HAND-PICKED ARTICLES #256


Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readers

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Featured Stories from ILLUMINATION Today

Today, we curated informative and engaging stories, mainly from ILLUMINATION and a few from our other publications as samples.


Here’s How David Reversed Fatty Liver Disease After 65 with Lifestyle Changes. Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Here’s How David Reversed Fatty Liver Disease After 65 with Lifestyle Changes.
As the fatty liver disease is preventable and reversible, timely addressing can contribute to healthspan, longevity…medium.com

I Don’t Care If You Think Mixed-Race Babies Are Weird Tim Denning

I Don’t Care If You Think Mixed-Race Babies Are Weird
A response to a few racist messages I gotmedium.com

Ever Wonder Why We All Think So Many Useless, Involuntary Thoughts? David Gerken

Ever Wonder Why We All Think So Many Useless, Involuntary Thoughts?
Hint: our brains are obsolete.medium.com

You Only Want the Wanting Ayodeji Awosika

You Only Want the Wanting
An essay on the role of desire in human psychologymedium.com

5 Hard Lessons That People Struggle to Accept Sean Kernan

5 Hard Lessons That People Struggle to Accept
Overcoming the most difficult things in life requires a rethinking of each hurdle.medium.com

7 Priceless Lessons About Happiness I Wish I Knew About Earlier Sinem Günel

7 Priceless Lessons About Happiness I Wish I Knew About Earlier
Lessons learned from reading “Finding your Element” by Ken Robbinsonmedium.com

What I Learned About Life (And Myself) From Biking in Copenhagen Anastasia Frugaard

What I Learned About Life (And Myself) From Biking in Copenhagen
When the going gets tough, just keep pedalingmedium.com

Make More Money with Your Cryptocurrency: A Review of Yieldly Nick Sokol, PhD

Make More Money with Your Cryptocurrency: A Review of Yieldly
The Buddings of a Promising Toolmedium.com

11 Counter-Intuitive Strategies to Survive a Narcissist’s Smear Campaign Melissa Kalt, MD

11 Counter-Intuitive Strategies to Survive a Narcissist’s Smear Campaign
How to rise above the circumstances when the world is trying to hold you downmedium.com

The Search for the Best Route to Self-worth: Is there a Single Path, Or Are all Paths the Same? Mark Sanford, Ph.D.

The Search for the Best Route to Self-worth: Is there a Single Path, Or Are all Paths the Same?
The Role of discipline and confidence in moving aheadsanfmark.medium.com

Leadership is a Process, Not a Person Justin D. Henderson, PhD

Leadership is a Process, Not a Person
We need to focus on the ecology of work not just on leadersmedium.com

Gave Intermittent Fasting Four Months Carolyn F. Chryst, Ph.D.

Gave Intermittent Fasting Four Months
What happened?medium.com

Reading the Bible in a Year Has Not Been Conducive to Spiritual Growth Cathy Chapman, PhD

Reading the Bible in a Year Has Not Been Conducive to Spiritual Growth
At least not Christian spiritual growthmedium.com

Why Derren Brown’s Stoicism Is The Solution to Happiness You Didn’t Know You Were Looking For Sebastian Purcell, PhD

Why Derren Brown’s Stoicism Is The Solution to Happiness You Didn’t Know You Were Looking For
How pessimistic thoughts lead to rich livesmedium.com

When People Connected to You Could Care Less Dr. Deborah M. Vereen

When People Connected to You Could Care Less
You’ve got to care enough to shake it off to preserve your well-beingmedium.com

Spirituality & Religion Cristo López, PhD

Spirituality & Religion
To Be Spiritual, But Not Religiousmedium.com

Doubt — The Flip Side of Faith Cedric Johnson, PhD

Doubt — The Flip Side of Faith
In my early years I was led to believe that doubt about the tenets and practices of my faith condemned me to be burned…medium.com

Counting On Each Other As The World Falls Down Christyl Rivers, Phd.

Counting On Each Other As The World Falls Down
Depending Upon Sally And Don, and the Earth we dwell uponmedium.com

From The Editor’s Desk: A Warm Welcome To All New Writers ‘At Readers Hope’ Dr. Preeti Singh

From The Editor’s Desk: A Warm Welcome To All New Writers ‘At Readers Hope’
Readers hope and we fulfill their dreams by publishing their articlesmedium.com

A Reflection on “Role Model” Axiom Dr. ADAM TABRIZ

A Reflection on “Role Model” Axiom
A Misguided Conception Uttered by Social Command on Individual Behaviormedium.com

5 Powerful Things Kids Can Teach Us About Being Resilient Kristie Leong M.D.

5 Powerful Things Kids Can Teach Us About Being Resilient
Resilience is something you can learn, and kids are the best teachers.medium.com

We must change our ways. Dr John Frederick Rose

We must change our ways.
We must adapt our thinking to meet climate and social upheaval.medium.com

Justification Dr. Fatima Imam

Justification
Aggression has no place in humanitymedium.com

Alexander McQueen Inspired Millions With This One Epic Show Isaiah McCall

Alexander McQueen Inspired Millions With This One Epic Show
Unparalleled genius — a generational talent ahead of his timemedium.com

I started a Fiverr side hustle 6 months ago — Here’s what happened Jenn Leach

I started a Fiverr side hustle 6 months ago — Here’s what happened
Six months ago I set out to try Fiverr, again.medium.com

Why Is It Important To Dismantle White Supremacy To Save The Planet? Rebecca Stevens A.

