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Condensed from an article by Dennis Thompson in the Philly Enquirer

Mindfulness has become a billion-dollar industry. Countless practitioners and more than 1,500 smartphone apps promise to help people become calm and focused despite the turbulence surrounding them. It is touted as a cure-all for many modern ills, from stress and pain to depression.

In a new paper, Willoughby Britton, director of Brown University’s clinical and affective neuroscience laboratory and 14 other experts say it’s time to replace the hype with serious scientific rigor.

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