Cooking at home can be a healthy and fun pursuit, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Many of us find making dinner — or even thinking about making dinner — a little scary. A Food Network survey showed that 28 percent of American's say they cannot cook, and studies show that those who cook at home make healthier food choices. But if you're afraid of burning a pot of water, Molly Herrmann is here to help.
Recent winter conditions have many Minnesotans thinking about unexpected slips. And if you're over 65, your doctor might have asked you about recent falls on your last visit — there's a good reason for that. "Falls are the leading cause of injury in those 65 and over," said Dr. Jon Hallberg, MPR News' regular medical analyst. "It's also the leading cause of death by accident in that same age group." But how do you prepare for an accidental slip?
Last year the Twin Cities saw more than 60 restaurants close, including long-time staples such as the Oak Grill and Skyroom at Macy's, The St. Clair Broiler, and Lucia's. Just last week came a report that the 510 Lounge, which replaced La Belle Vie on Hennepin Avenue, shut down after just six months in operation. And Mavericks in Roseville closed this week. But all this rapid change in the restaurant scene is nothing to fear, said Stephanie March, food editor at Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine.
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".