About Michelle Liew, B.A.

Michelle Liew is an English teacher and a professional writer with over 20 years of experience. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (English and Literature) from the National Institute of Education/Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. With an ABRSM Grade 8 certificate, Michelle has taught English language, literature, and music in Singapore schools for over 12 years. During her career as an educator, she has also worked with children with special needs in both mainstream schools and those for special learners. This vast teaching experience allows her to share valuable advice on parenting, child psychology, and education with her readers. Michelle has been published on websites like HubPages and runs two personal blogs: Getting Literal, where she shares her thoughts about writing and poetry, and Pets Aware, a blog about animals. She has a broad range of interests that include literature, history, philosophy, human relationships, health, and psychology. When Michelle is not busy writing her heart out, you will find her tinkering jazz tunes on her piano. She loves anything that helps her to grow as a person, including her pet terriers, Misty and Cloudy.

Study: Watching Cute Cats and Dogs Is Good for Your Brain

By |2020-05-15T20:54:55+03:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

Kawaii. The Japanese say the word 'cute' often, and enjoy doing it. They also watch a plethora of heartwarming anime movies and series, with charming characters that trigger unstoppable giggles. What do the two have in common? You'd notice that the Japanese are among the longest-living in the world. And recent research may explain why their love of watching cute, animated characters contributes to their well-being. Why Does Watching Cute Things Make a Positive Impact on You? Nitto et al. performed inspiring research in 2012

10 Signs of Mom Burnout and How to Cope with It in Quarantine

By |2020-05-12T20:35:28+03:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

With COVID-19 leading to prolonged school closure in many countries, many hassled moms are wondering how to keep their little ones occupied. The stress is heavy; mom burnout happens even when everyone's hale and hearty. So, how is an overwrought mom, flooded by the responsibilities of caregiving, supposed to cope?  The situation's worse if you've received a Stay At Home order. We have some ideas that may help. What Is Mom Burnout? Burnout, according to experts like Mary C Kimmel, M.D., co-director of the Perinatal

How to Boost Your Endorphins’ Function to Beat Anxiety and Pain

By |2020-05-08T21:24:44+03:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

The best way to beat anxiety is to boost your endorphins, and this is old news. What people struggle with is finding the best ways to enhance their endorphins' function. Life Advancer shares with you the effect of endorphins, and how to use these brilliant chemicals to relieve your anxiety. For those who haven't heard the word "endorphins," before, we tell you what these are, and how they work. What Are Endorphins? These are chemicals that the body releases to relieve stress and pain. Endorphins

3D Model Shows How the Coronavirus Spreads in the Air

By |2020-04-25T18:57:41+03:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness|Tags: |

With the Coronavirus pandemic having confined us to our homes, most of us are yearning for some social contact. Hermits, humans are not. But stay at home we must, only for now. Why? The 3D Model of a Person Coughing Particles and droplets that transmit the dreaded COVID-19 virus stay in the air for an extended amount of time, as researchers have found. Finnish scientists have found that the virus moves through teensy airborne aerosol particles when a COVID victim coughs or sneezes. They have

9-Year-Old Russian Painter Sells His Art to Support Shelter Animals

By |2020-05-28T20:45:20+03:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Animals, Inspirational|Tags: , , |

9-year-old Pavel Abramov has proven that when it comes to making a difference in the lives of others, age doesn't matter. When it comes to solving problems that have stumped people for a lifetime, kids are wonders. Pavel has shown his ingenuity by combining his love for art with his passion for animals. This native of the small Russian city of Arzamas creates portraits of animals and exchanges them for animal supplies. The Projects The little boy had started a project fondly termed "Kid Paintbrush"

Study Shows How Long Coronavirus Lives on Surfaces

By |2020-04-11T18:32:45+03:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Diseases and Conditions|Tags: |

Everyone is seeking asylum from COVID-19. All of us are staying at home as far as possible. It's not difficult to appreciate the sentiment, and here's why. How does COVID-19 spread? This insidious bug, which has caused over 70,500 deaths worldwide, is a respiratory infection that spreads through water droplets when an infected person sneezes. Of course, these droplets can land on the surfaces in our environment. What are the symptoms? As you would already know, the Coronavirus causes a range of symptoms that resemble

How to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds in Your Home and Garden

By |2020-04-02T18:51:06+03:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Environment & Planet, Gardening, Home Improvement & DIY|Tags: , , , , , |

If you're reading this, you're probably a die-hard Java lover. Now there's one more reason for you to drink coffee - coffee grounds are recyclable. We'll show you why and how to recycle used coffee grounds in innovative ways you've never imagined. Why recycle used coffee grounds? Australian environmental foundation Planet Ark conducted a feasibility study of 921 cafes across Sydney. It found that these cafes sell over a million cups of coffee yearly. 7% of the coffee grounds go to worm farms while the rest

How to Homeschool Your Child in Times of Quarantine

By |2020-03-31T13:28:01+03:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

COVID-19 has the world in its virulent grip, in more ways than one. Besides causing businesses to grind to a halt, it may have caused you to wonder how to homeschool your child.  Schooling a child is a mammoth task, more so homeschooling them. COVID 19 has made it somewhat of a necessity, however, and more parents are wondering how to homeschool their children in times like these. We have some answers.  Advantages of Homeschooling For those of us who are skeptical about homeschooling their