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About The Humane Space

What is The Humane Space?

The Humane Space app is a place to learn, imagine, and explore the human experience. We curate immersive stories and experiences that spark curiosity and widen perspective.

Why is lifelong learning important?

Lifelong learning is a form of voluntary, self-motivated education that typically takes place outside of a formal educational institution. According to Procedia, a social and behavioral science journal, lifelong learning “not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and individual development, but also increases competitiveness and employability.” Research suggests that lifelong learning can keep our brains healthy and increase our sense of fulfillment and self-esteem.

Why is it important to live more curiously?

Curiosity is an often overlooked key to greater fulfillment in life. It’s correlated with higher levels of positive emotions, lower levels of anxiety, and greater psychological well-being. Of the 24 character strengths measured by the Via Institute On Character, curiosity was one of the most strongly linked to life satisfaction, work satisfaction, living a pleasurable life, living an engaging life, and living a meaningful life.

Why is it important to incorporate awe into my daily life?

Experiencing awe has been found to increase feelings of well-being, life satisfaction and sense of meaning. A 2021 study found that people who feel more awe reported feeling lowered levels of daily stress – suggesting that the sense of vastness that awe elicits can help put our worries into perspective.

Where is The Humane Space based?

The Humane Space is proudly based in beautiful Rockland, Maine.

How do I find out about careers with The Humane Space?

We are always excited to meet creative talent who share our sense of curiosity. Please check our About Us page to see current openings. If you don't see any listings there, it means we don't have any positions available at the moment. You can always check back or follow us on LinkedIn for news about career opportunities.

Account Settings

How does the free trial work?

Enjoy 7 days for free on the app. To get started, download the app and follow the instructions to begin your free trial, after which you'll be charged according to whichever subscription plan you chose. To cancel during your free trial before being charged, turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before the renewal date.

To turn off auto-renewal, do so through your Apple or Google settings. To manage auto-renewals for subscriptions on an Apple device, click here. For instructions on managing auto-renewals for subscriptions on an Android device, click here. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the current subscription period ends.

I've tried to subscribe and I can't. How can I get help?

Reach out to us for human-to-human support at hi@thehumane.space.

How do I subscribe to the app?

If you haven't downloaded the app yet, first download it on your app store of choice and follow the instructions to begin your subscription. If you've already downloaded the app, log in and as you try to view content, you'll be prompted to begin a free trial.

How do I find out what kind of subscription I have?

To see, change or cancel your subscription, follow these steps:

On an iOS device:
Open the settings on your iOS device. Tap your name at the top of the screen. Tap “Subscriptions.” There you can view your subscription, make any changes, or cancel.

On an Android device:
Open the Google Play app. At the top right, tap the profile icon. Tap “Payments & Subscriptions,” and then “Subscriptions.”

How do I find out when my subscription ends?

To see when your subscription ends, follow these steps:

On an iOS device:
Open the settings on your iOS device. Tap your name at the top of the screen. Tap “Subscriptions.” There you can view your subscription, and when it’s scheduled to either expire or renew.

On an Android device:
Open the Google Play app. At the top right, tap the profile icon. Tap “Payments & Subscriptions,” and then “Subscriptions.” There you can view your subscription, and when it’s scheduled to either expire or renew.

How do I turn on notifications?

Daily notifications will let you know what's new in the app.

To manage app notifications, first open The Humane Space app. Then, tap the menu button on the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Tap Notifications. From there you can set when you want notifications to arrive and turn them on and off. If you've turned Notifications on in the app, and you're still not receiving them, go into your phone's settings and check to make sure Notifications are turned on there as well for The Humane Space app.

How do I update my email address?

To update your email in The Humane Space app, first open the app. Tap the menu target button in the upper right corner of your screen, then tap My Space. Then tap the circle on the upper left (your profile picture). On My Profile, you can change your email address. Tap "Save Profile" to save any changes.

How do I reset my password?

If you're currently logged into the app, tap the menu target button in the upper right corner of your screen and then tap "Change Password." Once you see the Password Reset screen, enter your old password and new password and tap "Reset Password" to save any changes.

If you're not currently logged into the app, open The Humane Space app. On the first screen as you come into the app, tap "Log in" on the bottom of the screen. Then, type your email into the email input line and then tap "Forgot?" (on the right side of the password input line). If your account is tied to the email address you typed in, an email will be sent to that address. Follow the instructions in the email to reset your password.

If you do not receive an email, you might have typed the wrong email address or your account is under a different email address. You may have signed up for an account using Apple's "Hide my email" feature. To check there, go to your Apple phone Settings, tap your name at the top of the screen, then iCloud, then Hide My Email. You can see if you created a hidden email for The Humane Space on that list and try resetting your password with that email address.

Of course, reach out to us for human-to-human support if you need further help at hi@thehumane.space.

How do I update my profile?

