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Featured Stories Issue #51

Selected stories from 9,400 writers supporting 93,600+ readers on ILLUMINATION

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Please enjoy our fresh stories.

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Followers Don’t Mean Anything On Medium Anymore
A false metric for gauging successmedium.com

Britni Pepper

You Don’t Know Shi*t About Anything

You Don’t Know Shi*t About Anything
And here’s whymedium.com

Thewriteyard

Coincidence or Fate?

Coincidence or Fate?
A series of incidences in my life which have astounded memedium.com

Dr. Gregor Scheithauer

Focus on Risk-Takers to Make Your New Idea a Success

Focus on Risk-Takers to Make Your New Idea a Success
Learn Which Strategies and Factors Highly Influence Innovation Adoptionmedium.com

Agustín Muñoz-Sanz

It is on Earth, not on the Moon, Where the Actual Problems Are.

It is on Earth, not on the Moon, Where the Actual Problems Are.
But, if you look at the Moon, do not forget from where the finger points.medium.com

Daniel Asuquo

Stronger

Stronger
Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create bad times, and bad times create strong men. —…medium.com

Elle How

Forests of Wonder

Forests of Wonder
What happens in the minutiamedium.com

Vincent Cardella

My 22 Month Long Issue Is Finally Resolving Itself

My 22 Month Long Issue Is Finally Resolving Itself
How I became unified in my decisionmedium.com

JacquelineTV

The Letter That Matters #1

The Letter That Matters #1
Dear All,medium.com

Harry Hogg

The Notebook

The Notebook
When sometimes one line will domedium.com

JJ Sum

Let’s Vibrate! Higher!

Let’s Vibrate! Higher!
Today, I have learned about the importance of being in a higher vibration. I was uncertain what this exactly means so I…medium.com

Chandrani Anantharaman

Why Are You Irritable? Simple Ways to Overcome It.

Why Are You Irritable? Simple Ways to Overcome It.
Overcome that niggling feeling of irritation by taking these simple steps.medium.com

Dhanaraj Natesan

How To Break A Bad Habit Chain

How To Break A Bad Habit Chain
How to stop a bad habit (nail biting )medium.com

Geetika Sethi

The Secrets to Stay Alert And Not Anxious!

The Secrets to Stay Alert And Not Anxious!
Are you an anxious overthinker? If so, then people will believe that you suffer from anxiety!medium.com

Samantha Lazar

Feeling Stuck? You’re Just Marinating!

Feeling Stuck? You’re Just Marinating!
Three simple ways to refill that idea wellmedium.com

Phil Truman

Readers, You can Beta on It

Readers, You can Beta on It
Your guaranteed 100% chance to win a bookmedium.com

Akis Apostolopoulos

Why Everyone in Europe is Freaking out over the SuperLeague

Why Everyone in Europe is Freaking out over the SuperLeague
Talks of a Super League have been in the making since the 1990smedium.com

Eric Sutherland

Pandemic changes with people staying at home and going out less

Pandemic changes with people staying at home and going out less
Businesses are taking drastic steps to sell their productsmedium.com

Rice & Beans

Why We Need Police To Be Neighborly and 3 Ways To Achieve It

Why We Need Police To Be Neighborly and 3 Ways To Achieve It
We don’t need you to be our savior. Be in community with us, and know us.medium.com

Scott Coleson

How We Used Cash Back Apps To Pay For Travel

How We Used Cash Back Apps To Pay For Travel
You’re already shopping, why not get paid for it?medium.com

Sam Davies

How to Turn $300k into $2 Billion!

How to Turn $300k into $2 Billion!
How to Invest in Startups and see amazing returns:medium.com

Nikola Ojdanić, Ph.M.

