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Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday Mini-Post: Educate & Donate With FreeRice

Quiz yourself and fight world hunger

Donate & have fun!

Free Rice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme.  They have two goals:

1.  To educate people for free

2.  To help end world hunger by providing free rice to hungry people

They've come up with a pretty simple and fun way to donate rice by playing an online game.  For each correct answer, they will donate 10 grains of rice through the WFP.  All you have to do is answer the questions correctly.  There is no cost to players.  The cost is picked up by sponsors who advertise on the website.

The game will keep track of your score, even if you don't sign up.  Try different subjects and bump yourself up to the higher levels.  The 2 math levels are easy, and they're more fun if you test yourself against speed.  I liked the foreign language quizzes, too.  Good luck!

Wednesday: Good for You, Good for the Home—Critter Christmas

MTV (Mouse Television)
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

That's because they were all snuggled up together in their cute little TVhouses!  Meeses & hammies need interesting habitats just like any other animal, and these critter-sized living rooms are a whole lot more fun than a fake log.      

To clean, I would wash everything once a week in hot, non-toxic dish soap (like Dawn) and rinse it all under hot water.  Drip dry, and voilĂ , the whole living room is clean.  I wish my own weekly housecleaning were that easy!

And, the price is right!  $14.99 for the Super Pet Sit-N-Snooze sofa, the Hide-N-See TV, the Sip-N-Snack lamp (a human-sized version would be a good idea), and the Snack-N-Sit rocker (another good one for humans).  $5.99 for just the TV.  The mousies at Petco in Walnut Creek (on California Blvd) seemed to enjoy the TV.  Both are on sale at the Petco website ($4.79 for the TV and $11.99 for the living room).  I love it that each little furniture piece has a different name.

Throw in some chewy sticks and empty toilet paper rolls so that the little varmits have something to chew on besides the furniture. 

Great gifts for under $15!