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Featured Stories Issue #61

Selected stories from 9,600 writers supporting 94,500 readers on ILLUMINATION

Image designed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz — digitalmehmet.com

ILLUMINATION-Curated compiled some interesting stories for you today.

These pieces from our collection can inform and entertain you. External readers can access them via blogs on Word Press.

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

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

You may check this collection of book chapters in our special publication (ILLUMINATION Book Chapters) hosting published books from accomplished 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.

We have a new challenge for our contributors.

1,000 Short Posts in 100 Days

1,000 Short Posts in 100 Days
How experienced writers can create more visibility on Medium taking this writing challengemedium.com

Short-Form Stories Not For Income But For Visibility. Think Of Them As A Tripwire

Short-Form Stories Not For Income But For Visibility. Think Of Them As A Tripwire
Creative and productive use of short-form posts on Mediummedium.com

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

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

An extended introduction to create visibility

Share your concerns and aspirations in a story

Invitation To A Writing Challenge
Share your concerns and aspirations in a storymedium.com

Please check our udpated conduct guidelines. This is particularly important for new contributors.Conduct Guidelines for ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications
Rules of engagement, success roadmap, and cross-pollination at four levelsmedium.com

Please enjoy our fresh stories.

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

How To Orchestrate Your Life For Success And Satisfaction

Difference between suffering and thriving people and how to be part of the thriving group

How To Orchestrate Your Life For Success And Satisfaction
Difference between suffering and thriving people and how to be part of the thriving groupmedium.com

Followers Don’t Mean Anything On Medium Anymore

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

Hormones That Cause Fat Gain

Hormones That Cause Fat Gain
Not caloriesmedium.com

A Thief’s Regrets

Ulf Wolf

A Thief’s Regrets
Hurting othersmedium.com

6 Hacks To Help You Effectively Prepare for Exams

Xu Xu, Ph.D.

6 Hacks To Help You Effectively Prepare for Exams
medium.com

Bless You

Brooke Ramey Nelson

Bless You
A Poemmedium.com

Look Up To The Mountains

Jim Dutton

Look Up To The Mountains
Embers from the fires of wondermedium.com

If You Have Made A Mistake

Brajendra Kumar

If You Have Made A Mistake
Take responsibility for your lifemedium.com

Wanna Live Almost Rent-Free?

Akarsh Nalawade

Wanna Live Almost Rent-Free?
How buying beats renting even in a pandemic economymedium.com

The Devastation Of A Nation

Vee Goldman

The Devastation Of A Nation
Indiamedium.com

Redirection

Mark Craven

Redirection
Sometimes you really do need to be a quittermedium.com

Creating a Writers Heaven

Annelise Lords

Creating a Writers Heaven
I’ll make the writers feel like an asset, not a liability.medium.com

Fear

Esse Letters

Fear
Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. — Dale Carnegiemedium.com

My Online Chess Addiction Cost Me Everything

Alex Cooper

My Online Chess Addiction Cost Me Everything
I had to check myself before I wrecked myselfmedium.com

Not All Digital Natives Are Savvy And Rabbit Holes Ensnare

Joanne de Róiste

Not All Digital Natives Are Savvy And Rabbit Holes Ensnare
So let’s talk about information literacymedium.com

Which Is Better for Your Life — To Be Learned or to Create?

Bill Abbate

Which Is Better for Your Life — To Be Learned or to Create?
medium.com

Decision Fatigue May Be the Main Reason You Are Failing with Your Diet

Ronke Babajide

Decision Fatigue May Be the Main Reason You Are Failing with Your Diet
How you can stop your good intentions from flying out the window and finally lose weightmedium.com

The Mind Sees (and Creates) Problems Everywhere

Michela Pasquali

The Mind Sees (and Creates) Problems Everywhere
So what can we do about it?medium.com

The C Word, The J Word, and The N Word

Floyd Mori

The C Word, The J Word, and The N Word
They are racial slursmedium.com

Can You See Beauty in Old, Tarnished, and Worn Things?

