We all know there's no such thing. Lovers' tiffs happen in high school musicals and concern who looked at whom while sipping a coke float or who wore whose corsage to the prom. Real life couples have blazing rows, monumental schisms and flaming screaming matches resulting in stony silences, vows to contact long lamented exes on Facebook and withdrawal of sex, supper and smiles in perpetuity.
I’m talking about those nagging work/life balance issues that gnaw away at your equilibrium in the dead of night. Am I shortchanging my children? Am I cutting corners at work? When did I last spend any meaningful time with my parents? Can I remember serving my nearest and dearest a meal without the microwave going ping? When can I fit in that medical check-up, appointment at the vet, trip to the Science Museum? Why am I so tired all the time?
Prince Harry’s memories of, as he puts it, being perpetually “bounced” between parents cast today’s presumption that “shared care” is the perfect recipe for raising balanced children post-divorce into serious doubt. William and Harry would have been cosseted in private planes and limousines as they were shuttled between households but their emotions and experiences mirror those of all children denied one stable and secure home by the courts.
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".