population, experiences mental illness in any given year. Thirteen percent of all children between the ages of 8 and 15 have a severe mental disorder at some time during their lives. Over half of all adults who abuse drugs or alcohol have at least one co-occurring mental illness. When mental illness goes untreated, the consequences can be devastating.
Family gatherings are a challenge. Just ask anyone who’s planned one. Orchestrating a multi-generational event that pleases a wide range of personalities, interests, ages and abilities requires the negotiation skills of a secretary of state and the planning savvy of a wedding coordinator. The larger the group, the more complicated the reunion. For instance, each member arrives with a unique personality. Some are laid back, others require constant mental massaging to prevent emotional meltdowns.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".