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Featured Stories Issue #4

Selected stories from 8,500+ writers supporting 81,000+ readers on ILLUMINATION

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Dear Readers,

It is a pleasure for us to present these featured stories submitted to ILLUMINATION. Today we crated our third issue. Thank you for your feedback on previous three issues. We are glad you enjoy our service.

We selected a small number of interesting stories covering a broad range of topics today.

We also share links to these stories via our blogs on Word Press for our external readers.

Thank you for following our publication and reading stories of our contributing writers. ILLUMINATION now has over 80,000 readers.ILLUMINATION Achieved 8th Milestone
With 80,000+ Followers we are preparing for the 9th milestone.medium.com

Please enjoy these engaging and inspiring stories.

Dew Langrial

Editor’s Choice — Top 10: Why Bill Gates Spends More Time Reading a Book He Dislikes
Let’s have a peek at our Top 10 stories todaymedium.com
Editor’s Choice — Top 10: How a Desperate Writer Ends Up Being More Successful
Let’s have a look at our top 10 stories todaymedium.com

Deborah Barchi

Fun With YouTube
An Illuminating experiencemedium.com

Crystal Jackson

Epic Love is a Unicorn (I Still Believe)
It’s out there, but I’m not going to look for it anymoremedium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Top 10 Trending Skills For Technology Executives
Do you plan to work as a technology executive?medium.com

Michael Patanella

Closing The Gap In Relationships
Chapter 5 Of “Closing The Gap Series; A Conclusion”medium.com

Bill Abbate

What Influences Do You Allow to Affect Your Life?
How outside influences affect who you are and who you are becomingmedium.com

Maria Rattray

Imagine If Health Were A Currency
Steve Jobs realized that wealth couldn’t save his life.medium.com

Nasar Karim

It won’t matter anymore
A poemmedium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

Eléni’s First Visit — Part 8
The falcon and the womanmedium.com

Pia Oliver

Anguish in the time of the Virus
Gaining perspective and more control of my lifemedium.com


3 Taoist Tools For and Mental Health
Mindfulness, conservation, community, commitment, and collaboration,medium.com

Simon Doherty

Your Smartphone Doesn’t Belong to You
It belongs to the advertisers who are exploiting youmedium.com

Selim Furkan Gul

6 Apps for Boosting the Lives of University Students
An ultimate list of applications for college students.medium.com

Shaista Malik

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#8)
A phrase about one simple pleasure in life.medium.com

Paco Cantero

What Every Person on Earth Should Know About Life to Achieve Fulfillment and Happiness
A clear, direct, and pragmatic approach to understand what life is all aboutmedium.com

Arunn Thevapalan

How to Sleep Smarter and Wake Up Smiling
The moment you experience it, there’s no going back.medium.com

Oliver Henares

How to trap anxiety in a box.
Elite athletes and Navy Seals reduce their anxiety quickly and effectively.medium.com

Suvi Helena

My Year As A Groundhog
Reflecting the time that feels like a blink of an eye and five years all at oncemedium.com

Sara Wright

He’s come home
I’m so happy to have he-me backmedium.com

Harold Finch

The Drake Equation
Understanding the equation for finding life beyond our own solar system.medium.com

Qadir Abdus-Sabur, Ph.D.

Pendulum of Power
Striving Towards Social Justicemedium.com

Warren Brown

Symphonies of the Cicadas
The song of nature and joy of creationmedium.com

Abdullah Nadeem

The Power of Criticism
How to use criticism wiselymedium.com

Nikos Vitorakis

How To Get Paid Just By Navigating The Web
Go Google-free, protect your data, and earn a passive income.medium.com

Louis Petrik

3 Popular SEO Myths That Harm Your Ranking
According to John Mueller at Googlemedium.com

Sarah Seweryniak

10 Powerful Quotes to Unlock Your Emotional Intelligence
Perspective if applied, will allow you to have more empathymedium.com

Trapper Sherwood

3 Easy Fortitude Building Blocks for Entrepreneurs
How to build confidence and a healthy sense of pride without using some mumbo jumbo, meaningless guru BSmedium.com

Josie Elbiry

A List of Maybe’s
I was thirteen the last time I went without alcohol for 31 days.medium.com