The №1 Reason Why You Should Exercise

The №1 Reason Why You Should Exercise
You probably won’t guess what it is!medium.com

Black Coffee

Only fans? Why the hate from men

Only fans? Why the hate from men
OnlyFans.com has been getting a lot of attention of late as a way for men and women, mostly women, to supplement their…medium.com

Gippolito Ndp

So It Turns Out Size Really Doesn’t Matter At All

So It Turns Out Size Really Doesn’t Matter At All
Tent size, that is. Specifically, the allegedly huge size of the Republican tentmedium.com

Nicol Valentina

Imperfectly Perfect Together

Imperfectly Perfect Together
Love Defying Adversitymedium.com

Janice Arenofsky

Did the Right Thing

Did the Right Thing
Cop is guilty on all three countsmedium.com

Samedra Carter

Poem: Lingerie

Poem: Lingerie
I N V I T I N Gmedium.com

Viggy Hampton, MPH

Want to Know the Secret Ingredient for the Best Workplace Ever?

Want to Know the Secret Ingredient for the Best Workplace Ever?
It’s something easily overlooked but crucially importantmedium.com

L.D. Burnett

Restoring Your Writing, Lesson Two: Fix One Thing at a Time

Restoring Your Writing, Lesson Two: Fix One Thing at a Time
Instead of envisioning the completed draft, work on addressing one problemmedium.com

Amy Culberg

The Women Behind the Boobs

The Women Behind the Boobs
If breasts could talkmedium.com

EJY

Flushing Public Toilets could Result in the Spread of Coronavirus.

Flushing Public Toilets could Result in the Spread of Coronavirus.
Find out The One Thing You Should Never Do After You Flushmedium.com

Noah Nelson

Why “Wizard of Oz” Remains My All-Time Favorite Movie

Why “Wizard of Oz” Remains My All-Time Favorite Movie
Take your own Yellow Brick Road.medium.com

— Rainna

That Important Day At Work Was The Day It Taught Me About Self-Discipline

That Important Day At Work Was The Day It Taught Me About Self-Discipline
I forgot the most prominent and essential thing for work, and I have some tips on practicing self-discipline.medium.com

Jennifer McDougall

How Thinking Like A Kid Can Overthrow Writer’s Block

How Thinking Like A Kid Can Overthrow Writer’s Block
Be Spontaneous, Have Fun, Be Absurd…and Get Writingmedium.com

Steven Acree Jr.

How to Ensure You’re Not Left Out of the NFT Craze

How to Ensure You’re Not Left Out of the NFT Craze
An easy step by step guide to help lead you into the next revolution.medium.com

Bob Jasper

Companion

Companion
My best friendmedium.com

Paul Coogan

TikTok Is Just a NAB Cart

TikTok Is Just a NAB Cart
What is old is new againmedium.com

Dylan Lief

3 Ways To Be More Present.

3 Ways To Be More Present.
Be So Present You Cannot Remember What You Just Read.medium.com

Tyler Piteo-Tarpy

Explaining American Foreign Policy (Part 1)

Explaining American Foreign Policy (Part 1)
On the Rise of Liberal Idealismmedium.com

Angela Levine

5 Lightbulb Moments That Became Brilliant Business Ideas

5 Lightbulb Moments That Became Brilliant Business Ideas
By inspiring leading entrepreneursmedium.com

Juliano Righetto

How I Survived a 19th Century War

How I Survived a 19th Century War
I learned to ride a horse during combat!medium.com

Rosa Diaz

Can You Really Have Fun in the Sun?

