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How can one video about our planet be both the most terrifying and the most motivating thing ever?

The truth is that we might be screwed. But the truthier truth is that we might not be — or might not be completely screwed. And, y'know, a near-catastrophe is really different from a full-on catastrophe. That's why I watched every minute of this documentary. And that's why I'm marching in the People's Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

How can one video about our planet be both the most terrifying and the most motivating thing ever?
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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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