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Featured Stories Issue #40

Selected stories from 9,300 writers supporting 92,900+ readers on ILLUMINATION

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We compiled this digest for your enjoyment.

External readers can find links to these stories via our blogs on Word Press.

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Our previous digests are easily accessible from this collection.Collection of Featured Stories
Easy access to daily selected stories from engaging writers of ILLUMINATIONmedium.com

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All writers are invited to join a writing challenge as proposed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz. These stories provide an opportunity for writers and readers to cross-pollinate.Invitation To A Writing Challenge
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Please enjoy these informative, engaging, and interesting stories.

Britni Pepper

What Bothers Me as a Writer, and What I Want to do About It
Creative ideas from Britni Peppermedium.com


Little Bits of Bother. Me and Writing
An inadequate response to the writing challengemedium.com

Michael Patanella

What Gets In The Way Of Our Commitments?
The title of this piece is a solid question, but it’s one that we probably never put much consideration into. If any at…medium.com

Eddie Becker

Selling Bug Killer to Women
Three keys to creating repeat customersmedium.com

Terry Mansfield

Don’t Make It All About Yourself
Instead of focusing only on your own problems, think of others, as well.medium.com

Noorain Hassan, BMS

Does Your Spirit Melt As It Should?
If it doesn’t melt inside, it won’t mold you.medium.com

Janice Arenofsky

Diary of a Mad Shrink
Some are naughty and not nicemedium.com

Terry Trueman

Shock-shit from recent semi-real life
 of Rudy Giuliani
as he speaks
in defense of Donald Trump
are like a montage
of surrealist absurdity…

Michela Pasquali

Difficult Relationships Tell Us a Lot About What We’re Resisting
Usually it’s the ugly stuff we don’t want to deal withmedium.com

Samantha Drobac

Do You Know Where Emotional Tears Originate From?
How much thought have you put into the tears that come down your cheeks?medium.com

Victoria Ponte

The Sky Was Blue
A Beautiful April Afternoonmedium.com

Yana Bostongirl

5 Strategies That Help When Dealing With A Narcissistic In-Law
Dealing with a toxic family member can be hard. It is important to be able to do so in proactive and healthy ways.medium.com

Sid Khaitan

Why the Future of Work is Freelance
#2: Scale and leave room for good surprisesmedium.com

Jennifer M. Wilson

Divorce Financial Paperwork is The Worst
It’s as miserable as my actual marriagemedium.com

Shreejit Sudhakaran

Reflections, Harsh Realizations: From a Former Social Media Addict
See what resonates. Know when to set boundariesmedium.com

Lydia-Renee Darling

Is Freelance Writing the Next Get Rich Quick Scheme?
I’m not knocking the hustle, but some of these courses give me drop-shipping guru vibes.medium.com

Sahil Patel

5 Things I Learned About Medium In A Year
A personal guide to becoming successful on Medium.medium.com


How to Calm Your Mind and Let Your Intuition Guide You
A solution to analysis paralysismedium.com

Anna Wang

Simple Family Vacations Yield the Sweetest Joy
Consider a houseboat trip: the ultimate dog-friendly family adventure, especially for over-scheduled familiesmedium.com

Michael Adelizzi

How Walking Through a Doorway Helps Us Remember and Makes Us Forget
What event horizons can teach us about life’s contradictionsmedium.com

Sapna M

Please, we don’t speak Hindu!
A lesson in racial and ethnic comments to avoid, when speaking to Asian Indians.medium.com

Dr. Fatima Imam

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#17)medium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: April 10
Ashes, A**holes, and Astronomymedium.com

Liam Ireland

An Illuminating Story About Book Publishing On Medium
For writers of the longer readmedium.com

Agnes Laurens

That Time When I Was
What is the time when you were?medium.com

Jacquelyn Lynn

Now We Know the Details of Tiger Woods’ Crash
Does it matter?medium.com

Mimi Bordeaux

Love Immune
They say that shit happen forgo your woes blind blizzard in a flapping dippinmedium.com

Kayla Vokolek

Looks Aren’t Reflective of Character
An obvious yet oft-ignored sentiment, at least online.medium.com

Nombuso Makhubu

3 Things To Do & Know About Covid-19 Fatigue
Censor what information you see, listen to and accept as your truth — the power belongs to you, so use it wisely!medium.com


Why You Should Write “Unrelatable” Characters And How To Go About It
The necessities of creativity and inventionmedium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

Living With The Leaves
A green sonnetmedium.com

James Halliday

Should You Be an Entrepreneur?
It’s hard, and it’s not for everyonemedium.com

Karen Madej

Weekly Wisdom from Karen
ILLUMINATION Edition #reactions #relationships #life lessons #common sense #meditationmedium.com

