Remarkable Stories of ILLUMINATION-Curated

Compiled by Dr Mehmet Yildiz – Editor in Chief

Enjoy outstanding stories from contributors of ILLUMINATION-Curated.

Recent submissions to ILLUMINATION-Curated

Maria Cross

Covid-19 and Vitamin D: What to do While You Wait for the Vaccine
Here’s what you need to know about the role of vitamin


Where Do My Boots Take Me?
Further Than You Can

Remington Write

Things You Cannot Save
And things you

MaryJo Wagner, PhD

12 Magic Bullets That Stop Writer’s Block in Its Tracks
Without Writing a

Dr. Dion

Back to Life. Back to Reality. Back to the Here and Now.
In the late 1980s, R&B group Soul II Soul released a single entitled, Back to Life. The song had a simple refrain…

Teresa D Hawkes, Ph.D.

Insights at the Intersection of Science, Art & Religion.
A response to the Mind and Life Institute’s XXVth Dialogue with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama,

Julia E Hubbel

Conventional Wisdom Isn’t Always Wise When it Comes to Medicine
How old information and stereotypes can undermine quality

Douglas Pilarski

Make a Speech Like Desmond Tutu
It’s you and your

Stuart Englander

This is the Object of my Consternation
I couldn’t help myself, or the

Leo Guinan

Reflecting on My Startup Journey: Week One
What the Hell am I Doing?

J.D. Harms

Almost Living

John Teehan

Practice Poetry To Become a Better Writer
Another tool in your toolbox for growing as a prose

Tim Ebl

This New Low Carbon Diet is Bad For You
Doctors say, don’t fall for the

Vixen Lea

I want a man who wants to text me back
Why you are worth more than an

Eira Braun-Labossiere 🌻

Pyjamas of Love and the Sugarplum Fairy Project
“Because every child deserves a new pair of pyjamas.”

Christopher Akinlade

Between Failure And Poverty of Dreams
That we may dream and

Jan M Flynn

How To Show Your Family and Friends You Love Them This Thanksgiving
Hint: from a

Dr. Manishi Pallavi

Happy Diwali
Diwali is a festival of lights over darkness, so fill your heart with the light on this auspicious

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen

Helping Children Understand What Is Happening Today
A guide to help parents and teachers talk about the sense of entitlement that is pervasive in US

Darcy Thiel

Year after

Marjorie J McDonald

Great Writers have Good seeing and Listening Skills
Increase your hearing and visualizations


Social Distance: Lovers’ Nightmare?
Love is a universal and consistent emotion: ages and wars have passed, but here we are always waiting for Cupid’s…

Liam Ireland

Life In The Writers Fast Lane
Or a relaxing writers cruise down some beautiful country road?

Kris Franklin

The 4 Best Bets to Make For NFL Week 10
We went a perfect 3–0 with our bets last week! Check out the 4 best bets for week 10 to make more money!

Piyush Kamal🎖

The Subtle But Practical Art of Meaningful Detachment
The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror; it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; it receives, but doesn’t keep…

Suntonu Bhadra

5 TED Talks To Watch Today
covering diverse ideas, worth

Henery X

Every Move That’s Made Should Be Meant To Elevate Us

Yve Laran

Disaster Cake
The pastry that went

Drama Llama

3 Types of Feedback
Be supportive, unambiguous and

Dr. Elizabeth John

What Life as a Black Woman is Really Like Right Now
How my day in a ‘racist’ country

Randy Wolken

Slow Down To Speed Up Your Success
When you are going too fast, you will miss your

J.D. Harms

Raving Sanity

CR Mandler MAT

The Day I Screened My Calls

Edward Robson, PhD

5 Reasons Dating is a Waste of Time
For single

Helen Cassidy Page

Where Did All My Average Reading Time Go?
Did I become a cr*p writer overnight or is Medium messing with the algorithm again?

Yve Laran

Voluntary Confinement
Grateful to remain safe and

Daryl Mowat

We Can’t Depend on God to Help Us
We need to help each other because God is unable to help

Dr Michael Heng

Can you Pass this Financial Literacy Test?
Show you can Actually

Mark Alden

5 Reasons Donald Trump Will Run For President In 2024
Don’t say goodbye to the maga hats just

Rich Sobel

Can We Use Ancient DNA to Recover Extinct Plants and Animals?
Using DNA to recover lost traits and maybe even whole animals is not out of the question anymore. But should we?

Tom Handy

Why Sex and Money Will Make You Question Everything You Know
A look at why sex sells and money does

Lynda Coker

Why Order Bumps are Draining Your Wallet and How to Stop the Leakage
7 Ways to break our love affair with order bumps and

Paul Abela, MSc

Will Your Life Improve Under a New President?
The Republicans and Democrats represent different sides of the same coin. What America needs is a new


Reasons Why Asexuality Is Extremely Misunderstood — Myth Busting
We are talking about asexuality. Let me be clear: asexuality is not a consequence from living a bad experience that…

Terry Mansfield

As Popeye Would Say: “How Embarrassking!”
Well, I know exactly what Popeye meant, as illustrated in this embarrassking tale of my

Thomas Dylan Daniel

Joe Biden Speaks: Yes We Can!
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered victory speeches that highlight their desire…

Mayur sarda

In my 30’s I am thinking in a lot different way than I used to in my 20’s.
In my 20’s, I have made many blunders like any other 20 something. I was never honest with myself, but now in my 30’s I…

Sandra Barrett

The Squad-Empowering People One Tweet At A Time
Other politicians could learn a lot from them, if they choose to

Bill Abbate

A Fresh Look at Air in the World
Interesting facts most people do not

Randy Wolken

How Can You Change The World?
Finding Your “Why” Is Vital To Your

Kiranjeet Kaur

20 enzymes that are used in the food & Beverages industry
Enzymes name and its

Francine Fallara

Slowly but surely

Steve QJ

The Left Still Doesn’t Understand Trump’s Appeal
Dismissing Trump’s supporters as racist is way too

Sebastian Purcell, PhD

The Aztecs and Stoics Explain How to Gain in Happiness (Even While Losing Daily Joys)
The Key Is To Interrupt Your

Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.

