"Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do." This brilliant observation by Mark Twain perfectly sums up the term 'hobby'. The trick is to always dial the fun quotient up by a few notches. If you know how to do that, even painting fences can become the most pleasurable thing to do. These articles on Hobbies and Special Interests guarantee variety; there's something for everyone. Our articles here will tell you how to throw 'tedium' and 'commonplace' out of any activity, and turn it into a constructive, interesting, and fun thing to do. After all, you never know when something you do just to pass your time becomes a passion and opens up doors unknown.