The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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How Chocolate Works

Chocolate is a favorite for kids and adults alike. Chocolate bars, chocolate
fudge, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate
milk, chocolate cereal, hot chocolate, chocolate sauce... There is something
special about this substance -- so special that the average person in the United
States eats 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of chocolate every year! Have you ever wondered
where chocolate comes from? This edition of HowStuffWorks helps you understand
exactly what you're eating.



After reading a great story, poem, play, essay, or critical article, you may
want to know more. The Internet provides all kinds of information to aid your
research, so we've compiled LitLinks - annotated to show you what kinds of
information about a work, its author, or period you'll find on each site.
LitLinks are organized alphabetically by author within five genres.


The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's

Unless you are directly affected by the disease, it's difficult to understand
the tragic and frustrating pathology of Alzheimer's. Yet as it promises to
affect half of all seniors over 85, it's crucial to discern early-onset
symptoms, such as forgetfulness and disorientation, from the normal behavior and
mood swings of the elderly. Created by PBS, this unique "Living
Center" hopes to clear up the cobwebs of misinformation and offer hands-on
tools for patients, families, and their caregivers.