Michelle L.
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 The Mighty and 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. Feel free to follow Michelle on Facebook and Linkedin.

What Is the Deadliest Animal in the World? The Answer May Shock You

What is the deadliest animal in the world? The Tarantula? A Black Mamba? A venomous scorpion? The answer to this question may leave you open-mouthed. You may want to look around your home to find this killing machine because it’s right under your nose, below your sofa, or on your window ledge. Yes, it’s none other our friend with nine lives, the harmless,…

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

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…

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

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…

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This Thai Supermarket Uses Banana Leaf Packaging for All Its Produce

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…

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Wildlife Reclaims Yosemite National Park in the Absence of Tourists

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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3D Model Shows How the Coronavirus Spreads in the Air

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.…

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

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…

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