To update your profile, open The Humane Space app and log in. Then tap the target menu button on the upper right corner of your screen, and tap My Space. Tap on your profile picture at the top-left of the screen, which will take you to the My Profile screen. Edit your profile and tap Save Profile to save any changes.

How do I unsubscribe from emails?

On every marketing email we send out, there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom. Click the link to update your preferences. We may still send occasional emails with important updates and information about purchases or subscriptions.

What are your privacy practices?

We care about the privacy of your data. You can access our privacy policy here or in the app by tapping the target menu button on the upper right corner of the screen and then tap Privacy Policy.

How do I delete my account?

To delete your account, open the app and log in. Then tap the menu target button on the upper right corner of your screen. Tap My Space and then your profile picture in the upper left corner. Then on the My Profile screen, tap "Delete my account" on the bottom of the screen.

How do I request a refund?

Your subscription was charged by Apple or Google. To request a refund for an iOS device, follow these instructions. To request a refund for an Android device, follow these instructions. With any problems or questions, please reach out to us at hi@thehumane.space.

I'm a subscriber and I'm unable to access content.

There are rare times when your account may have become disconnected (a new phone is a big culprit of this happening). If it does happen, and you're being asked to subscribe again in order to access content, tap "Restore Purchase." This should reconnect your paid subscription to the app. If you're having any problems at all, or that doesn't work, please reach out to us at hi@thehumane.space. We respond quickly and will get you back up as soon as possible. The more details you can give us about what is happening, the better!

About The App

What is The Humane Space app?

The Humane Space app helps you find more curiosity, wonder, and awe in your daily life—a powerful way to boost wellbeing. Every day, we curate original content on topics ranging from fractals to fungi to philosophy. Through immersive learning, guided visualizations, and contemplation prompts, you’ll engage in a simple daily practice of self-care for the mind.

Why should I subscribe to the app?

Studies show that experiencing curiosity, wonder, and awe has immense benefits for our mental, emotional, and physical health, but we often overlook these powerful ingredients for wellbeing. The Humane Space app fills this gap. Expertly curated, the app’s immersive content cultivates curiosity, wonder, and awe every day. The Humane Space helps you:

NOURISH YOUR MIND
Take brain breaks from your daily routine to cultivate curiosity and wonder.

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS
Discover new interests through multimedia experiences.

RELIEVE STRESS
Relax and recharge with guided visualizations and contemplation prompts.

NURTURE LIFELONG LEARNING FOR WELLBEING
Chart a journey to knowledge for deeper fulfillment.

Go to our home page to read more about the benefits of curiosity, wonder, and awe.

How do I subscribe to the app?

If you haven't downloaded the app yet, first download it on your app store of choice and follow the instructions to begin your subscription. If you've already downloaded the app, log in and as you try to view content, you'll be prompted to begin a free trial.

How do I download the app?

On your app store of choice, download the app for iOS or Android here.

How do I use the app?

Each day we'll suggest segments of our original content. Of course, we encourage you to explore as you wish on the app as well. You'll easily find the length and modality (reading, watching, listening) of each experience. Explore Lingo for quick audio stories about language; Immerse is a daily story about the wonders of our world; Practice self-reflection with Deep Think; and take relaxing mental breaks with Mind Journeys®—guided visualizations that activate the imagination. You’ll emerge from each week feeling mentally rejuvenated, reconnected to an expansive state of curiosity about yourself and the world around you.

You can navigate content on our Home screen by scrolling down to find content that interests you. To navigate within a content story, swipe right/left to move forward/backward. Keep track of your progress in the Explore areas of the app, where you can complete Spaces and access our library of Mind Journeys®.

Having problems navigating? Reach out for human-to-human support at hi@thehumane.space.

Which devices are compatible with your app?

The Humane Space app is compatible with iOS and Android devices. Some functionality and graphics may be unavailable on older phones.

How do I gift a subscription?

To gift The Humane Space app, reach out to us at hi@thehumane.space and we'll create a special gift for your friend or family member.

How do I turn on notifications?

Daily notifications will let you know what's new in the app.

To manage app notifications, first open The Humane Space app. Then, tap the menu button on the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Tap Notifications. From there you can set when you want notifications to arrive and turn them on and off. If you've turned Notifications on in the app, and you're still not receiving them, go into your phone's settings and check to make sure Notifications are turned on there as well for The Humane Space app.

How do I access previously published content?

To access previously published content within the app, scroll down on the Home screen to find suggestions for all types of experiences. You can also explore Spaces by tapping the target menu button on the upper right corner of your screen, then tap Spaces. Mind Journeys® can also by found in that menu.

How do I search content within the app?

To search for content within the app, open the app and tap the target menu button in the upper right corner of your screen, then tap either Spaces or Mind Journeys®. Once on the Explore screen, type in a keyword in the search bar on the top of the screen. Results will appear below, where you can also filter by subject and/or experience for Spaces or duration and intention for Mind Journeys®.

How do I share content?