Why Is It Important To Dismantle White Supremacy To Save The Planet?
White supremacist values, beliefs, and culture have ruled the world for centuries. I know that whenever one refers to…medium.com

How To Write Like Hemingway George J. Ziogas

How To Write Like Hemingway
Which many aspiring writers are still trying to mastermedium.com

Introducing Two Vocal Writing Contests Aiden (Illumination Gaming)

Introducing Two Vocal Writing Contests
Hurry Up! They are closing soon.medium.com

You Don’t Have to Apologize for Things You Enjoy Ira Robinson

You Don’t Have to Apologize for Things You Enjoy
Don’t say sorry when you’re excited.medium.com

A paper claiming smartphones created a mental health crisis in young girls should be retracted James C. Coyne

A paper claiming smartphones created a mental health crisis in young girls should be retracted
A psychologist warns about the dangers of young girls having smartphones and unsupervised time on social media. One of…medium.com

An Old Lady, a Troll, and a Very Nice Writer. Janet Meisel

An Old Lady, a Troll, and a Very Nice Writer.
Definitely not a fairy-tale.medium.com

Will You Extend Your Life Through Intermittent Fasting? Ange Dim

Will You Extend Your Life Through Intermittent Fasting?
Is it, or isn’t it true?medium.com

Do You Have Animal Instincts? Good — Let’s Run, Move And Kill It! Rob Hourmont

Do You Have Animal Instincts? Good — Let’s Run, Move And Kill It!
Natural movements are the best for the human body — it’s how we should move — lifting weights in the gym is not!medium.com

10 Times Cemeteries Were Relocated to Make Way for Human Progress Jennifer Geer

10 Times Cemeteries Were Relocated to Make Way for Human Progress
Because the act of burial is not as permanent as you thinkmedium.com

40 Quotes to Make You Laugh, Cry and Think Gareth Willey

40 Quotes to Make You Laugh, Cry and Think
The best quotes are the ones that make us think and feel.medium.com

Why Environmental Sustainability Matters and How You and I Can Contribute Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Why Environmental Sustainability Matters and How You and I Can Contribute
7 Easy Ways To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint —because we should celebrate Earth Day every day!medium.com

Why Artificial Super-Intelligence Concerns Thought Leaders ILLUMINATION Amplifier

Why Artificial Super-Intelligence Concerns Thought Leaders
A brief review of a unique article with key pointsmedium.com

Ukraine: A Short Story Frank T Bird

Ukraine: A Short Story
This story is fictional, so don’t start pissing ya pants, okay?medium.com

I Earned 500+ Followers in 1 Week, and So Can You — Follow for Follow Balancing Act

I Earned 500+ Followers in 1 Week, and So Can You — Follow for Follow
Trying to avoid being demonetized by Medium’s 100+ followers policy change? Or simply want to make sure your idea are…medium.com

7 Stages of the David Perlmutter Experience Benjamin Carter

7 Stages of the David Perlmutter Experience
Have you been through them yet?medium.com

My Obsidian Setup (Part 30) — Projects Update Nuno Campos

My Obsidian Setup (Part 30) — Projects Update
In the previous article, I’ve shown an update that I’ve made to My Dashboard. It happens that today I’ve also updated…medium.com

Outstanding Stories — Volume 86 ILLUMINATION-Curator

Outstanding Stories — Volume 86
Selected stories from top writers of ILLUMINATION-Curatedmedium.com

Robots In Healthcare and Beyond Beth Byfield

Robots In Healthcare and Beyond
Are we advancing science or playing God?medium.com

What Three Years of College Have Taught Me Ankit Nagar

What Three Years of College Have Taught Me
Realizations Aplentymedium.com

64 Crayons Aasha Krishnan

64 Crayons
How far is too far out of the box?medium.com

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Is a Window to the World Abhishek katare

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Is a Window to the World
The beautiful and the ugly — life in its bare formmedium.com

4 Simple Rules to Write Faster Aliou Sidibé

4 Simple Rules to Write Faster
How to write an article that people readmedium.com

Tips for a Healthy Relationship Bogdan Mtn

Tips for a Healthy Relationship
Whether you’re planning on getting married, or you’ve just met someone new, building a healthy relationship is…medium.com

Best Negotiation Tactic to Always Get Your Way Calum James

Best Negotiation Tactic to Always Get Your Way
Bulletproof success, even against the hardest clientsmedium.com

The Surprising Reasons Why I Continued Jung’s Research Christina Sponias

The Surprising Reasons Why I Continued Jung’s Research
Against my will.medium.com

Remembering My Grandmother from Ukraine DC Palter

Remembering My Grandmother from Ukraine
Today we are all Ukrainiansmedium.com

YouTube Must Block War Games Ads Now Dimitrios Fanourios Pischinas

YouTube Must Block War Games Ads Now
I do not want to play through a virtual global annihilation scenario. I want to see the actual one being prevented.medium.com

To Vax, or Not to Vax? Elizabeth Emerald

To Vax, or Not to Vax?
Doing the math …medium.com

The One Thing That Makes It Hard For People to Reject You in Any Situation Emmanuel A. Anderson

The One Thing That Makes It Hard For People to Reject You in Any Situation
The secret to being counted in and not out anythingmedium.com

Three Little Mindset Shifts That Can Make a Big Difference Enya Ray

Three Little Mindset Shifts That Can Make a Big Difference
Mind blown … in a good way!medium.com

Five Game-Changing Tips to Design a Customized Diet to Thrive Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Five Game-Changing Tips to Design a Customized Diet to Thrive
Why customizing our diet matters and what we can do about itmedium.com

How To Deal with Weapons of Mass Distraction Fahri Karakas

How To Deal with Weapons of Mass Distraction
You now have free and instant access to all of humanity’s knowledge in your cell phone and on your screens.medium.com

Worrying About People In A Story Reading About Themselves Floyd Mori

Worrying About People In A Story Reading About Themselves
Writing about family and friends could be riskymedium.com

