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Featured Stories Issue #48

Selected stories from 9,400 writers supporting 93,500+ readers on ILLUMINATION

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Dear readers,

We are delighted to provide you with fresh stories every day.

We compiled engaging, informative, and interesting stories from our growing collection today,

External readers can access them via blogs on Word Press.

Thank you for the following ILLUMINATION and for reading the engaging stories shared by our creative writers.

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

We recommend taking a look at the collection of book chapters in our special publication (ILLUMINATION Book Chapters) hosting published books from reputable authors.Index of Published Book Chapters
Easy access to chapters for readers on Mediummedium.com

The primary purpose of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications (IIP) is to give optimal visibility to content created and hosted on them.

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
Share your concerns and aspirations in a storymedium.com

How to grow and become a top writer on Medium in three months: 100 Day Challenge For New Writers100 Day Challenge For New Writers
How to grow and become a top writer on Medium in three monthsmedium.com

Please enjoy our interesting stories.

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Introducing New Writers

Introducing New Writers
We are onboarding new contributors joining ILLUMINATION, ILLUMINATION-Curated, ILLUMINATION’S MIRROR, ILLUMINATION Book…medium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Introducing an engaging book by prolific author Maria Rattray

In The Name Of My Father
Introducing an engaging book by prolific author Maria Rattraymedium.com

Larry G. Maguire

Machiavelli on How To Play The Power Game

Machiavelli on How To Play The Power Game
In 500 years of human development and technological advancement, has anything really changed in how we do business?medium.com

Megan Holstein

How to Look Beautiful Without Wearing Makeup

How to Look Beautiful Without Wearing Makeup
If you put on makeup because you think you look terrible without it, you’re wrongmedium.com

Elvie

About Me

About Me
Born Filipina and a resident of Singapore. I grew up hopping from one home to the other when my mother died. I was 6…medium.com

Fareeha Arshad

How White Are White Lies

How White Are White Lies
One bitter truth behind white lies.medium.com

Anna

What I Learned After I Almost Died in Hawaii and How It Changed Me

What I Learned After I Almost Died in Hawaii and How It Changed Me
This scary wake-up call taught me important life lessons.medium.com

Veronika Kaufmann

A Girl from Vienna

A Girl from Vienna
an anecdote from my mom’s life who died 10 years ago this monthmedium.com

Michael Hollifield

I Can’t See the Yard for the Weeds

I Can’t See the Yard for the Weeds
When some people can’t see the forest for the trees.medium.com

Darryl Brooks

Kids Today Will Never Comprehend the Hardships We Suffered

Kids Today Will Never Comprehend the Hardships We Suffered
It’s a Completely Different World Todaymedium.com

Neha Sandhir S

Inner Light
Feel it radiating from inside outmedium.com

Abdullah Nadeem

How To Balance Enthusiasm With Discipline

How To Balance Enthusiasm With Discipline
Avoid burning out whilst maintaining high levels of workmedium.com

Bill Abbate

How Long Will Your Words Last and Will They Matter to Anyone Else?

How Long Will Your Words Last and Will They Matter to Anyone Else?
Why writing with future generations in mind is importantmedium.com

Asmita Karanje

Winners Don’t Quit Is A Big Lie — They Do.

Winners Don’t Quit Is A Big Lie — They Do.
They just know the right time to quitmedium.com

Ben Ho

Rain to Renew Our Soul

Rain to Renew Our Soul
Morning relaxation thoughtsmedium.com

Anthony Jackson

It Only Takes You 10 Minutes

It Only Takes You 10 Minutes
A poem about time.medium.com

Laurie Perez

Alchemy of the Emperor

Alchemy of the Emperor
This central truth — the coal-dark mystery of your timeless qualitymedium.com

Lucienne

One Step of the Dark

One Step of the Dark
A poem of a soul who wanted to jump because she just used to think that she could never really learn to flymedium.com

