Kim Ode

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7185
Kim Ode has been with the Star Tribune since 1985 in a variety of jobs. She currently writes Variety features and leads the monthly Baking Central feature in Taste.

Recent content from Kim Ode

Pessimists outlive optimists -- not that they believe that

The study, in the journal Psychology and Aging, said that a darker view of the future “may encourage people to live more carefully, taking health and safety precautions.” Unswerving optimism sets you up for disappointment, with the accompanying anxiety.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 03:24 PM

Review: "Girls of Atomic City' by Denise Kiernan

The women who helped build the atomic bomb never knew it involved uranium.

Updated: March 12, 2013, - 11:33 AM

Minnesota's quality of life among best for fifth year

We here in Minnesota couldn’t be more proud of the strides that some of our neighboring states have taken to...

Updated: March 11, 2013, - 04:23 PM

Annual Camp Guide: Time to plan your child's summer

If you ever went to summer camp, there’s probably a song that brings you back to a particular cabin or campfire just as surely as seeing that scar on your ankle. Camp songs can be as much a part of the experience as lanyards and leeches.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 06:33 PM

Gutting out the last weeks of winter, one step at a time

Marathoners dread hitting “the wall.” We think that describes March in Minnesota. Fortunately, the strategies for survival are similar.

Updated: March 08, 2013, - 05:23 PM

Switch to Daylight Savings Time costs sleep

The shift to Daylight Savings Time results in one less hour of sleep, which contributes to a collective — and potentially dangerous —deprivation.

Updated: March 08, 2013, - 04:56 PM

At long last, a Pill for men?

The Pill may become an equal-opportunity prescription, if a U of M researcher’s new approach proves successful.

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 05:30 PM

Backward necklaces: Oo-la-la or oops?

It’s a classic quandary among those unsure of whether they’re witnessing a hot trend or a train wreck: Did she mean to do that?

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 05:27 PM

Hopeful 'Doomsday Preppers' get their close-up in Blaine

Fans of the TV show “Doomsday Preppers” may get a chance to audition at a preppers’ expo on Saturday.

Updated: February 27, 2013, - 04:30 PM

A running group that bakes bread (in machines)

These running pals guiltlessly gorge on homemade bread, thanks to years-long experience with bread machines.

Updated: February 27, 2013, - 04:21 PM

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