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How A Scientist Tricks His Brain Into Solving Ultra-Complex Problems

Even among scientists, Richard Feynman was a human anomaly. He worked on the atomic bomb, he won a Nobel Prize, he drew hundreds of nude models, he broke into locked safes as a hobby, and he also trained his brain to become a better scientist every day. This guy is worth listening to, but if you're in a rush, skip straight to 2:17.

How A Scientist Tricks His Brain Into Solving Ultra-Complex Problems
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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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