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

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

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

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

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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

The first image released by President Joe Biden shows a galaxy cluster as it appeared 4.6 billion years ago. But the telescope will look back billions more, even as far as the Big Bang.

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

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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

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

Much of the globe is gripped by a heat wave, and scientists say the world can expect more of these grueling hot temperatures in the future. Here's how to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe.

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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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests as many as six hurricanes could reach Category 3 or higher during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

By Sarah Gleim

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

You think you're old? We're pretty certain you've got nothing on this Guinness World Record holder who was just named the world's oldest person.

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

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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

June 6, 2022, marks the 78th anniversary of what some call one of the gutsiest battles in WWII history: D-Day, aka the Invasion of Normandy.

By Jane McGrath & Sarah Gleim

The United States has emergency crude oil stored in its Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The crude can only be tapped under certain terms and usually only by the president. So how much is in the reserve and how long can it last?

By Cherise Threewitt & Sarah Gleim

Flying is one of the safest modes of transportation. But what if there's a disaster and you find yourself falling from the sky without a parachute. Would you survive?

By Sarah Gleim

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If you love cheese, but are watching your sodium, that doesn't mean you have to cut it out of your diet completely. Here are five cheeses that are low in sodium that you can still eat, in moderation.

By Julia Layton & Sarah Gleim

U.S. presidents Bill Clinton, George H. Bush and Barack Obama all famously grayed during their terms in the White House. Was it the stress of the office or just genetics?

By Molly Edmonds & Sarah Gleim

The United States is the world's top producer of oil, but it still depends on foreign countries for millions of barrels, as well. Will there ever be a time when the U.S. is totally independent when it comes to oil production?

By Cherise Threewitt & Sarah Gleim

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

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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

Heavy snowfall is just one mark of a bad snowstorm. But the biggest snowstorms of all time also brought strong winds and in some cases, major power outages.

By Ed Grabianowski, Sarah Gleim & Jesslyn Shields