Katy Read

Reporter | Niche products
Phone: 612-673-4583
Katy Read writes about aging, wellness and other feature topics for the niche products department. She joined the Star Tribune in 2011, and has written for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Duluth News-Tribune and the Crookston Daily Times. Her freelance writing has appeared in Salon.com, More, Real Simple, Working Mother, Minnesota Monthly and anthologies including “TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.”

Recent content from Katy Read

Golf Guide '13: How to run a golf course (when you don't know how to golf!)

When their husbands died, these sisters-in-law had to learn how to run a golf course — and fast

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 06:44 PM

Car shopping: Make a checklist before heading out

What’s the first thing you should do when checking out a potential car purchase? Kick the tires? Look under the hood? Sit behind the wheel and imagine yourself speeding down the Autobahn at 90 miles per hour? No on all three.

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 05:17 PM

It's auto show time

Bigger and better than ever, this year's Twin Cities Auto Show has entertainment for the whole family.

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 01:03 PM

Memory loss is normal, but it's not healthy

So how’s your memory? Pretty normal for your age?Uh-oh.“Normal” is not ideal when it comes to the ability to form...

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Save the photos: Recommendations for optimal preservation

Spend time talking photo preservation with Bob Herskovitz and Joe Hoover of the Minnesota Historical Society, and you may find yourself thinking about the contents of your closets.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Vivid living helps boost brain fitness

A couple of people who had started in wheelchairs can now push themselves up and use walkers.A woman’s journal entries...

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 01:08 PM

Less is (much) more in high intensity training

Strenuous but short and infrequent workouts are the key to high-intensity resistance training, a technique gradually gaining popularity across the country

Updated: January 07, 2013, - 10:19 AM

Sugar could make SAD bitter sweet

If you're feeling seasonally sad, it could be the sugar in your diet.

Updated: January 07, 2013, - 10:18 AM

SAD? Run it off

Sufferers of seasonal mood problems can run for their emotional as well as physical health.

Updated: January 07, 2013, - 10:16 AM

Let there be light

The solution to those winter blues might be as simple as flicking a switch.

Updated: January 07, 2013, - 10:15 AM

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