Nicola P. Young
Lover of Books, Saxophone, Blogs, and Dogs. Not necessarily in that order. Book blogger at heartofinkandpaper.com.
The 10 Best Crime Novels of 2018
The year 2018 was great for crime novels. Exciting new releases from big names in the genre were released, including Ruth Ware and Megan Abbott, as well as some incredible thrillers and noirs from new authors like Oyinkan Braithwaite. Betrayal, murder, cover-ups, and confusion—these books will take you through all sorts of things, to all sorts of places, with all sorts of people. Although there's no way to objectively measure the best of a genre, there's no doubt that these are some of the most incredible crime novels of 2018, and must-adds to any crime lovers' to-read list.
What Is Object Oriented Programming?
Understanding object oriented programming (OOP) is fundamental to any modern programmer’s knowledge base. There are a couple of ways to think about computer programming, each with their own benefits and downfalls. At its core, programming is the writing of code into coherent, logical structures and relations, such that actions and objects can be manipulated by the computer based on what is inputted into the system. OOP though, in contrast to procedural programming or functional programming, focuses on the objects and relations between them, rather than the actions involved in running the program in a step-by-step way. Many, even most, of the most modern, commonly used programming languages today are part of this paradigm.
The 10 Best Books for New Parents to Read
When it comes time for your first child to enter the world, you're going to feel unprepared. It's simultaneously one of the most rewarding and difficult experiences of your life, and you want to be as prepared as possible. From sleep deprivation to diaper rash, learning milestones to first laugh, this will be an exciting but challenging time.
10 Honeymoon Dresses for Under $100
Between the wedding dress, wedding expenses, honeymoon accommodations, and other travel expenses, most people don't have a massive budget for a new honeymoon wardrobe. But you can get some gorgeous, perfectly fit honeymoon dresses for under $100, which means you don't have to sacrifice your style on what should be one of the most glamorous, luxurious trips of your life. Your new spouse will love them, the camera will love them, your bank account will love them, and most importantly—you'll love them.
The 10 Best Bronzers for Winter Wear
The winter months are hard. Not only does the lack of sunlight give most people seasonal affective disorder, but it does a number on your skin. Sometimes though, overcompensating for the lack of natural light can be worse than staying inside. You don't want to go too crazy with bronzer in the winter months and look like that person, which is why it is so important to find ways to capture that healthy, sun-kissed glow, even when you haven't seen the sun in months.
10 Awesome Suede Jackets You Will Love to Wear
No wardrobe is complete without any of the number of awesome suede jackets on the market. Genuine suede jackets and high quality faux suede pieces are absolute classics of the fashion world, and look great in any context. Whether you're looking for a tough-looking moto jacket, one of Steve McQueen's bomber jackets, or a sweet-looking open jacket to wear to work, you can find what you need in high quality suede. So spice up your wardrobe, and add a long lasting fashion staple to your daily wear, workflow, date night, and wherever/whenever clothing options that just might need a super cool jacket.
The Best Gifts for Soccer Players
If there's one thing soccer fans love, it's a good soccer-based gift, whether that be quality merchandise from their favorite team, the latest version of FIFA, or some high quality, long lasting training gear. This makes it easy to shop for soccer lovers, as you have a ton of great gifts for soccer players that any fan is sure to love, which you can also personalize most of the time with their favorite teams, brands, merchandise, and other things that soccer players tend to have at least somewhat strong opinions on. To that end, here are just a handful of the great options you have to gift to the soccer lover in your life.
Best Slip-In Soccer Shin Guards
Shin guards are some of the most important pieces of soccer gear for any player, be it for those just starting out as a young player or a seasoned professional. That said, there are a lot of different options when it comes to shin protection, so it is vital to know how to choose soccer shin guards for you. But undeniably, one of the best, most convenient, and most popular guards in shin protection are slip-in soccer shin guards because they offer an easy protection option that doesn't take up too much space in your soccer bag.
How to Dress Like a French Person
There's no one right way to dress like a French person—contrary to popular belief, it's not a country made up entirely of striped shirts, red scarves, and berets. Nevertheless, it's no accident that France is considered by many to be the most fashionable country in the world, and the home of fashion icons like Inès de La Fressange. Visitors may note a kind of subtle difference in the styles they see on the street, without always being able to put their finger on what exactly sets this country's fashion sense apart. Here are just a few ways that that classic, yet effortless look can be achieved, wherever you live or visit.
10 Things Your Phone Is Dirtier Than & How to Keep It Clean
In the technological age, your cellphone may be the one item you touch most often in your life. No, you probably don't make a habit of rubbing it in a cat's litter box or dropping it in the toilet (though I'm sure that's happened to some of us). Nevertheless, for an item that spends most of its time on your person, touching your hands and face, it may shock you how many things your phone is dirtier than that you would generally never touch with a 10-foot pole. This isn't to say, however, that there is something inherently unsanitary about phones—in fact, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself healthy and reduce your exposure to potentially threatening bacteria by simply being cognizant of the ways your phone gets so dirty.
10 Reasons Every Homeowner Should Own a FLIR ONE Mobile Thermal Imaging Camera
Once upon a time, thermal imaging cameras were reserved for high-stakes military operations and large technology companies. In today's day and age however, with advancements in the technology, you can own a powerful thermal imager that connects easily to your phone or tablet, allowing you to investigate potential problems around the house or areas for improvement in your home, just by pointing your smartphone camera. Sure, if you’re a renter with a great relationship with a prompt and courteous landlord, there may be little to no reason to invest in thermal cameras for your smartphone. Frankly though, does such a relationship really exist? So for any homeowner or conscientious renter who wants to make their life infinitely easier, it might be time to consider the FLIR ONE Mobile Thermal Imaging Camera.