Why You Should Write Your Story, Even If You Think Others Won’t Get It
How to get past your doubts and give readers what they

Rebecca Stevens A.

You’ve Got Loads Of White Privilege, Start Sharing It!
White privilege is like winning billions of dollars in the lottery. You’ll never be able to spend it all in your…

Julia E Hubbel

The More Things Change
Why I am so perplexed these days and so very, very

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

One Core Leadership Capability To Empower Writers
How three essential points can get you started, increase your confidence, and sustain your motivation for any…

Carolyn Hastings

When Love is a Pain in the ‘But’
my pre-emptive, retrospective admission to inadvertent plagiarism and copyright infringement — or

Dr. Preeti Singh

The Dream and The Reality
Life is

Myriam Ben Salem

Standing for Yourself Against Toxic People Is Sometimes a Must
Defending people who suffer injustice is even more important and should become a no-brainer!

J.D. Harms


Sarah Towle

Why this Rio Grande Valley Lifer Swerved Off a Secure Career Path to Save Lives at the Border…
When victims of Trump & Co’s cruel immigration policies got stranded in Mexico, Gaby Zavala stood up for their

Leah Njoki

Surprising Things I’ve Learned as a Kenyan Living in Australia
What’s it’s like to be Black in the land down

Matt Stevenson

Elon Musk Is a Better Marketer than Steve Jobs
Three marketing rules from Tesla’s Cybertruck

Harry Seitz

The Pathological Liar


The Psychology of Leaving: Part One
A Poem About Domestic

Deborah Levine

A Bermudian-American Poem for Thanksgiving
We came to America without a clue
When November rolled around and Thanksgiving, too
Stories of pilgrims sailing in hope…

Jonah Angeles

I Spent Seven Years in University and All I Got was a Useless Psychology Degree
The story of how university made me lose my mind, and how I got it back and found myself in the

Douglas Pilarski

My Polish Hill
Say it in Polish: Polskie Wzgó

Chris McQueen

How I’ve Found The Key To Successful Relationships
What you can do to unlock this door to deeper

Johannes Mudi

A Tale Of Xavier
A poem in honour of a friend on her

Randy Wolken

3 Powerful Lessons From Einstein To Make You Healthy
Science-based lessons from one of the greatest thinkers of all

Abena D

6 Ultimate Steps For Success in Life
Success is more than money and material

J.D. Harms

Offering, What?

Robert Trakofler

poetry and spoken word by Robert

Rory Spanton

A Top Scientific Journal Just Published a Racist Algorithm
How a flawed face recognition AI sparked scientific

Desiree Driesenaar

Hey Girls, Can We Please Start Birthing the New World?
She is ready to be born!

Øivind H. Solheim

#StoptheLies, #StopTheSteal
Stop the Trump Supporters’ Shameful Offensive to Discredit the

Nicole Chardenet

How To Become A Canadian
Had enough with the Ignited States? Then it’s time to break up. Here’s

Arpit Ravichandran

5 Ways to De-Stress Yourself
A guide to living the ‘Happy Life’

Jean Carfantan

Geographical Dreamer
Moving through cosmic intimate

Geri Shumer

How To Make Less Fattening Chicken Parmigiana In About 45 Minutes
My easy deconstructed version of this classic Italian dish will become your favorite “go-to”

Paul Myers MBA

Not Everything New Is Good for You
A story about the pain of

Muad Arshad

Did Trump promote ‘Crab-Mentality’?
“If I can’t have it neither can you”

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Ph.D.

Here is Why Medium is a Successful Online Game (Platform)
And how that can help you keep going if you want

Petr Swedock

Who Is Going To Do The Hard Work?
Reconstruction Begins.

Belinda Mallasasime

Knowing When To Let Go of A Dream
I became a Dreamer after listening to ‘Super Trouper’ by

John M Dabbs

Signaling The End for Apple
The M1 Chip and the unprecedented end of a good

Agnes Laurens

My Scottish Fantasy
Listening to the Scottish Fantasy by Max

Harry Seitz

400 Pennies
I woke up with a three day hangover. I was at the end of my rope. Broke, drunk, and no hope for the

James Jordan

Why do we Need Permission?
Stuck between doing what I want and doing what I

Floyd Mori

Rodney King Was Brutally Beaten By Police
Another Black man by the name

Jordan Mendiola

The Importance of Being Picky on Who You Spend Your Time With
Be picky because you only have one life and a limited amount of time on Earth — might as well make it

Kaz Matsune

What Are Some Productivity Tips from Various Professions? (This One Is from A Sushi Chef)
Work efficient, not

