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Meditation

What Does Headspace Want?

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?

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Body & Mind

The Trouble with Mindfulness Apps

When your favorite mindfulness app says it’s based in science, check twice. Few actually are. Two mindfulness experts and app developers talked to Mindful about how most apps rely on the science of mindfulness in general to back up their claims, and how that could lead to problems—and fines—in the future, like it did for the brain-training company Lumosity.