Can You Really Have Fun in the Sun?
The sun’s ultraviolet rays can harm the skin below the surface and experts say there is a repair process…medium.com

Patricia Haddock

Working Too Hard Makes Your Brain Work Harder

Working Too Hard Makes Your Brain Work Harder
How find balance and create boundaries for overall well-beingmedium.com

◦•●Christina M. Ward ●•◦

By the Time the Irises Bloom; an Ekphrastic Poem

By the Time the Irises Bloom; an Ekphrastic Poem
#NatPoWriMo day 15medium.com

Jesse M. Gonzalez

for Your City

A Poem for Your City
A Poemmedium.com

Tyler Piteo-Tarpy

Explaining American Foreign Policy (Part 2)

Explaining American Foreign Policy (Part 2)
On the Futuremedium.com

Keri Mangis

An Ayurvedic View of the Emotions

An Ayurvedic View of the Emotions
They’re manifestations of the Five Great Elementsmedium.com

Gary Buzzard

Secret Pilot

Secret Pilot
A dream.medium.com

Chelsey Burden

Self-Forgiveness for the Klutz

Self-Forgiveness for the Klutz
How a single word can dispel the shamemedium.com

TammyTierney

Hey Boss: This daily practice can make you a better leader

Hey Boss: This daily practice can make you a better leader
New research shows how to bring your best self to workmedium.com

Isaiah R. Hicks

Where Have You Been?

Where Have You Been?
1.
What do you remember?
Waves curling up at your feet
And receding with that Atlantic inhale.
medium.com

Sapna M

I’ve picked up my pen

I’ve picked up my pen
now let the transformation begin…medium.com

Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Coping by Organizing

Coping by Organizing
a tiny poemmedium.com

Mia Z. Edwards

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China
A marvelous wonder of the worldmedium.com

Ben Ho

How to Expand Your Unique Talents by Emerging Out of the Shadow

How to Expand Your Unique Talents by Emerging Out of the Shadow
Get out of the darkness and grow in the lightmedium.com

Barbara Dalton

My Love/Hate Relationship With Fitness

My Love/Hate Relationship With Fitness
Fair, fat and fifty. A note to myself on getting back into the habit of exercising.medium.com

Anthony Jackson

I Gave My Everything

I Gave My Everything
A breakup poem.medium.com

Alex Ghaznawi

3 Smart Money Moves That Can Help You Build Financial Stability

3 Smart Money Moves That Can Help You Build Financial Stability
Effective ways to save, invest, and build wealth for your futuremedium.com

Terry L. Cooper

Because You Weren’t Paying Attention

Because You Weren’t Paying Attention
March 2021 Editionmedium.com

Aldric Chen

5 Undisclosed Secrets To Become Unbelievably Sharp At 03:57 Hours In The Morning

5 Undisclosed Secrets To Become Unbelievably Sharp At 03:57 Hours In The Morning
Because life is short and we have to accomplish 1,000,000 things before we expiremedium.com

Paula Bramante, PhD

Breakfast with Billy Collins

Breakfast with Billy Collins
Parasocializing with poets and writers can revitalize your mindmedium.com

Kaori Mitsui

My 5 Routine Topics: Humor, Writing, 3D and AI, Health, and Life Experience

My 5 Routine Topics: Humor, Writing, 3D and AI, Health, and Life Experience
Creative ideas from Kaori Mitsui — 5 reasons why I’m writing about themmedium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: April 21

Day Tripping: April 21
Captured, Misled, and Discoveredmedium.com

Chris J. Kowalski

Chauvin Trial: Was His Conviction Justice Or Vengeance?

Chauvin Trial: Was His Conviction Justice Or Vengeance?
Does it even matter any more?medium.com

Riri Rites

Why I Think I Love Toxic People

Why I Think I Love Toxic People
The illusion of stories and shared opennessmedium.com

ABINAS JAGERNAUTH

Have You Ever Received a Rejection From a Medium Publication?

Have You Ever Received a Rejection From a Medium Publication?
I did, and I also withdrew two submissions from two other publicationsmedium.com

K.B. Hubbard

One Highly Effective Way to Handle Arguments in Your Relationship

One Highly Effective Way to Handle Arguments in Your Relationship
How to disarm a disagreementmedium.com

James Gwynne

How To Survive 12 Months On Medium

How To Survive 12 Months On Medium
I’ve just done it, so can youmedium.com

Amy Marley

The Fate of Glyphosate

The Fate of Glyphosate
The time is NOW to untangle the corporate pull on our healthmedium.com

Shajedul Karim

People Get Mentor Wrong. Hopefully, You Didn’t.