Should You Study Psychology? Galen Bjarnesen

Should You Study Psychology?
It can be a major mistake.medium.com

I Spent Four Years Avoiding My Crush Gerald Sturgill

I Spent Four Years Avoiding My Crush
A Story About Unrequited Feelings, Rejection, and Avoidancemedium.com

Why Do We Laugh When Tickled? Gokhan Yalcuk

Why Do We Laugh When Tickled?
Do You Know That We Can’t Tickle Ourselvesmedium.com

Tequila Truth Harry Hogg

Tequila Truth
Lick, shoot, suck!medium.com

8 Creative Ways to Make Extra Money Hidayatullah

8 Creative Ways to Make Extra Money
Easy Ways to Make Money Quicklymedium.com

The 7 Most Common Mistakes Made in Affiliate Marketing Johnathan Reeper

The 7 Most Common Mistakes Made in Affiliate Marketing
These mistakes will be the death of your Affiliate Marketing businessmedium.com

Being A Black Man in America Justin Stinnett

Being A Black Man in America
Why we are able to overcome adversity in society todaymedium.com

Craft.do — most beautifully designed Note-taking app! Kaushik Trivedi

Craft.do — most beautifully designed Note-taking app!
It will make you fall in love again with your writing!medium.com

Seito Sakakibara: The Kobe School Killer — Japan Kevin Vogel

Seito Sakakibara: The Kobe School Killer — Japan
The crucial case of Seito Sakakibara, a 14 years old serial killer from Japanmedium.com

Maybe Some Stereotypes Are True — And We Need to Be Accountable Khadejah

Maybe Some Stereotypes Are True — And We Need to Be Accountable
Peoples’ lives matter more than your agenda.medium.com

Things You Didn’t Know About Social Media Larrylambert

Things You Didn’t Know About Social Media
Does it help to have a bunch of followers?medium.com

So Long 9 to 5! Leonard Tillerman

So Long 9 to 5!
The 6 month challenge to achieve true freedom.medium.com

Why a Plant Based Diet is Scientifically Proven Healthy Libby Shively McAvoy

Why a Plant Based Diet is Scientifically Proven Healthy
Healthy, easy, fast, recipes, ideas and fun facts that make vegetarian living an easy choice.medium.com

What You Don’t Know About Magnesium Can Hurt You Lisa Manzer

What You Don’t Know About Magnesium Can Hurt You
Don’t count on your lab work for answersmedium.com

The Richest Person in Indianapolis Owns the World’s Largest Real Estate Investment Trust Luay Rahil

The Richest Person in Indianapolis Owns the World’s Largest Real Estate Investment Trust
Everyone visited some of their mallsmedium.com

Being Thin is Everything! Julia E Hubbel

Being Thin is Everything!
Unless it isn’t. And that’s the lie we all swallow. Or don’t, as the case may be.medium.com

5-Minute Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

5-Minute Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
8.7/10 — classic mash-up of favesmedium.com

Do You Even Read Bro? Mandy McElroy

Do You Even Read Bro?
Probably not, it would seem.medium.com

Can We get Serious about First Contact yet? Markus Scorelius

Can We get Serious about First Contact yet?
We know very little about how contact with an alien species will affect us. Here’s some food for thought.medium.com

Improve Your Content Creation Workflow With “.new” Links Marvin Wendt

Improve Your Content Creation Workflow With “.new” Links
Those links are shortcuts to your favourite actions on the websites you love!medium.com

What Will Happen If We Do Yoga Every Day for 30 Days Midori by the Sea

What Will Happen If We Do Yoga Every Day for 30 Days
The insights are much more far-reaching than expectedmedium.com

A New Hope For Portable Gaming Aiden (Illumination Gaming)

A New Hope For Portable Gaming
The Steam Deck is a handheld portable console capable of playing most games on Steam.medium.com

Get Envious or Get Inspired? Mike Lewis

Get Envious or Get Inspired?
I would strongly urge you to choose the lattermedium.com

Hunter S. Thompson Daily Routine — An Odd Way of Life Mofrad Muntasir

Hunter S. Thompson Daily Routine — An Odd Way of Life
Hunter S. Thompson — “The Gonzo Journalist” — had one of the craziest daily routines.medium.com

How Mother Nature Defeated the Pandemic Mukundarajan V N

How Mother Nature Defeated the Pandemic
Omicron, Nature’s vaccine, subdued the virusmedium.com

Russia Will Lose The War Mustafa Pekcandanoğlu

Russia Will Lose The War
Almost everyone had thought Russia could invade Ukraine easily but it doesn’t work.medium.com

Medium Helped Me Make Money, Just Not How I Thought It Was Going To Work Nathan White

Medium Helped Me Make Money, Just Not How I Thought It Was Going To Work
Through Medium, I accidentally walked into paid writing jobs.medium.com

4 Ways AI Can Improve Your Productivity Niklas Lang

4 Ways AI Can Improve Your Productivity
A Collection of Tools helping you Increase Your Writing Productivitymedium.com

Why You Should Try Period Pants Nkeonye Judith Izuka-Aguocha

Why You Should Try Period Pants
Dear tampon commercial, when I’m on my period, I don’t wear a white bikini or do a backflip.medium.com

Here’s How I Initiate Mitophagy and Make My Mitochondria Denser in 7 Steps Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Here’s How I Initiate Mitophagy and Make My Mitochondria Denser in 7 Steps
Activating the self-healing mechanism of mitochondria can result in more energy and a better mood.medium.com

On Thursday, February 10th, 2022, a Farmington MI. Patti Murray Voncannon

On Thursday, February 10th, 2022, a Farmington MI.
“Get your cotton picking hands off that.”medium.com

