A website that keeps your brain sharp and fights hunger at the same time? Meet Freerice.

Freerice has donated over 98 BILLION grains of rice since its start in 2007. Just by teaching people.

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But you're (not) just playin' (games on Freerice.com).

Freerice has two goals.

1. Provide education to everyone for free.

2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Not bad goals.

Lofty though. So, how are you gonna do that, Freerice?

1. By being THE brain teaser (and quizmaster) for basically anyone.

2. By donating rice every time ANYONE gets an answer right.

Every time you get a correct answer on one of their quizzes, Freerice donates 10 grains of rice to people who are hungry. Boom. Simple.

Played out.

One correct answer = 10 grains of rice donated through the very legit United Nations World Food Programme.

I remember playing their vocab quiz game when Freerice first started in 2007. My sister and I would go back and forth, learning big words and trying to feed the most people.

Learn new words, give people rice, what's not to love?

Well, now I love it even more.

Freerice has grown from just being vocab quizzes in its early years.

Now you can learn things such as these:

— Multiplication tables

Images via Freerice.

— SAT prep (!)

OMG that question is so difficult. *having bad flashbacks*

— French vocab

And more.

This is the definition of win-win. You help yourself by learning and having fun, and you help others who need it.

You signed up yet?

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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