ILLUMINATION Featured Stories Issue #62

Selected stories from 9,600 writers supporting 95,000 readers on ILLUMINATION

Image designed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz — digitalmehmet.com

ILLUMINATION 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.

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

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

We have new challenges 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

Emotional Stress As Larger Part Of The Iceberg In Energy Deficiency

Emotional Stress As Larger Part Of The Iceberg In Energy Deficiency
Emotional stress and drained energy can prevent us from living a satisfying life.medium.com

Do We Really Need More Life Hacks?

Mike Orsini

Do We Really Need More Life Hacks?
Are you dizzy from information overload with all of the how-tos, hacks, recipes, and life-changing formulas?medium.com

What a Fancy Degree is Worth

Nandini Maharaj, PhD

What a Fancy Degree is Worth
The degree is fancy but the journey isn’t pretty.medium.com

Autumn Scents

Ulf Wolf

Autumn Scents
Dad’s Alive Againmedium.com

Sustainable Capitalism

Ruks Moreea

Sustainable Capitalism
… thoughts triggered by fresh teamedium.com

Community is the Answer We’re All Looking For

Michael Horner

Community is the Answer We’re All Looking For
However, the forces of fear will do everything to separate and divide.medium.com

Here’s A Scam That I’ll Bet You Weren’t Counting On Today

Brian Dickens Barrabee

Here’s A Scam That I’ll Bet You Weren’t Counting On Today
College professors; do you know where your students are?medium.com

The Magical Music in My Mind

Claire Kelly

The Magical Music in My Mind
Notes of hope during hard times.medium.com

How I Got Good At Maths

Tavian Jean-Pierre

How I Got Good At Maths
3 Things I Took Away From My Journeymedium.com

A simple principle for a more fulfilled life

Aslak Larechibara

A simple principle for a more fulfilled life
What it actually means to practice affirmations.medium.com

We Love White Sinners

MJ Adia

We Love White Sinners
Empathy for a white killer in series The Sinnermedium.com

Welcome New Writers

ILLUMINATION

Welcome New Writers
Onboarding new contributors joining ILLUMINATION, ILLUMINATION-Curated, ILLUMINATION’S MIRROR, ILLUMINATION Book…medium.com

Are You Living In a Dangerous Building?

Tree Langdon

Are You Living In a Dangerous Building?
Seattle Open Data Program Shows At-Risk Structuresmedium.com

Fractured

Shawn Ingram

Fractured
Flash Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 46medium.com

What Is Wrong With Racist Rants?

Floyd Mori

What Is Wrong With Racist Rants?
They are hateful and hurtfulmedium.com

Modern-Day Slavery

Chidinma Orajiaku

Modern-Day Slavery
Is slavery really over or has it just been disguised under different names?medium.com

AML Monitoring in Capital Market: Detection Methods

Sevde Erciyes

AML Monitoring in Capital Market: Detection Methods
Capital markets are internationally connected and largely liquid, making large amounts of capital flowing between…medium.com

The Best Party Ever

Lawson Wallace

The Best Party Ever
I should have stayed homemedium.com

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Veronika Kaufmann

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind — that best describes Charlie Gordon when we first meet him. His parents have…medium.com

Connecting Through My Experiences: A Writer’s Bio

Ryan P. Gilley

Connecting Through My Experiences: A Writer’s Bio
How much do I tell you to ensure you come back?medium.com

New

George Lamptey

New
A poemmedium.com

When You’re Home Alone and Having Chest Pains

Terry L. Cooper

When You’re Home Alone and Having Chest Pains
Not to mention trouble breathingmedium.com

3 Ways To Get Website Traffic Without Paying For Facebook Ads

Carly Barrett

3 Ways To Get Website Traffic Without Paying For Facebook Ads
Grow your audience with these organic lead generation strategiesmedium.com

I Accidentally Sent €2,000 To A Stranger

Akarsh Nalawade

I Accidentally Sent €2,000 To A Stranger
It Took The Cops To Get It Backmedium.com

Colorless Life

Aeishwarya Baviskar

Colorless Life
Haikumedium.com

Crossing Paths in Oslo

Paul Coogan

Crossing Paths in Oslo
It’s all about the localsmedium.com

This is truly excellent work Emily; people need to stop looking for someone to blame.

