Bylines And Content Writing

Here, you'll find a collection of Sarah’s writing that spans topics like STEM, travel pieces, sustainable agriculture, health and wellness, entrepreneurship and more.

Click on the topic to find samples or scroll the list below.

Where My Bylines Have Appeared


STEM

Puerto Rico and STEM: Where Politics and Culture Collide
While STEM education and funding in Puerto Rico is on the rise and shows promise as an engine to create well-paying jobs of the future, a long history of unfortunate political decisions and ongoing unfair treatment of the island’s people puts its future there at risk. Read more...

Chilean GeneproDX is ready to go global with its patented ThyroidPrint®
Chilean biotech GeneproDX can substantially increase the prediction accuracy of detecting thyroid cancer and dramatically reduce the need for surgery which is currently used to confirm cancer diagnosis in indeterminate nodules. Read more...


Travel

Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Rico
Ask anyone who’s been to Puerto Rico about their vacation and most will say they walked the streets of Old San Juan learning the history of the island. Read more...

Nightlife in Puerto Rico
For a capital city, San Juan is rather small—but it's densely populated with people and things to do both day and night. Read more...

Your Trip To Puerto Rico: The Complete Guide
Puerto Rico is a crown jewel of the Caribbean, a tropical island with great weather year-round and a wide assortment of fantastic attractions. Read more...

The Top 10 Museums in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has a rich, storied history and a diverse culture. Read more...

Weather in Puerto Rico: Climate, Seasons, and Average Monthly Temperature
Puerto Rico’s hospitable climate is hot, usually humid, and summerlike all year long. Read more...


Agriculture

How My Husband and I Went From Corporate Drones to Tropical Organic Farmers in Puerto Rico
I remember the day like it was yesterday. Read more on Mother Earth News Blog...

From Corporate Drones to Organic Farmers: Putting Our Plan into Action
From hatched plan to landing on the island of Puerto Rico to buy a farm took us about a year. Read more on Mother Earth News Blog...

Op-ed: 6 Reasons People of Color Should Grow Their Own Food
In November 2007, my husband and I decided to leave our jobs in biotech, sell our Southern California suburban house, and buy an organic farm. Read more...

Growing Your Own Food is a Revolutionary Act
Despite the pandemic, the ongoing #JusticeforGeorge protests, casual murders of Black men by police, white supremacists inciting race wars and lynchings in southern California, I continue to preach that one of the most empowering and revolutionary actions we can take is to return to our roots and what we've done for thousands of years: take responsibility for growing our own food. Read more...

DJ Cavem, Founder of Eco Hip Hop: Sowing Seeds and Dropping Beats
As DJ Cavem Moetavation, Ietef Vita created the genre of eco hip-hop. His lyrics tell stories of gardens and composting while his fans plant literal seeds in food deserts. The United States is a country of dichotomies. Few things illustrate this better than access to healthy food. Read more...

A Cactus in the Desert
The tiny monarchy of Qatar might seem like an unlikely place for a green building revolution. Read more...

Revolutionary Way to Solve Myriad Problems Associated with Food Deserts
Between the pandemic and the on-going #JusticeforGeorge protests, I continue to preach to people that the most important thing we can do to protect and empower ourselves is to return to our roots, which means what we have done for thousands of years: be responsible for growing our own food. Read more...


Health & Wellness

How I Finally Improved My Gut Health
Ever since I can remember, I’ve envied people who could eat anything. Read more...

For Black Americans, lifesaving medical care too often leads to lifelong debt
Maurice Handy of Charlotte, North Carolina, was diagnosed with stage 4 medullary thyroid cancer. Following surgery, he needed chemotherapy for life. Read more...

Angie Franklin and the Afro Yoga Movement
About a year ago, I took up yoga. Read more...

3 Sustainable Ways to Combat Covid-19 Stress And Weight Gain
Over the last week, several media outlets in both Canada and the United States have reported some unsurprising news: the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been very kind to our waistlines. Read more...

The Benefits of Black Pepper Oil
When you think about black pepper, you probably think of the seasoning you have sitting in your spice rack, not an essential oil. Read more...