Jacquelyn Lynn

My Medium Weekly Roundup

My Medium Weekly Roundup
Here’s what I published this week and a few stories by others that I enjoyedmedium.com

Matthew Prince

The Lesson From the Prisoner’s Dilemma Is Cooperation and Truthfulness

The Lesson From the Prisoner’s Dilemma Is Cooperation and Truthfulness
In the real world cooperation is not a terrible choicemedium.com

Nora

Create An Effective Content Marketing Strategy To Grow Your Brand
A Strategic Step By Step Approach To Reaching Your Customersmedium.com

Joseph Lieungh

A Life of One’s Own Design

A Life of One’s Own Design
self, family or greater wholemedium.com

Jennifer Dunne

5 Tips to Have a More Self-Confident Attitude

5 Tips to Have a More Self-Confident Attitude
Doubting yourself is a habit. So is believing in yourself.medium.com

Lawson Wallace

What Bothers me as a Writer

What Bothers me as a Writer
Creative Ideas From Lawson Wallacemedium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: April 18

Day Tripping: April 18
Funerals, Fires, and Farewellsmedium.com

Alfonso Guerrero

Building a Business, Part 1: Why I Decided To Leave Finance and Start a Coffee Business

Building a Business, Part 1: Why I Decided To Leave Finance and Start a Coffee Business
A love storymedium.com

Tammy Richards

Embracing Willingness and Letting Go of the Why
How I Gave Up Control and Got Out of My Own Waymedium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

Françoise Hardy
“Tant de Belles choses”medium.com

Ada LLoyd

Top 3 Mindful Choices for Self Improvement Now

Top 3 Mindful Choices for Self Improvement Now
Be in the 1% Who Consistently Achieve Their Goalsmedium.com

Shawn Ingram

Treehouse

Treehouse
FLASH Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 15medium.com

Enne Baker

Twitch

Twitch
A Poemmedium.com

Nishith Goyal

A Dialogue That Drew Me Close to the Journaling Habit

A Dialogue That Drew Me Close to the Journaling Habit
If you open the channel, your journal will have a conversationmedium.com

Paola Perez

Why Have We Stopped Caring For Other Fellow Humans?

Why Have We Stopped Caring For Other Fellow Humans?
Has society turned evil?medium.com

Mia Verita

Water Lily

Water Lily
A tale of two twittlesmedium.com

Rose Blog

What makes you think and feel better?

What makes you think and feel better?
Living life to the next level of this journeymedium.com

Ms Fischer

The Chris Hogan Controversy

The Chris Hogan Controversy
How my most popular story earned me basically nothingmedium.com

Andrew Lalchan

Ingenuity Is Ready To Take Off On Mars

Ingenuity Is Ready To Take Off On Mars
The Mars helicopter will have its maiden flight after the 18th of April. Find out more about the helicopter and what…medium.com

Charles Amemiya

Frikis: The Desperate Cubans Who Purposely Injected Themselves with HIV

Frikis: The Desperate Cubans Who Purposely Injected Themselves with HIV
A tragic tale of the extreme things people will do for freedom.medium.com

Marcus

We are only as sick as our secrets.

We are only as sick as our secrets.
That’s the kicker found at the end of the 7-minute decoder ring for my latest tanka:medium.com

Aldric Chen

YouTube Ads Are Getting Seriously Boring.

YouTube Ads Are Getting Seriously Boring.
When boring becomes more boring.medium.com

Calvin Lassiter

The Twittle Express

The Twittle Express
All Aboard!!!!!!!medium.com

Aparna Das Sadhukhan

Don’t Stop To Smell The Roses

Don’t Stop To Smell The Roses
Have you noticed how roses have lost their evocative scent?medium.com

Rufat Mammadov

Are You Living Your Own “Renaissance”?

