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

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

The 2012 Gift Guide: Giving MN

When you give a gift created by a local artist or craftsperson, you’re giving more than just a useful or attractive object — you’re giving a story.

Updated: November 19, 2012, - 12:14 PM

Finding the perfect gift

Don't know what to buy for that last person on your list? Ask Hillary.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 10:26 AM

Maiden Minnesota: Shopping event that showcases local women entrepreneurs.

It started six years ago, when a group of Minnesota women entrepreneurs who sold items they'd made or designed wondered how they could get more attention for their products.

Updated: November 14, 2012, - 08:26 PM

Jeff Hall: Helping the poor

The 48-year-old Edina real-estate developer is doing what he can to help pull Sierra Leone residents "out of that state of extreme poverty and constant crisis."

Updated: November 08, 2012, - 12:37 PM

Diane Kinney: Offering hope for military

Diane Kinney is founder and director of Base Camp Hope, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that offers military veterans, service members and their families counseling.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 12:55 PM

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