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Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

Sarah is a baker, cook, author, and blogger living in Toronto. She believes that food is the best method of healing and a classic way of bringing people together. In her spare time, Sarah does yoga, reads cookbooks, writes stories, and finds ways to make any type of food in her blender.
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World’s oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70

Wisdom, the Laysan albatross, is the oldest wild bird. And at age 70, she hatched a healthy chick on February 1 of this year. Laysan albatrosses tend to only live for 12–40 years, but researchers found Wisdom in 1956, and she has been alive and kicking ever since. She lives in the wildlife refuge of the U.S. […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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Atlanta Turns 7-Acre Vacant Lot into Largest Free Food Forest In the Country

An old pecan farm in Atlanta grew wild from neglect. There were plans to build townhouses that never panned out. So, the land waited for years, close to the Lakewood-Browns Mill community, a food desert where one-third of its inhabitants live in poverty. Then Atlanta came together with the Conservation Fund, local nonprofits, and volunteers […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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Flamethrowing Tractors: A New Weapon in the War on Weeds and Pests

Pesticides have long been used in agriculture as an effective means of getting rid of weeds and pests. However, with a rising awareness of the harmful effects of pesticides, land managers today are now looking to flamethrowing tractors that cook weeds to death. That’s right: flame weeding. Most kids grow up wanting their very own […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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Backlash over ‘true love’s kiss’ in Disney’s New Snow White ride due to ‘lack of consent’

After Disneyland finally reopened, the newly renovated Snow White ride stirred up controversy. The original ride, Snow White’s Scary Adventures in Disneyland, was replaced by Snow White’s Enchanted Wish. As opposed to the fun but frightening ride of the past, the new one presents a more cohesive and magical story — including the final scene […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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Pool installation unearths bones that date back to ice age

Sometimes, life sends the most surprising curveballs. For instance, no one expects a little backyard construction to become an archaeological site. But this just happened in Las Vegas when a couple’s pool installation discovered bones potentially from the ice age. “What we found was when they were excavating the backyard pool, they were cutting through […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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Doctors Warn of Vitamin D Supplement “Overdosing” – Man Hospitalized After Losing 28 Pounds

A middle-aged man in the United Kingdom was hospitalized after months of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. He had also lost 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms) during that time. The symptoms had begun one month after the man started an extensive vitamin regimen recommended by a private nutritionist. According to the case study published in the […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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A new, genetically modified purple tomato may hit the grocery market stands

You may find red, orange, or even green tomatoes at your local supermarket, but be prepared to potentially see purple ones next year. The USDA has approved a genetically modified purple tomato to be sold to the American public. In a September news release, the agency explained, “From a plant pest risk perspective, this plant […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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A woman with terminal cancer says taking ‘magic’ mushrooms eased her depression and helped her process a miscarriage she had decades ago

Kathleen Kral, a retired English teacher in her 70s, was diagnosed with terminal cancer three years ago. She was already struggling with depression but the diagnosis exacerbated it. So she tried psilocybin “magic” mushrooms, which not only alleviated her depression but helped her process a traumatic miscarriage from her thirties. She appeared in the Netflix […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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Scientists baffled as Earth spins faster than usual – making days shorter

Scientists have discovered the Earth is spinning faster than usual. This is making days shorter; in fact, June 29, 2022, is the shortest day ever recorded, with the Earth’s full rotation taking 24 hours minus 1.59 milliseconds. If this rapid rate continues, scientists warn that we may need to remove a second from our clocks.  […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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Nobody likes self-checkout. Here’s why it’s everywhere

There are a lot of opinions on self-checkout. Some embrace it, others loathe it. Some prefer it after a short grocery shop, but others hate packing their own bags. It’s a great way to avoid social interaction unless you like the human interaction with the cashier. And there is the frustrating experience of trying to […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer

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Largest freshwater fish ever caught hooked in Cambodia

A fisherman caught the largest freshwater fish on record in northern Cambodia. It’s a giant stingray named Boramy (meaning “full moon” in the Khmer language) of a relatively unknown species. The massive female fish measured about 13 feet in length, weighing 661 pounds. It had roamed near an island on the Mekong River in the […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Freelance Writer