Why Can’t We Let Our Leaders Be Human Like The Rest Of Us Paul Walker

Why Can’t We Let Our Leaders Be Human Like The Rest Of Us
Royals and rules are NOT super humanmedium.com

How Would You Like To Be E.N.T. J? Pius Adejumobi

How Would You Like To Be E.N.T. J?
Unravel The Quizmedium.com

How To Stop Poking Your Nose In Other People’s Business Riaz Laskar

How To Stop Poking Your Nose In Other People’s Business
The nose is a part of your beauty.medium.com

The Obsidian Rose Roxy Wright

The Obsidian Rose
A poem of hidden, ferocious beauty and self-sacrifice.medium.com

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Vladimir Putin S M Mamunur Rahman

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Vladimir Putin
This Russian President used to hunt rats as a child.medium.com

Adaptation: A Key Skill to Thrive in the New Normal Sanket Pai

Adaptation: A Key Skill to Thrive in the New Normal
The world has seen global depressions, economic recessions, business cycle downturns, technology bubble bursts…medium.com

Craziness in Our Very Reality Sarah Marie

Craziness in Our Very Reality
Meandering thoughtsmedium.com

One Theory of Gravitational Pull Scott Ahlsmith

One Theory of Gravitational Pull
A Novice Poet’s Response to Dawn 🙂 & Teresa Morillas’ Challengemedium.com

What is the Natural Source of Our Responsibility? Shashi Sastry

What is the Natural Source of Our Responsibility?
Part of your wisdom portfoliomedium.com

Hand-Picked Articles #29 ILLUMINATION Amplifier

Hand-Picked Articles #29
Chosen by the technology editor of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Mediummedium.com

Putin Just Poured Ketchup in YOUR Coffee Tim Ebl

Putin Just Poured Ketchup in YOUR Coffee
What are we going to do about it?medium.com

Putin Gets SWIFT Justice Tree Langdon

Putin Gets SWIFT Justice
Allies stand togethermedium.com

Certainties Ulf Wolf

Certainties
an Indian Storymedium.com

Money, Sex & Religion: Three Topics You Must Discuss With Your Date Before It’s Too Late Wendy Scott

Money, Sex & Religion: Three Topics You Must Discuss With Your Date Before It’s Too Late
Dating With Confidence #3medium.com

How To Use The Law Of Attraction To Get Fit Josie Timberlake

How To Use The Law Of Attraction To Get Fit
The Law Of Attraction can help you achieve your fitness goals!medium.com

Elon Musk WW3 Warning to Russia You, Me and Happiness

Elon Musk WW3 Warning to Russia
The fight for AI superioritymedium.com

Gates Nova Binx

Gates
Next to you, I become fragile and if you broke me, it would be the greatest privilege. Love is sick…ain’t it?medium.com

Awkward Turtles Make Weird Babies Linda Osipow

Awkward Turtles Make Weird Babies
According to my Thirteen Year Old Anywaymedium.com

She Was Wild Charlene Erazo

She Was Wild
Wild enough to tame my worldmedium.com

Frederic Chopin Ted’s List

Frederic Chopin
An insight into one of history’s most celebrated composersmedium.com

Freelance Writing — 31 Writing Call For Submissions (as of 02/28/22) — Make Money By Writing… Pamela Kazmierczak

Freelance Writing — 31 Writing Call For Submissions (as of 02/28/22) — Make Money By Writing…
Find the perfect place to send your manuscripts and pitch your ideas. These markets are actively looking for pitches…medium.com

Do You Always Make a Plan? Marsha Hamby Savage

Do You Always Make a Plan?
What are you going to do today?medium.com

13 Animals that Symbolise Wisdom Trevor E Hudson

13 Animals that Symbolise Wisdom
Looking to the animal kingdom to describe the elusive quality of wisdommedium.com

Today is the First Story of the Rest of My Life… Don Martin

Today is the First Story of the Rest of My Life…
The new beginning!medium.com

Invitation to Write for ILLUMINATION on YouTube Publication Aiden (Illumination Gaming)

Invitation to Write for ILLUMINATION on YouTube Publication
Welcome to Illumination on YouTube — A video introductionmedium.com

Magnesium Is Not Just Another Mineral Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Why Magnesium Is Not Just Another Mineral
Six types of magnesium with health benefits from my reviews and experiencemedium.com

Meet Bryan Dijkhuizen

Meet Bryan Dijkhuizen
Senior editor of Illumination Integrated Publicationsmedium.com

10 Things I’ve Learned From Life Before It Was Too Late Alberto Guerrero

10 Things I’ve Learned From Life Before It Was Too Late
Don’t let busyness and distraction steal your timemedium.com

Want to Ban Crypto? You Are Standing Against Ukraine’s Freedom Alvin T.

If You Want to Ban Crypto, You Are Standing Against Ukraine’s Freedom
The government of Ukraine is openly soliciting crypto-donations via social media.medium.com

Why I Stopped Posting on Social Media Amy Huang

Why I Stopped Posting on Social Media
Anything good in life doesn’t have to end up in a photo.medium.com

Important Life Lessons from 30 Personal Stories Inspiring Me on Medium Aiden (Illumination Gaming)

Important Life Lessons from 30 Personal Stories Inspiring Me on Medium
Connections to interesting, informative, and engaging stories by Dr Mehmet Yildiz on Mediummedium.com

15 Beliefs to Make 4 Figures a Month Online Annie Wegner

15 Beliefs to Make 4 Figures a Month Online
Believe it’s possible in your mind first.medium.com

Best Destinations for Digital Nomads On $1000 Per Month Ashley Tavares

Best Destinations for Digital Nomads On $1000 Per Month
If you’re just starting out the digital nomad lifestyle and your budget is tighter I got the best places to go to.medium.com

