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AN APP FOR INNER PEACE: As the pandemic has surged, so have downloads of meditation apps to help us cope, de-stress and grasp at the idea that maybe we can find a little equilibrium when the world is out of control.
“2020 is bringing us so much chaos, so much challenge. And yet, there is still joy to be tapped into, connection to be found, balance that can be achieved by tuning into what’s happening right now, even if the world is turbulent.” said Ben Rubin, CEO and co-founder of a meditation app called Ten Percent Happier. He said their app downloads more than doubled in the first few months of the pandemic.
Two of the biggest players — Calm and Headspace —…