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How Greenwashing Works

Corporations, businesses and even governments spend a lot of money to make themselves appear greener in the public eye. But when environmental claims are false or deceptive, it's considered greenwashing. How do you spot the six sins of greenwashing?


How the Gender Pay Gap Works

How the Gender Pay Gap Works

The gender pay gap is usually expressed something like this: Women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Let's explore the gap at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Black Friday Horror Stories

10 Black Friday Horror Stories

Americans seem to lose their minds at the thought of picking up electronics at big discounts. Read 10 Black Friday horror stories at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is there a dark side to "doorbuster deals"?

Is there a dark side to "doorbuster deals"?

Is there a dark side to 'doorbuster deals'? Keep reading to discover if there is a dark side to 'doorbuster deals.' See more »

Are taxes socialist?

Are taxes socialist?

Are taxes socialist? Read about what it means to be socialist and whether or not taxes fit the description. See more »

Know Your Protests: 53 Percent or Occupy Wall Street?

Know Your Protests: 53 Percent or Occupy Wall Street?

Occupy Wall Street protests and the 53 percent factions have made headlines. But are you clear on who is occupying Wall Street and whether you're part of the 53 percent? Take this quiz! See more »

How Occupy Wall Street Works

How Occupy Wall Street Works

The Occupy Wall Street Movement quickly spread across the country as people took to the streets to protest economic policies. Learn about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. See more »

Is it true that only 53 percent of Americans pay income tax?

Is it true that only 53 percent of Americans pay income tax?

Is it true that only 53 percent of Americans pay income tax? Find out whether it's true that only 53 percent of Americans pay income tax. See more »

Who Is the 99 Percent?: Occupy Wall Street Quiz

Who Is the 99 Percent?: Occupy Wall Street Quiz

Who is the 99 Percent, and what is the Occupy Wall Street Movement all about? Test your knowledge of Occupy Wall Street with this quiz. See more »

The Ultimate Fair Trade Quiz

The Ultimate Fair Trade Quiz

Free trade has been around a long time, but often at the expense of fair trade. Take our fair trade quiz and see whether you know the difference. See more »

How Microlending Works

How Microlending Works

Microlending is a new type of lending that has entered the scene. Learn how microlending works and what risks are involved. See more »