Mukundarajan V N

The Gut Instinct Is Not a Wild Guess
Our gut feelings may be more rational than we


Seeking Help For Emotional Wellness
Hiding is not

Erin King

Why Trumps Followers Are Just Adult Toddlers And It Has Nothing To Do With Politics
Nearly 10 years in the daycare business has explained

Tree Langdon

Ode to the Sun God
Life Goes

Dr John Rose

Stories From My Head.
My Thoughts and Meditations on Creating Story

Jamie Golob

Why Shiva Lingam Have Earned the Title of God Stone

Brian Dickens Barrabee

Orange is the New White?
#57 Real Estate

Sophia Lill

7 Alex Trebek Inspiring Quotes
Alex Trebek Died on the 8th of November

Keira Fulton-Lees

In Mila’s Eyes
Poetry on Medium ∙ Autism ∙ Child Abuse and

Jennifer Friebely

My Fantasy Job Writing For Joe Biden
Hey, you never

Casi Mclean

What Secrets Lurk In The Shadows?
Can we win the ageless war between good and evil?

Tom Hanratty

Master Bao and the Lessons of Power
Spiritual power cannot be taken. It can only be given

Viki Hines

What My Son’s Death Has Taught Me About Life
From grief to gratitude — Lessons learned the hardest way

Viktor Marchev

5 Easy Ways To Be Less Frustrated While Working At Home
#3: Get Rid Of

Bill Myers

Government Testimony: Check Reality Before You Panic
Will traffic flow really double & increase golf-cart vs. auto accidents in the retirement community?

Daryl Mowat

The Relation of Independence to Interindependence
A counsellor needs to have empathy, a nonjudgmental attitude, and tolerance, especially of a client’s religious or…

Vixen Lea

Finding the Razzle-Dazzle
When plain old sobriety just isn’t

Haneen AbuFarha ✍🏼🇵🇸

Forget About Fixing Your Life: Burn it to Ashes & Start From Rock Bottom
You Deserve Better Than What ‘Others’ Say You

Myriam Ben Salem

My Takeaway From the Joker Movie
My two friends hated it and were shocked when hearing how much I love it…

J.P. Novice

Don’t Study For A Master’s Degree If You Can’t Find Any Job, Here’s Why
Do not escape reality. Put your head down, and keep

Simon Spichak

The Planet Where it Rains Rocks
On K2–141b it rains rocks and the oceans are

Bebe Nicholson

Why Nelson Mandela Can Model Our Way Forward
“Minds that seek revenge destroy states, while those that seek reconciliation build Nations.′′ Nelson

Godofredo Rojas

The Power to Say *No* to the Wrong Money
And get great

Eunice Gikonyo, Msc Psychology

How To Shift From Pride To Love
Allow yourself to be

Randy Shingler

Arc Of History
Arc of history always being on our side
Inevitably moving towards what is right
Knowing arc germinates wide and deep…

Nicole Chardenet

Why Are Some Women Still So Afraid Of Personal Power?
It’s time to stop asking for it nicely. Just seize it, dammit. And stop voting for The

Rosa Walker

I Tried to Unplug My Family From Devices for One Day
Learn from my attempts to

Geetika Sethi

Things That Make You Human
Are always the things that do not make you

Kristina Segarra

3 Unexpected Advantages of Knowing Your Personality Type
How knowing your personality type can help you in personal and professional

Dr. Manishi Pallavi

Stick Bug
An excellent and fantastic

Maruf Hossain | Unfiltered Life Perspectives

Understanding the Value of Your Writing
Writing is an art; find your purpose in

Neeramitra Reddy

8 Stoic Quotes That Can Change Your Life
Timeless pearls of wisdom from ancient

Suntonu Bhadra

Intolerance And Defensiveness Are Causing The Real Troubles
and you may disagree too, but make it

Pene Hodge

Ben Carson Positive For COVID
Another expensive treatment on the backs of

Agnes Laurens

Pizza Delicious
Tanka about

Floyd Mori

Lady Gaga and Elon Musk Have Some Things In Common
They are both young and successful and were

Jean Carfantan

Into the Crypt of Language
The secrets of

Leo Guinan

I Figured Out How To Implement UBI From the Private Sector
Here’s How I Am Doing

Rob Stux

Authentic Happiness Comes From Speaking Your Truth
The power of speech generates order from

Christopher Akinlade

That We May See No Evil, Prepare
Here’s how you can avoid becoming another

Cairo Walker

Face the Fear and Accelerate Past the Rate of Change
The COVID-19 Pandemic sped-up trends that were already happening — reduced office space, digital acceleration, and…

Crystal Jackson

7 Surprising Things I’m Grateful for in 2020
The things that help us most are the things we take for

Keith R Wilson

Looking for My Father in Emerson’s Essays
I recently opened for the first time, a volume of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson from the collection of old books in my…

Dr. Preeti Singh

A Chance to Be a Celebrity
A novel experience at a beauty

Gayle Kurtzer-Meyers

Blue Solace
Shades of inspiration and

Douglas Pilarski

secret sky
no one knows we are

Rob Cyrier

How Introverts Can Thrive in an Extrovert-Dominant Workplace
Good news — there is still a need for your quiet creative approach in

Emily Wilcox

A Boy Named Lilac
A poem about

Utpal Kumar

Find Better Reasons Behind Other’s Functioning
It will help in avoiding demeaning or even idolizing

Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh

Parenting’s Worst Nightmare is Suicide
This Too Shall Pass?

