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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.

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What is personhood?

It's almost impossible to strip personal beliefs away from the idea of personhood. But debates over controversial topics like corporate personhood and abortion rights inspire many people to try to find a definition everyone can agree to. Is there such a thing as a universal definition of personhood?


The International Witchcraft Quiz

The International Witchcraft Quiz

Magic takes many forms around the world. Test your knowledge of international witchcraft with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Witchcraft Quiz

The Ultimate Witchcraft Quiz

We all know about broomsticks and cauldrons — which has a small basis in the reality of witchcraft. Quiz yourself on witchcraft at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Salem and Sabbats: The History of Witchcraft Quiz

Salem and Sabbats: The History of Witchcraft Quiz

Witchcraft often involves the magical and the occult, but many myths surround it. Test your knowledge of the history of witchcraft with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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 »