Everything You Got Wrong About Medium Attila Vágó

Everything You Got Wrong About Medium
Because I love Medium, but I’m tired of typing the same comments over and over again…medium.com

How to Survive Depression Brenda Michelle Ellis

How to Survive Depression
Controlling your thoughtsmedium.com

Good Morning. Good Afternoon. Good Evening. Good Night. Brooklyn Muse

Good Morning. Good Afternoon. Good Evening. Good Night.
This piece is not going where you think it is.medium.com

Reduce the Risk of Metabolic Disorders to Get Lean, Fit, and Happy Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Reduce the Risk of Metabolic Disorders to Get Lean, Fit, and Happy
The benefits of eliminating insulin resistance and having an insulin-sensitive body, with five practical lifestyle…medium.com

Why Is It So Easy to Slip Back Into Bad Habits? Carlos Jeronimo

Why Is It So Easy to Slip Back Into Bad Habits?
We won’t stop slipping back until we hate its outputs.medium.com

Russia, Ukraine & Being A Better You Caryn Leach-Smith

Russia, Ukraine & Being A Better You
Russia Ukraine & Being A Better Youmedium.com

The Traits of Man That God Fears The Most? Chappell Skywalker

The Traits of Man That God Fears The Most?
Commandment 2: “For I am a jealous god!”medium.com

We Got Vaccinated Today, And I Think It Did Something Spiritual To Me Lwazi

We Got Vaccinated Today, And I Think It Did Something Spiritual To Me
Suppose the vaccine induced Christ consciousnessmedium.com

5 Reasons you need a morning routine Chidera Oluebeube

5 Reasons you need a morning routine
A lot of people talk about their morning routines online. We see it in the form of YouTube videos, blog posts…medium.com

Four Deeply Disturbing Beatles Songs That Would Make A Modern Woman Scream…And Run For The Hills. Daniella Gaskell

Four Deeply Disturbing Beatles Songs That Would Make A Modern Woman Scream…And Run For The Hills.
Someone get the bulls — I have about 100 red flags heremedium.com

Motivating Monday Destiny S. Harris

Motivating Monday
Words to elevatemedium.com

Comparing Schools Can Be Costly For a School Don Sabado

Comparing Schools Can Be Costly For a School
Comparisons between schools and districts can be more costly and a less effective approach to improving schools in the…medium.com

The Lesson of Bus 22 Edward Thomas

The Lesson of Bus 22
Things are not always what they seemmedium.com

Disease du Jour: From A To Z: Elizabeth Emerald

Disease du Jour: From A To Z:
Running away from it all: a tour de force of self-absorptionmedium.com

Even Hattrick, the football of the imagination, in solidarity with Ukraine Francesco Carrubba

Even Hattrick, the football of the imagination, in solidarity with Ukraine
The portal with thousands of users around the world has allocated 10 thousand euros to the Swedish Red Cross operating…medium.com

America, in the final stretch, is failing Harry Hogg

America, in the final stretch, is failing
America, in the final stretch, is failing. It is failing the way the Ottoman and Roman Empires failed. Families…medium.com

I Wanted To Write A Simple Story About Rejection and Finding Solace in The Garden. Janice Macdonald

I Wanted To Write A Simple Story About Rejection and Finding Solace in The Garden .
But I think I cracked the codemedium.com

The Real Reason Media Hates Louis Farrakhan Jaron Mays

The Real Reason Media Hates Louis Farrakhan
The white supremacists have wanted Farrakhan silenced for decades and yesterday was just another examplemedium.com

Writing Solutions With Medium Publications Mean More Exposure, Readers, And Writers! Deon Christie

Writing Solutions With Medium Publications Mean More Exposure, Readers, And Writers!
Medium Publications Should Be Your Next Move!medium.com

Birds Nasar Karim

Birds
A poem by a seven-year-oldmedium.com

Discover the Power of Traffic Driving Articles Jeff the Content Coach

Discover the Power of Traffic Driving Articles
Got 20–30 minutes a day?medium.com

Rosalia Accelerated Fat Loss by Fixing Three Health Conditions Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Rosalia Accelerated Fat Loss by Fixing Three Health Conditions
These cultural and health issues were causing her fat gain, brain fog, anxiety, and mild depression.medium.com

My Simple Trick to Avoid Trolls On Medium Jennifer M. Wilson

My Simple Trick to Avoid Trolls On Medium
While still interacting with the reading communitymedium.com

It’s Never Too Late To Fight the Good Fight — Late Bloomers Welcome. Jennifer Pierce

It’s Never Too Late To Fight the Good Fight — Late Bloomers Welcome.
We overcome tremendous odds only because we keep going when everything and everyone says, “Game Over…just quit.”medium.com

Do You Also Save Your Apple Packaging for Way Too Long, or Is It Just Me? Joel Selby

Do You Also Save Your Apple Packaging for Way Too Long, or Is It Just Me?
Never underestimate the power of a good box.medium.com

7 Key Secrets To Becoming A Successful Copywriter Johnathan Reeper

7 Key Secrets To Becoming A Successful Copywriter
Read this before you start copywritingmedium.com

An Ode To The Pancake (And Crêpe) Kay Bee

An Ode To The Pancake (And Crêpe)
Perfect just the way you aremedium.com

Try To Reduce Your Plastic Use Because Recycling Isn’t Cutting It KL Simmons

Try To Reduce Your Plastic Use Because Recycling Isn’t Cutting It
Today was my wake up call and it could be yours as wellmedium.com

Writer’s Blokke Closed Its Doors For New Writers Kristina God

Writer’s Blokke Closed Its Doors For New Writers
with FAQ — a list of pubs that shut down, the future of publications, good and bad submissions.medium.com

Cool stories I read for the week of 2/21/2022 to 2/28/2022 Lawson Wallace

Cool stories I read for the week of 2/21/2022 to 2/28/2022
Interesting readsmedium.com

An Experiment in Human Telepathy: What could possibly go wrong? Markus Scorelius

An Experiment in Human Telepathy: What could possibly go wrong?
“Those with an evil heart seem to have a talent for destroying anything beautiful.” — Cynthia Rylant.medium.com

How I Went From Salesman to Writer in 6 Months Monty M.