Marcus

This is truly excellent work Emily; people need to stop looking for someone to blame.
Then, it’s clear that the law of attraction is not victim-blaming. No blaming period. Do not victim blame and do not…medium.com

How to tell when someone has become fully grotesque

Terry Trueman

How to tell when someone has become fully grotesque
Ex-palmedium.com

Bottomless Green Grapes and Pomegranate Seltzer

Laura Culberg

Bottomless Green Grapes and Pomegranate Seltzer
Envisioning the perfect jobmedium.com

5 Pieces of Advice to Find Happiness

Brenda Mahler

5 Pieces of Advice to Find Happiness
Life is messy — Get muddymedium.com

The Medieval City — Carcassonne

Misbah Ul Haq Syed

The Medieval City — Carcassonne
One of my personal favorites in France — Episode 18medium.com

How to Stop Beating Yourself Up

Patricia Haddock

How to Stop Beating Yourself Up
“You’re human. Get over it.”medium.com

How to wake up early consistently

Hope Oje

How to wake up early consistently
Four tips for when you’re forced to be an early bird, but getting the worm doesn’t even seem worth it.medium.com

How Can You Learn to Trust Others In Your Life?

Bill Abbate

How Can You Learn to Trust Others In Your Life?
What exactly is trust, and how can you build it?medium.com

The Shadows Around Your Eyes

Victoria Ponte

The Shadows Around Your Eyes
A Poemmedium.com

Only Watching

Terry Mansfield

Only Watching
An observing haiku poemmedium.com

Meditation Turned My World Upside Down

Raji Pillay

Meditation Turned My World Upside Down
Meditation can open up Pandora’s box of emotions.medium.com

Unveiled

WritingOfTheHeart™️

Unveiled
It was one of those unforgettable nights.medium.com

Day Tripping: May 4

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: May 4
No reference to bad Sci-Fi heremedium.com

Man Versus Squirrel

John Werth

Man Versus Squirrel
Beware the gray menace!medium.com

Scripts

Ruks Moreea

Scripts
Is it just me, but I have this thought that our lives are pre-written scripts, drafted by our beautiful minds. As we…medium.com

101 Awesome Things to Do in Retirement — The Ultimate List of Hobbies and Fun

Frankie Calkins

101 Awesome Things to Do in Retirement — The Ultimate List of Hobbies and Fun
medium.com

Scared White Driver

K. Scarborough

Scared White Driver
Yeah, I was scared. Shouldn’t have been, but I was.medium.com

Lightbulbs

Patrick M. Ohana

Lightbulbs
An incandescent haikumedium.com

How to Live Well Forever and Look Good While Doing It

Jessica Lynn

How to Live Well Forever and Look Good While Doing It
Scientists in biological sciences are working on life extension — what you can do to stop the aging process.medium.com

From the Archives: A Life Experienced

Carla Woody

From the Archives: A Life Experienced
How do I Iead into what I want to convey? Isn’t that always the underlying unconscious question? These days it’s not so…medium.com

THE PRACTICE — Shipping creative work

Sambasivarao. K

THE PRACTICE — Shipping creative work
We don’t ship the work because we’re creative. We’re creative because we ship the work.medium.com

Introduction to Poetry’s Home

Ivette Cruz

Introduction to Poetry’s Home
A publication by Ivette Cruzmedium.com

This is my Plan to Supercharge my I.Q. to 180 Points by 2359 Tonight!

Aldric Chen

This is my Plan to Supercharge my I.Q. to 180 Points by 2359 Tonight!
A moon-shot in the making!medium.com

How The Skills You Nurture Can Make You A Better Human

James Goydos, MD

How The Skills You Nurture Can Make You A Better Human
Something you don’t have an aptitude for may turn out to be an important skill in your life. — James Goydos, M.D.medium.com

COVID-19 Vaccination — Stats Of Top 15 Countries By GDP

Sumesh P

COVID-19 Vaccination — Stats Of Top 15 Countries By GDP
medium.com

How To Build A Daily Schedule for Optimum Performance

Prince Verma

How To Build A Daily Schedule for Optimum Performance
A simple guide to getting things donemedium.com

Why The Veterinary Industry is Fundamentally Flawed

The Introverted Vet

Why The Veterinary Industry is Fundamentally Flawed
Just take a look at the Veterinarians’ oathmedium.com