Mark Alden

It sweeps through you like a sudden wind

Vanessa Robinson

Why We Voted Down Right-Wing Populism
But we’re not

Kenneth Silvestri

Illumination Curated: Alternative Healing
Similia Similibus Curentur: The Gift of

Michele Thill

To Look Through the Eyes of Love
It’s a NEW way for us to see…

Mayank Pamnani

12 Major Reasons Why You Cannot Sleep and How To Deal With It
Understand your sleep

Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.

Still Looking for That Dream Job? Maybe I Can Save You Some Time
3 truths I learned after searching for fifty

Steve Alexander🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸

Only A Writer Would Have This List
A list of places I’ve been, things I’ve done and that have happened to me over 72 years that is of interest to no

Liz Porter

Letter of Gratitude to Dr. Mehmet Yildiz and Illumination-Curated
You’re making a difference, Sir; I thought you should


55 Viral Stories That Attracted A Million+ Views
Readers can enjoy and writers can learn from these outstanding
Poems of Popular Poets
Selected poetry pieces from

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

An invitation to fiction writers to unite and collaborate for productive

James G Brennan

Dropping the Fart
A chaotic response to “chaos”

Kimberly Thomas


Alexandra Forsyth

Snowed In

Kevin Farran

12 Thoughts When Spooning at Dawn
How to know if the choice was right, a review when cuddling after 40

Aric D. Mayer

Heal An Ill
Eat this

Payal Koul

Reclaim your Rhythm in life

John Teehan

Four Insanely Simple Strategies For Freelance Success
Little things go a long

Shrish Tariq

Plant Immunity: Qualitative and Quantitative Resistance
Plant immunity consists of dual resistance mechanisms that are qualitative and quantitative in

Jacquelyn Lynn

Authors: Are You a One-Trick Pony?
If you’re writing a book, don’t be a one-trick

Jack Holmes

You Shall Not Pass: Common Law Rights To Privacy In Your Home

Sumera Rizwan

American Elections 2020
How our world sees

Audrey Malone

3 Ideas on How to Use the Time Wisely While Getting an MRI
Especially if you’re

Jim Woods

Find Inspiration In Your Creative Family Tree
Think like your creative heroes to find untapped

Jeanette C. Espinoza

Dear White Women: Now That We Have Your Attention, May I Have a Word? (Part Four)
Five more thoughts from the heart of a Black

Kevin Buddaeus

China Is Keeping A Close Watch On The 2020 US Elections
The sleeping dragon is waiting for his moment to

Viraj Acharya

How To Get Yourself Out Of A Rut
It’s more than just taking a

Abena D

How to End the Cycle of Relationship Self-Sabotage
Work on yourself before you delve into a serious relationship. It might help

Josh Kiev

The Journey of Traveling Ailments
The Battle of “Old-trition”

Bhavna Narula

How to Become Employee of the Year?
Anger shares his proven

Jean Carfantan

The Separation Game
Longing for

Jim West

We Desperately Need Election Reform
It’s easy to do and it must be

Anu Anniah

5 Interesting Ways to Travel From Your Living Room
Traveling back in time to journeys from long ago is a great way to experience old travels in a new light!

Jeff Herring

“I Traded My Couch for a Mouse”
How a Counseling Psychologist Became One of the Good Guys

Floyd Mori

A University Of Utah Co-ed Was Murdered On Campus
It happened in

Adebola Alabi

5 Ways to Build Resilience During Tough Times
Resiliency is your belief in yourself and your ability to achieve your

Sebastian Purcell, PhD

The Easiest Buddhist Practice To Hammer Down Stress and Anxiety
It’s called “Changing the Peg”

Rebecca Stevens A.

How My African Identity Was Erased By White Supremacy
Colonialism is another form of white supremacy that seeks to establish white culture as superior to black and brown…

Christopher D. Connors

What Jeff Bezos Can Teach Us About Success and Innovation

Mukundarajan V N

Empathy, the Emperor of All Virtues, Has a Dark Side
Rational compassion seems a better choice than empathy in making a difference in the

Rebecca Sealfon

Breakthrough Stories Make All the Difference
A couple of popular pieces can really raise your profile as a social media writer. Here’s my story, as well as my…

Tee, Conscious Creative

Do You Need A Quitting Coach To Help You Help Other People Exit?
Firings can be drama-free & allow the fired person keep their

Aurora Eliam, CMP

Wisdom on Embracing the World With Love and Understanding
Meet Amma, the mother of

Debbie’s Reflection

The Party Never Stops in Madrid
Why we love Madrid so much!

Akeena M.

Clichés May Be Annoying but They Persist Because They’re True
Here is my take on one of

Anne Bonfert

The Last Day of Freedom
The story about the last hike before they took our

Tania Miller

How Expectation Shapes Our Life
Expectations create our reality and change our

Matthew Royse

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today to Become Smarter
The secret lies in your daily habits not how much time you

Jessica Cote

Here’s A Little Ditty About A True Story
You wanna hear

Jamie Golob

5 Ways to Stomp Out Anxiety and Win Back Your Happiness
Every now and then we all need a little help finding our

Neha Sandhir S

Holidays & Cultural Traditions-The 2020 Difference
Making the most amidst of all of

Christopher Akinlade

Overcoming the Booby Traps of Predigested Questions
And how to stop groupthink from destroying your

Jake Mura

4 Squares by Gary Vaynerchuk About Career and Happiness
as always, Gary tries to lead us to happiness instead of empty wealth, often called “success”

Brandon B. Keith

Don’t You Dare Open Another Browser Tab, App, or Document
A Strategy to Reclaim Your Time, Focus, and

Paroma Sen

The Moment
The One That Was The Truest By

Aaron Meacham

Treating the Poison of American Masculinity with American Literature
How can diverse male literary voices help us have conversations about positive masculinity?