How I Went From Salesman to Writer in 6 Months
A quick story on how I shifted my career in half a year, plus some tips for writers looking to do the same.medium.com

Misleading N. A. Kazi

Misleading
A poemmedium.com

The Simple Reason Why the Pomodoro Technique is a Terrible Productivity Tool Nicole Linke

The Simple Reason Why the Pomodoro Technique is a Terrible Productivity Tool
And what you should do insteadmedium.com

Ten Practical Steps Fixed Lucy’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Ten Practical Steps Fixed Lucy’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Her unbearable fatigue looked like a metaphorical onion with multiple layers.medium.com

Artificial Intelligence Writers vs. Human Writers: The Experiment Begins October J.

Artificial Intelligence Writers vs. Human Writers: The Experiment Begins
I’m going to run a detailed writing experiment and share it with all of you here on Medium.medium.com

You Don’t Know, And I Don’t Know Either. Peter Middleton

You Don’t Know, And I Don’t Know Either.
Here’s a foghorn.medium.com

The Surprising Way To Build A New Habit Prince Verma

The Surprising Way To Build A New Habit
And it’s easy to implementmedium.com

Excessive — a Poem Roxanne Barbour

Excessive — a Poem
365 Days of Haiku Challenge 068: Excessivemedium.com

The Value of Consistency Spencer Josephson

The Value of Consistency
3 steps that will create powerful results for your life.medium.com

Why I Stopped Journaling. Steve C

Why I Stopped Journaling.
The ends didn’t justify the means.medium.com

Why We Still Waste the Most Precious Resource on Earth? Story Taller

Why We Still Waste the Most Precious Resource on Earth?
The willingness of human beings to help and nurture others.medium.com

The Man I Live With Act 4 Suma Narayan

The Man I Live With :Act 4
Personal Essaymedium.com

Sometimes Suntonu Bhadra

Sometimes
A short poemmedium.com

If You Are a Writer, Stop Reading Stories About Success on Medium Tarun Gupta

If You Are a Writer, Stop Reading Stories About Success on Medium
Break free from the insecurities instilled in you by the other so-called writersmedium.com

My Tax Dollars At Work William (Dollar Bill) Mersey

My Tax Dollars At Work
I found a way to amortizemedium.com

Why I’m Only Setting Quarterly Goals This Year Catherine Arnett

Why I’m Only Setting Quarterly Goals This Year
Goal setting to cope with uncertaintymedium.com

Defeat Chronic Stress for a Healthy and Happy Life with Five Tips Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Defeat Chronic Stress for a Healthy and Happy Life with Five Tips
Responding to daily stressors methodically and mindfully helps us live a more resilient life. Here are five practical…medium.com

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation relishsavour

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation
Center of Excellence (CoE- Is that what your organisation needs?)medium.com

The Best Gift You Can Offer To Help A Friend In Need Lucia Landini

The Best Gift You Can Offer To Help A Friend In Need
Surprise!medium.com

You Do You Jonathan Morris Schwartz

You Do You
We’re living in the age of me — selfish is goodmedium.com

What I Learned From a Year Dedicated to Writing a Novel Luke Beling

What I Learned From a Year Dedicated to Writing a Novel
The joy is in the journey.medium.com

Scaling business needs to be done with wisdom and in local hubs. Desiree Driesenaar

Scaling business needs to be done with wisdom and in local hubs.
Systemic design means we involve all connections. We can do it. But we have to be aware of the limited resources on our…medium.com

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Scammers Nihan Kucukural

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Scammers
It happens to anybody!medium.com

World of One Katherine G. MacRae

World of One
Connection as a Lifelinemedium.com

5 Ways to Say How Can I Afford it, Instead of it’s Too Expensive Tom Handy

5 Ways to Say How Can I Afford it, Instead of it’s Too Expensive
These are simple ways you can change your mindsetmedium.com

Could Trump Have Rigged The Election And Still Lost? Jennifer Friebely

Could Trump Have Rigged The Election And Still Lost?
John Dean thinks somedium.com

A Japanese Mother Hires a Father for Her Daughter Zul Bal

A Japanese Mother Hires a Father for Her Daughter
A complicated story of love and longingmedium.com

Do You Use Data To Understand Your User Or To Control Them? Leo Guinan

Do You Use Data To Understand Your User Or To Control Them?
Both Are Possible. One Is Bad.medium.com

Perfectionism Is an Excuse for Hiding in the Shade Christian Soschner

Perfectionism Is an Excuse for Hiding in the Shade
Get out there and domedium.com

Running In the Medium Marathon — Year One John Teehan

Running In the Medium Marathon — Year One
What I’ve learned by writing for complete strangers and the chance to make a few bucks.medium.com

Warehouse Party Degradation James G Brennan

Warehouse Party Degradation
Warning to readers you may find some content disturbingmedium.com

Depression Has More to Do with Addictions and Less with Economic Conditions. Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Here’s Why Depression Has More to Do with Addictions and Less with Economic Conditions.
Lower the risk of depressive disorders by addressing addictive behavior timely and effectively.medium.com

Hand-Picked Articles #254
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

Hand-Picked Articles #253
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

Hand-Picked Articles #252
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

ILLUMINATION editors introduced Annelise Lords by interviewing her. Please enjoy this great interview. We will be interviewing more writers soon and them to this collection.

