Rodney, you might want to consider upgrading to a better browser. Howstuffworks has no popups and no more ads than usual when displayed in mine. I can't speak for the content (a quick glance and it looks like every other article on SEO ever written), but the presentation doesn't get in the way of said content.
I'm using the latest version of Firefox and I got the "firefox has blocked a popup" message when I visit the site. I also use just about ever modern browser that there is
Maybe I was a bit jaded after reading over a web design related site (webdesignfromscratch.com) without any ads and then when I saw that site, it felt like an overload. But the popup message was there.
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