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Perfectly Human (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Priya Kavina

Founder & Owner of: Kavara Stories

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Writing Writer


He was perfectly strange, this stranger was. He was smart and elegant and courteous. He was different and complementary. We fit like jigsaw puzzle pieces. This stranger was perfect until I came to know him. But that’s what perfection is, isn’t it? It is picturesque and Hollywood until we begin to examine it. Like all models, it is bright and seductive, but when we finally gather the courage to look closely, we begin to see its pores and blemishes. Quick to judge, we assume either the worst or absolute perfection and that vision crowds our perception.

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Helping Children through Meltdowns and How to Support Them with Disabilities (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Nola Crow

Founder & Owner of: 4373 Fashion Lane

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty and Fashion Writer


In my field, kids have meltdowns frequently. What happens to kids during this stressful time? They lose complete control over their emotions. Occasionally, there is not a logical reason behind the meltdown. The main thing is for you to understand is kids are learning.

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The Water Beyond the Leap (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Priya Kavina

Founder & Owner of: Kavara Stories

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Writing Writer


A salmon in the river swam steadily upstream and regressed, then again, swam steady then regressed. The water resisted as he swam against it,but propelled him effortlessly as he regressed back downstream. He swam forward eight feet then retreated five. As he advanced, the water around him began to whir as all the other salmon swam head on towards the nearing waterfall. The rocks towered the water high and caused it to fall with such brute force. He watched the other salmon as they disappeared right above the blurry water fizz.

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Out of the Box Thinking (2 min read)

 

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Pradeep Shrivastava

Founder & Owner of: Pradeep Shrivastava

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging, Books, Entertainment, Family & Life, Successful Living Writer and Writing Writer


A long time ago in a small Indian town, a merchant had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a moneylender.

One evening the moneylender arrived at the merchant’s house, along with two royal guards and a couple of town elders.

“I will forgo all your debt if you marry your daughter to me.” The moneylender proposed to the merchant, who was standing in his garden along with his beautiful teenage daughter.

The merchant looked at his daughter and then turned his attention towards the old and ugly moneylender who fancied his daughter. “But… you are old enough to be her grandfather. How can you even think about marrying her?”

“If you don’t want me to marry your daughter, pay me my money immediately. Or I’ll send you to jail.”

“But, how can I clear your debt so soon. I need more time, maybe a couple of months?”

“As I said, pay me my debt now or I’ll send you to jail.”

After a couple of seconds of silence, the moneylender said. “Okay, I will make things simple for you. I will put a black and a white pebble in an empty moneybag. Your daughter will pick one pebble from that bag. If she picks the black pebble, your daughter will marry me and all your debt will be forgiven.”

“What if she picks the white pebble?” The merchant inquired.

“In that case, she does not have to marry me, unless she wants to, and your debt will still be forgiven.” The moneylender said as scanned the merchant’s daughter from top to bottom. “But if your daughter refuses to pick a pebble from the bag, you’ll be thrown into jail.”

The moneylender bent over and swiftly picked up a couple of pebbles. He slyly put two black pebbles into the moneybag and threw the remaining pebbles back on the ground, but the merchant’s daughter noticed his deceit.

“Pick up a pebble from the bag.” The moneylender said as he extended the moneybag towards the merchant’s daughter.

The girl thought. “If I refuse to pick a pebble, my father will be thrown into jail. If I pick up a pebble, since both of them are black, I will have to marry this pervert. If I expose the moneylender he will surely hurt my father, maybe not today but soon.”

“Come on! Pick up the pebble fast.” The moneylender said in a slightly raised voice.

With a smile on her face, the girl put her hand in the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at the pebble, she let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path on which they were standing. Making the pebble lost among the innumerable other pebbles.

“Oh God,” The girl said. “How clumsy of me, but if you look into the bag for the one that is left you will be able to tell which color pebble I picked.”

The moneylender knew that he had been outplayed in his own game and stood still for a couple of seconds.

“Go ahead, take out the stone from the moneybag and show us all.” One of the town elders said and the others nodded in agreement.”

The moneylender took out the black pebble from the money bag and showed it to everyone.

Even the most complex problems in life do have a solution, but sometimes we have to think in a different way to tackle them.


Article Credits: Pradeep Shrivastava

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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Write Where It Hurts (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Aui V.

Founder & Owner of: Aui’s Den

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Editor and Author of The Booze Stole My Son: Don’t Let It Steal Yours


When I lost my son three years ago, the excruciating agony shooting through my body was the worst I’ve ever known.  It was hurting like hell. No amount of human power could ease the unbearable pain I had gone through. I almost lost all the capability to feel and to think. The writing was the only task I can manage that does not require anything I can’t. I’ve known it since young. Writing when life was difficult had been my way of life and an automatic thing for me.

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How to Actually Enjoy Classical Music (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Aubrey Leaman

Founder & Owner of: If Mermaids Wore Suspenders

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Books and Writing Writer


Classical music can be pretty boring.  Why would you choose to listen to something that long and that abstract? Lots of people try to figure out how to “understand” the music, but understanding is definitely not always the same as enjoying.

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Writing and Music (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Franci Hoffman

Founder & Owner of: Amanpan

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer


There are times when my writing seems so lack luster. I am perched at my usual writing space with coffee and ecig pondering a post that my audience will enjoy.

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3 Steps to a Happier You (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Rebecca Dolman

Founder & Owner of: Rebecca

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty, Lifestyle and Successful Living Writer


We all have those days where we just can ‘t be bothered, or we feel down but don’t quite know why. It’s totally natural and we all go through it. Here are some tips to beat the down in the dumps slump, and get back to feeling happy and full of life!

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3 Tips For Writers Block (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Rebecca Dolman

Founder & Owner of: Rebecca

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty, Lifestyle and Successful Living Writer


If like me you sometimes struggle to get the creative juices flowing, it can quickly become very frustrating. There’s nothing worse than knowing you need to write something, but you can’t seem to put two words together. So here are three tips to help you get going again!

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5 Things To Ask Yourself Before You Invest Money Into Your Blog (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Donatella Petitti

Founder & Owner of: Ciao Donatella

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging and Successful Living Writer


In life, as much as it pains us, sometimes you have to invest some money before you can get lots of money out of things. That same rule goes for blogging. A more customizable website, your own domain and having unlimited space sounds pretty good, but all that money can be a waste unless you and your blog are “ready”. In this post I am strictly talking about website options, a post about photography, software and eBooks will be coming soon!

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