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Rebecca Stevens A.

White Privilege Up Close and Personal

Emily Kingsley

United We Smell


The Mystery of Consciousness — Illuminated by Science

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

I Don’t Like My New Profile on Medium; Do You?

Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh

Gattu and the Ceiling Fan

Stuart Englander



What I Want From a Politician

The Maverick Files

Vegetarians, Vegans, Halal, and More — Understanding Dietary Preferences

Julia E Hubbel

Are You Fed Up…

Terry Mansfield

Fundamentals of Reporting, Deliverable Management, and Quality Control

Rebecca Sealfon

Technology, Opiate of the Masses

Kristina Segarra

7 Habits of Highly Insecure People

Floyd Mori

One Woman’s View Of Racism In Utah

Bryan Dijkhuizen, BA.

The Best Way To Stay Healthy In Crisis.

Haneen AbuFarha ✍🏼🇵🇸

The 5 Changes That Will Make You More Attractive Immediately

Mark Alden

Politics Aside: Reaching For Common Ground In A Polarized World

Mitch Moore

Incoming! Black-Red Wave?

Neeramitra Reddy

An Embarrassing Incident I Shall Never Forget.

Terry Mansfield

Love is in the Air

hustlelead Howard Sezz

Behind Racism, Police Brutality is America’s Problem with Gun

M. B. Ahmed

Silica — An overlooked mineral with impressive benefits

Mr Arsalan

Want A Thriving Business? Focus On Qualities Of Leadership!

Ankit Das

Being Able To Focus Can Become Your Superpower

Sidd Chung

Forget ‘Positive Thinking.’ Negativity is What You Need.

Bryan Dijkhuizen, BA.

Top 10 Capital Cities To Visit In Europe

Melissa-Jane Nguyen

Why We Need to Fight Casual Racism Too

Anita Durairaj

Deadly Laboratory Fires and Explosions

Tanvi Shinde, PhD

The Dynamic Duo For Your Gut: Probiotic And Prebiotic As Synbiotic To Fight Off Chronic Diseases

Nihan Kucukural

Inspire Yourself with a Creative Brief

Kelly Fox

The Blade

H.Daneel Olivaw

6 Lessons for Entrepreneurs that build a company to last

Anthony Aniobi

How to Convert Your Images To Cartoon Format (Part 2)

Crystal Jackson

7 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Social Media Engagement

James Jordan

Growing up anti-racist

Britni Pepper

Biden Beats Trump!

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Amplify Your Medium Stories with YouTube

Valerie Mercado

Self Publishing Is The Best Decision You Can Make

J.D. Harms


Kenneth Silvestri

The Tidal Pendulum: nature’s sense making

Suntonu Bhadra

Manipulation Of Mass Human Psychology Highlighted In ‘The Social Dilemma’

Toni Tails

How 2 Easy Steps Changed my $50 Earnings to $1200 in a Month

Primal Dhillon

7 Sure-fire Ways to Make your Kids Dislike you

Dr. Preeti Singh

Hopes Auspicious

Francine Fallara

Frothed Heart

Randy Wolken

It’s No Ordinary Day, It’s Your Awesome Opportunity!

Bryan Dijkhuizen

3 Tricks to help you make money with your mind.

Anne Bonfert

Adventures, Nature and Photography

Ann Hajdu Hultberg

The Weighted Blankets

Suraj Panigrahy

How AR and VR Can Help Your Business

Terry Mansfield

Passing The Leadership Torch

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Self-Presented Collections

Paul Myers MBA

The Age of Discontinuity Is Here

Geetika Sethi

I Learnt The Hard Way After Being Shot

Stuart Englander

Has Democracy Died On The Vine?

Liam Ireland

Programming for Enquiring Minds

Thomas Oppong

The Most Overlooked Secret to Handling Life’s Overwhelming Transitions

Denise Scholander


Fatim Hemraj

How One Woman Survived Eight Days Trapped in a Ravine

Marjorie J McDonald

Have a Problem With Procrastination?

Mitch Moore

The Press: the Enemy of the People

Danell teNyenhuis Black

How To Train To Walk A Half-Marathon

Amna Asif

Influencer Culture and Our Mental Health

Jim West

9 More Benefits of Thorium Energy

H.Daneel Olivaw

Innovate for the Long-Term

Debbie Walker

The Practice of Breathing Prayer Can Change Your Life

Erin King

12 Easy Changes You Can Make At Home Right Now To Save Money

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen

The Truth Can’t Be Seen

Kris Franklin

NFL Week 6 Bets — The Kris Bets

Erin M. Singh

Mate, Did You Crack a Dinner Plate?