Are All Essential Oils the Same? How to Determine Quality Essential Oils
At the start of the 21st century, American perception of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries was somewhat favorable. Read more...

From Mesoamerica to the Chia Pet Smoothies: The Evolution of the Chia Seed
Did you have a Chia Pet growing up? Read more...

Cervical Cancer: What Is It, How Do You Get It and What to Do If You Have It?
Breast cancer gets a lot of attention, doesn’t it? Read more...

Biofeedback Exercises
Biofeedback is an alternative medical technique that uses electrical signals from your body to teach you how to consciously control processes normally under unconscious or reflexive control. Read more...

The Importance of Antioxidants in Detoxification
Why are antioxidants so crucial in the role of detoxification? Read more...

Body pH and Health
Body pH is a measurement of the relative acidity of your blood. Read more...

Can Men Get Breast Cancer?: The Facts
Breast cancer is always thought of as a woman's disease, and this is essentially correct. Read more...

Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, and Fibromyalgia: Medical Resources and Other Information
Diseases and disorders that cause chronic, amorphous pain can be among the most difficult to diagnose and treat. Read more...

The Symptoms of Sleep Disorders
Sleeping disorders can range from minor to severe and can include insomnia, sleep apnea, sleepwalking, narcolepsy and many more. Read more...

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer: What is the Real Story?
Vitamin D is an important nutrient that plays a significant role in the healthy functioning of the human body. Read more...

Why Has Avastin Been Disapproved as a Treatment for Breast Cancer?
The recent decision by a Food and Drug Administration panel to reverse its past approval of Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer has received a lot of publicity and caused a significant amount of controversy. Read more...


Pets & Veterinary Medicine

Wellness Plans Offer Substantial Benefits
One of the surest strategies for improving patient care and profitability is to offer wellness plans, which are perhaps the most underutilized marketing tool in the veterinary industry. Read more...

CBD for Cats: Exploring New Territory in Animal Health
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Profiles in Retirement 4 Professionals Who retired on Their Own Terms
About one-quarter of board-certified, practicing veterinarians in the United States are 60 years of age or older, according to a recent AVMA survey. Read more...

Official Guide to State Dogs—Does Your State Have One?
Over the years, individual states have looked for ways to express pride in their heritage. Read more...

Can Dogs See Color? What Colors Can Dogs See and More
Have you heard that dogs can’t see colors? The chances are good that you have, since this idea is widely believed and often repeated. Read more...

10 Tips for Training a Dog—Most Important Dog Training Rules
An untrained dog is still a great friend. But a trained dog can be an even better friend. Read More...

Can You Train an Older Dog? Your Guide to Training Older Dogs
Despite what you may have heard, a dog’s willingness to learn does not disappear with age. Read More...

Stress-Free Holiday Travel with Pets: How to Travel Safely With Your Dog
Will your dog travel with you when you visit your relatives this holiday season? Read More...

How to Leash Train a Dog: Tips for Success
All dogs can benefit from leash training. By leash training your puppy, juvenile or adult dog, you can help them learn to navigate the outdoor world safely... Read More...

Special Needs Dogs: What to Expect When Adopting a Special Friend
Despite the challenges they face, special needs dogs have an indomitable spirit and zest for life. Read More...

Slow Down Mealtimes: The Health Benefits of a Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Some dogs consume their food at a perfectly reasonable pace. Others act like you’ll take their food away from them if they don’t gobble it up as quickly as possible. Read More...

How to Keep Your Dog’s Skin and Coat Healthy
One of your most serious responsibilities as a pet parent is to help keep your dog’s skin and oat as clean and healthy as possible. Read More...

Pet Tech: Dog Talking Buttons, Smart Collars, and More
Technology is slowly but surely changing the dynamics of the human-pet relationship. Read More...

Dogs in the Office: Pros and Cons of Bringing Dogs to Work
A lot of well-known businesses are doing it. Amazon, Google, and Ben & Jerry’s are just a few companies allowing employees to bring dogs to work. Read More...