Zachary Minott

How to Effectively Lose All Your Friends and Destroy Your Relationships in 7 Different Ways
A warning from the perspective of a former scumbag that has succeeded in trashing and crippling his past

John Green

Give the precious gift of your attention
Stop talking and really

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Editorial Spotlight on ILLUMINATION-Curated — #1
20 selected stories by editorial team for discerning


Editorial Spotlight on ILLUMINATION-Curated — #2
Curated stories by editorial team for discerning


Editorial Spotlight on ILLUMINATION-Curated — #3
Curated stories by the editorial team for discerning

Jack Krier

7 Effective Night Habits That Will Ensure Morning Success
A productive morning starts the night

Myriam Ben Salem

Shall We Talk Politics Without Politics?
Hint: The origin of

Jess Tam

5 Best Deepak Chopra Advice For Awakening Your Consciousness
“Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the…

Lucia Siochi

Who I Am Led To Why I Write
Introducing Lucia Siochi,

Jill Reid

The Real Reason You Never Get What You Think You Want
Goals are best achieved when the method and process aren’t cast in

Adam Tabriz, MD

Is Populism riding over the Free Speech?
The use of populist in various sociopolitical domains as a nickname to debunk discord or rationalize suppressing…

Shirley Willett

Hat Engineering Project for Elementary Education
For illumination of 2D, 3D, 4D transformation

Jax Hudur

How to Become the Machiavellian Prince at Work
Put on your ‘ungodly’ hat to preserve your

John Cunningham

Success Starts With Gratitude
Unlocking the power of

Neil Shurley

Happy National Donut Day!
November 5 is the most delicious day of the

Maria Marmo

COVID-19 — Welcome to the Hunger Games!
Life is a double-entry system where every loss is someone else’s

Danni Pelcher

The Dirty F-Word
An exploration of the word ‘feminist’ and what that should mean to

Tracy Stengel

My Farewell to Being A Smith
We had a long run, but we needed to part

Anita Durairaj

How to Stand Out as a New Writer on a Crowded Platform
Think of yourself as a small business trying to survive the

EP McKnight, MEd

The US 2020 Election of the Century
A day of much anticipation, every vote needs to be counted to tell the truth of the people and by the

Eshan Samaranayake

Gut Microbes Could Provide Protection Against Radiation Damage
These could potentially benefit cancer patients who are receiving

Martina Doleckova

The First Question to Ask When Your Relationship Hits a Wall
This instantly sets your bottom

Mayra Boppre

6 Signs You Are in the Right Company
How to spot them working remotely — first impressions matter!

Debbie Walker

Collection of Curated Stories on ILLUMINATION
Selected stories by Debbie Walker hosted on

Diana Bernardo

This Is My 100th Medium Article
The good and the bad of a two-year-long

Andrew Jazprose Hill

The Ongoing Plot Against John Lewis
And the Tireless Struggle to Stop


How to Train Your Mind to be More Proactive In Life
It starts with a simple change like — Instead of saying I can’t do this, say I chose not to do

A.M. Cal

The Secret Suffering of C.S. Lewis
Coping with grief through

Brandon Ray Langston

A Sad Way To Be: Feynman And Frida On Becoming Somebody
Unsurprisingly for such a serendipitous moment, I read a letter that the brilliant physicist Richard P. Feynman (May…


How To Be A Better Person To Others And Yourself
It’s normal to feel like you could be doing more when it comes to

Khannas Kiran

Power of Loving Those Who dislike You — My Life Experience
Hate is too great a burden to

Thomas Oppong

The Meaning of Life is The Meaning You Decide to Give it
Take no less than 100% responsibility for your

Erin King

Finding Love Is A Scavenger Hunt, Not A Coin Toss
Life gives you clues to create order from chaos. You need to follow them to find


Lessons Learned From Childhood Shows
Why songs like “I’m Mad At Disney” are created in the first

Liv Mello

Why You Should Stop Calling People Talented
Simply put, it’s

Jim Latham

My Daughter Succeeded Where Marie Kondo Failed
I ditched my hard-copy dictionaries for

Isaiah McCall

3 Key Takeaways From Kanye West’s Interview With Joe Rogan
An incredible conversation between two of the most powerful men in the

Andrea D’Angelo

What If You Couldn’t Do What You Love Anymore?
You are many

Sarah Shoshana Rosen

Vote Like You Care About The People Around You
It’s not blue or red. It’s

Dan Cadmus

Embrace Your Past No Matter How Checkered
You and you alone are in control of your

John M Dabbs

What Would Emily Say?
I published my first children’s

Jason Ward

Are Books Getting Longer?
The short answer is yes. But why?

Susan Randolph

I’m a Democrat Poll Worker in Texas — I Feel Like a Blueberry in a Bowl of Tomato Soup
A few words to my fellow election clerks and

Christine Macdonald

Forced Change
Could A COVID-19 Layoff Be Exactly What You Need?