Interview with Annelise Lords
An inspiring top writer, published author, and senior editor of Illuminationmedium.com

Hand-Picked Articles #249
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

Hand-Picked Articles #248
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

Hand-Picked Articles #247
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

Hand-Picked Articles #246
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

Featured Writer Profiles

We included some sample stories from their collections. Please explore and enjoy their engaging pieces. They are regular contributors to Illumination.

Chosen Stories from Melinda Blau’s Unique Collection on Medium
Let’s make invisible stories visible series #03medium.com

Meet Jussi Luukkonen, MBA on Medium
Senior editor of Illumination Integrated Publicationsmedium.com

Meet Dr. Gabriella Kőrösi on Medium
Biography and an introduction to her book Darkness and Lightmedium.com

Meet Patrick OConnell
Senior editor of Illumination Integrated Publications on Mediummedium.com

Meet Josh Balerite Acol
Senior editor at ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Mediummedium.com

Meet Gareth Willey
Top writer and editor of Illumination Integrated Publications on Medium.medium.com

Meet Maria Rattray
Senior Editor of Illumination Integrated Publications on Mediummedium.com

Meet Nuno Campos
A new editor of Illumination Integration Publications on Mediummedium.com

A Brief Introduction to Mark Sanford, Ph.D.
Dr. Sanford believes in introspection and self-knowledge as a foundation for new initiatives in self-empowerment and…medium.com

Thank you for reading these profiles and exploring their stories.

Hand-Picked Articles #244
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

Let’s welcome the new writers who join us today.

Alexa Rose, Orianne Gambino, Diana ورده, Sebastyan Papp, BM Writes, Alex Stanton.

Let’s also please give a warm welcome to recently joined writers. Some of them have already posted their first articles.

Thank you for supporting these new writers’ content. We keep their profiles for a few days in these collections to introduce you.

Lynne Murray, Nourelhouda Chouia, Brian Fairchild, Sevda Çelik, Christian Neale, David Cenicola, M.Ed., Juie Desai, Cam Bass, Mark Randall Havens, Julia Kors, Nevena Pascaleva, Blake Baldwin, Libby Walkup, Peace Elohor Amiaka, Cynthia Charleen Alexander, Valorie Lasley, Mikaela Bolker, Dayo Akinrinade, Rohit Veryani, Victoria Taylor, Yogesh Haribhau Kulkarni, Supreeta Arya, Robin Sherk, Tejaswini Katreddy, The Good Habit Coach, Roman Filo, Neil S, Charlotte H, Mohan Chellaswami, John Leung, Anne the Vegan, Dennis Hester, Bella Rose, Harsh N, Mark Vassilevskiy, Roman Filo, Mark Mahon, Jack Bohannan, Sekhar M. K., Narin Narula, Alfredo A. Pardo, Vivek Sinha, Sebastián Villafuerte, Ken Williams, shannon cb, shannon cb, E.I. Sultan, Blanche Durie, Savannah Carreno, Mihaela Roman, Ernestina, The Layman Speaks, Jennifer Pierce, Building Blocks, Jordan S, Danielle Morsberger, Akemi Sagawa, G. Hobson Goff III, Ross McWaters, Annalisa Filippi, Ross McWaters, Annalisa Filippi, Lisa Renard-Spicer, Rosie Stott, Just Jake, Agarwalpurav, Matthew Curtin, Dawn Ulmer, Stephenie Magister ✨

The key point for new contributors is to review the onboarding pack, as it includes publication-specific information for a smooth transition. We attached it below.

Master Copy: Onboarding New Writers
Welcome and information pack for new contributors of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Mediummedium.com

As a benefit of fast publishing, your stories will start earning income and finding more readers quickly.

Please caption your photos and ensure that that they are not copyrighted: either belong to you or from free sources. Not captioning and using copyrighted photos waste our editors’ precious time and cause delays in publishing your stories.

Handling Story Photos
Publication Policymedium.com

Please Note that not captioning images and using copyrighted photos will lead to the rejection of stories.

Not Captioning and Using Copyright Photos Will Lead to Rejection of Stories
If writers, after rejection, continue breaking photo handing rules, we will remove them from our publications.medium.com

ILLUMINATION provided guidance to new writers on collection #133.

Curated Collection #133
Chosen stories from experienced writers for avid readersmedium.com

Hand-Picked Articles #237
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

We are sorry for the publishing delays. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Your stories will be published eventually.

You may also consider self-publishing as we accept them. However, draft submissions might bring more readers, so it is up to you.

We accepts both draft and self-published stories. However, editors give priority to drafts as these stories need to find readers, waiting in the queue for a while.

Let’s Meet Our Editors Who Published These Stories

The following stories cover the profiles of our volunteer editors. These volunteer editors are the ones reviewing and publishing the stories in these collections. They are from various time zones clearing the publication queue on their precious time daily.

Meet Dr Mehmet Yildiz — Dr Mehmet Yildiz Chief Editor and Owner

Meet Dr John Frederick Rose Dr John Frederick Rose

Meet Dr Preeti Singh — Dr. Preeti Singh

Meet Dr Michael HENG, PBM — Dr Michael Heng

Meet Arlo Hennings, PhD — Arlo Hennings, Ph.D.

