Children inspire intense emotions within a second of their arrival. Love. Devotion. Crippling fear. Other emotions, however, take time to bubble up, like say jealousy and a bit of resentment. You’re happy to be a dad, but, steeped in fatherhood, you’re embarrassed to admit that you feel like you’re suddenly second best. It happens. There’s a reason why. “Because you are,” says Dr. Pat Love, relationship expert and co-author of You’re Tearing Us Apart. The change is really a question of simple math.
It’s a familiar scene: The parent sets a limit, gets some pushback, then some more, then 30 seconds later realizes the stance made no sense. A reversal is called for, but the fear is that it will signal weakness, which the kid will smell, store away, and leverage with more volume in about two hours. The parent decides to stick to the original directive and stay in the hole as it gets deeper and deeper. There are a few reasons for the dynamic, some understandable, some self-inflicted.
There’s no joy in the word ‘chore.’ ‘Work’ carries with it honor. ‘Job’ specifies a role. “Responsibility” implies, well, responsibility. Chore offers none of those qualities. It’s defined as a “difficult or disagreeable task,” because somehow task wasn’t unpleasant enough on its own. And the thing about chores is they never stop. Kids always have to eat. Shirts don’t come out folded. And no matter how well you sweep, dust keeps getting pumped out.
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".