Sonja Wendt

Can You See Beauty in Old, Tarnished, and Worn Things?
Society leads us to believe that only youth is beautifulmedium.com

A better relationship by being at home

Martin van Soest

A better relationship by being at home
Even during the pandemic this works. It’s no rocket science, easy to do, and you can start today. All it takes is time…medium.com

Accepting the Life Cycle of our Creations

Keri Mangis

Accepting the Life Cycle of our Creations
Creativity is what we do; the outcome is not for us to controlmedium.com

How I made my first effective presentation?

Mr. Huseyin

How I made my first effective presentation?
A good presentation can be the key to a good future.medium.com

The Long Goodbye

Tobias Raine

The Long Goodbye
Dementia, and the oblivion of the self.medium.com

My Fourth Month Writing on Medium

Linda Kowalchek

My Fourth Month Writing on Medium
The delicate balance between writing and the rest of my life.medium.com

An Impossible Goodbye

Lisa Wathen

An Impossible Goodbye
A poemmedium.com

3 Ways To Engage with Yourself

Lyle Grossi

3 Ways To Engage with Yourself
Learn to listen and receive what you are given.medium.com

The Dance Between the Ego and the Ego-less

Shawn Jr

The Dance Between the Ego and the Ego-less
The illusion and the illusionistmedium.com

How A Dating Website Became My Saving Grace

Lisa Bradburn

How A Dating Website Became My Saving Grace
Desperate times call for inventive measures.medium.com

Day Tripping: May 3

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: May 3
Tragedies of differing sortsmedium.com

Re-entry Reluctance — “Cave Syndrome”

Shell St. James

Re-entry Reluctance — “Cave Syndrome”
Have we rejected the pre-pandemic lifestyle?medium.com

The Pros And Cons Of Being A Minimalist

Jon Upshaw

The Pros And Cons Of Being A Minimalist
The widely touted lifestyle has its benefits — and its social setbacksmedium.com

4 Tips to Become a Top Writer in 2 Hours!

Aldric Chen

4 Tips to Become a Top Writer in 2 Hours!
Shooting for the moonmedium.com

Devil

Patrick M. Ohana

Devil
A spectre haikumedium.com

A Sex Driven Night, Which Made Me Cheat My Wife

Krishna V Chaudhary

A Sex Driven Night, Which Made Me Cheat My Wife
Unfolding a late-night metro ride where a girl in her teens had approached me.medium.com

Thanks to Ignorant and Arrogant A-Holes for Ruining My Only Vacations

Gippolito Ndp

Thanks to Ignorant and Arrogant A-Holes for Ruining My Only Vacations
I may not be able to go on a Caribbean cruise for a long time, if ever. Thanksmedium.com

“Where Have You Been?”Asked Grannie

Nkeonye Judith Izuka

“Where Have You Been?”Asked Grannie
We are not victims of aging, sickness, and death. These are part of the scenery…”- Deepak Chopramedium.com

COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics Of Top 15 Countries By Population

Sumesh P

COVID-19 Vaccination Stats Of Top 15 Countries By Population
How close is the world to ending this pandemic?medium.com

Innovation at the speed of market trends

AyeKyaw Hlaing

Innovation at the speed of market trends
In average, a new Product that sell need 18 months to develop, another 12 months to maintain, thus total 5 years to…medium.com

How Could I Not Have Known?

Adrienne Beaumont

How Could I Not Have Known?
Do I have ADHD?medium.com

The Flavor of Words

Miss Handie

The Flavor of Words
A Poem about the Beauty of Languagemedium.com

Your Addiction to Productivity Porn is Harming You

Annmarie McQueen

Your Addiction to Productivity Porn is Harming You
To end the productivity-guilt cycle, we must first acknowledge itmedium.com

You’ll Die & Be Forgotten

Bryce Godfrey

You’ll Die & Be Forgotten
Kobe Bryant is my favorite athlete and idol.medium.com

I Didn’t Ask To Be Black

G Correia

I Didn’t Ask To Be Black
It’s a challenge but I only get one shot at this.medium.com

This is how your future office will look like

Nurbuke Hunsänger

This is how your future office will look like
The question I asked one of my colleagues the day before has got me thinking.medium.com

Stand Like the Mighty Hyacinth

Sara Wright

Stand Like the Mighty Hyacinth
Little grape hyacinth heads peek through the heavy spring snow. May I stand with such confidence in my nature.medium.com

The Opposite of Man Is Not Woman

Aaron Mitchell

The Opposite of Man Is Not Woman
Understanding why could save a generation of young menmedium.com

The Art of Rap: I Still Love H.E.R!

