Wendy Bowman

Contributing Writer

Wendy Bowman is a freelance writer working out of San Clemente, California. Wendy has 30-plus years of experience creating content for magazines, websites and more, and she writes about a wide variety of topics for HowStuffWorks. Find her on LinkedIn.

Recent Contributions

Delightful Daffodils Are Super Easy to Grow. Here's How

Requiring little care and upkeep, daffodils are bright, showy perennials that symbolize rebirth and new beginnings.

How to Give Your Dog CPR

It's one of your worst nightmares. Your dog isn't breathing and you can't find his pulse. Do you know what to do to save his life?

Seahorses Have Hotels! Plus 9 Other Amazing Seahorse Facts

Dwindling natural habitats are causing a significant decline in certain seahorse species. To bolster populations, researchers in Australia are building seahorse hotels and leaving the lights on.

Is There Really a Cork Crisis?

Cork is the go-to material for wine stoppers and bulletin boards. So are we really running out of it? And if so, what happens?

Lions, Tigers and … Ligers? Oh My!

Whaddya get when you cross a lion and a tiger? Yep — you get a liger, of course. But why are they considered controversial?

Is Holland the Same as the Netherlands?

People often use the words Holland and the Netherlands interchangeably when talking about the country in Western Europe. Are the two places the same?

Flower-covered Floats Blossom at the Annual Rose Parade

The Rose Parade is an iconic New Year's Day tradition for millions of spectators. And it's the floral-decorated floats that always wow the crowds.

From Cows to Cabinetry: Milk Paint and 6 Awesome Uses for It

Milk paint is made of, well, milk. It's also easy to mix, super fast drying, eco-friendly and requires no sanding and priming before use.

Why Evergreen Trees Don't Shed Their Needle-like Leaves

Lots of trees are losing their leaves this time of the year. But evergreens keep theirs year-round. What gives?

Why Electric Fireplaces Are Hot

There's just something about sitting in front of a fire that soothes the soul. And electric fireplaces make whiling the hours away in front of those flickering flames as simple as flipping a switch.