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Taking 10 Minutes Out Of Your Day To Call An Old Friend Won't Kill You

Staying close with friends from childhood has its perks and its downsides for sure (for instance, I will never live down 2003). But I'm glad that things like Facebook, Twitter, and the Internet in general exist so that I never lose touch with the people who knew me then. It's nice to have friends like that, who know you better than anyone. Because of them, you'll never forget where you came from or who you have grown up to be.

Taking 10 Minutes Out Of Your Day To Call An Old Friend Won't Kill You
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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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