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Subcultures

Subcultures are a variety of cultures and sub-groups that become part of society. Learn more about sub-cultures like Geisha, the Amish, Freegans or the Mafia.

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How Pickup Artists Work

There's a community out there full of average frustrated chumps who live to sarge HBs. Have no idea what we mean? Enter the saucy world of the pickup artist.


There's More to Cannibalism Than Just People Eating People

Are there different types of cannibalism? Learn more about cannibalism in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

How Feral Children Work

For some children, being feral is a better alternative than the lives they left behind. Learn more about feral children at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Metalheads Survived the '80s, and They’re Doing Fine

'80s metalheads who grew up tall and proud in the shadow of the mushroom cloud have actually fared exceedingly well. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Exploring the World of Mail-order Marriages

Maybe you can't order a bride on the Internet. But you can shop for one. HowStuffWorks goes inside the mail-order bride industry. See more »

Geekdom Is on the Rise

FanBolt creator Emma Loggins and Farrago Comics co-founder Martin Fleischmann talk about the rise of geek culture and what being a geek means today. See more »

Still Riding the Rails: Life as a Modern Hobo

Modern hobos still ride the rails. HowStuffWorks talks with two real-life hobos to find out why. See more »

Is Negativity Fashionable in Fandom?

It might seem that fans complaining about the very thing they love is standard procedure. Find out about negativity in fandom from HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

How Deprogramming Works

Did the controversial practice of cult deprogramming do more harm than good? Learn about deprogramming at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Zero Population Growth Works

The goal of zero population growth is to reach a sustainable global birth rate. Explore how zero population growth works and if it is possible. See more »

How Body Branding Works

What is body branding. Learn how body branding works at HowStuffWorks. See more »