People Get Mentor Wrong. Hopefully, You Didn’t.
Here’s how you completely rock at this.medium.com

S. Viktorie Chladova

How Not to Start a Business

How Not to Start a Business
Business advice from a failed entrepreneurmedium.com

Marcus

Life is a school for the soul and in each reincarnation, we are spirits learning how to be both…

Life is a school for the soul and in each reincarnation, we are spirits learning how to be both…
Humanity is spiritually ill. We have created a system that favors attachments over spirituality — a system that values…medium.com

Agnes Laurens

Shrunk Head

Shrunk Head
Tight up muscle
Point inside
The back
medium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

Ange

Ange
“Les Longues nuits d’Isaac”medium.com

Ivette Cruz

Love Is…

Love Is…
Shout it out loudmedium.com

W. Cahraman

The Music In The Attic

The Music In The Attic
Short Storymedium.com

Vee Goldman

Paperwork — An Ode

Paperwork — An Ode
The Never-Ending Growing Pilemedium.com

Bryan Dijkhuizen

Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With Plants?

Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With Plants?
There are more than just environmental reasons to buy plants.bryan-dijkhuizen.medium.com

Ryan Justin

You can’t just pick up where you left off.

You can’t just pick up where you left off.
Getting yourself back on track isn’t always easy.medium.com

Bill Abbate

Increasing the Capacity of These 5 Things Can Create Happiness in Life

Increasing the Capacity of These 5 Things Can Create Happiness in Life
How to live a life that is happier and more fulfilledmedium.com

Eddie Becker

Anthony Bourdain’s Final Quest for Beauty

Anthony Bourdain’s Final Quest for Beauty
Nearly three years after his passing, Bourdain’s last project will be releasedmedium.com

Eduardo Espinheira

Management Bug

Management Bug
Unreliable Estimatesmedium.com

The Secret Writer

Privacy, WhatsApp and the Surveillance Universe

Privacy, WhatsApp and the Surveillance Universe
WhatsApp will start forcing users to share personal data with Facebook which is it’s parent company. It doesn’t come as…medium.com

P.S.P. French

Copywriting Testimonials: The Chicken and the Egg

Copywriting Testimonials: The Chicken and the Egg
There’s a big, grumpy and grotesquely flatulent sacred cow walking around the freelance copywriting space unchecked.medium.com

Joshua Cronkhite

Resting as the Universe: A Thought Experiment

Resting as the Universe: A Thought Experiment
Run this experiment to change how you view yourself.medium.com

Ada LLoyd

Revealing 3 Powerful Strategies to Obliterate Obstacles

Revealing 3 Powerful Strategies to Obliterate Obstacles
Think how much faster and farther you could go if obstacles didn’t slow you down?medium.com

L.D. Burnett

Restoring Your Writing, Lesson Three: The Ornamental Must Be Structural

Restoring Your Writing, Lesson Three: The Ornamental Must Be Structural
Don’t judge yourself or others for trying on a stylemedium.com

Khadejah Jones

Derek Chauvin Has Been Found Guilty On All 3 Counts: What This Means For The Mental Health of…

Derek Chauvin Has Been Found Guilty On All 3 Counts: What This Means For The Mental Health of…
This is a start.medium.com

Brian Dickens Barrabee

It’s All In The Translation

It’s All In The Translation
Writers all know their creations must be proofread, sometimes more than twice or three times.medium.com

Mickael Morin

We should improve humans the way we improve technology!

We should improve humans the way we improve technology!
he last century saw a boom in technological advancement.medium.com

Anna & Ryan

100 Things You Can Do When You Don’t Have Blogging Ideas

100 Things You Can Do When You Don’t Have Blogging Ideas
Are you out of writing ideas? This article may help youmedium.com

Sahil Patel

I Want To Read More Of These Writers.