Pneumonia in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Pneumonia can cause your dog great distress, and watching your dog struggle to breathe as their condition worsens can also be frightening for you. Read More...

Foods That Can and Will Make Your Dog Ill
We read about them enough, so by now we have a fairly good idea of some foods to keep away from Tonka, your little canine friend. Read more...

No More Tails Between Legs: How To Deal With a Fearful/Timid Dog
Does Gracie avoid stepping on sewer grates? Read more...

Successful Training Techniques
When you bring a dog into your home, you must be dedicated to helping him be the best dog he can be. Read more...

Tails for the Win - What Tales Tails Tell
Out on a walk on a warm summer's day with trusty Piddles at your side, you notice ahead there is an unfamiliar dog standing in the road. Read more...

Why Does My Dog Eat Cat Poop?
Does this sound like you? “I feed Gigi very well. She gets two squares a day and I even add my baked chicken and rice to her already nutritious kibble and she still eats our cat’s poop!” “No matter what I do, Winston just knows when Ezra has done her business in the litter box and makes a bee line for it!” Read more...


Entrepreneurship

Obsolescence is the New Green
Built into every online and television viewing experience are reminders to do our part to save the planet. Read more...

Optimize the Moment: Giving Rise to a Paradigm Shift in Corporate Consulting
It’s estimated that 5.4 million new businesses have been formed since the onset of the pandemic. Read more...

Employee-Owned Businesses Can Boost Local Economies
Forget about the official unemployment numbers: the U.S. economy is on life support, choked into submission by massive imbalances in the distribution of wealth. Read more...

Introducing Employee Ownership, a Bold Idea Whose Time Has Come
Looming on the horizon is a storm known as the Silver Tsunami, a phrase created to describe the impending wave of Baby Boomer retirements that could cause massive dislocations in the U.S. economy over the next two decades. Read more...

Promising Tech Startups Grounded by a Lack of Diversity in Funding
It’s a shocking and disappointing statistic—in the tech industry, only about three percent of venture capital funding is going to women and less than one percent to people of color. Read more...

Christian Delise Of Delise Design On 5 Tips for Accelerating Product Ideation & Innovation
You must bank your ideas as soon as they arrive, no matter where you are. Just as you mentioned the importance of recording ideas during a walk, it’s crucial to capture ideas as they come. Read more...

Employee-owned Businesses Can Boost Local Economies
Forget about the official unemployment numbers: The U.S. economy is on life support, choked into submission by massive imbalances in the distribution of wealth. Read more...

You Can Unleash Maximum Efficiency and Streamline Your Processes By Doing This One Thing
Amid escalating economic uncertainty due to inflation and a potential downturn, companies are increasingly gravitating toward cost-cutting measures and investment reduction. Read more...

Your Online Customer Experience Is More Than a Buzzword — It's the Backbone of Your Business. Here's How to Optimize It.
Your online customer experience is more crucial than ever. Why? Because your path to high-quality customer engagement and increased revenue is directly tied to how well your technology — or "tech stack" — facilitates smooth and streamlined interactions. Read more...

Jiu Jitsu as a Modern Philosophy for Life: Exploring the Depths of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Roy Dean
Although martial arts have been around for an estimated 4,000 years, in modern times, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has emerged as a frontrunner, enticing practitioners worldwide. Read more...


Misc, but Cool

Cool Cardboard Artists You Didn’t Know About
More than likely, when you think of art, cardboard doesn’t come into play; it is simply not a medium we, as a society, have been taught to consider as an artform. Read more...

How Does 9 Mile Differ Today From When Bob Marley was Alive?
9 Mile is a small village in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica. Read more...

The Annual Pilgrimage to 9 Mile, Jamaica
Reggae fan or not, there is little argument that Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley has touched the hearts and lives of millions worldwide with his music. Read more...

Skip the Furniture Store and Let Cardboard Help You Out
As the current “green” trend continues strong, it only follows that people will keep coming up with new and interesting ways to help out the environment by reusing what was once trash and turning it back into a product that is normally made from scratch. Read more...