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But The Wild Things Cried, 'Please Don't Go. We'll Eat You Up. We Love You So.' — RIP Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak, author of Where The Wild Things Are, passed away today, May 8, 2012. He leaves behind a legacy of fighting for children, fighting for dissent, and fighting for books to roam wild and free. His work went from being banned to winning the Caldecott medal. In his personal life, Sendak was gay and had the same partner for 50 years. Revealing that he never told his parents, he said, "all I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew."At least he made millions of others happy. RIP.The interview that most encapsulates his spirit is here for your feasting upon.

But The Wild Things Cried, 'Please Don't Go. We'll Eat You Up. We Love You So.' — RIP Maurice Sendak
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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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