Jack Burt

A poemmedium.com

Michael Banks

A heart-shaped box of chocolates on Dyer hill
What could possibly become of a cold winter’s day, one impossibly large hill and a frozen box of chocolates?medium.com

Bheemaray.K. Janagond

A joyful life is our birthright
Life Is Shortmedium.com

Ted Rivers

If You’re Tired All The Time Don’t Push Yourself To Create
This is how you never get burnt out again.medium.com

Dr. Preeti Singh

The Three Important Principles To Live A Happy, Contented And Satisfied life
Speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evilmedium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

ILLUMINATION Achieved 8th Milestone
With 80,000+ Followers we are preparing for the 9th milestone.medium.com

Ahmed Jamal

Writing is About Progress, Not Perfection
Like everything else in life, it’s all about the progress you make that will ultimately determine your success.medium.com

Josh Balerite Acol

Can You See Behind What You See?
My attempt with a triolet poetic formmedium.com

Christopher Erle

Hashtags, LinkedIn, and Connecting
As a resume writer, I use hashtags with each person I work with. I craft resumes and cover letters, and I also work on…medium.com

Mike Wang

Choosing Which Path to Take Toward a Career in Software Development
Should you be a self-taught programmer, go to bootcamp or go to university?medium.com

Sheldon Clay

The Restoration
There’s something in us that likes to name historical eras, at least the big ones.medium.com

Akarsh Nalawade

Feed Me Flavour!
Nothing Tastes Like What It Is And What You Can Do About Itmedium.com

Floyd Mori

Was News Break Going To Be The Answer?
No, apparently it was not going to be that easymedium.com

Steven Acree Jr.

Who is Dr. Seuss?
Is he the man many of us idolized?medium.com

Garry Lee

What Type of Distraction Do You Run With?
A recent study throws an interesting light on what people listen tomedium.com

Scott Hughey (TheWriteScott)

The Vulnerable Flower
A poem about trust and exposuremedium.com

Fahri Karakas

Why And How I Read Five Fiction Books At A Time
There Is A Different Book In Every Room In My Housemedium.com

Zane Dickens

4 Signs Your Envy is 
Driven By Time Anxiety

Envy is a good teacher.medium.com

John Ross

A Heart Full of Stone

Wanita Isaacs

Perspective arrives, shaking her head and sm
A poemmedium.com

Debra Emerson

Looking Back on Twelve Weeks with The 1619 Project
When the End Becomes the Beginningmedium.com

George Blue Kelly

How I Learned to let my Future Decide my Circle and Not the Other Way Around.
Qualities to look for in people.medium.com


Hate Getting Compliments?
You’re probably not great at giving them, eithermedium.com

Kira Dawn

Complete Oblivion
Behind the Lensmedium.com

Aldric Chen

Wow. Warren Buffett Wrote Me An Email!
YEAH RIGHT.medium.com

Ivette Cruz

Happiness Blooms
After the stormmedium.com

Miss Handie

Dear Bob: Donuts Can’t Fix Workplace Culture
What To Do If You Really Want Workplace Evolutionmedium.com

Aparna Das Sadhukhan

Summer and You
A poemmedium.com

Alex Ghaznawi

How a Toxic Relationship Can Change Your Life for the Better
Your life begins when the relationship ends but you’ll have to be ready for itmedium.com

Bageshree Kulkarni

My Passion
My everythingmedium.com

Maria Rattray

Integrity Book
Related stories by: Maria Rattraymedium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: March 3
Inclusion, Ingenuity, and Gross Injusticemedium.com

Raji Pillay

I Worry About The Digital Trail
Will it come to bite me in the future? But, I still write.medium.com

Jessie Hamilton

Tips That Could Save Your Pet’s Life
You might be putting them in danger without knowing itmedium.com

pst tomowo

Your Faith is Neutral
Faith takes on your highest knowledge bid!.medium.com

Roger Himes Esq.

