I was offered a teaching position at Emory late last year. I was not given much notice, but I did not really need one anyway. I had just finished a year of teaching abroad and had not settled into a normal routine yet, so this was actually perfect timing for me. I went online and did a search for apartments for rent near Emory University. Though I have often dreamed of living in a nice house, I knew that it would be best to find an apartment since I was not sure if I would have this job for more than two semesters.
In just a few years, virtual worlds have grown to be a thriving vitality in kids’ online activities. There are well over 300 million kids and teens using online worlds according to research by KZero Worldswide. Games like Sims Urban Oasis in Singapore have shaped the way virtual worlds are approached. These online worlds are a relatively new trend, so there is not much research of their effect on kids.
I have st have started to look at ways of safely investing the money I got from selling my part in the family business. It was a pretty simple matter of my cousins wanting to take over the place and do things their own way. It was a pretty simple decision for me because they are all a pain to deal with and they made me an offer that was more than reasonable in my opinion.
I cannot believe how disappointed I was after buying my first home. When I was a kid growing up my friends and I was all told how very important it was to own a home. The notion of home ownership was what defined being a successful adult. It became the materialistic symbol that would tell the world we made it. That we are more complete than we once had been before owning a home. And yet two months into owning my first home I was on the phone contacting to make arrangements to sell it to them. No thank you, society.