Joseph D. N. Kendrick
Writer of words. Haver of cats. joeykendrick.com
Reasons Why You Should Learn C++
There are few programming languages more versatile than C++. It can be used to develop complex video games, websites, and graphics-heavy phone and desktop apps. Becoming a C++ expert is a steep slope, but there are too many great reasons to learn C++ with potential benefits that are too great to ignore.
Hardest Cocktails to Make
Some cocktails are ridiculously simple to make. A Cuba Libre (rum and Coke) is so widespread in large part because of the ease of preparing it. While these simple cocktails have their place, the increased effort involved in making more complex cocktails is usually worth it. At the same time, there are also some drinks that may seem easy or simple, but are actually some of the hardest cocktails to make. It's not enough to follow a recipe with these cocktails: they can only be conquered through frequent practice.
Recruiters Share What Makes a Candidate Stand Out
The job search isn't a pleasant process. If you've recently lost your job, you may suddenly find yourself feeling helplessly adrift in a sea of uncertainty. When faced with this adversity, however, you have little choice but to persevere, change gears, and set off toward your next destination. Take advantage of the opportunity to rewrite your cover letter and create a résumé that will stand out as you search for greener pastures.
New Photo Trends You Need to Know About
Every artistic outlet, from paintings and sculptures to music and architecture, has its own trends so long as styles and genres go in and out of fashion. Photography is no exception to this, and in fact, new photo trends appear on a nearly yearly basis as new technology enables new realms of photographic art. Technology has had a particularly profound effect on the growth and development of these trends, as photography is dependent upon the advancement and availability of cameras and photo editing software. As such, you'll see that many trends are directly tied to recent improvements in technology.
The Best Basketball Shorts for Athletes
Take a look at what you're wearing right now. I'd wager there's a 50 percent chance you've got on basketball shorts, whether or not you're actually a basketball player. Basketball shorts have become a staple item of clothing, not just for basketball players and other athletes, but for average Joes as well. Today, there are probably thousands of different varieties of basketball shorts produced and sold, by just about any clothing brand you can think of. The right pair can help you perform your best on the court, but a great pair can also follow you on any of your daily adventures. With just a little bit of research, you can find the best basketball shorts for your needs.
Laws About Homeschooling You Should Know
Homeschooling has been a mainstay in American education since the colonial period. Back then, home school was really the only school for children, as public schooling institutions were few and far between. Today, of course, the American education system is lightyears ahead of where it was hundreds of years ago, but homeschooling parents have held on to a small, but reliable, percentage of students in the United States.
Largest Beer Companies in the World
Do you know where your beer really comes from? In the early 2000s, about a dozen breweries produced the majority of the beer in the world. Today, just five conglomerates produce over fifty percent of all the beer in the world. You'll recognize the names of some of these companies, like MillerCoors, but you may not realize the true reach of these behemoth brands. The largest beer companies in the world own multiple craft brewers (or, rather, former craft brewers) in addition to the massive brands you probably already recognize.
Best Soccer Players of 2018
Every year, soccer players across the world break new records for scoring and goalkeeping. It can be hard to judge what players are truly the "best," as soccer is truly a team sport, and each position carries its own unique weight. There are a number of soccer players of 2018 who stand a cut above the rest, however, as scorers, keepers, and team leaders.
10 Facts About Bitcoin You (Probably) Didn't Know
Do you know why May 22 is such an important date for Bitcoin? Do you know who created Bitcoin in the first place? Bitcoin is a titan among cryptocurrencies, with a storied history and a meteoric rise in value. It has been at the center of international scandals and political debates, and it has made fortunes for dedicated miners and programmers. There are, unsurprisingly, a number of interesting facts about Bitcoin that you should learn if you want to be involved in the world of cryptocurrency.
Why Do Women Fall in Love with Convicted Killers?
Some women are positively crazy for serial killers. Ted Bundy was a mass murderer who wrote fan letters, reportedly received hundreds of love letters from young women when he was incarcerated. Richard Ramirez had dozens of groupies visit him and send him letters during his trial, and he would even go on to marry one of these groupies after more than a decade of courtship. (You can imagine the courtship process is certainly slower when one of the parties is on death row.)
Things You Didn't Know About Working on Wall Street
When you think of Wall Street, the first images that pop into your mind are likely snippets from the many films that have covered the historic New York City avenue. These movies, like Trading Places and Bonfire of the Vanities, were heavily inspired by Wall Street during the economic boom of the 1980s, featuring lavish dinners, yacht parties, and expensive tailored clothing. Today, however, the realities of working on Wall Street are not so glamorous.
The History of Gin in America
Gin is one of the most unique and popular distilled spirits in the world. There are few restrictions on what constitutes "gin" as far as ingredients and the distilling process, so the term encompasses a broad array of spirits. The base alcohol can be produced from any number of ingredients, and it can be flavored with any combination of botanicals. It's so easy, in fact, that you can learn how to make gin from scratch. The one central, characteristic ingredient, though, is the juniper berry. Juniper berries form the distinctive aromatic flavor that we associate with gin, and play an important role in the creation and evolution of this fine spirit.