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Not A Dog Person? Give Me 30 Seconds. You Will Be After This Ad Goes From Horrible To Heartening.

If Martians surveyed our Internet habits, they would think pets are our private circus animals made to pose for photographs. The cute downpour of cats and dogs online can make us forget the really deep emotional bond we share with our furry friends.Trigger alert: scenes of combat and trauma.

Not A Dog Person? Give Me 30 Seconds. You Will Be After This Ad Goes From Horrible To Heartening.
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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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