CR Mandler MAT

All Hell’s Broke Loose
Writer’s Bias and the destruction of

Salvatore Cagliari

Nuclear power and doomsday scenarios connected
Nuclear power seems to be a relatively clean energy source. But when something happens, the situation can get very…

Ryan Porter

The iPhone 12 Pro is the Attention-Seeker’s Smartphone
You can have the most clout in the room for just $

Tom Handy

5 Facts I Learned From Making $112.67 in October
Tips to build your writing empire you need to

Eira Braun-Labossiere 🌻

Sometimes You Just Need a Cookie for Breakfast
The sanctity of the soft cocoa

Charles Roast

I Have Forty-Four Titles Waiting To Be Written About, But Can’t Remember Why I Wrote The Titles
So I decided to write about the

Kavish Kamat (KK)

Stay Unhealthy To Stay Patriotic!!
So you are not a party animal who is out on street till the early hours of the morning, you don’t like to smoke or…

Jameel Randeree

What It Was like Earning a Living 20 Years ago
I’m a millennial that is about to put on his “boomer” shoes to tell you a short story about how work-life was back in…

Alex Crisafulli

The War After the Election
Scenarios of a Stolen Election, Mass Protest and Even Violence and Civil War Afterwards — And What We Can Do to Prevent…

Laura Izquierdo

Your Desire to Be Normal Is Holding You Back
The normal thing to do isn’t always the right thing to

Terry L. Cooper

November 11, 1968
Lest we forget

Shabaira Junaid

Reflections After the End of My First Month on Medium
I failed to meet my writing targets for the better part of the

Allison Gaines

How You Can Cosplay a Popular Black Character Without Terror
We can cosplay without disrespecting

Shannon Hilson

7 Subtle Signs You’re in the Wrong Relationship
That sinking gut feeling you can’t seem to shake isn’t the only sign they’re not the one for

Sarah Kelly

6 Poisonous Thoughts About Medium and How To Reframe Them
Don’t accept defeat by your own

Daisygwoods (Cocoa Griot)

Great Gents: My MENtors
Some superheros don’t wear

Jaye Frances

How to Sort Out the Truth From the Lies and Live a Happier Life
How much of the crazy do we let in?

Piper Steele

One More Empty Chair at the Table Tonight

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Fiction or the Bugs Suck on Medium?
A preliminary assessment with disappointing results for

Lindsay Brown

Your Strong Friends are Getting the Short End of the Stick
How to support emotionally strong

Ellen Clardy, PhD

Why Countries Rich with Resources can be so Poor and How to Prevent It
A Discussion of “Does Information Break the Political Resource Curse? Experimental Evidence from Mozambique”

GFC: Grown Folk Conversations

Practice Kindness
Three Things You Can Do Today To Help Your Fellow

Julie Nyhus MSN, FNP-BC

It’s affecting your

Britni Pepper

Paying for the priesthood

Michael Burg, MD

An Open Letter to the Critic of my Views on the Trump Car Rally I Witnessed
Thank you so much for setting me on the right path. You’re making Michael great

Lynda Coker

Once You Go Over the Edge — It’s Not Nearly as Scary
#4 — Finding the artist in you is a matter of trusting

Claire Splan

How I Turned $900 into More Than a Quarter Million Dollars
The smartest, laziest financial move of my life came from watching

Elan Cassandra

Social Awkwardness: You’re Thinking About It Wrong
It doesn’t need to hold you

Sidd Chung

When You Try Too Hard to Fit In, You Forget What’s Right
Don’t let yourself be a puppet unless you’re the

Tom Hanratty

Master Bao and the Loaded Sleeves
Desire is the nourishment that does not

Primal Dhillon

How to Change Your Role in Your Unhappiness
Learn about the four basic pillars of a happy

René Phongam, DPT

Why You Should Stop Waiting for 2021
COVID-19 doesn’t have a

Øivind H. Solheim

How We Can Create Meaning
Is there a simple answer to a difficult question?

Nicole Chardenet

What *One* Gift Would You Give Humanity?
Except world peace. Try not to answer like a beauty pageant

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Peer support is essential for

Riku Arikiri

Should You Lie To Motivate Your Peers
Dissecting the philosophy behind manipulating motivation in

Amanda Spiller

Stop Asking If I Was Close To Her
Some tips to support me as I

Aaron Meacham

The Duty Which Lies Nearest
Hildegarde sensed something moving in the

Michele Thomas

I’m Making My Vote Count
You should do the

Ntathu Allen

How to Be Happy And Practice Gratitude Daily
Even if you feel unworthy and

Bill Abbate

How to Do the Right Things and Do Things Right
Being more effective and efficient in

The Maverick Files

LinkedIn Isn’t Facebook or Twitter, and Surely Not Tinder
The blurring lines between professional and social

Jan M Flynn

In Middle Earth I Am Illiterate
A free verse

Carolyn Broadfield

How To Emphasize Clarity In Your Writing
Understand the ladder of

Ria Tagulinao

What Do Your ‘Evergreen Quotes’ Say About You?
Some quotes motivate you. Others reveal

H.Daneel Olivaw

Entrepreneurship 101: lessons from S. Walton, J. Bezos, H. Ford, H. Schultz
Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos, Henry Ford, and Howard Schultz all applied these principles, grew them into habits. You can…

Vanessa A.

