Joseph D. N. Kendrick
Writer of words. Haver of cats. joeykendrick.com
Struggles Every Programmer Knows
If you've spent any amount of time trying to learn to code, you've likely already experienced some of the struggles every programmer knows. It doesn't take long to figure out the biggest headaches in the world of computer programming and software development. High school programming students know just as well as professional coders because the problems never seem to go away, no matter how experienced you are. While I don't have the solutions for these issues, sometimes venting is enough to help you power through your struggles.
10 Easy Pumpkin Spice Cocktails You Need to Try This Fall
We all know it: when the leaves start changing color, it's time for pumpkin everything. Candles. Lattes. Pie. Now add cocktails to that list and happy hour just got a little more basic. Some people can't get enough pumpkin during the fall season, while others have to pike their pumpkin battles. No matter what camp you fall into, these pumpkin spice cocktails are the perfect pick-me-ups for the season.
Does College Accreditation Matter?
When it's time for young students to prepare for the next step in their education by applying to colleges, they typically don't seek out the school's accreditation. This is because it's simply something they don't think to check, though, it is definitely one of the things to consider before starting college. Luckily for these students, this oversight usually doesn't come back to haunt them, as pretty much all public colleges and universities in the United States (your "state schools," etc.) are, as a rule, recognized by the appropriate accrediting bodies, but more on that process in a moment.
Reasons Why School Pictures Always Looked Awful
"Picture Day" at school is always made up to be a much more important event than it really is. I remember when I was in elementary school, I thought it was a genuinely big deal with legitimate real-world consequences. The fact of the matter is that the amount of thought and stress you put into preparing for school pictures, it doesn't really make a difference on photo quality. Which is just fine, because no matter how good or bad the photo is, it serves the same nostalgic purpose when you're looking back on your photos years later. It begs the question though, why have school pictures always looked awful?
Best Soccer Footwork Drills You Can Do Without a Ball
What do you do when the soccer season ends? You can't just sit around all those months—you need to keep yourself sharp and hone your skills. There are some obvious things you can do to stay healthy, like eat smarter and play pickup games with your friends. It's not enough to tread water though: You need to constantly be working to improve your technique. Luckily, there are plenty of exercises you can do no matter what your resources are. Even if you are already doing soccer exercises to improve your speed and power, there are soccer footwork drills you can do without a ball, agility exercises you can do without a field, and speed exercises you can do without a partner.
The Most Famous Fictional Alcoholics
“Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” Homer Simpson may be one of the most famous fictional alcoholics of all time, but he certainly knew how to articulate the world's sentiments on drinking. Alcoholism affects many iconic public figures in the world, from actors like Dean Martin to famous writers like Truman Capote. However, this malady isn't restricted to reality. This real world affliction also affects many fictional characters in books, movies, and television, be it for laughs, serious social commentary, or some combination of both. This list will explore some of the most memorable and famous fictional alcoholics of all time.
10 Dorm Room Lifehacks Every College Student Should Know
Starting college is a huge adjustment for a multitude of reasons, not least of which is trying to live in a cramped dorm with a bunch of strangers. For most, dorm life is an unavoidable headache, but it's important to do what you can to focus on your studies and not let yourself get bogged down with the hassles of living in a dorm. These dorm room lifehacks, much like popular organizing tips for the perfect home renovation, will help make your life just a bit easier so you can focus on what's important.
Why Are Fewer Couples Having Kids?
The world's population continues to grow at an exponentially increasing rate, and it's only a matter of time before eight billion humans call Earth home. While this is going on worldwide, several developed countries have been experiencing declining birth rates over the past 15 years. 20 percent of women in the world today are childless, compared to just 10 percent in the 1970s. In particular, American women ages 15-39 have experienced an especially marked drop in fertility. So why are fewer couples having kids today compared to fifty years ago?
How You Can Help Your Friend with Depression
Let's face it: Depression is one of the biggest epidemics in the world right now, yet still not enough of us are talking about it. Roughly 10 percent of the United States population suffers from depression, including an astounding 30 percent of teenagers and young adults.
Best Internet Radio Players for Music Streaming
While the traditional clock radio is fading into the past, a new breed of radio is emerging. These players combine the expansive selection of the internet radio with the latest advancements in portable speaker technology, such as Bluetooth and music app integration. Whether you're a podcast fiend or an NPR junky, an audiophile or just someone who wants to wake up on time, there is an internet radio player for you. This list features the best internet radio players for music streaming, podcast grooves, and alarm sounding on the market today.
Things You Didn't Know About 'Wall Street'
Among the best Wall Street films to watch, the classic 1987 film Wall Street is considered to be the archetypal image of the wealth, surplus, and success of the 1980s. Despite critical and financial success, leading to a lukewarm sequel in 2010, the film had more than its fair share of behind-the-scenes drama. Between this drama between stars Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas, burgeoning technologies, and historical relevance, here are some things you didn't know about Wall Street.
Weirdest Gaming Characters of All Time
Video games allow us to explore other worlds and realms that would be impossible to access otherwise. As video game graphics have become more and more advanced, the most creative developers have been providing us with wilder and more unique characters. Some of these characters border on the grotesque, while some give "grotesque" a bad name. Still others aren't malevolent at all, but they are no less unusual. Here are ten of the weirdest gaming characters ever to be released on any console.