Are You Living Your Own “Renaissance”?
There might be something common between our journeys towards embracing change.medium.com

Thewriteyard

Your Ultimate Guide to No Touch Society

Your Ultimate Guide to No Touch Society
Answers to all those awkward questionsmedium.com

Keara Lou

I Gave Up Alcohol For Lent And Didn’t Know It.

I Gave Up Alcohol For Lent And Didn’t Know It.
That was the last time I had a drink for the next five weeks. By the end of the fifth week, I realized what I did, and…medium.com

Katie Jgln

5 Lessons Learned from Writing for 10+ Publications Last Month

5 Lessons Learned from Writing for 10+ Publications Last Month
How to get your work published in Medium’s publicationsmedium.com

Jade M.

How Building Relationships Almost Ended My Writing Career

How Building Relationships Almost Ended My Writing Career
and Caused Me to be Bullied Relentlesslymedium.com

Fahim Chughtai

How Humans Face The loss-5 Stages Of Grief Theory

How Humans Face The loss-5 Stages Of Grief Theory
Learning about emotions after a loss can help us healmedium.com

Ash K

“Thank You For What You Do”

“Thank You For What You Do”
A short storymedium.com

Deepak Sethi

Life Lessons learned by a Movie Star.

Life Lessons learned by a Movie Star.
All the days don’t remain the same.medium.com

Brian Dickens Barrabee

That’s Not My Wife, Is It

That’s Not My Wife, Is It
When my friend, whose an artist, said that he had a wedding present for me, I was suitably grateful. I should have seen…medium.com

Karen Madej

The Proust Questionnaire Answered by Karen Madej

The Proust Questionnaire Answered by Karen Madej
I loathe talking about my deepest darkest thoughts and I react with hostility when pushed too far. My sister told me I…medium.com

Ilham Esse

How to Make the Law of Attraction Work for You

How to Make the Law of Attraction Work for You
The universe checked out. It’s all on you.medium.com

Emily Ann

The Grooming of Young Girls Often Goes Unnoticed

The Grooming of Young Girls Often Goes Unnoticed
How A Million Little Things told Sophie’s story exactly rightmedium.com

Chevanne Scordinsky

King Me

King Me
A short short storymedium.com

Sapna M

After 7 months of writing on Medium: Here’s the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

After 7 months of writing on Medium: Here’s the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
Medium is a level playing field for all writers, just don’t quit your day job.medium.com

Shawn Ingram

Someone is Living in My Mirror

Someone is Living in My Mirror
Flash Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 31medium.com

Monolith

Monolith
FLASH Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 23medium.com

Ann Venkataraman

Do You Suffer from Writer’s Tsundoku?

Do You Suffer from Writer’s Tsundoku?
Reasons and Solutions…medium.com

Alexandra Raphael

Like a Good Canadian, I Rolled Up My Sleeve and Didn’t Ask Questions

Like a Good Canadian, I Rolled Up My Sleeve and Didn’t Ask Questions
…. I tried to shake off the feeling that I was about to be injected with a vaccine which had a spotty track record and…medium.com

Shell St. James

Eutierria, Death, and the Red Kayak

Eutierria, Death, and the Red Kayak
What was this place? A dream? A delusion? A miracle? He didn’t know, but he was filled with absolute certainty of what…medium.com

Cat Stravino

Meeting Bears in the Boundary Waters

Meeting Bears in the Boundary Waters
Facing fear to overcome itmedium.com

ABINAS JAGERNAUTH

How I Became Fanatical About Golf

How I Became Fanatical About Golf
But I am not on the PGA Tour — yetmedium.com

Riri Rites

Ask These 12 Questions to Learn About a Person

Ask These 12 Questions to Learn About a Person
See someone from all angles, not just the public onesmedium.com

Shiraz Zafar Hussain

Don’t waste Time watching Ted Talks

Don’t waste Time watching Ted Talks
Without Doing Thismedium.com

Angelina Der Arakelian

How I Reduced My Overthinking

How I Reduced My Overthinking
5 ways to help you quiet your mindmedium.com

JGS

Questions to My Soul

Questions to My Soul
Are you there?medium.com

Nia Simone McLeod

The Ingredients of Good Hair

The Ingredients of Good Hair
In Black hair, there’s poetry. You just have to look.medium.com

Brooke Ramey Nelson

In Re: Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, et al.

