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By: Rebecca Daugherty
October 6, 2014
Every time I walk down a busy Chicago street with my two young boys, my heart starts to race. As cars zoom by, my brain fills with images of a car veering into the sidewalk or of my two-year-old... Read more
By: Ethan Coffel
October 1, 2014
I recently listened to a BBC documentary about transatlantic travel that started with the correspondent’s experience on a flight from the U.S. to Europe. She was on a United Airlines flight,... Read more
By: Leidamarie Tirado-Lee
September 30, 2014
You know that music you often here playing in an elevator, or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? Usually it’s played at a low level to provide a soothing background noise. However, let’s say... Read more
By: Jim Kloet
September 9, 2014
If you’ve read any of my previous work here on HELIX Magazine, you know that I’m fascinated by noninvasive brain stimulation, or as I like to call it, brain zapping. And, why not? It’s amazing that... Read more
By: Ben Goodman
August 27, 2014
It took me a long time to accept that I was connected in any way to the hipster movement. Wearing full-rimmed glasses, getting around on a vintage road bike, and exclusively drinking craft beer didn’... Read more
By: Khyati Meghani
August 26, 2014
What do you value the most about your life? Does your human corporeal form matter to you? Is the consciousness of being a human important to you? Is it important to you that you are alive or is it... Read more
By: Leidamarie Tirado-Lee
August 18, 2014
Although I am an avid user of modern technology in all its forms, I have never really considered myself tech savvy. If I could go back and change anything from my undergraduate education, it would be... Read more
By: Khyati Meghani
August 11, 2014
“Hi Miss X, I am Dr. A, how are you today? This is Z; she is a student and is here to shadow me. Would it be okay with you if she stays in the room during our appointment today?” I have been on both... Read more
By: Ben Goodman
July 25, 2014
Yesterday at my summer internship, I had the pleasure of attending a farewell lunch for a senior manager. Memories were being tossed around with varying affectations of amusement, reverence, or... Read more
By: Bethany Hubbard
July 23, 2014
I have a confession. I post way too many pictures of my cat online. People who know me well are all too familiar with my Instagram and Facebook tributes to my feline best friend, known as Kitty. I... Read more