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

Pop princess Britney Spears has been locked in a conservatorship since 2008. Hers isn't a typical conservatorship for many reasons. We'll explain.

By Sarah Gleim

Coca-Cola decided to change the recipe of its popular Coke Zero to make it taste more like the regular version. But fans are already up in arms. Dare we say another New Coke?

By Sarah Gleim

You think you're old? We're pretty certain you've got nothing on these two Guinness World Record holders who lived seriously long lives. And we mean long!

By Sarah Gleim

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

By Sarah Gleim

Search-and-rescue dogs are called upon to work after natural disasters, mass casualty events and other incidents to locate missing people. They're smart, agile and obedient, and search-and-rescue work is like "play" for them.

By Julia Layton & Sarah Gleim

A study published by the British Medical Association found average life expectancy in the U.S. dropped between 2018 and 2020 by almost two years, the largest ever since WWII.

By Sarah Gleim

A 9-foot bronze Statue of Liberty cast from the original plaster model is coming to America. It's in honor of the long friendship between France and America, and will be a highlight of New York City's Independence Day celebration.

By Sarah Gleim

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In the first half of 2021, the number of organizations impacted by ransomware across the globe has more than doubled compared with 2020. Why the surge and how vulnerable is the U.S. to a major cyber attack?

By Sarah Gleim

Americans drove billions of miles less in 2020 because of the coronavirus. But despite fewer miles on the road, the U.S. had the biggest spike in fatal car accidents since 2007.

By Sarah Gleim

Studies show the 100 or so days between Memorial and Labor days are especially deadly for teen drivers — but there are things parents can do to keep them safe.

By 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 Earth Day today, and still practice the rest of the year, too.

By Julia Layton & Sarah Gleim

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Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment is celebrating 25 years of putting citizen scientists to work gathering data about the Earth. How can you help?

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

By Sarah Gleim

If you drive a car, know how to use jumper cables should just be second nature.

By Sarah Gleim

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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

Or is the famous flavor simply made up?

By Sarah Gleim

Hot dogs are about as American as baseball and apple pie. You know you love them, but do you know what's actually in them?

By Sarah Gleim

More than a year has passed since a new strain — SARS-CoV-2 — emerged in China and rapidly spread across the globe, infecting more than 90 million and killing more than 2 million. What has — and hasn't — changed since then?

By Sarah Gleim

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Experts expect more than 1 billion climate refugees by the year 2050. Where will they go and how will the world feed, clothe and shelter them?

By Maria Trimarchi & Sarah Gleim

The Americas have been hit with some major hurricanes throughout the decades. But which were the worst ones in history?

By Chris Opfer & Sarah Gleim

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

By Sarah Gleim

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?

By Sarah Gleim

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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.

By Sarah Gleim

Are we ready to go back to a pre-EPA USA? Take a look at a series of pics from the National Archives to see what it was like before the agency was formed.

By Sarah Gleim