Everyday Objects

TV spotlight falls on soap maker Chorley

Droyt’s Products has been trading in Chorley since 1937 in Progress Mill, a Victorian cotton mill. He makes traditional glycerin soap using old machines and most of the process is still done by hand. Droyt’s is one of the last factories in the world to create soap using such a …

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Draw, paint in these Atlanta workshops

A 2019 study by a developmental psychologist Jennifer drake at Brooklyn College, 10 minutes of drawing was enough to improve mood when participants drew for self-expression or entertainment over the course of a month. Drake’s findings have been published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. More …

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