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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
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How To Orchestrate Your Life For Success And Satisfaction
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
A Thief’s Regrets Hurting othersmedium.com 6 Hacks To Help You Effectively Prepare for Exams
6 Hacks To Help You Effectively Prepare for Exams medium.com Bless You
Bless You A Poemmedium.com Look Up To The Mountains
Look Up To The Mountains Embers from the fires of wondermedium.com If You Have Made A Mistake
If You Have Made A Mistake Take responsibility for your lifemedium.com Wanna Live Almost Rent-Free?
Wanna Live Almost Rent-Free? How buying beats renting even in a pandemic economymedium.com The Devastation Of A Nation
The Devastation Of A Nation Indiamedium.com Redirection
Redirection Sometimes you really do need to be a quittermedium.com Creating a Writers Heaven
Creating a Writers Heaven I’ll make the writers feel like an asset, not a liability.medium.com Fear
Fear Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. — Dale Carnegiemedium.com My Online Chess Addiction Cost Me Everything
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
How I made my first effective presentation? A good presentation can be the key to a good future.medium.com The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye Dementia, and the oblivion of the self.medium.com My Fourth Month Writing on Medium
My Fourth Month Writing on Medium The delicate balance between writing and the rest of my life.medium.com An Impossible Goodbye
An Impossible Goodbye A poemmedium.com 3 Ways To Engage with Yourself
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
The Dance Between the Ego and the Ego-less The illusion and the illusionistmedium.com How A Dating Website Became My Saving Grace
How A Dating Website Became My Saving Grace Desperate times call for inventive measures.medium.com Day Tripping: May 3
Day Tripping: May 3 Tragedies of differing sortsmedium.com Re-entry Reluctance — “Cave Syndrome”
Re-entry Reluctance — “Cave Syndrome” Have we rejected the pre-pandemic lifestyle?medium.com The Pros And Cons Of Being A Minimalist
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!
4 Tips to Become a Top Writer in 2 Hours! Shooting for the moonmedium.com Devil
Devil A spectre haikumedium.com A Sex Driven Night, Which Made Me Cheat My Wife
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
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
“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
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
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?
How Could I Not Have Known? Do I have ADHD?medium.com The Flavor of Words
The Flavor of Words A Poem about the Beauty of Languagemedium.com Your Addiction to Productivity Porn is Harming You
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
You’ll Die & Be Forgotten Kobe Bryant is my favorite athlete and idol.medium.com I Didn’t Ask To Be Black
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
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
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
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!
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.
Labels are Weapons of Mass Destruction. Missed Opportunities. Fire Starters. by Sam Crespi #SHEmedium.com Relationship Red Flags — My Experiences
Relationship Red Flags — My Experiences medium.com Our Blue Spaceship is in Maintenance Mode At the Moment and Needs it.
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
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?
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
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
Doing The Right Things for the Wrong Reasons A poemmedium.com 7 Reasons Being Middle Class Is Not What It Used To Be
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.
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
17 Weird Websites that Will Leave You Scratching Your Head How many have you visited?medium.com Burning Midnight Oil To Become A Writer
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?
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
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?
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
5 Transformative Advice You’ll Receive From Your Superiors 5. Help others and you will be helping yourselfmedium.com Breaking The Rules
Breaking The Rules Are publications too strict with their guidelines?medium.com The Once in a Century Event
The Once in a Century Event And it is free!medium.com Can You Really Quiet Thoughts During Meditation?
Can You Really Quiet Thoughts During Meditation? Is there some magic formula?medium.com Why I don’t write every day
Why I don’t write every day A confession and resolve.medium.com Yes, You Can
Yes, You Can You can do your part to save the planetmedium.com Your Call To Change
Your Call To Change Will you answer…medium.com Your Life Is Designed to Surprise You So You Can Too
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
Curiosity Killed The Cat Being curious about other people’s affairs may get you into trouble.medium.com You Are Receding
You Are Receding A pandemic-induced musingmedium.com It Is Okay If We Are Not Alike, Dear Momma
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)
One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#27) A phrase about one simple pleasure in lifemedium.com Medium Goals for May
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’
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?
Being Introverted In 2021 — Is It A Superpower Or A Disability? medium.com What does it says about you if you break for birds?
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
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
Life Is Short — Move Fast & Break Things medium.com Icons
Icons A poem: a celebration of mothersmedium.com How to Be Successful (And Get Everything You Want in Life)
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
I Was Tricked Into Reading Something Disgusting He Compared it to Popular Horror Movies, but it was Much Worsemedium.com How to Succeed?
Drop of Motivation A short poem.medium.com April 2021
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.
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?
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
Ranking Characters in Amazon’s “The Wilds” From Most Useless to MVP Let’s also compare them to sports playersmedium.com Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day Whenever we came up the drive,medium.com 4 Reasons Why I Will Not Run a Blog on My Own Again
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
Poem: The Dance of the Spirit The music remains indelibly etched deep within my soulmedium.com Be the charioteer and steer.
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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