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Sarah Gleim

About Sarah Gleim

Sarah Gleim is a writer and content manager at HowStuffWorks, where she writes and produces articles on everything from food policy and animal rights to environmental news and politics. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and associate's degree in culinary arts. Sarah has produced six cookbooks with Southern Living and Cooking Light, and is published in numerous magazines. She loves traveling, photography and history, and her two crazy hounds — Redford and Daisy Hill.

Recent Contributions

The Waffle House Index Is at Code Red; That's Not Good

What is the Waffle House Index anyway, and does the Federal Emergency Management Agency really use it to gauge local disasters?

When Does an Epidemic Become a Pandemic?

The World Health Organization just declared the coronavirus a full-blown pandemic. What does that even mean, and how is that different from an epidemic?

Why Is Super Tuesday So Super?

Super Tuesday is the day early in a U.S. presidential primary season when a large number of states hold primaries. It's also the first day when a huge number of delegates are up for grabs.

What Is Coronavirus?

There are many types of coronaviruses but a new strain has emerged in China and is rapidly spreading across the globe. What is it and are you at risk?

How a 'War of the Worlds' Radio Broadcast Panicked America

Orson Welles was just 23 when he read a revised script of the book 'War of the Worlds' and had much of the United States believing that aliens were invading.

10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth

Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment of history. What can you do to make a difference? We've got 10 tips for you.

20 Facts About the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty has symbolized freedom across the world for more than a century. But there's a lot more to Lady Liberty's story.

What Do the Symbols on the U.S. $1 Bill Mean?

The design of the U.S. $1 bill is full of symbolism. We'll tell you what it all means.

5 Tips to Stay Safe During a Heat Wave

Scientists say the world can expect more heat waves in the future. And the one thing we can't do is take these hot temperatures for granted.

Do Wind Turbines Cause Health Problems?

Green, clean energy sounds good at first: Harness the power of the wind to run our creature comforts. But could the sounds people hear (and don't hear) from wind turbines endanger their health?

How NATO Works

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is built on an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. But it's much more than that.

What Is a 'Smocking Gun'?

Is 'smocking gun' the new covfefe?

FEMA Will Be Sending Americans with Cell Phones 'Presidential Alert' on Oct. 3

Unlike other emergency alerts, you can't opt out of this one.

Why Hurricane Florence's Storm Surge Could Be So Deadly

Even though Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 2, the storm could still unleash an historic amount of rain.

How Much Would You Pay for Han Solo's Jacket?

An Oscar-worthy movie memorabilia auction will be selling it — and other super-cool stuff — this September.

Dogs Make More Expressive Faces When Humans Are Watching

A new study suggests those puppy dog eyes could be trying to tell you something.

Men Tend to Relax More, Do Less, When Not Caring for the Kids

A first-of-its-kind study out of The Ohio State University found that new dads don't necessarily pull their weight when it comes to child care and housework.

Silly, Strange and Sad: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

The silliest, strangest and saddest stories of the week, including the gloomy octopus, caring for sick pets and those who go missing from national parks

Add September 23 to the Long List of Doomsday Predictions

End-of-days predictions have come and gone for, well, centuries. So, will the Sept. 23, 2017 prophecy be the first to come true?

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