Guide to Hobby n DIY

Hobby n DIY Guide

Do it Yourself (DIY) and Hobby, not only build skill but also enhances people skills in children and adults.

What we do outside of work can often attribute to our success at work. Being in service is extremely rewarding in many ways but it comes with its stresses too. Maintaining a healthy level of stress has many positive benefits but there is a thin line between healthy and negative stress which we all cross from time to time.

We can handled excess stress is through our hobby. There are many health benefits to having a hobby and it is also good for making friends, building confidence and cultivating other skills that you may not get to work on as much at work.

Some Interesting Web Sites where lots of idea and instruction have been listed below to help you along

INSTRUCTABLES
Born out of the MIT Media Lab, Instructables has grown into a mainstream website with a devoted following who post their DIY creations.
DIY FOCUS: Technology, play, outside, workshop, food, and living
THE X FACTOR: Adding a bit of flair and competitive spirit to their DIY community, the site holds tons of contests centered around specific themes and invites their users to share their creations. Entries are first voted on by users and prize winners are selected by a panel of seasoned judges including Instructables staff and members of the community.

DOITYOURSELF.COM
Repeatedly honored as one of the best DIY sites on the Web, users come here to get expert advice on home improvement and repair projects.
DIY FOCUS: Home and lifestyle, including car repair and personal finance
THE X FACTOR: The site hosts extensive expert led forums that support DIY makers
in their crafty endeavors in addition to informative how-to articles from choosing a basic color palette to repairing a leaky faucet.

MAKE
Merging DIY with gadgetry, Make magazine and its growing community of readers take a more technologically focused approach.
DIY FOCUS: Electronics, workshop, craft, science, home and art & design
THE X FACTOR: Make hosts a free online summer camp where kids ages 13 – 18 can go on virtual field trips and meet some of the most inventive creators out there.

DIY NETWORK
A television channel devoted to home improvement, where all of the shows have jumped on to the web with added features like how-to guides and helpful articles.
DIY FOCUS: Every inch of home improvement
THE X FACTOR: The TV hosts and resident DIY experts have videos and blogs where they share ideas that might not have made it on the air.

CRAFTSTER
This funky online community is for the DIY hipster, with an eye towards the off-beat.
DIY FOCUS: Knitting, cooking, jewelry and clothing
THE X FACTOR: Craftster lists user generated locations of DIY and craft supply stores in every corner of the world.

EHOW.COM
The extensive site covers around 30 different categories in the world of how-to, chock full of articles and tutorials.
DIY FOCUS: Parties and entertaining, food, home and crafts
THE X FACTOR: With over two million articles and videos, Ehow.com is a one-stop shop for expert advice from professionals in nearly every field.

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