The Best Stories I’ve Read This Month on Medium — February 21
I love reading on Medium. There are great and diverse writers on this platform, and almost every time I finish reading an article I feel I’ve learned something.
To encourage myself to read more and show support to the amazing writers I encounter every day on this platform I’ve decided to write a monthly post of the best articles I’ve read.
Please note that these stories have not been necessarily published this month, but I’ve read them in the last 28 days. They are also not in order of preference.
If any of these descriptions interest you don’t forget to check out the story and show its writer your support!
This Math Guy Spoke 25 Languages but Had His Life Ruined by Maria Milojković, MA
As the title suggests, this story does not have a happy ending. However, it is an interesting tale. While reading it, I wondered if genius and happiness are mutually exclusive, and what contributions William James Sidis could have made in the fields of mathematics and physics.
This Math Guy Spoke 25 Languages but Had His Life Ruined
William James Sidis just wanted to be left alone
Experiences and Life Lessons From My First Month on Medium by Rugare Maruzani
This year I decided to start writing on Medium, so I’ve been reading stories that share insights on producing high-quality and engaging content. This story not only offered me that but also taught me some good life lessons.
Experiences and Life Lessons From My First Month on Medium
The lessons I’ve learnt in my first month as a writer on Medium with advice for other writers
A Mental Trick to Make Any Task Less Intimidating by Laura Vanderkam
I was aware of the research cited in this article about the way we think of our future selves. However, I didn’t know I could use it as a “mental trick” to increase my productivity.
A Mental Trick to Make Any Task Less Intimidating
All you have to do is picture yourself on the other side
How to Dramatically Improve Your Speaking Voice, According to a Top Vocal Coach by Anthony J. Yeung
If you want to improve your speaking voice I highly recommend this story. The advice is simple, efficient, and comes from a celebrity voice coach.
How to Dramatically Improve Your Speaking Voice, According to a Top Vocal Coach
Use your “magic spot” and other secrets that will help you speak with greater confidence and authority
Inside Your Brain’s Complicated Relationship With Anger by Markham Heid
Before reading this story I had never stopped to think about the power of anger. I thought it was just a negative and terrible emotion, but now I have a new perspective on it.
Inside Your Brain’s Complicated Relationship With Anger
Anger does not look, act, or feel like other negative emotions. Therein lies its power.
Honorable mention: This Is Medium’s Newspaper Boy by David B. Clear
If you like short comics you might want to follow David B. Clear. He illustrates his stories with original drawings and also publishes comics. This one perfectly represents a lot of posts I see on Medium.
I know it’s not a story, but it was one of my favorite posts this month nonetheless.