The National Institutes of Health spent nearly $50,000 on “elegant” bicycle shelters for its headquarters.
A Virginia high school named after a Confederate general had planned to change its name but those plans were halted after it became known that the school system planned to pay $100,000 to a facilitator to lead a committee looking into the name change.
The National Institutes of Health is telling depressed teenage girls to make “friends with yourself,” in a pilot study of a new Buddhist-inspired mindfulness program.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $50,000 to study whether college students eat junk food when they drink.
The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $150,000 to make college engineering programs “inclusive” to LGBT students.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $800,000 on a “virtual learning world” for poor teenagers so they can “experience possible selves.”
A four-year study was awarded to Research, Evaluation, and Social Solutions, Inc. to create an afterschool program for kids to play “Me Games” that use virtual reality.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging middle schoolers to join “School Lunch Advisory Councils” where they learn to “nudge” their peers into eating healthy to comply with First Lady Michelle Obama’s lunch rules.
The agency featured a blog post Thursday by nutrition officials in Montana about how schools are using behavioral economics to create “Smarter Lunchrooms.” One example is putting up posters of basketball coaches to get kids to eat apples.
The National Institutes of Health is in the process of having two “bicycle shelters” made for its headquarters, but will not say how much the purchase will cost taxpayers.
The Obama administration is planning to spend $4.6 million next year on health promotion and “emotional wellness” for refugees, as President Barack Obama is planning a 30 percent increase in the number of refugees admitted into the country.
The National Science Foundation is spending roughly a half of a million dollars to combat “online trolling.”