Author: Kira M. Newman

Kira M. Newman

Kira M. Newman is an editor and web producer at the Greater Good Science Center. Offline, she is the creator of CaféHappy, a Toronto-based meetup that gathers monthly to discuss how to be happier. A former tech journalist, Kira has been published in outlets including Social Media Monthly and She spent four years traveling around the world and loves speaking French, swing dancing, and exploring local cafes. Follow her on Twitter!

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Folding the goal-less nature of meditation into the culture of gamification surrounding apps, Headspace is “winning” on the mindfulness market. But has the app’s recent redesign satisfied a larger user base at the expense of deeper convictions?