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Living and working abroad would be really easy if everyone spoke the same way and behaved in the same way. But, as soon as you leave your own culture it quickly becomes clear that things are not the same. There are small and large differences between cultures. And how well you are able to deal with these differences will affect how good your experience will be working overseas.
A game is structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. A toy is an object that can be used for play. Unlike games, there are no rules involved in playing with a toy. read more
A home is a dwelling place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families together. It is usually a house or apartment, but some people live in other types of homes, like a caravan, houseboat, cabin, or yurt. Homes typically provide areas and facilities for sleeping, preparing food, eating and hygiene.
Censorship is the suppression of free speech, public communication or other information which may be considered harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions. It occurs in a variety of different media, including speech, books, music, films, and other arts, the press, radio, television, and the Internet.
Singlehood is usually defined as the state of being unmarried. However, the term also applies to having no romantic partner. Some people may assume that to be single means to be unhappy. However, some people prefer to live a single life and find many advantages to it. Others choose to stay single after being divorced or widowed. On the other hand, some people are not single by choice and would like to find a partner with which to share their life.
Parenting is the process of supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. There are many different parenting styles from permissive to authoritarian. Social class, culture, and nationality can play a big role in determining what methods of child rearing are used by the parents.
Artificial intelligence is the intelligence exhibited by robots or computers. Scientists are busy developing machines that are able to perform tasks normally associated with humans, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and translation between languages. Many people wonder whether robots will one day have the ability to feel emotions too.
A chore is a routine task or job that is often done around the home. Many people find chores unpleasant or boring and are reluctant to do them. However, when chores are divided between many people they can be accomplished much faster. Parents often assign chores to their children so that they can learn new skills and become more independent. Sometimes, children are given an allowance or ‘pocket money’ if they complete all their household chores.