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How Freegans Work

Freegans live off the grid, refusing to buy, work or rent. How do they do it? Dumpster diving. Why do they do it? That's a little more complicated.


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 »

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 »

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 »

How Narco States Work

 How Narco States Work

Narco states are places where illegal drugs are openly traded with governmental approval. Learn all about narco states. See more »

5 Gifts You'll Be Waiting in Line for This Holiday Season

 5 Gifts You'll Be Waiting in Line for This Holiday Season

Waiting in line to buy the holiday season's hottest gifts can be an exercise in patience. Learn about waiting in line for the top buys on everyone's list. See more »

Is Black Friday the biggest shopping day of the year?

 Is Black Friday the biggest shopping day of the year?

Black Friday shopping isn't for everyone: Prepare to dodge some elbows if you want to get the deals. Read about Black Friday shopping and holiday mall mayhem. See more »