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A Girl Comes Up On Stage And Destroys All We Assumed About Kids

By her first sentence, I'm just absolutely stunned.

A Girl Comes Up On Stage And Destroys All We Assumed About Kids

Adora Svitak is an author of essays, poems, and books. She gave her own TED Talk in 2010.

She was also born in 1997...


...which means she is very young, and she's done all of that. Feeling amazed yet?

Well, after I watched her TED Talk, I was completely BLOWN away.

It's been a few years since Adora did her TED Talk — when she was 12 years old — but her words still hold true today.

While it's easy to be amazed by her — and seriously, she IS pretty amazing — Adora's point isn't that you should idolize her because of what she's doing. As she makes so clear in her speech, "kids" like her are capable of doing MANY things. We just have to give them the chance to do them — and to teach *us* things, too.

SOURCE: iSTOCK

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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