Michelle L.

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About Michelle Liew

Michelle Liew is a professional writer who has been published on websites like HubPages.com and PetHelpful.com. She holds a degree in English Language & Literature and has worked as a school teacher for over 12 years. Michelle has a broad range of interests that include literature, history, philosophy, human relationships, health and psychology. When she 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.

Why Is Parental Involvement Important for a Child’s Success?

By |2019-12-05T21:35:22+03:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

This question never fails to trigger thoughts and opinions from parents - how much is parental involvement needed for a child's success? The answer to this is clear. Parents need to participate in their children's education to guarantee the latter's success in school. Their concern should be not whether, but how and when they should be involved. Why Parental Involvement is Important for a Child's Success 1. Boosts Motivation and Behavior Firstly, the presence of a parent keeps a child engaged and willing to persevere

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7 Traits of an Interdependent Relationship and How It Differs from Codependence

By |2019-12-01T20:05:46+03:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , |

Do you have an interdependent relationship with your partner, or is it codependent? Both types of relationships imply reliance, but one is less healthy than the other. This article explains interdependent relationships and how they stand apart from codependent ones. The knowledge will make yours less of a headache to manage. What is an interdependent relationship? Strictly defined, an interdependent, secure relationship between two people exists if one or both of them provide the finances while the other or both of them attend to domestic

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7 Mindfulness Meditation Exercises That Won’t Take Much of Your Time

By |2019-11-21T22:23:30+03:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

The world keeps spinning, and it's a struggle to keep up with the constant rush. Mindfulness meditation exercises prevent us from losing our focus. What is mindfulness meditation, and what exercises can we do to keep ourselves centred? We answer these questions in this article. What is mindfulness meditation? Mindfulness refers to being fully engaged with whatever it is we are doing. It also means being free from judgement or distractions. Being mindful means being aware of our emotions without being overwhelmed by them. Therefore,

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5 Unexpected Ways Plastic Pollution in the Ocean Affects You Daily

By |2019-11-13T12:02:22+03:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , |

Plastic pollution in the ocean is, by far, one of the worst biohazards of the Millenium. It damages the ecosystem, causing marine life and birds to become extinct. We know that an ocean with plastic pollution floating in it can't have many positive effects. But how does it affect the environment, and by extension, our lives? We have some answers. How does plastic pollution in the ocean affect the environment and us? 1. Ghost Gear Injures the guts of marine mammals Plastic that lingers can

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What Would Happen If Humans Disappeared from Earth One Day?

By |2019-11-04T23:25:02+03:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , |

Human beings have been at the apex of the animal kingdom for almost as long as they have existed. We are integral to the existence of the Earth. Profound notions like these make one wonder what would happen if humans disappeared from the Earth one day. Morose as the possibility is, it's one to ponder, with the onset of climate change and global warming. Let's take a few minutes to consider what would happen to our planet if all humans suddenly disappeared from it. What

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Is Coffee with Milk Bad for Your Health? Pros and Cons of Drinking It

By |2019-10-27T23:35:04+03:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Food and Nutrition, Health & Wellness|Tags: , |

Everyone needs a pick-me-up before the start of a long workday, and coffee with milk is a perennial favorite. But is our favorite drink a boon or bane? You probably know about both the positive and negative effects of caffeine. Prepare for the big reveal. How Does Coffee with Milk Impact Your Health? Roughly 4 to 5% of cow's milk comprises complex fats. Adding milk to coffee increases the latter beverage's fat content. Milk consists of proteins such as casein and whey. They give lattes

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9 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment and How to Handle It

By |2019-10-18T00:05:53+03:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Career, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , |

Dragging your feet to work every day is stressful enough without competitive or gossipy colleagues to torment you. But you'll never know when you'll come across them, so you must be able to read the signs of a toxic work environment. Everyone knows the boss or colleague from hell. These people take enjoyment out of work and knock the passion out of you. There are other signs that your work environment may be toxic, and we introduce you to them in this article. How to

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How to Deal with Gossip about You and the People Who Spread It

By |2019-10-15T22:49:44+03:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , , |

You catch furtive glances, snarky remarks, and giggles behind your back. Knowing how to deal with gossip and the people who spread it about you is not always easy but can be done. Gossip is a habit that throws a damper on life. Elusive as it is, it's not all out of our control. Here's what you can do to deal with gossip about you. Why Do People Gossip? The first thing to do when people gossip about you is to find the root cause

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