Khannas Kiran

Ordinary Brain To Super Brain -Mental Gymnastics

Amna Asif

5 Steps to Beat the ‘Dead’ out of a ‘Deadline’

Mohammad Sistan

Software Engineer Founded $239 Billion Entertainment Company From a Simple Math Problem

Alan Lew

Creating the Global Ascension

Ellen Clardy, PhD

We Could Do Better If We Tried!

MaryJo Wagner, PhD

Tell Them A Story Before You Tell Them What To Do

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Combinatorial Innovation

Erin King

Finding Forgiveness By Embracing Imperfection

Jason Ward

How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea According To Science

Dr. Preeti Singh


Robert Trakofler

Introduction to Robert Trakofler

Brian Abbey

Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Has An Agenda

Stuart Englander

Post-middle-aged, Middle-class White Guy

Tree Langdon, CPA, CGA

LSD, a Moving Van, and a Racetrack

Neha Sandhir S

The Naughty Witch’s Brew

Daisygwoods (Cocoa Griot)

IDK- A Journey Into Free Verse

Tracy Stengel

A Priest Called Me Promiscuous and I Cried Tears of Joy

Fatima Martinez

How To Make It Easy For Investors

Ziva Fajfar

Top 6 weirdest phenomena in our universe

Tom Handy

Why You Should Dream Big to Have a Great Life

Tania Miller

What Is Art?

Kris Franklin

College Football Bets for 10/17

Jazz Parks

I Turned My Life Around Using These Keystone Habits

H.Daneel Olivaw

Zazen- How to Find Yourself

Amanda Gabbard

It’s OK To Scare Your Kids

Alex Crisafulli

Sign The Pledge to Safeguard the Election

Mohammad Sistan

5 Elon Musk Quotes That Will Rewire Your Mind for Entrepreneurship

Kiranjeet Kaur

Wrapping Food items in newspaper causes health hazards

Florian Hoffmann

The 10 Best Secrets Of Happy And Positive People

Mukundarajan V N

Driverless Vehicles, Selling Technological Utopianism As a Public Good

Mr.M (Muthu Raja)

The Boss

Swati Suman

The Solutions to The World’s Most Asked Questions

Kevin Farran

When the Hole is Not Big Enough to Swallow You

Bhavna Narula

100 Amazing Story Ideas Waiting For Your Exploration

Øivind H. Solheim

Collection of Curated Stories on ILLUMINATION

J.P. Novice

The Intelligence of Not Gossiping in Your Workplace

Muneer Banoori

It’s Not Destined For Me; Explained Motivation


3 Ways to Bring More Joy Into Your Work and Creative Projects

Ankit Das

Procrastination Can Be Advantageous

Henery X

Mental Mentors

Emmanuel Addo Anderson

5 Reasons Why You Must Live for Something in This Life

Myriam Ben Salem

Collection of Curated Stories on ILLUMINATION

Ellen Clardy, PhD

We Could Do Better If We Tried!

J.D. Harms

Brass Oracle

Annika Wappelhorst

Do Germans Have No National Pride?

Neil Shurley

Bright Lights, Big Teeth

Thomas Oppong

5 Habits of Emotionally Agile People

Sebastian Purcell, PhD

Is It Wrong to Wear Day of the Dead Painting if You’re Not Mexican?

Rebecca Stevens A.

He Was White, I Was Black, We Were In Love In A Racist World

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Six Things Real Leaders Don’t Do

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Ph.D.

Why Stopping Doing Something Doesn’t Mean You Give It Up

Eunice Gikonyo, Msc Psychology

7 Subtle Ways To Ask For What You Want

Ugur Akinci, Ph.D.

The Real Reason Why We Manufacture Fear

Phil Truman

Boys in the Rain

Matt Inman

6 Tips To Challenge Your Weird Anxieties

Randy Wolken

Are You Hopelessly Addicted To Distraction?

Jack Burt

Analog Dog

Darcy Thiel

Preaching to the Choir

Lance White

How to Make Your Spanish Sound Less Like English

Aurora Eliam,

Reflections on Rumi’s Masterwork of Immense Originality

James Jordan

Shedding my Fear on the Trail

F. Martin Rojas

The Automotive Design World Needs to Wake Up!

