NIH Has Spent $100.2 Million on Mindfulness Meditation

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“The advantage of this is that it actually doesn’t cost anything,” said Karen May, a vice president at Google, explaining how her company offers “mindfulness” classes to its employees.

Mindfulness is a New Age kind of meditation that focuses on the present moment “non-judgmentally,” tracing its origins to Buddhism. The growing phenomenon was the subject of a 60 Minutes segment on Sunday, for which May and other fans of the practice were interviewed.

Taxpayer Funded Poet Accused of Assaulting Cops, Inciting Riot

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A poet working as a professor at CUNY colleges was arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting two cops that were trying to stop him from hurling a garbage can at police on the Brooklyn Bridge during New York City’s massive anti-cop march this weekend, the New York Post reports.

Feds Spending $191,995 on ‘Farm Theater’

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The federal government is spending nearly $200,000 to teach older farmers about safety using “reader’s theater.”

“Farm Theater: A Novel Safety Strategy Approach for Agricultural Communities” is a new project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The University of Kentucky began the four-year study in September.