"If you want a thing well done, do it yourself."

My girlfriend is currently going into her senior year at the University of Oregon, studying various aspects of Native American culture and history. One of her main foci is language. She has taken a couple of years of Chinuk Wawa (the language of the Grande Ronde Tribes), and now she is studing Ichis...
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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)