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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 insights into 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. You can connect with Michelle on Facebook and Linkedin.

10 Weird Things That Make You Look Smart, According to Science

Most people want to look smart in front of others. Science reveals some weird things that can actually make you appear more intelligent. Everybody tries to look smart and seem like the perfect conversationalist who can discuss anything under the sun. No one knows everything. But what if someone told…

Egocentric, Egotistical or Narcissistic: What’s the Difference?

Everyone is a little egocentric. Experts say that being a little egocentric is healthy. Well-adjusted human beings learn to manage it when they become adults. Consequently, some people show more self-centeredness than others. You may have a friend who's more self-interested than most. How would you know if he or she…

Individualism Is Not Selfishness: How It Can Help You Thrive in Modern Society

Do you feel selfish because of your individualism? Does your individualism make you feel guilty? While it is important to look out for the interests of others, you will have to do the same for yourself. Individualism plays a large part in modern society and has definite benefits. So what is…

Dreams about Teeth Falling Out and 6 More Common Nightmares and Their Meaning

The quirky title of this post must have grabbed your attention or drawn a few laughs. If you do have dreams about teeth falling out, you may do so yourself. However, those who are familiar with dream interpretation will know that such a dream has a serious meaning. Like other…

5 Science-Backed Ways to Deal with Depression Using the Power of Nature

Mental illness may seem like a weakness to some, but those who have to deal with depression will understand the distress behind it. These blue periods are devastating, to say the least. The good news is that it's manageable. Furthermore, you may feel relieved knowing that you can deal with…

What Are the Dark Triad Traits and How to Spot Them in Someone You Know

The term Dark Triad may seem like words out of a crime novel. However, they refer to personality traits that make people magnets for conflict and disagreement. These negative qualities are a concern because they destroy relationships and compromise overall well-being. The good news is that there are saving graces.…

5 Unhealthy Parenting Styles That Create Imbalanced Children

Everyone has different views on how to parent children. They have resulted in a variety of parenting styles. There is no doubt that all parents want the best for their children, and do their utmost to raise them well. While their intentions are honorable, some parents may use methods that…

Top 10 Most Popular Personality Assessment Tests (and How You Can Benefit from Them)

If you surf the web often, you have probably come across personality assessment tests. You may ignore personality assessment tests because they seem trite. However, they are likely more accurate than you believe. So, to give knowledge about them, here are ten that are the rage today. Why use personality…