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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

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?

Ultra-rare Ferrari Sells for $2 Million

A one-of-a-kind barn find Ferrari was auctioned off as part of Ferrari's marquee event with Sotheby's to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary.

DACA: What Happens Now?

Trump rescinds DACA. What's next for the 800,000 dreamers?

Smartphone App May Help Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early

A new smartphone app may help detect pancreatic cancer and other diseases tied to jaundice.

Is North Korea Equipped to Attack the United States?

In late July 2017, North Korea upped its threats the United States and its allies with nuclear strikes — and the U.N. responded with strict and overwhelming sanctions.

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