You can share Spaces, Segments, Mind Journeys®, and individual content screens within the app. To share content, open the app and navigate to any content screen. Then, on the upper left corner, you'll see a share button. Tap that button and you'll have the option to share the content as a link or as a visual (best for Instagram stories). You can also share an entire Space or Mind Journey® from the Explore areas. Share a Segment by tapping "Share" at the end of each Segment.

How do I know what I've completed in the app?

At the end of all Segments, you'll have the opportunity to tap "Mark Complete." Doing so enables the app to keep you informed about what you've already finished. On all Spaces, you'll see a white outline that will let you know how much of each Space you have completed. When you are in the Explore areas of the app, you'll be able to see completion check marks on individual Segments. If you see a check covering an entire Space, it means you've completed that Space.

How do I track my progress in the app?

In addition to tracking what Segments you've completed (see "How do I know what I've completed in the app?"), you can also track your weekly and overall streaks, and how many Segments you've completed during the current month. On the Home screen, if you scroll down, you'll find how many Segments you've completed in the current month. At the top of the Home screen, you can track the current weekly streak, and if you tap the target menu button in the upper right corner and select "My Space," you can see how many total Spaces and Segments you've completed (along with other streak information).

How do I navigate between Spaces and Mind Journeys?

To switch back and forth between Spaces or Mind Journeys®, tap the target menu button on the upper right corner of your screen. Then tap either Spaces or Mind Journeys®. You can then switch back and forth between these sections by using the toggle on the top of either Explore area.

What does the "Recommend" button do?

Tapping "Recommend" at the end of a Segment will help other users find content that collectively, our community recommends. It's a way for us to know what our community enjoys and helps guide us to create more content that you will find interesting and engaging. Your recommended stories are anonymous and never shared publicly.

Which languages are available on your app?

Currently, The Humane Space is only available in English. Stay tuned for updates.

What's the best way to experience a Mind Journey?

Mind Journeys® can be experienced anywhere, anytime. We recommend being in a relaxed position, but you could even listen during a busy workday when you need a break. All of our Mind Journeys® have original sound composed by The Humane Space. We recommend, if possible, listening with headphones to get the full effect of the sound experience. Mind Journeys® are meant to help you take the break you're looking for, whether it's a nap, an energizing break, or a relaxing travel experience.

I'm a subscriber and I'm unable to access content.

There are rare times when your account may have become disconnected (a new phone is a big culprit of this happening). If it does happen, and you're being asked to subscribe again in order to access content, tap "Restore Purchase." This should reconnect your paid subscription to the app. If you're having any problems at all, or that doesn't work, please reach out to us at hi@thehumane.space. We respond quickly and will get you back up as soon as possible. The more details you can give us about what is happening, the better!

Can I read instead of listening to audio segments?

Yes! Any audio Segment that isn't purely sound can be read by tapping "READ +" at the bottom of the screen.

When will the app be available outside the US?

We have gotten many requests to open access to the app outside of the U.S. and we're working to make it available in a broader release. Sign up for emails to get updates on releases.  You can also find great free content that we post weekly on Instagram.

What is the cost of a subscription?

The cost of an annual subscription is $29.99. The cost for a quarterly (3-month) subscription is $15.99. We do pride ourselves on being priced far below comparable apps. Prices are subject to change.

I have an idea for a Space. How do I make a suggestion for content?

We're always excited to hear your suggestions! Please contact us at hi@thehumane.space and share your ideas.

The app is crashing and I'm not sure why?

If the app is repeatedly crashing, first see how many apps you have open. Try quitting some of the apps and see if the crashes are repeating. If they are, please email us at hi@thehumane.space with as much information as you can provide about when the crash happened and what you were doing when it crashed. We go through rigorous testing before releasing any new version. With so many types of phones available, it's possible that crash sequences can be happening for particular devices. Please note that the app was only created for phones (not tablet devices). We're grateful for your feedback in making us aware of any crashes, and we'll work to resolve any bugs as quickly as possible!

How do I report a problem?

For human-to-human support, please contact us at hi@thehumane.space. A human will typically respond within 24 hours.

How do I suggest a new feature?

We love hearing your suggestions. Please contact us at hi@thehumane.space.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel any time by managing your subscription and auto-renewal through your Apple or Google subscriptions on your device.

For instructions on canceling a subscription on an Apple device, visit: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039. For instructions on adjusting or canceling a subscription on an Android device, visit: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/7018481?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the current subscription period ends.

Other

I’d like to reach out about becoming a brand ambassador; who do I speak to?

Currently, The Humane Space isn't collaborating with influencers. If you have another kind of partnership or collaboration in mind, please send any relevant information to hi@thehumane.space.

I'd like to collaborate on content development.

We're always open to ideas and love collaborations with experts. Please reach out to hi@thehumane.space and include details about your idea.

I’m with a press outlet. How can I get in touch?

Please send an email to press@thehumane.space. We'll respond right away.