How To Take Down A Little Word With A Lot Of Power

Some very nice, patient AmericanMuslims got tired of hearing how poorly people used the word “jihad” and set up acampaign to fix that. It startedon buses, and now the true meaning of the word is spreading faster than a rumoron Twitter!  “Jihad” inArabic means simply to put up a good fight against whatever odds or barriersyou might face in your life.  Thereare some haters who don’t like this message, but what’s not to like about beingsmart and informed?

How To Take Down A Little Word With A Lot Of Power

One of the original MyJihad ads on a Chicago bus.

The public has now started posting MyJihad messages, like this one, on the campaign website.

When Homer Simpson makes an appearance in a campaign, you know it's gone mainstream.


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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