Sarah Gleim was a writer and content manager at HowStuffWorks, where she wrote and produced 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

A lot of prehistoric animals were massive, but do we really know why? And is there a larger animal roaming the planet today?

By Karen Kirkpatrick & Sarah Gleim

Salt may be your go-to seasoning, but it has way more uses than flavoring food. Check out this list of uses for good old NaCl that have nothing to do with cooking.

By Sarah Gleim

Nothing is better than chilling in a cool pool on a hot summer day. But how long does your pool pump need to run to keep the water sparkling clean?

By Sarah Gleim

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The U.S. Pentagon says it is sending two Patriot missile batteries to Poland to help NATO add to its defense strategy against a possible Russian attack. How do Patriot missiles work?

By Marshall Brain & Sarah Gleim

Earth Day is the ideal time of the year to form new eco-oriented habits. Here are 10 things you can do to celebrate our planet all year long.

By Julia Layton & Sarah Gleim

The Kim Jong Un regime continues to demonstrate its desire to threaten the U.S. and its allies with nuclear-armed ICBMs. But can any of these missiles actually reach the U.S. mainland?

By Julia Layton & Sarah Gleim

Crews have to race to contain the damage from major oil spills to prevent damage to beaches, death to marine life and birds, and devastation to local wetlands. So how do they clean them up?

By Josh Clark & Sarah Gleim

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A geomagnetic storm could cause a spectacular aurora borealis Aug. 18 and 19 over parts of the continental United States, as far south as Illinois.

By Sarah Gleim

President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization in Russia during an address to the nation. What does that mean for citizens there and in Ukraine?

By Sarah Gleim

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will look back in time to see the earliest stars in creation, and serve as the premier deep space observatory for the next decade. Ready to meet the mighty Webb?

By Nicholas Gerbis & Sarah Gleim

Most Americans don't get nearly enough fresh fruit daily. But if you know how to pick ripe fruit, you'll get the best tasting fruit to add to your diet.

By Sarah Gleim

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The American West was chock full of wild and crazy characters, and not just those portrayed on the big screen. Meet some of the most memorable ones.

By Sarah Gleim

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.

By Katie Lambert & Sarah Gleim

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is built on an alliance between 30 North American and European countries. But it's much more than that.

By Marshall Brain & Sarah Gleim

Shell shocked by the price of eggs these days? So are we, but the good news is you can freeze them. We'll tell you how.

By Alison Cooper & Sarah Gleim

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Search-and-rescue dogs are called upon to work after natural disasters, mass casualty events and other incidents to locate missing people. So how do they do their work?

By Julia Layton & Sarah Gleim

There are obvious craters on Earth (and the moon) that are evidence of a long history of massive objects hitting planet Earth. But what would happen if an asteroid hit Earth today?

By Marshall Brain & Sarah Gleim

If you drive a car, you need to know how to use jumper cables.

By Sarah Gleim

When a Supreme Court justice retires, there's a lot of speculation and political maneuvering regarding the replacement. Find out how Supreme Court justices are nominated, who is qualified to serve and how a nominee is approved.

By Ed Grabianowski & Sarah Gleim

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The Federal Reserve hiked the interest rate by 0.75 percent July 27, 2022 — the second time in less than two months. Will this historic rate hike curb the unprecedented inflation?

By Sarah Gleim

It's getting hot in here! Are there supplements for that? Why yes, there are.

By Sarah Gleim

These massive mollusks are one of the world's most invasive species. They have the potential to devastate Florida's agriculture. Oh, and they can cause meningitis in humans.

By Sarah Gleim

Photographers have been risking their lives since the Civil War to bring back images from the front lines. Not just to document history, but to show the uncensored, gritty version of battle to those of us who never have to face danger.

By Sarah Gleim

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Mattel's very first remote-controlled wheelchair action figure was designed with Paralympian Aaron Wheelz. And yes, it can totally do a backflip!

By Sarah Gleim

Tattoos used to be taboo. But today nearly one in three people has one. And some people are getting them for reasons other than to decorate their bodies.

By Debra Ronca & Sarah Gleim