Finding the time is hard enough with one child, but how is it ever going to be possible with two, asks Robyn WilderDo you know where I can get my hands on a Tardis? Because I might want to have sex again one day and I don’t think I can have sex anymore without a Tardis. No, I don’t have a Doctor Who fetish – although that’s almost certainly the next thing I’ll google – I just have two small children, which means that neither my time nor my space is my own.
US research reveals that two-thirds of new mothers are criticised. It’s difficult to know how to respond, says Robyn Wilder, especially when the disapproval is coming from those close to homeLeaving the house with a new baby for the first time can be a terrifying ordeal. A mere few days ago you were a novice at holding your baby (it took three midwives to convince me, hours after my son’s birth, that I wasn’t going to suffocate him while breastfeeding).
I’ve always been a cold-weather bird. Not for me the tyranny of summer, with its oppressive heat, relentless chub-rub and gangs of bullying wasps lurking around every corner. As a teenager, I wasn’t quite a goth, but preferred skulking in the shade with my indie records and cigarettes to participating in picnics and the wearing of pastel colours.
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".