Are School Meals Designed with Kids Health in Mind or Big Food Industry Interests?
I checked out the nutrition of my local area’s school breakfast to find

Walter Rhein

How to Write a College Paper
The secret formula that guarantees

Amanda Gabbard

Keep Your Home Clean with these 4 Quick and Easy Routines
And seven great hacks to make it extra

Allison Gaines

How Facial Recognition Software Became a Disastrous Tool For Law Enforcement
Assessing the technological advancement of racial

Teri Daniels

9 Inspiring Speakers Reveal Our Hidden Biases
Without exception, everybody has

Dan Chigwada

Understanding Bracketing Effects To Make Better Decisions
You don’t realise the full consequences of your

Deborah Barchi

7 Ways to Feel Like a Child Again
Who needs a fountain of youth?

Anne Bonfert

Hiking in the Snow
An adventure in the

Melissa Bee

Our Love for MyLibooks
How these books have helped my child learn to

Carolyn Hastings

Relaunching #twittle
100-letter micropoems to #twittletweet and

Luke Beling

The Best Thing I Can Do for My Marriage Is Wash the Dishes
Happy Wife, Happy

Anaïs Schlienger

3 Lessons You Can Learn From Robbert Pattinson’s Career
It is all about proving your

Nihan Kucukural

Please Don’t Change the World.
We kind of like it as it

Enzo M. Battista-Dowds PhD. RD.

Is One Simple Mistake in Diet Apps Causing More Harm Than Good?
New expert guidance suggests app developers have a golden opportunity to improve

Alan Lew

Would You Vote for a President Who Channels Ascended Masters?
Is it time for 4th Dimensional psychic political leaders?

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Invitation to Create Writer Bios
Readers of ILLUMINATION-Curated want to know their favorite

Tina L. Smith

Love I You?
This little poem kicked off a writing

Daniella Mini

When to Say No: 3 Practical Lessons from Robin Roberts
Even if an opportunity seems great, you might want to think long and hard before saying “yes”

Robert Trakofler

Not Forgotten
Memories of a fine

Shawn Jr

Loneliness is not what you think it is
You are feeling exactly what you are suppose to be

Jennifer Friebely

When You Need To Use Hostage Negotiation Techniques To Communicate With Your Boss
You have a serious

Dianne Sullivan

How to Turn Working for a Bad Manager into an Opportunity
Because their incompetence is your chance to

Mr.M (Muthu Raja)

A Writer’s Toolbox
Stephen King’s Tips About Writing

Denise Scholander

Tales of Woes
A short poem of humanities price of

Agnes Louis

Do You Eat Carbs?
Uh… What?

Adebola Alabi

How To Upsell Any Customer And Boost Your Business Profitability.
Business Lessons From Amazon That Will Increase Your Customer Lifetime

Sarah Towle

The Seven Deadly Sins of Trump & Co’s Immigration Agenda
And why the only way to heal as a nation is to vote them

Sarah Kelly

Remote Work Burnout? Change These 3 Habits
Like any operating system, your WFH mindset needs

Mark C Watney

To Everyone Who Helped Make This Pencil — 

To everyone who helped make
this pencil — thanks!
I could not be writing this poem on an envelope
without your powerful…

Martin D. Hirsch

Springsteen’s Reflections on Life Mirror My Own
My idol Bruce Springsteen has a new album out, “Letter to You,” along with a documentary film. I caught him talking…

Abayomi Omoogun

What Is?
What is life?
Is it about understanding it
Or experiencing it.

Charlotte Brown

No, Getting Married Does Not Mean I Want a Child
One doesn’t always lead to the

Danell teNyenhuis Black

Last Chance For Sanity
Open your eyes,

Levi Borba

How to Make Measurable Goals and Stick to Them
This Is About a Mistake I Made Twice, and You Should Avoid at All

Aggee K.

I Listen to This Playlist to Boost My Productivity

Adriana Sim

7 Things I Track Regularly to Improve My Health, Wealth, and Productivity
And the tools I use to get my life

Nini Mappo

Tensed Up By America’s 2020 Presidential Elections

Thomas-Matthew Elijah Shands

Rinsing My Heart of Scars and Abuse
A True Story of closing off past

Paul Abela, MSc

The Death Road, Bribery and Swimming With Crocodiles in The Amazon Rainforest
Deciding whether to swim in crocodile-infested water was the easy

Blaine Coleman

It is October 2020 and I Have to Wonder, Where Did the Year Go?
Almost election day and it seems like yesterday was a lifetime

Ahsan Chaudhry

That Plastic Bag Scene from American Beauty … I Need to Remember
I saw the movie “American Beauty” 12 years ago. Recently I came across the shopping bag scene on YouTube. YouTube has…

Marijke McCandless

Mindfulness Helps Unlock the Feisty Writer Within
Meditation helps us dis-identify from our self-critical voices and encourages us to pay attention: both fodder for good…

Sidd Chung

If You Want to Get Better at Life, You Have to Become an UberEats Bike Courier
Helmets are

Lisa Holliday

Mama Cass Did Not Die By Choking On a Ham Sandwich
The true story of Mama Cass

Karen Madej

We Really Are What We Eat
We know it but we pretend it is acceptable to be

Dew Langrial

7 Ways to Be a Hero Without Doing Anything You Don’t Want to Do
You have to challenge the idea of a stereotypical

Deborah Levine

Ginsberg’s Daring Legacy
Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free

Danielle Godfrey

Did The ‘Old You’ Have It Better?
The dangers of comparing yourself to

Bryan Dijkhuizen, BA.