Aldric Chen

3 Reasons Why You Should Absolutely FALL IN LOVE With Your $0.01 Stories.
Simply put — They are extraction of our life journey and stories. Loving them is learning to give ourselves a big hug.medium.com

Quiksilver For Sure

Bamboozled by a Toxic Relationship: How to Begin to Heal with a Just Dessert
It may seem impossible at first, but finding your voice is doablemedium.com

Jessie Hamilton

A Guide to Successful Online Learning
Familiarize yourself with what’s involved before signing upmedium.com

Nishith Goyal

“Deliberately” Blocking Natural Senses Will Connect You with Something Unique
Your senses feel better when you give them a “conscious” breakmedium.com

Gippolito Ndp

Is Donald J. Trump the real last Jedi?
A thought exercise to explore how to effectively create an alternate realitymedium.com

Marouane Bembli

How To Start a YouTube Channel in 2021: Beginner’s Guide from 0 Subscribers
I’ll cover 4 points — the money of YouTube, how to get started with a brand new channel, what to make videos on and how…medium.com

Angelina Der Arakelian

How Long Can You Survive Without Sleep?
The importance of our circadian rhythmmedium.com

Delilah Brass

The Most Amazing Animals in the World
Let’s take a moment to recognize how spectacular mother nature is and marvel at some of her most audacious specimens.medium.com

James Kuo

The Algorithm of Aspiration: How TikTok Used Soviet Statecraft To Take Over The Internet
To beat the most advanced companies of the 21st century, the Chinese upstart is using a playbook straight out of the…medium.com

BernieWhat Extraterrestrials Think Of Us
Mankind, as seen from space.medium.com

Terry L. Cooper

To The Pharmaceutical Companies Around the World
Yeah. It’s me again.medium.com
While I Was Sleeping
Not just another pay-it-forward storymedium.com

Jay Toran

What bothers me as a writer, and what I want to do about it.
Creative ideas from Joy Tran 😉 = 😉medium.com

Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Quiet Creation
A poem about hobbiesmedium.com

Lucia Landini

5 Ways To Survive Working With A Queen Bee
Keep Shiningmedium.com

Dr Sachin pandit

COVID-19 The Deadly Virus
Once again the entry of coronavirus in Indiamedium.com

MJ Adia

Give White Children “The Talk”
We don’t want anymore Trayvon Martins or Derek Chauvinsmedium.com

Susan Poole

Why There’s More to Writing on Medium than Metrics
Even though it’s hard to resist caring about the statsmedium.com

Cristina Comunian

The 10 Commandments of Crisis Communication
#2 Everything and everyone is inflammable or sinkablemedium.com

Randy Wolken

Where Do You Want To Go Now?
Don’t Settle For Your Pre-COVID Normalmedium.com

Eric Peterson

Leadership We Need Now
The search for leaders we can believe in to lead us where we need to gomedium.com

Steve C

My Dog Doesn’t Care…
…neither should I!medium.com

Naouress Akrouti

Do Muslims Believe in Self-development?
What happens when personal development meets religion?medium.com

Lucia Landini

5 Ways To Survive Working With A Queen Bee
Keep Shiningmedium.com

Melanie J.

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#21)
A phrase about one simple pleasure in lifemedium.com

Francesco Joseph

Marketing eSports through social media
Social Media a Game?
Social media is a game, there is a rewards system that encourages users to participate which can…

Mai Tsutomu

Hold the Phone: Did You Know You Could Loop YouTube Videos?!
Am I the only one that didn’t get the memo?medium.com

Sydney Koel

5 Quotes By Don Miguel Ruiz That Will Reshape How You View Life
If you listen, you can find all the answers that you seek.medium.com

Floyd Mori

The Utah Capitol Steps Are Empty Now
The protests have stopped for the time beingmedium.com

Jeff Herring

How to Get Rid of Stinkin’ Thinkin’
Here’s how to rid your head of those “smelly thoughts”medium.com


Rapper DMX Leaves Behind A Powerful Legacy Of Vulnerability
Dark Man X will always live onmedium.com

Zachary Seda

The Act that is Immortal
A Short Story about Kindnessmedium.com

Josh Balerite Acol

A poetry prompt for day 17medium.com

Terry Trueman

Spoken As The Ghost of MLK jr.
How have we changed and not changed since we lost him in 1968?medium.com

Bill Abbate

Why It Is Important to Move Beyond Knowledge and Understanding In Your Life
How to move past knowledge and understanding to meaning-makingmedium.com

Charles H. Roast

My Appropriate Reply To An Inappropriate Response To My Response’s Response
Adam-Henry alert!medium.com

Emlyn Boyle

The Caterpillar Jail
We can change if we allow itmedium.com

Carel Kolchinski

Black Dog Comes
For a while…medium.com

Thank you for reading our stories.

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