Kate Bratskeir, Apartment Therapy

Kate Bratskeir

Apartment Therapy

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kate:

How To Do a Home Waste Audit (And Live More Sustainably)

One of the first things I recommend in my book, “A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping,” is to perform a waste audit. Go through your own trash and document what you see for a set period of time — a week is good, a whole month is even better. → Read More

Calories in Popcorn: Air-Popped, Oil-Popped, Movie Theater and More

The calories in microwaved popcorn differ from those of movie theater popcorn, air-popped popcorn and oil-popped popcorn. Here's the nutritional info for each. → Read More

Ancient table scraps offer a fresh twist on Jewish culinary heritage

Researchers in Israel and Sinai uncovered remains of catfish — suggesting Ancient Judeans ate the fish despite it being classified as non-kosher at the time. → Read More

Does Black Seed Oil Improve Your Health, And Is It Safe?

TikTok users praise the supplement for weight loss, cholesterol, skin issues and more. Here's what to know. → Read More

13 Things To Try If Your Allergies Are Worse Than Ever This Year

Looking for relief from seasonal allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, sneezing and a runny nose? These tips and products may help. → Read More

Living Well With Health Conditions: Nutrition, Fitness and Lifestyle Tips

Healthy living looks different to each person. No matter whether you have a chronic health condition or a seasonal cold, we’re here to help you live well. → Read More

7 Recycling Mistakes You're Probably Making (and How to Fix Them)

Following recycling tips improves your health and the planet's. Avoid these common recycling mistakes to dispose of plastic, cardboard and more the right way. → Read More

Want More Energy In The Morning? Try This Easy Science-Backed Method.

Transforming into an early riser is simpler than you think. → Read More

How Bad Is It Really to Eat Tilapia?

Is tilapia bad for you? We get to the bottom of tilapia's health benefits and fishy history and answer the question of whether tilapia is healthy once and for all. → Read More

Soy boys: How tofu conquered the supermarket during a global pandemic

Home cooks have discovered tofu during the pandemic, driving sales to astronomical new levels while finally doing the one thing many thought impossible. → Read More

6 Things You Can Clean With Vinegar, and 3 You Shouldn't

Vinegar is a star ingredient in DIY household cleaners, but it's not right for every scenario. Learn whether vinegar kills germs and how to clean with vinegar. → Read More

Bananas Are Great for Gut Health, Try 7 Ways to Eat Them (Besides Banana Bread)

Find out the benefits of bananas for digestion and gut health, and how their ripeness affects their perks. Then, find ways to use bananas that aren't banana bread. → Read More

Here's How It Really Feels After Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine

People who received the coronavirus shots share the physical and emotional effects they experienced. → Read More

What Really Happens to Your Body When You Start Taking Probiotics

Find out what do probiotics do for your gut, heart, mood, weight and breath as well as the benefits of probiotics whether you get them from food or supplements. → Read More

7 Foods That Cause Gas (That Aren't Beans)

Beans are infamous for causing farts, but they're not the only foods that cause gas. Here are some other gassy foods and ways to turn down the dial. → Read More

This Is How Often You Should Pee, According to a Urologist

A urologist breaks down how often you should pee in a day, four things that affect how much you urinate and what it means if you pee more or less often. → Read More

Leafy Greens Can Help You Lose Weight — Here Are 5 Sneaky Ways to Eat More

Leafy greens are low in calories and high in fiber, so they're great for weight loss. If they're not your favorite food, try these creative ways to eat them. → Read More

4 Ways Stress Is Linked to Your Immune System

Too much stress can suppress the strength of your immune system's response and possibly lead to a host of other health issues. Here's what you should know. → Read More

The New Necessities: 5 Essentials to Carry With You in the Age of COVID-19

A face mask is a must these days, but so are these four other essential items to stay healthy and safe wherever you go. Plus, how to pick the right products. → Read More

10 Cooking Mistakes People Often Make When Trying to Lose Weight

If you're cooking at home, you're already on the right track for weight loss. But these common kitchen mistakes could be derailing your best efforts. → Read More