When Relationships Fail (2 of 3)
Our Divorce Courts Are So Busy that it Sometimes Takes a Long Time to Get Things Resolved. The Strain Can Be Gruesome.medium.com

Juliano Righetto

How Married Actors Deal With Love Scenes
It is not for nothing that our profession is the record holder in forming new couples.medium.com

Ms Fischer

Pessimists and Cynics
Are they really worse off?medium.com

Annelise Lords

He Had An Impatient Life
Failure is a lesson that teaches wisdom.medium.com

Kate Rose

The Pandemic Has Worsened Anxiety, Depression, Impulsivity, And Mindfulness
What else could this pandemic possibly bring?medium.com

Teresa Kuhl

3 Baby-Steps To Becoming a Loving LGBTQ Ally
How to save your family from destruction one day at a timemedium.com

Brett Chrest

Power — Our House Needs a New Green Deal
“I have the power!” — He-Manmedium.com

Rachel Greenberg

The One Golden Secret to Acing Any Job Interview or School Application
This is almost too valuable to give away for free — but here goes.medium.com

Paul Abela, MSc

Would You Rather a Long Forgettable Life, or a Short Memorable Life?
It’s not how long you live that’s important; it’s what you do with the time you’re heremedium.com

Mary Beth Hazeldine

The Most Overlooked Competitive Advantage for Any Business
How to have employees who are “in the zone” more often.medium.com

Angelina Der Arakelian

Why Creativity Ought to Become a School Subject
Identifying an underrated skillmedium.com

Paco Cantero

Why True Allies Are an Essential Piece in Your Way to Fulfillment
Who are your true allies, and why it’s critical for you to take care of themmedium.com

Domagoj Patrick Vidovic

What Can Your Worries Teach You?
There’s always something to learnmedium.com

The Maverick Files

5 Quotes by Leo Tolstoy To Help Lead a More Content Life
The Russian legendary author was also a visionary thinkermedium.com

Lyndsey Frondarina

One-line Poem on Happiness (#1)
A phrase about one simple pleasure in lifemedium.com

Gurpreet Dhariwal


The Despicable Hippie

The Personal Finance Game
Let’s play a game!medium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

SYNERGY Articles on Flipboard
SYNERGY is getting great attention from writers and readers.medium.com

Terry Mansfield

How To Deal With The ‘She Said, He Said’ Problem In Relationships
Relationships can get complicated, with the parties involved often disagreeing and pointing out each other’s faults.medium.com

Esse Letters

Recent Health Antics
The greatest evil is physical pain. — Saint Augustinemedium.com

Bob Wuest

The Toxic Behavior Normalized by Society
How could we ever have accepted this as normal?medium.com

Jair Ribeiro

My favorite Stress-Management Techniques
Stress seems unavoidable these days. More changes in how we live and work, less social interaction, and financial…medium.com

Emlyn Boyle

She Waits, Alone
Isolated grief in a barren landscapemedium.com

Wanita Isaacs

There we will sit
A poemmedium.com

Trapper Sherwood

Why Resilience is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
Avoid sacrificing the belief in your purpose & act as a source of inspiration to those around youmedium.com

Yewande Adeleke

The Struggle With Women’s Mental Health Amidst A Pandemic
Surviving and thriving is all we know…medium.com

Anna Klawitter

You Could be Living Wrong
Diluting your life could be your biggest regretmedium.com

Noorain Hassan, BMS

Breaking Through the Stigmas of Men Using Eye Cream!
#1 Beat the high cortisol!medium.com

Karen Parquet

The HB90 Planner Method And My Experience
If you’ve heard of this planning method, more than likely, you’re either a fan of Sarra Cannon, or you’ve taken her…medium.com

Ritika Sharma

How to Be a ‘Hot Girl’
A definitive guide from one hot girl to another.medium.com

Dalibor Országh

How the Progress Bar Keeps you Sane
How many people sit bored at the desk, how many hours every day, how many days each week, how many weeks each year, how…medium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Responsibilities of Technical And Technology Leaders May Differ
If you are planning a career in these areas, knowing the differences can be useful.medium.com

Eric Sutherland

How would you feel about your home state fully re-opening businesses and services at 100% capacity…

Linda Kowalchek

Every writer has their own journey on Medium.
Some have journeys that last a long time.medium.com

Denise G

Access Denied
A poem from the realm of dreamsmedium.com

Richard White

How we can use the tragedy of COVID to build better societies
History shows us that tragedies can change the collective futuremedium.com

Kate Feathers

5 Uncomfortable Truths About Human Beings Most of Us Hate to Admit
Yes, we’re gorgeous — but we’re also deeply disgustingmedium.com