In Re: Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, et al.
A Poemmedium.com

Nora

Grant Faulkner’s Method for Writing 50,000 words Per Month

Grant Faulkner’s Method for Writing 50,000 words Per Month
The Nanowrimo Method To Better Longer Writingmedium.com

ProfManagement

The Perfect Harmony Between Ears: Podcasts in Higher Education

The Perfect Harmony Between Ears: Podcasts in Higher Education
Introducing the Classical Management Murder Podcast Seriesmedium.com

Alexander M. Combstrong

Readers of Medium, Thank You for Being Incredible
To me, you’re the best readers on the internet.medium.com

The Maverick Files

My Alcohol Problem During My 21-Day Quarantine

My Alcohol Problem During My 21-Day Quarantine
Our hotel had a “virtual” happy hour every day!medium.com

Melanie J.

My Love Song

My Love Song
Haikumedium.com

Fahri Karakas

Review of “Love and Monsters” on Netflix

Review of “Love and Monsters” on Netflix
I have just finished watching “Love and Monsters” on Netflix. Netflix has been rigorously promoting this movie and it…medium.com

Ananya Misra

Waiting For Love

Waiting For Love
In the phantasmagorical imaginings of my feverish mind,
I struggle to keep up the illusion of a happy life.
Buried in…
medium.com

M.X. Christopher

Have You Heard of RapChat?

Have You Heard of RapChat?
A Creative Way to Express Yourselfmedium.com

Humaira Iqbal

Nostalgia

Nostalgia
Oh, to be a child again.medium.com

Veronika Kaufmann

Movie Love: Measuring the World

Movie Love: Measuring the World
A Day in the Life of an 18th Century Scientistmedium.com

Noah Nelson

I’m Grateful For Medium Every Day

I’m Grateful For Medium Every Day
And I couldn’t be happier.medium.com

Bill Abbate

How to View Your Close Relationships to Better Understand Yourself

How to View Your Close Relationships to Better Understand Yourself
Are we really like those we are around most in our lives?medium.com

Gippolito Ndp

Why words really do matter if you’re a king or wannabe king

Why words really do matter if you’re a king or wannabe king
By G.O. Ippolitomedium.com

Trapper Sherwood

Expert Advice: Keeping Pets Safe While Away on Vacation

Expert Advice: Keeping Pets Safe While Away on Vacation
Please don’t let this happen to you and your furry best friend.medium.com

Prosite benjamin

WHAT MAKES A MAN REALLY STRONG THAT WOMEN DON’T KNOW.

WHAT MAKES A MAN REALLY STRONG THAT WOMEN DON’T KNOW.
Don’t say you are strong when you don’t have this in yourself .medium.com

Mark Campbell

Why Medium Wants To Ban Your Story From Google

Why Medium Wants To Ban Your Story From Google
Medium’s changes might target affiliates but affect everyonemedium.com

Shawn Jr

The Paradox of self

The Paradox of self
Reveals the true nature of selfmedium.com

Prasanniya

Can you become the President of the United States?
A dream is not something you see in your sleep-A true story.medium.com

Ben Kageyama

What Is a Man Without His Cock?

What Is a Man Without His Cock?
Delusions of grandeur and cockfightingmedium.com

gae polisner

Villanelle 3*

Villanelle 3*
How Nostalgia Fooled Usmedium.com

Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Introvert Travels

Introvert Travels
a poemmedium.com

Paul Douglas

Struggle On — A Poem

Struggle On – A Poem
Hiking In The Snowmedium.com

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