Meet Jennifer Geer — Jennifer Geer

Meet Bill Abbate — Bill Abbate

Meet Sufyan Maan — Sufyan Maan, M.Eng

Meet Josh Balerite Acol — Josh Balerite Acol

Meet Maria Rattray — Maria Rattray

Meet Brooklyn Muse — Brooklyn Muse

Meeet Lawson Wallace — Lawson Wallace

Meet Michael Patanella — Michael Patanella

Meet John Cunningham — John Cunningham

Meet Joe Luca — Joe Luca

Meet Neha Sandhir — Neha Sandhir S

Meet Julius L. Evans — Julius Evans

Meet Lanu Pitan — Lanu Pitan

Meet Vidya Sury — Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Meet Helen Müller — You, Me and Happiness

Meet Bryan Dijkhuizen Bryan Dijkhuizen

Meet Krishna V Chaudhary Krishna V Chaudhary

Meet Ntathu Allen — Ntathu Allen

Meet Aldric Chen — Aldric Chen

Meet Arthur G Hernandez Arthur G. Hernandez

Meet Kristina Segarra — Kristina Segarra

Meet Michael Nagy — Michael Nagy

Meet Sumera Rizwan — Sumera Rizwan

Meet Agnes Laurens — Agnes Laurens

Meet Britni Pepper — Britni Pepper

Meet Karen Madej — Karen Madej

Meet Chelsea Mandler — Chelsea Mandler MAT

Meet J.S. Adam — JS Adam

Meet Kasey Harrington — Kasey Harrington

Meet Aamir Kamal — Aamir Kamal 🚀🚀🚀

Meet Steve Alexander (Alex) — The Wordsmith™🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸

Meet Carrie Alice Kelly Carrie

Meet Lilith Morningstaar — Lilith Morningstaar

Meet Gregory Maidman

Meet Carol Price

Meet Zen Chan


Helpful References for New Writers

Essential Checklist for Writers and Bloggers

Essential Checklist for Writers and Bloggers
Improve quality and readability of your storiesmedium.com

How to Write Content Guaranteed to Get Views and Reads

How to Write Content Guaranteed to Get Views and Reads
As a bonus, I explain how to increase the chance of writing viral articles based on experience.medium.com

8 Proven Tips to Build a Rock-Solid Reading Audience

6 Easy & Proven Tips to Increase Followers

How To Become A Top Writer In Three Months

Improve the Quality of Writing Using an Editorial Checklist

How To Triple Your Writing Income Methodically

Starter Kit for Writers of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications

Conduct Guidelines for ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications

7 Tips for Freelance Writers Dealing with Chronic Stress Effectively

How To Create A 30,000 Words E-book In A Month

What I Learned After Publishing 1,010 And Reading 100,000 Stories

The Joy of Selling 1,000+ Books In A Month With Minimal Investment

Introduce Your Newsletters and Grow Your Mailing Lists

Five Questions To Increase Curation Chance and Reading Fans

A Compelling Passive Income Stream For Freelance Writers

Science-Based Therapeutic Value of Expressive Writing for Mental Health

100 Day Challenge For New Writers

1,000 Short Posts in 100 Days

Invitation To A Writing Challenge

Storybooks and Indexing Publications

How to Survive and Thrive on Medium

Use of Affiliate Links On Medium

Invitation To A Writing Challenge

Short-Form Stories Not For Income But For Visibility.

How to Turn Cold Calls to Warm Outcomes

WRITERS INVITED TO PROMOTE THEIR PUBLICATIONS

How Writers Can Use YouTube Creatively and Productively

Yes, We Accept Short-Form Stories

What Readers Want to Hear vs What They Really Need to Know

New Year Updates from Illumination Editorial Team


Helpful Guides for All Contributors

Onboarding Pack for New Writers

New writers, please read this pack before submitting your stories.

Master Copy: Onboarding New Writers
Welcome and information pack for new contributors of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Mediummedium.com

Guiding Posts on our Publications

Publication-related stories can be accessed via this collection.

Starter Kit for Writers of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications
One-stop-shop for beginnersmedium.com

Meet Editors of Our Publications

Collection of Editor Bios

Collection of Editor Bios
Meet Editors of Illumination Integrated Publicationsmedium.com

Introducing Writers Bios

Curated Writer Bios

Curated Writer Bios
Learn about contributing writers of ILLUMINATION written by their penmedium.com

Updates from Euphoria by Dr Yildiz, owner of our publications

I Write about Health as It Matters.

I Write about Health as It Matters.
February 2022 updates from Euphoria, including health, mental health, fitness, lifestyle, and self-improvement topicsmedium.com

Updates and Highlights from Euphoria Publication on Medium
Dear Subscribers,medium.com

Invitation to ILLUMINATION YouTube Channel

Invitation to ILLUMINATION YouTube Channel
Writers need visibilitymedium.com

Invitation to Write for ILLUMINATION on YouTube Publication

Invitation to Write for ILLUMINATION on YouTube Publication
Welcome to Illumination on YouTube — A video introductionmedium.com

Invitation: Join ILLUMINATION Gaming Publication as a Writer

Invitation: Join ILLUMINATION Gaming Publication as a Writer
Your gaming stories have a new home on Medium now.medium.com

Publications by Our Writers on Medium

Why Writers Need Personal Publications

Why Writers Need Personal Publications
Invitation to introduce your own publication to the audience of Illumination Integrated Publications medium.com

Illumination Fiction Club

ILLUMINATION Fiction Club
An invitation to fiction writers to unite and collaborate for productive funmedium.com

Invitation to Potential Writers

If you wish to join Illumination Integration publications, please send a request via this link. We will help you gain visibility and succeed as a top writer on Medium. Please mention the publication name with your Medium account I.D. in the request.

If you are new to Medium, you can join via this link. Readers can read thousands of stories, and writers may monetize self-published content.

As our chief editor, Dr Mehmet Yildiz says, “opportunities for writers and readers are endless on this platform.”

Let’s collaborate!

ILLUMINATION Fiction Club

ILLUMINATION Poetry Club

Welcome To The TSEE Club

Mentoring on ILLUMINATION

Hand-Picked Articles #225
Chosen by the content curators of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications on Medium for avid readersmedium.com

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