M. Mollenthiel

The Art of Rap: I Still Love H.E.R!
Kendrick Lamar vs Lupe Fiasco and whether rap is just enoughmedium.com

Labels are Weapons of Mass Destruction. Missed Opportunities. Fire Starters.

Sam Crespi #SHE

Labels are Weapons of Mass Destruction. Missed Opportunities. Fire Starters.
by Sam Crespi #SHEmedium.com

Relationship Red Flags — My Experiences

Chidinma Orajiaku

Relationship Red Flags — My Experiences
medium.com

Our Blue Spaceship is in Maintenance Mode At the Moment and Needs it.

d’Viggo

Our Blue Spaceship is in Maintenance Mode At the Moment and Needs it.
This maintenance was not scheduled, but now when it is a fact we can transform our lifestyle and make the journey last…medium.com

I Came Home at About the Usual Time. I Came In, I Listened, Heard No Sound, Nothing

Øivind H. Solheim

I Came Home at About the Usual Time. I Came In, I Listened, Heard No Sound, Nothing
During the day, life can often be experienced as safe and normal. But sometimes the surface can crack, and that’s when…medium.com

Why Can’t Evil Characters Just Be Evil?

Kayla Vokolek

Why Can’t Evil Characters Just Be Evil?
Complexity shouldn’t always equal redeemability.medium.com

How The Need For Popularity Could Have Killed Me

Janie Emaus

How The Need For Popularity Could Have Killed Me
And might have in today’s world.medium.com

Doing The Right Things for the Wrong Reasons

A.X. Bates

Doing The Right Things for the Wrong Reasons
A poemmedium.com

7 Reasons Being Middle Class Is Not What It Used To Be

Alberto Guerrero

7 Reasons Being Middle Class Is Not What It Used To Be
And what to do about itmedium.com

There are some basic needs we humans have.

Øivind H. Solheim

There are some basic needs we humans have.
In my novel “The Happiest Town in the World” I explore how the feeling of being outside affects a person in crisis…medium.com

17 Weird Websites that Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

Aravind Balakrishnan

17 Weird Websites that Will Leave You Scratching Your Head
How many have you visited?medium.com

Burning Midnight Oil To Become A Writer

Biswanath Datta

Burning Midnight Oil To Become A Writer
Why burn your midnight oil?medium.com

Are you ready to post 1,000 short stories next 100 days?

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Are you ready to post 1,000 short stories next 100 days?
If so, join the challenge.medium.com

Why I Don’t Want Your Shortcut to Happiness

TC Hails

Why I Don’t Want Your Shortcut to Happiness
Healing needs time and a good dose of distraction to be effectivemedium.com

Are you up for a new writing challenge?

Thewriteyard

Are you up for a new writing challenge?
Did you know about Illumination Book Chapters where you can post chapters of your book? Fiction, non-fiction…medium.com

5 Transformative Advice You’ll Receive From Your Superiors

Felix Otoo

5 Transformative Advice You’ll Receive From Your Superiors
5. Help others and you will be helping yourselfmedium.com

Breaking The Rules

Courtenay S. Gray

Breaking The Rules
Are publications too strict with their guidelines?medium.com

The Once in a Century Event

Britni Pepper

The Once in a Century Event
And it is free!medium.com

Can You Really Quiet Thoughts During Meditation?

