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Our Economy Is A Game — And Here's How We've Been Playing By The Wrong Set Of Instructions

Remember the rage you felt the last time you played Monopoly? When your crazy uncle totally kept sneaking money from the bank to fuel his empire — an empire that made the board into a minefield for your innocent, defenseless little thimble token?! If that scenario sounds familiar, it might also be because that's what's happening in our economy. Wouldn't you agree that it's time to change the rules and let that thimble have a chance?

Our Economy Is A Game — And Here's How We've Been Playing By The Wrong Set Of Instructions
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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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