by Amy Sowder | Photography by Andre Baranowski Comfort food is the edible equivalent of your childhood blankie: Its warmth envelops you, making you feel cozy, lethargic, and contented. These typically warm, soothing, and traditional meals and snacks evoke a sentimental, sometimes nostalgic, feeling of well-being.
The peels and ends of the vegetables at Blue Pig in Croton are not thrown away but used to make stock Food "scraps" are playing more imaginative roles these days, as awareness rises that one-third of the food produced for human consumption in the world gets lost or wasted every year, according to the United Nations Environment Program.
Got pain from arthritis or a sports injury? Maybe it's genetics or perhaps a car crash contributes to an aching neck or back. Whatever the orthopedic ailment, patients in Westchester and Rockland now have more less-invasive options than ever before.
Florence "Flo" Hannes was a tough customer, but Dr. Arup K. Bhadra won her over. Hannes, 70, is an occupational therapy professor at Orange County Community College/SUNY, and her husband is a pediatrician. Ten years after a doctor told her she'd be a candidate for total knee replacement surgery, she finally decided to do it and started interviewing doctors.
Orazio Saraceno could deny it no longer when he watched himself on a YouTube video, walking his daughter down the wedding aisle in Mexico. He was limping and shuffling. "I was wobbling. Ah, I was horrible. I knew I was in bad shape, but seeing it, I was like, 'I have got to do the surgery.'
Tracy Urvater is not a massage therapist. Don't think of her as a personal trainer either. Her treatment plans may involve manual therapy and exercise, but she's a medically trained physical therapist who specializes in orthopedic patients. Often, people go to physical therapists first when they injure a shoulder, hip or knee joint, and if that doesn't work, they turn to an orthopedist.
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that's constantly evolving to meet patient needs. And that includes the use of robots. Dr. Jason Hochfelder, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, performed the Lower Hudson Valley's first robotic-assisted total knee replacement operation at Phelps early this year.
The Bloody Mary cocktail is made for day drinking. Don't drink it at night. That's just weird. (Although we do like weird.) This official drink of brunching champs who find mimosas cloying is also a sunshiny, spicy, outdoorsy kinda drink whose accessories can get pretty wild.
You might be riding the Third Wave coffee and tea movement if you can discuss the aromatic nuances and mouthfeel of your preferred region of coffee bean or tea leaf, if you've made your own cold brew at home, or if you own anything decorative that extols the virtues (and necessity) of coffee or tea.
It's surprising how many hard-fast, nit-picky rules there are for such a relaxed, no-fuss food as the humble hot dog. It's just a casual American wiener, so what's the big whoop? The whoop is huge, however, and it is multi-faceted.
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
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".