I. Trudie Palmer

Can You Really Quiet Thoughts During Meditation?
Is there some magic formula?medium.com

Why I don’t write every day

Berna Tural

Why I don’t write every day
A confession and resolve.medium.com

Yes, You Can

Veronika Kaufmann

Yes, You Can
You can do your part to save the planetmedium.com

Your Call To Change

Michele Thill

Your Call To Change
Will you answer…medium.com

Your Life Is Designed to Surprise You So You Can Too

Shajedul Karim

Your Life Is Designed to Surprise You So You Can Too
Losing a loved one to child marriage isn’t a nice surprise, however.medium.com

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Andrew Brewerton

Curiosity Killed The Cat
Being curious about other people’s affairs may get you into trouble.medium.com

You Are Receding

Kieran Ahearne

You Are Receding
A pandemic-induced musingmedium.com

It Is Okay If We Are Not Alike, Dear Momma

Blessing Oluchukwu Awamba

It Is Okay If We Are Not Alike, Dear Momma
It does not undermine our relationship. I love you regardless.medium.com

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#27)

Melanie J.

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#27)
A phrase about one simple pleasure in lifemedium.com

Medium Goals for May

Ryan Justin

Medium Goals for May
As we enter into the fifth month of the year with hopes of building on past momentum, it’s time to take a minute to…medium.com

It Took Me Four Years To Read ‘War And Peace’

Mojca Jerman

It Took Me Four Years To Read ‘War And Peace’
And Why It Doesn’t Have To Be The Case For Youmedium.com

Being Introverted In 2021 — Is It A Superpower Or A Disability?

Bryan Dijkhuizen

Being Introverted In 2021 — Is It A Superpower Or A Disability?
medium.com

What does it says about you if you break for birds?

Anon Gray

What does it says about you if you break for birds?
And what does it say about you if you don’t?medium.com

Slumber In The Age Of The Pandemic

Rosa Diaz

Slumber In The Age Of The Pandemic
Is our sleep better or worse amid Covid-19?medium.com

Life Is Short — Move Fast & Break Things

Yousuf Rafi

Life Is Short — Move Fast & Break Things
medium.com

Icons

Dr. Fatima Imam

Icons
A poem: a celebration of mothersmedium.com

How to Be Successful (And Get Everything You Want in Life)

Xin Xin

How to Be Successful (And Get Everything You Want in Life)
How to be successful in 2021 (Hint: give up these 4 things)medium.com

I Was Tricked Into Reading Something Disgusting

Jade M.

I Was Tricked Into Reading Something Disgusting
He Compared it to Popular Horror Movies, but it was Much Worsemedium.com

How to Succeed?

Ayesha Ahmed

Drop of Motivation
A short poem.medium.com

April 2021

Terry L. Cooper

April 2021
Drawing you a picture with numbersmedium.com

100. Now He Is Sure Of Her Love

Now He Is Sure Of Her Love
And she said it without wordsmedium.com

When I listen to classical music I try to listen on a few different levels.

Agnes Laurens

When I listen to classical music I try to listen on a few different levels.
medium.com

Are Curation and Distribution Still the Secret to Success?

Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Are Curation and Distribution Still the Secret to Success?
A case study review using my April Top and Flop Articlesmedium.com

Ranking Characters in Amazon’s “The Wilds” From Most Useless to MVP

Ben Ho

Ranking Characters in Amazon’s “The Wilds” From Most Useless to MVP
Let’s also compare them to sports playersmedium.com

Mother’s Day

Barbara Castleton, M.A.

Mother’s Day
Whenever we came up the drive,medium.com

4 Reasons Why I Will Not Run a Blog on My Own Again

Louis Petrik

4 Reasons Why I Will Not Run a Blog on My Own Again
Here’s what you can learn from my failuremedium.com

Poem: The Dance of the Spirit

L.A. Justice

Poem: The Dance of the Spirit
The music remains indelibly etched deep within my soulmedium.com

Be the charioteer and steer.

Nagesh Ramamurthy

Be the charioteer and steer.
For decisions to be amazing, Should you be mindful or be intelligent?medium.com

Thank you for reading our stories.

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