The benefits of being alone
It seems that we find it more and more difficult to be alone. And when we don’t have company for a while, we often feel…

Ziva Fajfar

NASA’s top 5 greatest missions
Endeavors that have been inspiring us for almost 60

Nicole Bryan

One Devastating Lesson People Learn Too Late In Life
Strategies and mindsets for reclaiming your time and living the life that you

Kimberly Fosu

Dear Friend
A poem about mental

Amy Colleen

My Son Will Be Privileged From The Moment He’s Born
Reflections on how to handle the raising of a white, middle-class boy

Akeena M.

Pitfalls of the Perfectionist
We neglect major pieces because we’re hell-bent on controlling the

Phil Truman

Why Algorithms Scare Me
Confessions of a social media

Sajina Ignatius

Red Dragons
A poem on bad

Louise Morris

5 Signs You’ve Reached Your Peaked
#3: You think you can plan your

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Five Questions To Increase Curation Chance and Reading Fans
Critical questions serving as a self-editing checklist for

Sabah Ismail✨

A Whatsapp Interview with Someone Who Has Had an Out-of-Body Experience
The story of a young woman who suffered from crippling anxiety and depression for 15 years and is now an award-winning…

Fatim Hemraj

Bipolar Disorder Is a Superpower
Bipolar disorder may be an invisible illness, but those who suffer from it, are

Jazz Parks

How Stoic Philosophy Changed My Life Forever
Learn to be content; accept the way things are — become your Best

Sofiane Ghecham

Done is Better Than Perfect
5 things That May Stand in Your Way and How to Deal With

Selim Furkan Gul

The Ultimate Guide for Postmodernism: What Is Postmodern Philosophy?
Let me explain the postmodernism, which we encounter frequently but cannot determine exactly what it

Ajay Sharma

Why Should You Not Try to Predict the Future?
Predictions Can blind You to Current

Muad Arshad

A personal story on harassment
It is an invisible cry inside a victims, all their

Kapil Goel

3 Financial Mistakes You Must Avoid — Once You Start Earning
And how to escape these financial

Anouska Parr

10 Brilliant Things I Have Learnt From My Unconventional Family
And how you can apply them to a conventional life…

René Junge

How to stop bad habits and replace them with good ones
“The power of habit is truly strong” (Publilius Syrus)


From beginner to influencer : Short notes to build your enterprise leadership pathway
The Prologue: The Who and what! : Characterizing the general profile of the

Levi Borba

2020 May Be the Year of Anger, but Gary Chapman Has the Solution
Do not let Cortisol destroy your

janny’s heart

My Brain is Screaming Panic Attic
Snap, crackle, pop!


El Paso: Enthusiastic Journey to Draw Near Separated Children
Circling the holding


A Deep Dive Into Management Thought
Since humanity people have been thought about

Brenda Karl

Five-Minute Writing
An exercise in

Anthony M. Davis

A Revealing Dream Can Make You Change Your Life
The truth about yourself in the hearts of others shows something has to

Kelaiah Amador

A Productive Quarantine Story
On personal development, finding your passion and dealing with

Holly Kellums

Making Everything Into Racism
How Making Everything into Racism Leaves Real Racism

Karthick Nambi

What’s happening To Secular India?
India has recently joined the bandwagon of segregating people based on religion. It took new heights last week with a…

James Jordan

Why do I Need Permission?
Stuck between doing what I want and doing what I

Tim Maudlin

CHECKLIST An Acronym Story
Why you should consider creating checklists and how to do

Kim McKinney

Maybe Being The Common Denominator In Your Relationships Is A Good Thing
Why do we always assume it to be bad?

Henner Townlove

3Blotting Technique used for Identification of Nucleic Acid
Basics techniques in the genetic engineering

Sylvain Saurel

Procrastination Will Always Be a Problem if You Are Not Able to Answer These 3 Questions
It is absolutely necessary to take the time to answer

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.; J.D.

My Unconscious Sings To Me
and I

Sarene B. Arias

Love is the Best Kind of Crazy
5 tips for staying centered while falling in

Lee Nourse

Luke, Modern Renaissance Man
In memory of my dear friend Thomas “Luke”

Wendy Belessis

Ever Thanked a Friend for Being a Lifesaver? You Were More Dead-On Than You Thought.
Friends are more than our confidantes. They are critical to a life well AND long

𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒈 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒖𝒓

Is Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Worth Spending a Penny for?
Know whether you should go for this $549 laptop or


An antidote to information

Brenda Karl

The taste of a life

Akeena M.

What is to be found at the Crux of Success?
Resist for short-term relief, embrace for long-term

Karen Hough

Things I Miss
Not least, I’m mourning my second

Kathleen Hall

When Poverty is the Elephant in the Room
The awkwardness of income

Valentina Colapicchioni, PhD

The Line-Dried Laundry Smell: Origin and Ingredients
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have studied the phenomena that take place on a wet fabric and they…

Cheshta Mann

5 Tips to Make Your Post-Retirement Life Easy
#2. Know the magic of

Hazel Halil Halim

How to calm down your racing mind?
Left nostril breathing and its

Kim Petersen

How a Masked-Lover Loves You
Love behind a mask is never going to get

Rebecca Romanelli

Dreams are Our Allies, Even if We Don’t Remember Them
Dreams create the link between our subconscious and conscious mind and can affect our emotions and thoughts after…

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