Kristina Segarra

4 Tell-Tale Signs That 9–5 Job Is Not For You


4 Types of People You Encounter on Facebook Medium Groups

Matt Lillywhite

You Are Not Alone

Remington Write

He Said I Had a Great Personality

Kristina Segarra

3 Unexpected Ways to Get the Most Out of the Pandemic

Mark C Watney

Can Words Poke Through —

Brenda Karl

Identity Crisis

Riku Arikiri

When Can We Expect A Wearable Coronavirus IoT Device

Doody Richards

The White Ghost Is My Father

Francine Fallara

Move On

Terry L. Cooper

13 Months in a Living Nightmare

Christopher Akinlade

Here’s Your Life’s Story in One Picture and Ten Words

Kimberly Thomas

Real and Imagined: My First Experience with COVID-19 Panic

Marjorie J McDonald

Can You Tell A Good Story?

EP McKnight, MEd

How America Need a Makeover

Tracy Stengel

Is Clothing Optional for Remote Workers?

Drama Llama

Bourgeois Society, The Well Made Play and Gender Issues in Theatre

Kelly Fox

A Lover’s Apology, Late

Audrey Malone

Prefix of Courage (Original Poem)

Brenda Karl

Three Life Lessons From A Roomba

Luana Spadafora

Am I Selfish for Wanting Kids in a Climate Crisis?

Dr John Rose

Illumination-Curated: Story Reviews.

Desiree Driesenaar

Can We Change the World by Daring and Doing?

H.Daneel Olivaw

Valuation, not Value.

Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh

Jacob Marley’s Chains and Jacob McHardy

René Junge

Why you have to have a plan, even if it doesn’t get you where you want to go.

Julia E Hubbel

How Do You Find Your Tribe?

Matthew Royse

How to Replace Bad Habits with Better Ones

Jordan Saycell

5 Productivity Quotes to Kickstart Your Day

Manas Bhardwaj

How Ego can be used for Self Improvement

Anne Bonfert

There is No Such Thing as Bad Weather


If You Only Had A Thousand Words

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Ph.D.

Why You Need to Reach Boredom in Your Games


The World Needs You to Move Past Your Fears

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Leaders Must Fail Fast to Succeed Rapidly

Floyd Mori

Gratitude Should Be Part Of Your Road To Success

Daniele Ihns

A Pilot is a Bird in a Box

Randy Shingler

Heart Throbbing Dreams

Martine Weber

Blue Lament

Jamie Jackson

Feeling Lost? Stop Thinking and Do This Instead

Luke Beling

Learning to Live in the Present

Maria Marmo

How Asking the Right Questions Will Take You Far

Marjorie J McDonald

See Your Writing As A Creative Conversation

Martin D. Hirsch

Confessions of an Imprudent Prankster: How I Got Punked By My Own Practical Joke

Kiranjeet Kaur

Artificial Active Immunity

Aric D Mayer

Close Your Eyes And Think, “Library.” What Do You See?

Robin G Murphy

Jumpstart a Healthy Relationship with Food

Denise Scholander


Petr Swedock

Enola Holmes and The Case of the Steampunk Feminist.

Jean Carfantan

A Room and a Window on the Oceans

Mel Piper


Daniel Hövermann

2040: We Have to Fight Against Insignificance


I Don’t Like Rats

Alvin Ang

Tim Ferriss’s Confession of His Childhood Sexual Assault Made Me Cry

Finnegan Shepard

The writing tip nobody talks about

Bill Abbate

How to Use the Secret of the Power of Permission

Amanda Gabbard

There is a Reason People Blame Fathers When Daughters End up on the Pole

Adam Tabriz, MD

The 3rd Party Payers and Cost Control

Sarah Towle

Dear Future President & Dr. Biden: Tear Down The Walls!

Whitney Rose

Let’s Talk About Higher Vibrations

Ugur Akinci, Ph.D.

4 Stages of Approaching the Divine

Brandon Sarmiento

This One’s For Kobe.

Piper Steele

Introduction to Piper Steele

Ahsan Chaudhry

Simplicity Is a Form of Sophistication


Zen Tantrika Witch

Sid Khaitan

How Getting Kicked Out of College Saved My life

Amy Geliebter

An Ode to Oksana

Aggee K.

The WW2 War Hero Who Single-Handedly Liberated A Nazi-Occupied Town

Anita Durairaj

The Number 13 in Science

lisa holliday

My Adoption of My Grandchild

Al Williams

What Is Making Your Good Resume Not Great?

Liz Porter

7 Things Your Dog Does Better Than You

Aashi Sethiya

7 TIPS on stopping your RUN for the pursuit of happiness

Rosalind Pagan

Valuable Lessons I Learned About Men From My Sons

America Zed

Street Navigator

James G Brennan

Moments of Heat

Walter Rhein

My New Hobby: Newsprint Painting

Bill Myers

What YOU need to know when Employing, Living with, or Working with a Diabetic


How to Face the Morning with Zest

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Wonders of Dry Sauna

Kimberly Fosu

Why Can’t You See Me?

