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

What's in a name? What to call the aging generation

We've got to call older people something - but what?

Updated: August 03, 2011, - 08:01 AM

Mind games: few factors proven to ward off Alzheimer's, dementia

Can Sudoku save your memory? Forget about it.

Updated: August 03, 2011, - 07:58 AM

Play on: cost of brain games can add up

Brain training is big business.

Updated: August 03, 2011, - 07:56 AM

New challenges unite adult adoptees

As society's views about adoption have become more open, a new state program is helping adoptees share their own complex feelings about their experiences.

Updated: August 02, 2011, - 08:07 AM

NY boy's killing is every parent's nightmare

Parents and experts weigh in on how to give children the freedom they need without being overprotective.

Updated: July 15, 2011, - 05:09 PM

@work: Do your foam work

Beer School in St. Paul offers classes in glasses.

Updated: June 30, 2011, - 07:18 AM

Call him Larry Poppins

Male nannies give a traditional child-care role a modern makeover. Say hello to the "manny."

Updated: June 01, 2011, - 09:10 AM

Keep those fingers crossed: long-term care insurance

Do you have long-term care insurance? Better hope you never need it.

Updated: April 13, 2011, - 11:01 AM

Above average housing

University-only housing offers room to expand the intellect.

Updated: April 13, 2011, - 10:51 AM

The world of retail, from the trenches

BOOK REVIEW: Freelance journalist Caitlin Kelly makes a persuasive case for better treatment of retail's massive undervalued workforce.

Updated: April 13, 2011, - 09:09 AM

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