Just for the Love of It

Did you know knitting, playing golf, strumming a guitar, or brewing your own beer can benefit your health and well-being? The point is to find a hobby — anything you just love to do, purely for fun — and do it regularly. We hope this collection provides some great inspiration.

Articles From Just for the Love of It

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Knowing the Moves the Chess Pieces Can Make

Article / Updated 12-21-2022

Before you can play a game of chess, you need to know how to move the pieces (legally). A chess piece’s power is tied to its mobility. The more mobile a piece is, the more powerful it is. Here's how the various pieces can move: Pawns: Pawns can only mo...

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How To Play Pickleball

Article / Updated 12-20-2022

Listen to the article:Download audioWhat are the pickleball rules?An official pickleball rule book currently runs about 75 pages, but you don’t need to commit all that to memory. The rules summary in this article will help you get out on the court and p...

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The Many Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Article / Updated 12-15-2022

The reason that so many people are drawn to journaling — and likely one of the reasons you’re reading this article — is because journaling is so very beneficial and in so many ways. These benefits have been proven and documented many times through d...

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Homebrewing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 10-05-2022

When you’re brewing your own beer at home, get to know the abbreviated versions of homebrewing terms to help read your recipes and directions, keep a basic measurement conversion chart handy, and check out the hierarchy of beers chart so you know what c...

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Bridge For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 03-14-2022

Arguably, bridge is the greatest card game ever. Not only is it a lifelong friend, it also enables you to make lifelong friends because it's a partnership game. From the four phases of playing a bridge hand to some expert advice on bidding, get started wi...

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Piano and Keyboard All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 02-15-2022

Playing piano and various keyboard instruments can become a lifelong passion, so be careful what you wish for. But it all starts with — and often, even for the masters, comes back to — the basics. This includes scales, posture, and determining which t...

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Knitting and Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 02-15-2022

When you first get started knitting and crocheting, it can feel like you’re immersing yourself into a foreign land with its own language, symbols, and culture. But with this cheat sheet, you’ll feel like a native in no time. In it you’ll find lists ...

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How to Get Started in Drawing

Article / Updated 10-20-2021

Drawing can bring extraordinary and unexpected dimensions to your life. By adding drawing to your everyday experiences, you can change how you — and others — see the world. It's a powerful tool, one that you can spend a lifetime investigating.Just ima...

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Cooking Basics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 10-14-2021

To save money and boost your health, you may be doing more home cooking than ever before. You can use simple tips and tricks to cook healthy meals, bake yummy desserts, throw a fabulous party, and save time in the kitchen. With a bit of planning, some exp...

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6 Steps to Making Great Bread

Article / Updated 10-04-2021

Whether you’re using your hands or a stand mixer, making bread requires patience, strength, and skill. Many people assume that making bread is as simple as tossing together flour, water, yeast, and salt — and in some breads, it is that easy. But most ...

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