Shirley Willett


Rob Brooks

Could a Sex Robot Make You Jealous?


Introduction to Feathertales

Kevin Miller

“Come in and know me better, man!”

Bebe Nicholson

Traveling in These Unusual Times

Rebecca Stevens A.

I Just Had To Do A Kamala Harris on Someone

Dr. Dion

100 Days Until Inauguration Day

Daniele Ihns

I Dated a Sex Addict with ED

Evamarie Augustine

How to Keep Finding Work as a Freelance Writer

Daniella Mini

12 Quotes By Jane Goodall That Will Spur You Into Immediate Action

Igor Chykalov

Silly Things in my Life (an Autobiographic Essay)

Kevin Farran

Child Bride Remembrances, Society’s Shame

Daisygwoods (Cocoa Griot)

Love Unrequited is Love Interrupted

Dipanshu Rawal

This Is How I Am Trying to Be Less Toxic Now

Ann Hajdu Hultberg

The Closet as a Refuge

Sidd Chung

You’re never too old to grow up

Toni Tails

The Stages of Sexual Grooming Every Parent Should Know

Danielle Godfrey

Taking A Job ‘For the Money’ Will Be The Death Of Your Freedom

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

How Blood Monitoring Help Me Thrive

Jessica Lynn

When Preparation Becomes a Form of Procrastination, You Need to Change

Mike Alexander

Goodbye Mr. Tiggy-Winkle

John Emmerling

Too Bad It’s Not 1970 — We’d Already Have Trump’s Taxes

Julene Cole

Self Nominated Stories for ILLUMINATION-Curated

Agnes Laurens

Did You Know This About Me?

Viraj Acharya

‘The Social Dilemma’ Got It Wrong

Nancy Huang

What’s Stopping You?

Shrish Tariq

Proteomic Tools: To Study Insect Vector-Plant Virus Interactions

Blaine Coleman

Trumpocalypse Now

Hazel Halil Halim

How to calm down your racing mind?

Kim Petersen

How a Masked-Lover Loves You

Michael Burg, MD

I’m Asking For What I Want

Hannah Young

How I successfully tackled my anxiety.

Arpit Ravichandran

Old Age

Jazz Parks

Valuable Life Lessons I Learned From Being In A Relationship

Sumera Rizwan

Impact of Pandemic on Our Wellbeing

Nihan Kucukural

Be Good to Your Past Self

Pene Hodge

To Be A Friend

Haneen AbuFarha ✍🏼🇵🇸

White-ish or Brown-ish: Neither Your Shade Nor Your Shape Matter

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Free Online Courses

Edward Robson, PhD

The Sweetest Words in Any Language

CR Mandler MAT

Chelsea Mandler Seizes the Opportunity to Write for Illumination Curated.

Anthony M. Davis

A Scary Challenge — I Had a Stroke While Driving

Selim Furkan Gul

How to Make Language Learning Process Suck a Little Less

Lev Janashvili

Diagnosis As Violence

Louise Morris

8 Productivity Hacks You Can Implement Today

janny’s heart

Hurricane Hades

Sanjeev Yadav

The Age of Effortless Learning: Childhood

Bridget Cougar

Craving Darkness

Jake Mura

3 Unusual (in the West) Things That Indian Mystic Taught Me

Emmanuel Addo Anderson

The Art of Dreaming Big:4 Reasons Why You Must Dream Big

Karen Madej

Self Nominated Stories for ILLUMINATION-Curated

Muad Arshad

Novelty and Brain!

John Teehan

The Pros and Cons of Freelancing: Cards On the Table Time

Melissa Bee


Bhavna Narula

10 Bizarre Superstitions That Are Blindly Followed in India

Elan Cassandra

I Never Follow the Recipe

Claire Splan

Is Your Beautiful California Garden Fire-Safe?

Wilson da Silva

The Space Shuttle: Remembering the Final Flight of a Legend

Shagun Sharma

Oi! Stop Fussing Over ‘The Boys’ Staggered Release. It’s Actually Nice for Once

Robin Klammer

Can You Tame The Beast of Depression and Self-loathing?

Godofredo Rojas

Your Real Job Is to Be Consistent, Not Perfect

S.C. November

Why I Write Poetry

Sira M.

3 Powerful Habits That Help Me Conquer The Day, Every Day

Matthew Doan

How to Align Skill Development With Aging

Ann K Frailey

Ever My Intention

Anouska Parr

Discarded Face Masks Are Wreaking Environmental Havoc

Diana Rus

Electing a dead mayor- the best option for a village


Metacognition: Combining Cognitive Science With Philosophy

John Cunningham

3 words that are holding you back

Zul Bal

America, Why I Feel Sorry for You, I Don’t Know

Lee Nourse

Do Implicit Biases Drive Your Behaviour?

