Most people who know me have heard me mention this phenomenal website: Free Rice, and now I’d love to share it with more people.

I love words.  Reading, speaking or listening to words is a moving, thoughtful and engaging experience.  For others it may be reading to their child at bedtime, the last conversation with a loved one, or  hearing words of encouragement after a bad day.  Words have meaning that can draw out various emotions from us.  And this is how I ended up finding Free Rice, which is a site that tests users knowledge of words.  The site is great for writers (or anybody for that matter) to use for two reasons.

One – You’re learning.

Two – You’re helping out a great cause at the same time.

Free Rice is the sister site of Poverty.com.  And through partnerships with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the United Nations World Food Program, Free Rice is able to make donations of rice to feed millions of people since the program started in 2007.  If you’re looking to improve your vocabulary and love to help a good cause then you should visit the website.  It’s fun, free, easy and another way to make a difference in somebody’s life—just by clicking away.

And you don’t have to spend a lot of time playing the vocabulary game to make an impact.  For every correct answer Free Rice donates 10 grains of rice through the United Nations World Food Program.  Now that may not seem like a lot.  But, when you consider that the organization has helped to feed so many people already that’s when you realize just how many people are playing.

If vocabulary isn’t your thing, don’t worry.  The site offers other subjects that you can test yourself in such as geography, math, art and science.  Free Rice provides its users with a chance to learn and make a difference at the same time.

So, what are you waiting for?  Spread the word around and watch how learning can help change the world.  Now that’s food for thought!

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