Michelle Liew, B.A.

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.

These Photos of Cats and Dogs from Underneath Are the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

By |2020-06-29T22:27:06+03:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Animals, Inspirational|Tags: , , , |

Cute animals always make us go "aw." But have you tried to appreciate their cuteness from another angle? Life Advancer goes underneath - yes, below the pets we know and love. We're here to prove that all pets look cute no matter how you look at them. The following photos of cats and dogs from underneath will convince you. The Under Projects These cuties are part of the Under projects created by avid photographer and blogger Andrius Burba, who says that photographing pets against a

What Is Free-Range Parenting and What Are Its Pros and Cons?

By |2020-06-20T20:09:05+03:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting|Tags: , |

The adage goes "catch a man a fish, and you feed him for a meal. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." It encapsulates the concept of free-range parenting. All parents worry about what happens to their kids when they aren't around. There's a need to help them function independently, and parenting in a free-range manner helps to close this gap. Still, it has its drawbacks. Today, we will talk about this concept and its advantages and disadvantages. What Is

This Thai Supermarket Uses Banana Leaf Packaging for All Its Produce

By |2020-06-20T13:51:52+03:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Environment & Planet, Inspirational|Tags: , |

It's heartening to witness people and establishments being conscious of climate change and other environmental issues. So a small supermarket that wraps its products in banana leaves makes headlines quickly. Banana leaf packaging is an aged practice that people have somehow overlooked. It's not difficult to understand why-plastic wraps are far more convenient to use. But their ability to preserve food and natural fragrance has made them necessary food wraps in the Philippines. The Hawaiians use them during luaus to protect food from hot lava

Wildlife Reclaims Yosemite National Park in the Absence of Tourists

By |2020-06-10T20:05:27+03:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Animals, Environment & Planet|Tags: , |

Yosemite National Park is typically a hubbub of tourist activity, and quiet is rare. But the park seems to have become the natural haven it was supposed to be. These days, Great Black Bears strutting proudly past administered buildings are not uncommon.. And if fortune smiles. Upon you, you may even come across the nearly extinct Bighorn atop the mountains. Well, we can't be one of those lucky tourists, at least not yet. Rangers still deny entry to the arguably best-known park in California. But

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