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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.


From Militia to Movements: The Paramilitary Organizations Quiz

From Militia to Movements: The Paramilitary Organizations Quiz

How much do you know about militia, movements and combatant organizations? Test your knowledge of paramilitary forces with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The LGBTQ Rights Movement Quiz

The LGBTQ Rights Movement Quiz

The LGBTQ community has come a long ways since the mid-20th century. Prove how much you know about the LGBTQ rights movement at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Deprogramming Works

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

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

How Body Branding Works

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

How Scleral Tattoos Work

How Scleral Tattoos Work

What is a scleral tattoo? Learn more about scleral tattoos at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Drag Queens Work

How Drag Queens Work

Drag Queens like RuPaul have made the campy performance a part of mainstream culture. But where did drag originate, and how have drag queens changed? See more »

What is a hippie?

What is a hippie and how have they influenced our culture. Learn all about hippies in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Quiz: Are you a true nerd?

Quiz: Are you a true nerd?

Are you a true nerd? If you pride yourself on everything from math proficiency to Star Wars trivia to Rubik's Cube strategies, you just might pass this quiz. See more »

10 Standout Nerds of 2011

10 Standout Nerds of 2011

Sure, there was a time when being labeled 'nerd' was the nadir of uncoolness. But things have changed, and in 2011, these top 10 nerds ruled -- totally. See more »