The NIH spends $5 million to win cool points with the nation's hipsters. / Curran Kelleher
The Baffler,  April 13, 2015

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The NIH spends $5 million to win cool points with the nation's hipsters. / Curran Kelleher
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• The Washington Post reports that the NIH is spending $5 million on a campaign to convince hipsters that “styling your sweet mustache” is a good alternative to smoking.

The Baffler’s favorite v-word comes to Grand Forks, North Carolina, where “vibrancy committees” have been established to nurture what the mayor calls Grand Forks’ “growing entrepreneurial spirit.”

• Yale recently held a conference with the aim of going “beyond intellectual property” and helping “collaborative communities thrive [through] decentralisation and freedom.”

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