Stephen Dalton

Members of the NYC Bully Gang Arrested in Portland, Maine for Drugs
Several indictments served on Maine residents, the NY-based Bully Gang allegedly held several flophouses in Maine to…medium.com

Sapna M

7 speed bumps that wear down most startups!
They say building and scaling a startup ranks near the top of the order of ‘hardest things to do in life.medium.com

Harry Hogg

The Clawfoot Bathtub
Rewriting a memorymedium.com

Michael Thacker

I’m Excited to Get My Vaccination Today, but Why?medium.com

Tree Langdon

When we have met our own trauma, we aren’t afraid to see it in the world.
We won’t soon forget you.medium.com

Krishna V Chaudhary

Fairness Does Not Mean Beautiful Always
Will people in India be able to wash out this prejudiced thinking?medium.com

Shiraz Zafar Hussain

The 3 Types of Friends in Life
Which types are in your life?medium.com

T. Mark Mangum

Mr. Mason and The Carions, Adventure and Travel, Part 5
The links to Parts 2–4 are at the end of this story. The link to Part 1 is below. Please take the time to read all of…medium.com

Rugare Maruzani

The Two Major Challenges of Learning to Run
From one new runner to othersmedium.com

Bob Jasper

Seeking A Better Way
The still, small voicemedium.com

Carla Woody

My Dream Last Night
When guidance and prophecy emerge in the darkmedium.com

Richelle Délia, PhD

Stock Market Lessons You Can Apply to Real Estate Investing
Real estate investing is just like normal investing.medium.com

Karen Madej

Weekly Wisdom from Karen
ILLUMINATION Edition #success #stoicism #fiction #dreams #choicesmedium.com


This Tiny Country Outperformed the World In COVID–19 Vaccinations
In Serbia, the hairdressers are always openmedium.com

Terry Trueman

“I’m Still Learning”
I know I’vemedium.com

Melinda Blau

My Second Bio: What I Could Never Have Imagined Twenty Years Ago
Pondering what more to say about herself, a journalist lets words dictate form.medium.com

Mary Beth Hazeldine

5 Reasons Why Laughter is the Best Medicine
And just what the doctor ordered.medium.com

Ian Worrall

The Debtor’s Maze
A short story for your enjoymentmedium.com

Felix Otoo

Oozy Fuzzy
A poemmedium.com

Bill Abbate

How Can a Better Understanding of Relationships Improve Your Life?
Developing a more profound understanding of relationships in our livesmedium.com

Galit Birk, PhD

A haikumedium.com

Bebe Nicholson

Three Things That Make This Gun Bill Alarming
Americans are armed to the hilt, but this bill is extreme.medium.com

J M Mantium

When Baby Steps Speed Up
Our second chance arrives a little faster — A love story/poemmedium.com


4 Brutally Honest Thoughts From An Ex-Ghoster
Communication really is our kryptonitemedium.com


Tips For Thinking Rationally?
How to transcend our biases and go beyond groupthink.medium.com

Keith R Wilson

In Therapy, Is the Customer Ever Right?
Season 1, Episode 2medium.com

Rucha Bhide

Urban Madness
Life of a newly-made adult.medium.com

Clive Wilson MCIM

Part 1: How B2B Companies Can Survive Post-Pandemic: Where Are We Now and What Can We Do to…
B2B marketing is challenging enough. Now it’s time to rethink your plan.medium.com

Shamar M

6 Ways To Better Your Medium Experience With These Hidden Features
These uncommon features will help you boost your writing platform and experience.medium.com

Mark Hake

The Comforting Solace of Grief Depression Movies
8 films about grief depressed roles that have comforted memedium.com

Steven Acree Jr.

Fortnite: Most Wanted
Rarest and “Most Sweatiest” Skins, Emotes, Gliders & Pickaxe…medium.com

Francesco Rizzuto

Stop Trying To Be A Nice Person
Being nice won’t earn you any Brownie pointsmedium.com

Amy Lee Kite

How Writers Can Push Themselves Outside Of Their Comfort Zone To Find Their Most Authentic Voices
And Find Their Most Authentic Voicesmedium.com

Michaela Grek

Fastest & Simplest Lunch or Dinner of Champions
You’re welcomemedium.com

Carel Kolchinski

Stuck In The Airport — Burnt At The Stake
Have We Lived Before?medium.com

Alberto Guerrero

How FUD, FOMO, and YOLO Are Ruining Your Life
And how to stop them before it’s too latemedium.com

