5 easy ways to make yourself a ridiculously good listener

FACT: We spend 60% of our communication time listening. FACT: We retain only 25% of what we hear. FACT: That's not a good path for us to be headed down. OK fine, that last one is just an opinion. But I think that after you watch the talk below, you'll see what I mean. And *bonus!* you might even come out of it with some quick-and-easy tips to improve your own listening skills (so long as you watch past 3:58).

5 easy ways to make yourself a ridiculously good listener

Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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