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.

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

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.…

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

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…

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Do You Have Overbearing Parents? 7 Signs & How to Handle Them

You're scared silly when it comes to having Sunday Dinner with your overbearing parents, and dread the off-the-cuff, critical remarks they make. You're not alone. You shouldn't fear your parents since you're an adult. But it's hard to deal with their tight control, even after decades. If you're uncomfortable with how yours relate to you, you'll find this article useful. Why Are Some…

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13 Street Smart Safety Tips for Women That Could Save Your Life

Crime is always on the rise, and women aren't in the best place to curb it, that's why they need to know some street smart safety tips. Who knows, one day, these could save your life. Every woman knows that she has to protect herself on the streets and can use a few reminders. We have some suggestions for being safe while you…

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9 Octopus Facts That Prove These Creatures Are Absolutely out of This World!

The tentacles of this creature create images of monstrosity and fear. You are probably familiar with the octopus, but there may be facts that you may not know. This creature is one of the most intelligent animals known to man, and a million other surprises besides. Octopus Facts You May Already Know The octopus is familiar to all of us, and there are…

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Plantar Fasciitis Pain: the Causes and How to Relieve It

Struggling with foot problems can trigger many issues, beyond the pain and discomfort which you will feel. You are also going to suffer when it comes to moving around, working, or exercising if you have plantar fasciitis pain. Since Life Advancer is about seeking improvements, we want to discuss plantar fasciitis, a foot condition which affects many around the world. It's one that…

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9 Acupressure Points for Knee Pain That Will Give You a Relief

Your knees are about to give way, and conventional medicine doesn't seem to work. Nothing helps you to get down that flight of stairs. But if you suffer from knee pain, have you tried to tap on the acupressure points? Accessing acupressure points will enable you to get down steep stairs without dreading knee pain. We explain how acupressure works and its benefits.…

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Why a Good Relationship with Parents Is Really Important

Children don’t want their parents to cross their boundaries, but few of them realize that a good relationship with their parents is crucial. We may not like our parents to have a say in everything we do, but we must form solid relationships with them. We explain why it’s necessary and how to go about doing it. Why a good relationship with your…

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8 Fun Facts about Raccoons That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

No one can forget a face with a zorro-like mask. That face is of the fun facts about raccoons you'd know well. Everyone knows that raccoons are creatures which are somewhat of a nuisance and scour through garbage. Fewer would be aware of the fun facts about raccoons we are about to introduce. What Are Raccoons? You're probably aware that the raccoon, or…

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7 Unexpected Benefits of Dancing for Physical & Mental Health

Dancing brings to mind hours of enjoyment swaying to the beat of contemporary music. But dancing also has numerous benefits that extend beyond fun and entertainment. Dancing empowers both the body and mind. It keeps a person in the pink of mental and physical health. We explain the benefits of dancing and introduce a few dances that will keep you in tip-top shape.…

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