What it takes to grow together as a couple

Sapna M

What it takes to grow together as a couple
The decaying roots that crumble a marriage, short term, or long term.medium.com

Entering New

Kyomi O’Connor

Entering New
At every moment we are entering something new. Whether we realize it, we face new, unknown at each moment. Life is to…medium.com

The Mathematics of Nature

Madiha Jamal

The Mathematics of Nature
Mathematics is another sense you had not yet discovered — a sense of patterns and logical connections that allows you…medium.com

Introducing “A Great Healing”

John C. Davis

Introducing “A Great Healing”
A series of essays that will give you a renewed sense of hopemedium.com

My Mom Believed That “B” Stood for Bad

Toni Crowe

My Mom Believed That “B” Stood for Bad
A grade other than “A” put your life in jeopardymedium.com

How The Wheel of Time Killed My Writing Career

Peter G. Penton

How The Wheel of Time Killed My Writing Career
And my struggle with deciding if I should go back and finish itmedium.com

Take Quick, Quality Photos of Small Objects

Jacquelyn Lynn

Take Quick, Quality Photos of Small Objects
Product Review: Puluz Foldable Photo Boxmedium.com

The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Marketing: (A Step-by-Step Roadmap to Generating Leads and…

Roy Landers

The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Marketing: (A Step-by-Step Roadmap to Generating Leads and…
Marketing is the lifeblood of any business. This article keeps it flowing.medium.com

The Fuss About Period Leave

ARCHANA VANGURI

The Fuss About Period Leave
My personal opinion on zomato’s period leavemedium.com

A Country Fair Affair

Merri Evans

A Country Fair Affair
Where You’re Supposed To Have Funmedium.com

Rushing Through Life? Ten Valuable Tips You Need to Know.

Chandrani Anantharaman

Ten Reasons Why You Need To Slow Down In Life.
Stop rushing through life and slow down and smell the roses.medium.com

How ADHD derailed my late 20s (and why RSD keeps me from being friends with my ex)

Terrence R. Gregory

How ADHD derailed my late 20s (and why RSD keeps me from being friends with my ex)
When I look back, I’ve displayed clear symptoms for as long as I’ve known myself, even if I didn’t know what to call…medium.com

Oh My God, I Am All Over Twitter

Neera Mahajan

Oh My God, I Am All Over Twitter
At least, that is what I thought.medium.com

Why does rejection hurt so bad?

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Why does rejection hurt so bad?
Nobody, by default, likes rejections because they hurt. But some of us can turn this pain into pleasure. Rejections are…medium.com

What Is Literature About? — The Short Answer Is: Everything!

Øivind H. Solheim

What Is Literature About? — The Short Answer Is: Everything!
A more specific question may be: — What are my poems and novels about?medium.com

I Changed My Subject Matter and the Platform Changed

Y. Chwyldro

I Changed My Subject Matter and the Platform Changed
When I started writing about writing, Medium transformedmedium.com

Life Lessons

Dr. Fatima Imam

Life Lessons
A poem: a celebration of mothersmedium.com

I’m Trying… And You Should Too

Nathan McHugh

I’m Trying… And You Should Too
The rarely talked about impact of just trying.medium.com

I Wish I Had Known About Medium Earlier

Rose Blog

I Wish I Had Known About Medium Earlier
I’m still glad to discover it, anywaymedium.com

Living Alone Over 60

Rosa Diaz

Living Alone Over 60
It’s a growing trendmedium.com

If You Have More Than 500 Followers You Need To Read This

Terry L. Cooper

If You Have More Than 500 Followers You Need To Read This
And if you have 1k or more, you most certainly need to read thismedium.com

Ever Wondered Why We Lose Interest In Almost Anything So Quickly?

Shreejit Sudhakaran

Ever Wondered Why We Lose Interest In Almost Anything So Quickly?
The hefty price we pay for “attention switching”medium.com

Melinda Gates can now use Apple products.

Pakang Senosha

Melinda Gates can now use Apple products.
Bill and Melinda Gates have called it quits.medium.com

It’s Time To Ditch Perfectionism

Tallulah Goldsmith

It’s Time To Ditch Perfectionism
I’m coming on the journey toomedium.com

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