We made art where your clothes were born

We made art where your clothes were born

When it went bankrupt in 2009, thousands and thousands of pounds of brand new clothes were abandoned. I’m always hunting for new projects to work on. When I met Laura Francois on the TedX stages in Penang, I offered to help with her mission to fight against fast fashion… on the condition that she find me the raw materials to work with. Somehow, with the help of an ethical clothing company called Dorsu, she stumbled across this gem.

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Zimbabwe legalises medicinal marijuana

Zimbabwe legalises medicinal marijuana

Zimbabwe has made it legal to produce marijuana for medicinal and scientific uses. It follows in the footsteps of Lesotho, the tiny nation which last year became the first in Africa to issue a license for medical marijuana. Zimbabwe has been considering legalising the drug for a number of months, and will now become one of the few countries able to turn it into a source of revenue.

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It takes time to make friends

It takes time to make friends

Turns out the ancient Greek knew what he was talking about. In the first study of its kind, a University of Kansas professor has defined the amount of time necessary to make a friend as well as how long it typically takes to move through the deepening stages of friendship. In a new report published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Jeffrey Hall found that it takes roughly 50 hours of time together to move from mere acquaintance to casual friend, 90 hours to go from that stage to simple “friend” status and more than 200 hours before you can consider someone your close friend.

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