Tim Maudlin

Finding Amazing Images For Your Stories Has Never Been Easier

L.A. Strucke

Don’t Give Up Writing Before You Start

A.M. Cal

How a Failed T-Shirt Campaign Helped Me Market Myself as a Writer

Lokajit Tikayatray

Want to Be Popular in Office: Avoid These 5 Worst Mistakes

Jessica Cote

A Generation Redefined

Lanu Pitan

Racism- Peopl

Erwin Lima

Tallying up the Year 2020: Crossroads, Fundamental Questions and Self-reflection

Cyril Hardin

Sheldon Plan for the Future: innovation or degradation?

Enzo M. Battista-Dowds PhD. RD.

When Caffeine Kills

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

10 Bio-Hacks Changed My Life

Pene Hodge

Alzheimer’s Disease — The Long Goodbye

Joe Luca

Hello, your past is calling …

Henner Townlove

The 7 Simple Tricks You Can Do to Make Your Laptop Last Longer

Viel Adams

4 Things You Need To Let Go To Get The Best Out Of Your Life

Ella Pearson

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Your Education

Deborah Barchi


Sharon Alger

I How I Use Popplet as a Writing Tool

Beth Bradford, Ph.D.

Consider Solitude Rather than Distraction

Nini Mappo

What Is The Covid-19 ‘Liminal Phase’?

Melissa-Jane Nguyen

What to Write About When You’re Not an Expert in Anything

Lester Golden

West Coast Secedes, Independent Pacifica Proclaimed in Seattle

Viktor Marchev

Want To Find Meaning In Your Work? Change Your Mindset Towards It

Stephanie Thurrott

Here Are My Problems with Going Back to the Gym

Sebastian Purcell, PhD

Why Stoics Think Schadenfreude is Treacherous (Even if The Person is Evil)

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Simple Sleep Hacks

Adam Tabriz, MD

It is Tough to Live an Interracial Life in the Racist World

Arthur G. Hernandez

Surely, It’s the Passion

Kelly Davis

Grant Me The Strength to Lay My Dog to Rest Soon

Zul Bal

Success is WhatYou Mean It To Be

Tania Miller

The Sound of Silence

Jill Reid

Is the Illusion of Easy Success Clouding Your Vision?

Kyle Chastain

6 Rules to Live By When Life Feels Hopeless

Moreno Zugaro ⭐️

5 Brutally Honest Quotes That Will Improve Your Life

Jeff Herring

I Almost Had Writer’s Block

Dr Jeff Livingston

Happy Birthday; Another Year Older and I Feel Younger Than Ever

Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.

The Genuis Marketing Strategy of Victoria’s Real Secret May Surprise You

Alyssa Atkinson

5 Really Bad Habits You Need to Kill to Be More Productive

Jack Holmes

Freedoms, Despots, Police, and the Internet: A Very Short Story

Pepper Lowe

Stop Telling Mentally Ill People That It’s All in Their Head

Shagun Sharma

I Decline 80% Meeting Requests. You Should Too.

Anaïs Schlienger

The Social Dilemma: Perspective of a College Student

Dr. Jackie Greenwood

A Mother’s Heart

Allison Gaines

Shine a Light on Injustice

Jan M Flynn

Notes From A Climate Refugee

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Free Quantitative Data for Writers

Eira Braun-Labossiere 🌻

Do You Know The Crow?

Kristy Lynn

Best Case Scenario: Trump Emerges From COVID Recovery as a New Man

Tanvi Shinde, PhD

To Succeed, Anticipate Failure

Valentina Colapicchioni, PhD

The Line-Dried Laundry Smell: Origin and Ingredients

Dr. Audrey

“You Can’t Fix This” — Why We Suck at Grief

Paroma Sen

Barbie Aunty

Mahmudul Islam

Why Prime Minister Sanna Marin Is the Poster Child for Finland’s Welfare State

Sylvain Saurel

11 Excellent Habits That Will Help You Prosper in Your Life

Gayle Kurtzer-Meyers

If Ever Two Were One

Chowa Sekai

Addicted To Equality

Matilda Swinney

Fear of The Unknown is Not What You Are Scared Of

Nathan Burriston

The Blunt Truth About Life in 7 Simple Quotes

Jean Shortall-Roznik

How to Complain AND Look Good at the Same Time

Ashwini Mahajanshetti

How to Write Like a Pro

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