I Want To Read More Of These Writers.
They just don’t write, they write from their heart.medium.com

Devan Taylor

The Distance Problem

The Distance Problem
The difficulties with alien contactmedium.com

Emlyn Boyle

Crow

Crow
A brief childhood legendmedium.com

Shajedul Karim

Ego Is *not* the Enemy

Ego Is *not* the Enemy
The obstacle is surely the way.medium.com

Amy Culberg

Perks With Benefits

Perks With Benefits
Watch wild mustangs while you take a dumpmedium.com

JacquelineTV

The Letter That Matters #2 — written to George Floyd

The Letter That Matters #2 — written to George Floyd
Dear Mr. Floyd,medium.com

Alberto Lanata

Fighting the New Oppressors — How to Surpass Karl Marx?

Fighting the New Oppressors — How to Surpass Karl Marx?
Applying Marx lessons to the future.medium.com

The Maverick Files

10 Lessons From 100 Medium Curations

10 Lessons From 100 Medium Curations
Across a nine-month journey with over 250 stories.medium.com

Andrei Tapalaga ✒️

Market in Wuhan Found as a Pandemic Risk 5 Years Before the Covid-19 Pandemic

Market in Wuhan Found as a Pandemic Risk 5 Years Before the Covid-19 Pandemic
Huanan market was known as an infection land by Wuhan officials for yearsmedium.com

Groupe Intellex

Why Are They Telling Me This?

Why Are They Telling Me This?
Another own goal for capitalismmedium.com

Misbah Ul Haq Syed

Riyad — Desert Or Metropolis?

Riyad — Desert Or Metropolis?
Changing faces of the city over the last 40 years — Episode 6medium.com

Sumesh P

From tears when I couldn’t finish even one push-up to 500 a day

From tears when I couldn’t finish even one push-up to 500 a day
A story of how life’s biggest challenges have simple solutions.medium.com

Gippolito Ndp

Chauvin is Found Guilty — Right and Proper, and What Happens Next?

Chauvin is Found Guilty — Right and Proper, and What Happens Next?
Well, it’s called — in the vernacular — the shit hits the fan, in reversemedium.com

Teresa Kuhl

STOP Praying the Gay Away

STOP Praying the Gay Away
And Start Praying for YOUR Heart Insteadmedium.com

Fantasy Invest

5 top-notch team building activities your employees will fall in love with

5 top-notch team building activities your employees will fall in love with
“Oh my, they came up with another dumb idea,” says a displeased employee while trying to ditch another corporate game…medium.com

Emily Ann

Five Things Not To Say To A Young Widow

Five Things Not To Say To A Young Widow
Grief is hard. Don’t make it harder.medium.com

Shawn Ingram

Doppelgänger

Doppelgänger
Flash Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 33medium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Many writers keep asking me what the heck is going on Medium.

Many writers keep asking me what the heck is going on Medium.
I don’t know what is going on exactly, but the more followers I gain, the lower views and reading times I receive.medium.com

Thewriteyard

How Not To Write a Political Manifesto

How Not To Write a Political Manifesto
The strange case of the Scottish Family Partymedium.com

Aswathi Ashok

A Key to a door that never existed.

A Key to a door that never existed.
Finding an old rusted key at the sidewalks of the busy streets of Sydney was not an unexpected incident that happened…medium.com

Floyd Mori

Now They Are Calling Chauvin A Murderer

Now They Are Calling Chauvin A Murderer
The guilty verdict is inmedium.com

Carel Kolchinski

Was Walt Disney Afraid Of Mice?

Was Walt Disney Afraid Of Mice?
And who was Mortimer Mouse?medium.com

Cat Stravino

What Is Your “WHY?”

What Is Your “WHY?”
Why I am a writermedium.com

Melanie J.

Swim Against the Odds

Swim Against the Odds
Haikumedium.com

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