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Chris Aimone and Ariel Garten, cofounders of InteraXon, are sitting down in seated positions wearing the Muse headband.
Chris Aimone (left) and Ariel Garten, cofounders of InteraXon, developed the Muse headband designed to help you meditate. Photo: Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star/Getty

It’s 4 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon and I’m sitting on the couch, surrounded by the noises of a virtual rainstorm. I’m wearing a metallic headband that loops behind my ears and across my forehead, stuck tight to my skin with suction. As I sit still, the headband hums slightly…

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In 2016, 39-year-old Arizona resident Laura Willard became ill, but nobody could figure out what was wrong with her. She gasped for air after walking up the stairs, had serious heart issues, and half of her face drooped. Her eyes were red, her muscles twitched nonstop, and all of her…

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I write essays, test products & produce content marketing for brands. I’m also a career coach for freelancers and the co-host of The Writers’ Co-op podcast.

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