There’s hope yet.

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I know you’ve heard it before, the old adage — “you can’t make money on Medium without the use of performance-enhancing drugs.” Many of you have tried to write without taking any drugs. I know it’s hard. I’m here to guide you on how you too can make at least $1000 per month on Medium, drugs-free.

No more cocaine to make your hands type faster, meth to keep you awake and make your hands type faster, or testosterone injections to make you aggressively type faster…

These things can be done without. Now, I know I am at risk here of…


This author has been described by many as a treasure trove of good writing advice

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. .

is one of the most famous fiction authors to have ever lived. A good friend of author C.S. Lewis who wrote “The Chronicles of Narnia” novels, Tolkien blessed the world with fantasy works such as “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

The first rule for success in writing according to Tolkien is to have your name initialized (eg. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling).

Just kidding. The man truly has a wealth of wisdom to offer which is really nothing to make light of. …


And she’s Jewish.

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Adolf Hitler. By Bundesarchiv, Bild 102–10460, Hoffmann, Heinrich, .

Before gaining power as Germany’s Chancellor in 1933, Hitler was just a failed artist and political enthusiast. One only has as much power as people are willing to give them, after all. Hitler and his Nazi Party had failed in the Munich Putsch (an uprising in Munich) during the Weimar Republic. As a result, he had just spent 5 years in prison for treason where he wrote Mein Kampf. …


You should always aim higher than success.

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Orlando Bloom. By Walterlan Papetti — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, .

It has been estimated that the majority of the world has seen at least one movie from either the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise or “The Lord of the Rings.” Orlando Bloom is a man of many talents, and his most well-loved on-screen characters are a swashbuckling pirate and a long-haired elf.

He grew up in Kent, England, later on living around the world in places such as Tasmania, Japan, and India. Bloom’s led an exotic, adventure-filled life, and is also well-known for his sense of humor. Some of my favorite quotes from him are:

“Elves are cool, man.” …


Solving the mysteries behind Medium’s curation process.

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There are two main ways to find out in which topics your article was curated by Medium.

You will know if your article was curated because it will say “Chosen for further distribution” underneath its title on your Stats page, like so:


Dandeny Muñoz Mosquera trained Pablo Escobar's sicarios (assassins) and it took police over a decade to capture him.

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Dandeny Muñoz Mosquera a.k.a. ‘La Quica’. By DEA —, .

Dandeny Muñoz Mosquera — most commonly known as ‘La Quica’ — was the first person ever to be prosecuted by the United States government for acts of terrorism committed on foreign soil. He is responsible for blowing up an airplane, scattering human body parts and scraps of metal over a 3-mile radius in Colombia. He once blew up a daycare center for children in an effort to kill some police officers.

He also trained Pablo Escobar’s sicarios (assassins) — rumored to have numbered in the thousands when the Medellin Cartel was at its height. …


Covert narcissism is the type of narcissism that flies under the radar and can harm you.

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“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” —

In order to live a happier, more productive, more fulfilling life, you should hang out with good, talented people according to billionaire investor Warren Buffet — not people who think they are better than you and are trying to drag you down.

Most people know about the classic narcissist — somebody who always makes things about them, has little empathy and asks a lot of others. They know about the behaviors of…


The top 10 most common ways to annoy people you’ve just met.

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Let’s cut the crap. What are the psychological reasons why somebody you just met might not be 100% pleasant to you? Let’s assume that it’s not them, it’s you. You’ve irked them. You’re irksome.

But it’s a matter of taste — you tell yourself. Some people like you. Well, here’s a list of the “Top 10 Things” that can rub someone the wrong way without you even knowing it.

You will be able to rub people the right way after knowing this.

1. You’re trying to impress

Not that you’re not impressive. You really are magnificent. Sometimes you just have those days where you feel…


Elite Swedish troops went up against the fortified Russian army at the battle of Poltava.

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The Battle of Poltava. By Pierre-Denis Martin — museum.ru Catherine Palace, Public Domain,

Would Charles XII of Sweden be remembered as the luckiest commander in Swedish military history or would his troops be captured and sent to Siberia? The Battle of Poltava marked a turning point in what was later called the “.” This war started in the early 1700s and would determine the balance of power in northern Europe.

Before we get to the Battle of Poltava you will need to know some background info. Sweden had their own little Alexander the Great at the time — one Charles XII who was born in 1682.

The boy wonder took command…


Have you ever watched “The Wolf of Wall Street?”

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The Wolf of Wall Street. .

Don’t worry. I’m not going to complain about your favorite movie — it’s my favorite movie too! Okay, maybe I’ll complain a little bit…

There is something that I’ve found almost all Hollywood movies have in common — something that they do purely for cinematographic reasons. I don’t hold it against them.

Do you remember that scene in “The Wolf of Wall Street” when Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) gets high with Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill) and they decide to go into business together and go looking for a place?

The Magic of Cinematography

What happened was they found a place that looked sort of…

Sabana Grande

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