Sam Wren-Lewis

The Mindset That Makes People Change The World
It’s the opposite of what you might thinkmedium.com

Ivona Fikejzlova

4 Ways How I Work on Myself and You Can Too
If you feel stuck, it’s about time to change your mindset.medium.com

Abby Kris

Our behavior reeks of childhood trauma — how to be at peace?
Your subconscious mind can never forget. Without realizing it, this might be the cause of your problems.medium.com

Mike Wang

Start Competitive Programming
Competitive programming is a great way to sharpen your data structures and algorithms, either for competitions or…medium.com

Josie Elbiry

The Liquor is Still Next to the Coffee
On facing my fat and how my friends will react to me without alcoholmedium.com

Hannah Brown (she/her)

Adults Exposed 2: The Fool’s Paradise Expansion
It is truly baffling how many ways humans manage to fool their treacherous brains into serving them. It is understood…medium.com

Gary Westfal

Achieve Every Goal You Set
It’s not as difficult as you’re making it out to be.medium.com

Geoff Lane

The Best Bloggers to Read While Sitting on the Toilet.
Guaranteed red marks on your thighs every time.medium.com

Francesco Joseph

25 Writing Tips For Beginners
Write more about Writingmedium.com

Drew Eisenhauer

The Thirteen Best Horses in the World
Searching for the source in writing and lifemedium.com

Fred: Almost Famous

Major Tom … to Ground Control

Adebayo Adeniran

Salmond Vs Sturgeon: The Scottish Game of Thrones.
Will the internal strife of Scotland National Party’s leading lights fatally undermine its case for independence from…medium.com


You Are Not Alone
Stronger Together:medium.com

Shivangi Patel

Crossing Lines- Fears
A Poemmedium.com

Francesco Joseph

7 Reasons Why We Fail Even though We Don’t Have To
“In any case, you mustn’t confuse a single failure with a final defeat.” — Scott Fitzgeraldmedium.com

Elvie Lins

How Can We Change To A Better Life Today?
Life can change its direction if you want a change and if you believe that life is short. Loss weight, travel the…medium.com

Ahsan Chaudhry

After 13 Years of Experience I Can Tell Why We Fail in Life
A realistic and Sadistic Approachmedium.com

Macey Malone

Wait — Do Women Mature Differently From Using Public Transportation Than Men?
A whole new understanding of women riding the public transport systems around the worldmedium.com

Pawening Esti

Will The World’s Supply of Oil Run Out?
If so, what should we do?medium.com

Scott Hughey (TheWriteScott)

Withdrawal: A Poem
Poetry About Giving Up The Hard Thingsmedium.com


The Wig
a poemmedium.com

Nuno Fabiao

How a Finland’s Civil-Military Co-Operation Exercise Can Help You Beat Your Most Fearful Fears
Why keeping a society functioning during a crisis strengthens all citizens mindsetmedium.com

Lucas R. Marmor

Everyone wants to go Viral
What do you want to do with writing?medium.com

Khadejah Jones

This Small Night Habit Saved Me From Destroying My Morning Routine
I had an accident.medium.com

Karen Parquet

Dealing With Depression in a COVID World
COVID hit and caused depression in many people, but that doesn’t mean depression wasn’t already heremedium.com


If Free Will Doesn’t Exist, People Can’t be Held Accountable for Their Actions
Does Sam Harris’s account of free will pardon Donald T.Rump?medium.com

Shyamdeo Ranjan

iPhone 12 Birth of New Technology or New Era
Products that think beyond the Timemedium.com

Esse Letters

How Long Were You Afraid of Monsters?
I was asked this question recently. I didn’t know how to answer. As a child, I was haunted, hounded even, by my fears…medium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Thankfully, writer bios are back
With the recent feature updates on Medium, our collection linking writer bios were unavailable to read.medium.com

Josh Balerite Acol

Mazed Amidst Life’s Crossroads?
My way into a Nonet poetic formmedium.com

Kyle Chastain

A Writer’s Secret Weapon is Knowing When to Quit
How to quit without giving up.medium.com


“Tax The Rich” is Like Saying “Kill The Goose That Lays The Golden Eggs”
Greed Will Destroy Youmedium.com

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