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.

Study Shows How Long Coronavirus Lives on Surfaces

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…

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How to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds in Your Home and Garden

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…

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How to Homeschool Your Child in Times of Quarantine

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…

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11 Fun Things to Do with Kids at Home to Prevent Boredom

Bored children are a handful for hassled parents. With the recent coronavirus outbreak that has stalled school and other activities, parents need a constant source of fun things to do with kids at home. So, what are some fun things that you can do with your kids when circumstances force you to stay at home? You will like our suggestions for kid-friendly entertainment.…

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14 Unexpected Uses for Wood Ash in Your Home and Garden

Do the burnt logs in your fireplace frustrate you? Is clearing them a hassle? Why not knock on wood, and burn it? There are more uses for wood ash than you may think. Combusted wood has its place in both the home and the garden. We'll show you how to turn this disintegrated object into something useful. What Is Wood Ash? Wood ash…

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11 Science-Backed Benefits of Laughter for Mental & Physical Health

It's an open secret. Everyone knows that laughter is the best medicine but perhaps aren't sure what its benefits actually are. Life Advancer shares with you laughter's mental and physical benefits. We guarantee that you'll want to have a good chortle after reading this article. The Benefits of Laughter for Your Physical Health 1. Weight Loss Don't all of us want to trim…

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11 Signs of Overly-Critical Parents and How to Handle Them

Does your mom or dad keep telling you that you're raising your children the wrong way? Do your parents keep telling you to get a better job than the one you have now? If the answer to these rhetorical questions is yes, you may be dealing with critical parents. If your mom or dad never seems to have anything nice to say about you,…

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Nature-Deficit Disorder Is a Real Thing: How to Get Your Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors

Are your children not getting as much sun as they should? They may have a case of nature-deficit disorder. This condition is little considered and as a result, often left untreated. This article may be the first time you’ve read about it, so allow us to explain what it is and what you can do to prevent your kids from developing it. What…

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4 Signs of a Manipulative Teenager and How to Parent One

Your manipulative teenager understands how to push your buttons. This youngster knows what he or she wants from you, and how to get it. Teens master the art of manipulation quickly, and you’ll become wrapped around their little fingers if you’re not quick enough to realize that they’ve taken advantage of you. So how would you know if they are trying to get…

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Science-Backed Benefits of Photography for Your Mental Health

The ever-handy smartphone has allowed almost anyone to be a photographer. This device has allowed us to capture memorable aspects of our lives and see the world in ways we never thought of before. While some people believe that taking photos doesn’t help us to understand the world, science has proven that the benefits of photography are many. So, why should we put…

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