A Three-Story Tree Acts as a Scaffold for a Growing Community in a Mural by Ethan Murrow

“The Garden” in Seattle. All images © Ethan Murrow In a 53-foot mural of exposed roots and tangled branches, Boston-based artist Ethan Murrow (previously) situates an energetic construction site manned by human workers, who heave their materials and balance across taught ropes. “The Garden” is replete with scaffolding, small tool sheds, and suspended orbs of sod and lumber among the sturdy boughs. With flags staked on its top, the tree serves as an organic backdrop for the humans’ manufactured expansion. Evidenced by the figure raising a tree branch to the sky in the top left corner, though, the workers’ actions often appear peculiar and inconsequential. In a statement, Murrow explains that his scenic works are rooted in United States history …

UK inflation tumbles to 0.8% amid Covid-19 discounting and cheaper energy – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK inflation hits its lowest level since 2016 UK annual inflation almost halved last monthCPI fell in April alonePetrol and clothes prices fell…….toys, pizza and burgers went upWhat the experts sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.37am BST Just in: UK house prices picked up in March, just before the pandemic forced the housing market to freeze. The ONS says: 9.26am BST Here are more details of Marks & Spencer’s plan to ride out the pandemic, via the BBC’s Emma Simpson. Some snippets from @marksandspencer results. Like everyone else, can’t forecast year ahead. Base case scenario is a £2.1bn hit to sales over the year. Already able to …

eBooks giveaway part 1: Motivation and Success

It’s no secret that life can be immensely difficult. If you are reading this article now, chances are you are feeling this way. That’s nothing to be ashamed of. By reaching out for help, you are already winning half the battle. Take a moment to reflect on the fact that the information we need to get by in life, is often right at our fingertips. We are immensely lucky to be living in an age where information is easily accessible. Positive Affirmation: Technology is a blessing. To ignore its value is unwise in our quest toward happiness and rejuvenation.         Without an idea, there is no chance to start your own online business. With tons of entrepreneurs …

Republicans devote $20m and 50,000 people into efforts to restrict voting

The RNC is seeking people in 15 key states to serve as poll watchers and challenge the registration of voters they believe ineligible Donald Trump’s campaign and national Republicans are pumping millions of dollars into efforts to restrict voting and aggressively fight Democratic efforts to make it easier to cast a ballot during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Republican National Committee has allocated $20m so far to oppose Democratic lawsuits across the country seeking to expand voting. Republicans are also seeking to recruit up to 50,000 people in 15 key states to serve as poll watchers and challenge the registration of voters they believe are ineligible, according to the New York Times. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com