Mike Kittredge plays the drums at his home in Leverett. Kittredge, who played the drums before his stroke, starts his days practicing, even though he has the use of just one hand and one foot. Gazette Photo/Carol LollisMichael Kittredge plays at a fundraiser at his Leverett home for the organization Sounds of Recovery.
The nation’s leading heart experts released new guidelines for high blood pressure this month — about half of all Americans now will meet the criteria for the condition — forcing more people to start thinking about controlling their health through diet and exercise. According to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, a reading of 130/80 mm (millimeters of mercury) or more indicates high blood pressure. Previous guidelines defined high blood pressure as 140/90.
Betsy Hennemann of Chesterfield renovated half of her basement in order to cook out of her house and create a food preparation and delivery business called “Your Family Chef.” gazette staff/CAROLINE O’CONNORMolly Merrett works on preparing meals for Atlas Farm’s store in Deerfield. Merrett says by leaving meat out of her dishes, she is able to keep their costs down. GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLISA bowl of curried sweet potato soup with cilantro, lime and coconut milk. A cheese pizza made from scratch.
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".